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

Mike / October 19th, 2011

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  • 1148BucksX2

    October 19, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I suppose it’s high time I actually watched this series for myself. Thanks for the primer, James!

  • eutue

    October 19, 2011 at 1:04 am

    1st. it’s 2:05am EST

  • eutue

    October 19, 2011 at 1:06 am

    i stand corrected, i missed 1st place by milliseconds

  • ToothGuy

    October 19, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I’ll take fourth.

  • M2J

    October 19, 2011 at 1:09 am

    This was the first one I got to see in the movies. I’ll always have a special place for it as a result

  • October 19, 2011 at 1:10 am

    lol at the guy above me. also, Monster Madness has me at full chub and there’s no end in sight for this rigid rager…except maybe when october ends.

  • PDL

    October 19, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Tuesday Knight? really?

    I hope Jamestoberfest never ends

  • October 19, 2011 at 1:22 am

    You know, I just wanted to say this….

    I’ve recently started working on turning The Man Movie Encyclopedia into a video series [for the text entries, of course you can find them at!] and it is such a fucking work.

    I had to learn how to rip DVD’s so I could make clips. Then I have to film myself, and edit all that, and then edit in the clips, and create graphics and figure out the best transitions. I mean, this shit is no joke. Just to create this Monster Madness series would seriously take months. I can’t imagine with something like AVGN, where he seriously makes it like a show. My MME vids will just be me sitting, and the occasional other shot, and not near the quality that James puts into AVGN, and it’ll still take me at least a day or two to make one video.

    Major, major respect for all that he does…seriously.

  • TVthePunisher

    October 19, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Great as always James but I agree with PDL…”Tuesday Knight”? I guess depending on Times Zone, some of us are still watching it on…”Tuesday Night” HAR HAR…stupid pun.

    I’m wondering if you’re doing New Nightmare or the remake last, I’ve never seen the remake but I’ve been curious to.

  • Immortalwarrior743

    October 19, 2011 at 1:46 am

    I wish October was longer.
    So, how come there’s no intro for the nightmare series?

  • Locksheon

    October 19, 2011 at 1:59 am

    You’ve gotta review Freddy vs. Jason now =P I thought that movie was great 🙂

  • Dr. Forrester

    October 19, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Another great edition of Monster Madness. I’m really jazzed to see what the last movie series or two will be for this year

  • rabguk

    October 19, 2011 at 2:03 am

    great review James. New nightmare is one of my favourites, as well as 1 and 3, hope he reviews it

  • rigby127

    October 19, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Monster Madness is awesome, keep up the good work James; I’ll settle for 14th or 15th place

  • rigby127

    October 19, 2011 at 2:12 am

    14th, I guess

  • Elvenking

    October 19, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Loving it!


    October 19, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Wish I could skip that ad!

  • com85

    October 19, 2011 at 2:30 am

    I hope you finish of October with the Friday 13th series !! 🙂

  • carlwinslo

    October 19, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Martha Marcy May Marlene is the most annoying title for a movie ever and i dont think i can stand the preview for it anymore

  • Roth Sothy

    October 19, 2011 at 3:32 am

    LOL I just finished watching part 4 a few hours ago and was thinking of what James would say on the review. Now here it is, and I’m sorta bummed that you didn’t mention the Kincaid’s dog’s name is Jason, which is could be a reference to another horror icon… but I did like how you spotted the “Crave In (Wes Kraven)” part though.

    // Roth

  • Russ13

    October 19, 2011 at 3:32 am

    I saw this one a lot when I was 4 and loved it, Now I watch it and I see the bad acting and the one part when Alice blasts a hole in his stomach and it looks like photoshop. Really cheesy, lol. But Still holds a place in my heart too.

  • 19Szabolcs91

    October 19, 2011 at 3:34 am

    It really sucks that Freddy kills the cast of part 3. Not only were they likable, but last time they also learned to defend against Freddy. Now what happened to that?

    Other than that, it’s not bad, because when it starts to get good, it gets really good.

