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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

R | | Horror | 19 August 1988 (USA)
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Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writers:

Wes Craven (character), William Kotzwinkle (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Beckman John Beckman ... Coach
Kisha Brackel Kisha Brackel ... Friend
Brooke Bundy ... Elaine
Wanda Bursey Wanda Bursey ... Friend in Mourning
Hope Marie Carlton ... Pin Up Girl
Kristen Clayton ... Little Girl
Duane Davis ... Jock
Rodney Eastman ... Joey
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Richard Garrison Richard Garrison ... Doctor
Danny Hassel Danny Hassel ... Dan
Andras Jones ... Rick
Tuesday Knight ... Kristen
Jeff Levine Jeff Levine ... Paramedic
Joanna Lipari ... Nurse
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Storyline

Following up the previous Nightmare film, the dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills all three of the surviving Elm Street kids. However, Kristen Parker (who has the ability to draw others into her dreams) wills her special ability to her new best friend Alice Johnson before her demise. Afterwards, she soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power she now wields to pull a new group of teenage children into his foul domain. Can Alice embrace her new power to finally defeat Freddy or is it already too late? Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Greetings From Hell See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Wes Craven and Bruce Wagner came up with a concept for this film that involved time travel through dreams. However, producers Robert Shaye and Sara Risher felt that this was too high a concept for A Nightmare On Elm Street sequel and didn't think it fit the formula that Craven created with the first film. See more »

Goofs

Crew member reflected in Alice's Dad's car window when she pulls off from the hospital See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: Hello.
Kristen Parker: Do you live here?
Alice: Nobody lives here.
Kristen Parker: Where's Freddy?
Alice: Heh, heh. He's not home.
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Crazy Credits

(c) MCMLXXXVIII the 4th elm street adventure (information at the end of the credits on the 1999 DVD ultimate collectors box set) See more »

Alternate Versions

The dialogue from the film playing inside the movie theater when Alice first walks in and sits down can be heard in the original theatrical version and on earlier VHS editions, but the dialogue has been dubbed out from later VHS and DVD releases so that you can only hear the background piano music instead. The missing audio can be heard on Blu-ray if you select the "English Original Theatrical" audio track, but is missing from the "English DTS-HD Master Audio" track. Oddly enough, if you play the film with the closed captions or subtitles features, the dialogue will still appear on screen, even though nobody can be heard talking. The missing dialogue is as follows:
  • Man: See ya, Alvin.
  • Boy: Hey, he ain't no paper man.
  • Girl: Why, don't you know him? That's "Hot Fingers" Curly.
  • Boy: Boy, he really swings out hoppin' with a jive. You want to dance?
  • Girl: Do I?
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Connections

Referenced in Little Odessa (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Pride and Joy
Written by Joe Lamont, Jon Lucas
Performed by Joe Lamont
Produced by Sounds of Film Music
(played on JukeBox at the diner)
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Freddy Krueger Is Back
30 March 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Kristen Parker (Tuesday Knight), Roland Kincaid (Ken Sagoes) and Joey Crusel (Rodney Eastman) are having normal lives and studying in Springwood, Ohio, after defeating the evil Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Kristen is very close to her boyfriend Rick Johnson (Andras Jones) and his sister Alice (Lisa Wilcox) is her best friend. Kristen has a premonition with Freddy Krueger, who has resurrected and is chasing the trio of survivors of the Elm Street. When Freddy kills the three survivors, Kristen transfers her ability to draw other people to her dreams to Alice, and Freddy uses the power of the teenager to gather the souls of her school friends.

"A Nightmare on Elm Street art 4: The Dream Master" is a weak sequel to the classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street". Patricia Arquette, who performed Kristen Parker in the previous "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors", was pregnant and not able to film this sequel. The actress and musician Tuesday Knight that replaced Patricia Arquette recorded the song "Nightmare" used during the film's opening credits. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "A Hora do Pesadelo 4 – O Mestre dos Sonhos" ("The Hour of the Nightmare 4 – The Master of the Dreams")


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Official Sites:

Nightmare On Elm Street

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,833,403, 21 August 1988

Gross USA:

$49,369,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,369,899
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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