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

The last girl from Elm Street is still bothered by dreams about Freddy; soon he returns and kills her, but before she died she wills her power to a new friend.

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Wanda Bursey ...
Friend in Mourning
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Little Girl
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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 (who has the ability to draw others into her dreams) wills her special ability to her friend Alice before her demise. Afterwords, Alice 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. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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19 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pesadilla en la calle del infierno 4  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,833,403 (USA) (21 August 1988)

Gross:

$49,369,899 (USA)
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Trivia

The highest grossing horror film and the highest grossing film for New Line of its year. See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) When Freddy is resurrected, he is heard saying, "You shouldn't have buried me. I'm not dead," but his lips clearly aren't moving. 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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(c) MCMLXXXVIII the 4th elm street adventure (information at the end of the credits on the 1999 DVD ultimate collectors box set) See more »

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Referenced in Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) See more »

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Back To The Wall
Performed by Divinyls (as Divinyls)
Produced by Mike Chapman
Written by Christina Amphlett, Mark McEntee, and Richard Feldman
Available on Chrysalis LP "Temperamental"
(played in volkswagen car after first dream sequence)
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Freddy Krueger Is Back
30 March 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See 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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