  • dudeamis

    October 19, 2011 at 3:35 am

    This is one of my favorite of the series, I don’t know why, but I always liked her brother the karate kid. He reminds me of David Boreanaz.

  • Cilliandrew

    October 19, 2011 at 3:51 am

    See, i’ve always felt like 3 and 4 were one big movie. As a a result i guess i’ve always felt like it was pretty much on par with 4, outside of the bizarre dog-revival.

    Still, you can understand here why people at some stage felt like Renny Harlin had some talent and a future. This was a pretty good entry in the series.

  • October 19, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Since you are doing A Nightmare on Elm Street films, you should also mention the music and music videos that is all about Freddy, here are some you tube links that feature Freddy
    The Fat Boys:
    fan made video using the Fresh Prince:
    these are the only ones i can think of that has some worth, anyone care to view them because the first two videos are hilarious.

  • fuckshit

    October 19, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Okay, who was the fucking idiot that deleted my account??? what did i say?? just because i said the videos were a little rushed? come on!! i didnt know the webmaster of this site was such a PUSSY!! i will kill you and shit on your corpse, you fucking piece of worthless shit!!

  • haingis

    October 19, 2011 at 5:22 am

    i don’t know why you got your account deleted, but based on your comment i think it would happen sooner or later anyways. you need to relax.
    in your defense they do seem a bit rushed, but they are made in one day and the voice recording, editing , etc. does take some time.

    but enough about that. love your videos James, perfect morning coffee entertainment

  • metalcommand

    October 19, 2011 at 5:28 am


    Can’t tell if trolling, stupid or having the need for anger managment….

  • StoneCliff

    October 19, 2011 at 5:37 am


    The answer is yes.

  • Zeeboe

    October 19, 2011 at 5:48 am

    You’re getting FREE, first-class entertainment! Stop whining!

    James has about a billion other projects he’s working on to make you happy! Cut him some slack! He did three minute clips in all the other MM reviews. Lay off!

  • HiIamQ

    October 19, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Don’t mean to complain like @fuckshit here but my problem is that you didn’t give a final summation of the movie like you usually do.

    Other than that it’s a good review. Just don’t do that again please 🙂

  • theCount

    October 19, 2011 at 6:08 am

    what I didn’t like about this movie was, that noone died in the real world like they did in their dreams
    I mean: that asthma girl was sucked dry… but in the real world she died of an asthma attack
    and that guy that was stabbed died from a heart attack I think
    at least, that’s what the doctors said
    in the first movie, johnny depp got pulled into his bed and sprayed all over the room, and that is exactly what happened in the real world also
    one of the weakest parts imo

  • Jackred89

    October 19, 2011 at 6:25 am

    I do enjoy watching this movie a lot as well. It’s clearly one of the best follow ups I ever seen in an horror franchise. I love the fight at the end of the movie. As for Dream Master James it was Freddy since he can do anything in dreams. I do agree that it is a shame Wes Craven wasn’t involved. Sadly he hated the direction of the franchise was going which he didn’t have much control over. He actually had more control over The Hills Have Eyes as well as Scream movies. I can say a lot of good things about this movie.

  • horrorfanboy

    October 19, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I think “Dream Master”is a good sequel. I still like your review though. Good job.

    As for there not being any blood in the movie, It was the late 80s. At that time, slasher films were getting less bloody.

  • flame2bits

    October 19, 2011 at 6:51 am


    Maybe it was Motherfucker Mike, he’s a motherfucker!

  • October 19, 2011 at 7:10 am

    By far this one isn’t that great. It’s alright in the series but it’s not perfect. As said it seems to ignore the fact of the rules that were set in place.
    I do like the fact that it was a direct sequel to #3 but it’s not as great. #3 was an excellent showcase but this one seems to have been rushed into production and less scary. It’s truly not the style of Freddy.
    Are you going to be doing the remake as well? The remake was decent, but it wasn’t satisfying at all. Freddy has a unique style with his makeup which looked rather awful in the remake. I know it was supposed to be more realistic burns but it wasn’t the good.

  • Josey

    October 19, 2011 at 7:12 am

    No mention of the cockroach kill? Come on James, that ones a classic!

  • October 19, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Wow, another girl fromJust the Ten of Us. There’s been one in every movie so far.

  • fritic87

    October 19, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I have to be protective on this one, cos film-maker of this one is from Finland and I am too.

    And I have to say too, that there are some dumb things during the movie, but just the reminder, that this was the highly crossed Elm Street-movie.

    But all along, it´s a decent movie….

  • wickerman85

    October 19, 2011 at 7:55 am

    so i finally made an account just because of the first commenter lol…. i have been watching your stuff for years James, i just wanted to say good fucking job : )

    free entertainment and its amazing : )

    that guy who said all that shit is….well it is what it is…. an ass

  • junglejim89

    October 19, 2011 at 8:01 am

    from 4 on it just gets nuckin futs no sence is made till new nightmare and even that is a little shakey

  • Josey

    October 19, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I don’t wanna seem like I’m complaining, though. Good job, James. You make every October day shine.

  • kingallaoy

    October 19, 2011 at 8:24 am

    just to be fair , i’m not a “monster madness” fan , i started watching it this year but i gotta say 3 or 4 min videos are not fair to the movies , you cant make a fair review in such short time , & yes i know he got alot to do , but “&this is just me talking” if you cant do it right , just dont do it . i mean , the avgn barbie is better than this , & i really hate that one

  • Vulch

    October 19, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Yo, James! Some of the scenes from the movies in the intros are awesome, could you, please, make a list of movies you used in intros, I would like to check them out. Thanks for all the work you’ve done and keep doing.

  • October 19, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I’m on the fence about this years monster madness. It started off epic, but since weve hit the NIghtmare series, its gone waaaaay downhill. Granted, James has ALOT going on, but theres so much left to be desired when the 3 minute review is over. Not bitching, but not estatic either. Keep em coming James 🙂

  • Classy Snake

    October 19, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Ah, no Megaman reference. Still awesome. Looking forward to the next video.

  • BiggieDickson

    October 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I’ve seen most of your work sir and I’m a fan without a doubt. But I must say @ 0:40 – 0:45, your voice sounds so rushed, I’ve honestly never heard you speak at that tone.

  • FendersRule

    October 19, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I don’t fully agree with this review. This is the best sequel IMO. You didn’t talk about the soundtrack at all, which used more clips from part 1 than any of the sequels. You didn’t really talk much about the exploited deaths, which really matured the most in this movie compared to ANOES 3. This is the only Nightmare with a montage, too. What you considered “broke the rules” was actually merging the dream world with reality (the scene when Alice visited the theater). You also didn’t mention that this was the highest grossing nightmare movie. You didn’t say anything about the pacing, which was better than ANOES 3. What you found bad (killing off the ANOES 3 cast in the first 15 minutes) I actually found good (look what Friday the 13th Part 2 did).

    Wes Craven doesn’t automatically make things better, either. New Nightmare was a complete snoozefest, and half of his movies suck.

  • heamrh

    October 19, 2011 at 9:36 am

    well considering the front page, james has a shit load of things on his plate. im happy that we’re getting as much as we are

  • willpower

    October 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

    We got a conspiracy on our hands! We gotta track down all them lil’ Jimmy’s! Nah, but seriously just chill out. I’m not sure if your account really got deleted, or if you just changed your displayed name. Either way just chill out, screw ups like this can happen on websites. This is rather uncommon, but not impossible.

  • SG43

    October 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

    From 4 on the series pretty much stinks IMO. New Nightmare was OK. Freddy vs. Jason had some good fight scenes, but lord was the story and acting terrible.

  • GLJeremy

    October 19, 2011 at 9:59 am

    I am a bit confused by the complaints, have these people never been to Monster Madness before. Every year the videos are about 3-5 minutes. That’s what it is a new video every day 3-5 minutes long. If we get longer ones, like the Frankenstein movies, those are out of the norm and a special treat. Do I wish they were longer? Yeah, that would be great, but that is not what they are. It’s like complaining that Road runner cartoons are only 7 minutes, that’s the length of a roadrunner cartoon. Think of it this way: You go to a restaurant for 4 years and pay for a great meal (your daily 5 minute Monster Madness), then in the fifth year, they comp your meal for you (the extra long 10 minute Frankenstein week), that’s awesome, but you don’t start complaining the next week because they ask you to pay again. One is the norm, that makes the other special. I guess I am just confused where the bile is coming from when the vast majority have always been about 3-5 minutes long.

  • October 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

    This movie was made by a finnish director, Renny Harlin. And like all his other movies, it pretty much sucks.

  • October 19, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I never caught the Crave Inn thing. That’s pretty cool.

  • Valis77

    October 19, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Tuesday Knight? May i ask why that name? What kinda parents names there id that thats a setup of lots of make fun of Day jokes. Anyways this movie i enjoyed the most because it was the one i watch the most and i say other moovies prior to this one and it looked interesting. However, this one was more slapstick than serious but i enjoyed that movies all together.

  • Necramonium

    October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Who the hell names their kid Tuesday..

  • CountHMS

    October 19, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Actually, James if you wear something to bed and stare at it for at least five minutes straight, then, most likely the clothing will appear in your dream.

  • DrZaius

    October 19, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I liked this movie. I liked the death scenes (the cockroach scene was sick) and I liked the fight scene at the end. To me, the series should’ve ended with this one. Part 5 was a total stinker but I guess it had some neat scenes, too.

    And so what if he’s no longer taking revenge on the children of the parents who killed him? He wants more souls. That’s reason enough for a sequel.

  • October 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

    God damn, this is a fun movie to watch. It’s like the Rocky III/IV of the Nightmare series: supercharged, testosterone-fueled, fast, MTV-era fun.

  • October 19, 2011 at 11:57 am


  • TagaZok

    October 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I saw all of the Freddy movies 2 years ago and like SG43 said after the fourth it pretty much SUCK…Freddy vs Jason was a dump shit skunk … the acting and story was shitty to the bone .But “new nightmare” by Wes Craven was good… new plot a new vision of Freddy I like it …It was a Good Freddy movie IMO .

  • Bassie02

    October 19, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Awesome, but wished the video was a bit longer..

  • Snake_

    October 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I thought Little Nemo was the Dream Master ;P

  • NomMonster

    October 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    #4 wasn’t all -that bad-, but it was the downward slope, you’ve got that right.

  • Mellowtrauma

    October 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Renny Harlin’s next film after this was Die Hard 2: Die Harder. So I guess from an industry standpoint, this film wasn’t so bad.

    This was the highest-grossing entry in the Elm Street series (not counting Freddy vs. Jason). It earned $49 million in the US.

  • Darthleather

    October 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I like Die Hard 2, but it’s my least favorite of the series. It’s like the poor man’s version of Die Hard 1.

    Did they ever explain why Alice is able to absorb he friends “powers” in this one? I can’t even remember.

  • mike99mccarthy

    October 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    This is my favorite nightmare sequel. I was aways so afraid of Freddy,
    So I always loved it when she kicks the shit out of him!!!

  • October 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm


    I think people just got spoiled with the Dracula/Frankenstein segments. James discussed damn near every little aspect from the story, to trivia, to everything else. Obviously most of the fans are a little more into the “newer” era of horror like ANOES, and they probably wanted the same thing that they got for the prior videos, and are naturally dissapointed that theyre so short that if you get up to get a drink or take a piss, youre probably going to miss them lol.

  • Darthleather

    October 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Maybe James just doesn’t know all the little details of the ANOES series. While James is a horror fan, It’s obvious that classic horror is where his heart truly lies.

  • Brian

    October 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    You didn’t talk about a lot of things that I’m surprised you skipped.

    You didn’t talk about HOW Freddy was resurrected, which you did for Dracula in ever video. Come on, how can you not mention that a dog pissing fire on his grave is what brought him back?

    Also surprised you didn’t discuss the roach motel kill.

  • villa

    October 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Will Evil Dead show on Monster Madness? or the next character will be Jason? I mean, there are around ~11 days left and Friday the 13th is a looong series. I would prefer Ash over Jason for the remaining days. Let’s keep the fingers crossed!!!

  • bickbenedict1

    October 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    The complaints are justified. The old crappy movies that he reviewed at first (the ones he seems to like better than the Nightmare on Elm Street Movies, a preference that seems blatantly obvious) got reviews that averaged around 8 minutes. Some of them were like 11 minutes. Now we come to some fun new movies like NIghtmare on ELm Street, and he gives us shitty three minute reviews that barely touch on the films. Why don’t you make them longer? No one cares about the black and white ones you started w. So why should the boring ones get longer reviews?

  • jars

    October 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    no mention of the flaming dog piss resurrection?

    this movie pulls me in both directions. as a straight horror movie, it’s awful. but simply looked at as spectacle, it’s ridiculous enough to enjoy. for the most part. Part 5-6 is where they turn up the suck factor.

  • Haisman

    October 19, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Great review, James!

  • insane9999x

    October 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    and one thing he did not mention was the dog that digs up Freddy’s bones his name was Jason, so that’s a thing

  • rockabore

    October 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Well to be honest the whole concept of a teenage girl beating the shit out of Freddy by getting powers and items from the other victims sounds like an amazing video game concept. (Hell, I’d fucking play it) But as a movie I guess it doesn’t seem like it worked as well. I’d still be interested in it as a game though. A good one, not an old LJN licensed shit.

  • Dr. Scientist

    October 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Its kind of hard to complain about free entertainment, guys. First world problems much? There is a lot of work going into these videos. Rushed or not, the writing and editing takes several hours.

    I’ll agree, the NOES reviews could go more in depth with the plot and trivia, but I’m still having fun watching them and i can’t complain. If you want more, watch the damn movies yourself, do your own research, and make your own review. Keep up the great work, James.

  • SlasherGuy

    October 19, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Maybe he just prefers old Black and White which I’m guessing he does. The Dracula/Frankenstein were special treats. Come on, you do a review a day. Maybe he doesn’t have time to watch ever ANOES movie so he forgets things. He is a human being too ya know.

    BTW I still love your videos James. Keep up the good work

  • Cuchulainn

    October 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Is it possible for someone to make a list of all the horror movies featured in the intro of each of these monster madnesses.

  • Ash Williams

    October 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Good video James, thanks for taking time to review ANOES. I hope the next one on the list is Friday the 13th, maybe up to part 4 or 6, not talking about 5 (it sucks balls).

  • Ash Williams

    October 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I mean, Friday the 13th in the Jason Voorhees human type (part 2,3 and 4), because in part 6 he is an undead supernatural monster (not to be mistaken as a zombie, because Jason doesn´t bite or want to eat human flesh, brain and so on).

  • DragonFire1984

    October 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    It’s Renny Harlin for you. He’s the most underestimated director alive. I don’t think he’s great or anything but anyway…

  • Mister Buckethead

    October 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Crave in ? I liked the ” Karloff throws Carl off” joke better :p
    Nice review anyway, it’s a real pleasure to watch and i hope next one on the list will be Friday 13th, because it’s the only horror franchise i perfectly know ( or at least i think so ).

    ps : nothing to do with the topic, but do you know a movie called “Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter ” ? Sounds awesome right ? Well guess what… it’s not.

  • Darthleather

    October 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    If you can kill Freddy by making him look in mirror, then why don’t they just do that all the time?

  • TheOneLeft

    October 19, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I’m pretty sure Freddy keeps killing people because that’s what he did while he was alive… he raped and murdered children. So, he obviously enjoyed doing it, and even had a sick sense of humor about it, as seen in the other Nightmare on Elm Street movies. So, isn’t it rational to assume that that is why he’s killing the new cast, because even in death he can still kill? It’s just a theory. However, that explanation does not excuse the flaws of this movie. The problem with explaining the flaws, though, is that they make no sense coming off of the other movies, so its hard to explain exactly why it’s a flaw. But enough out of me. James, you did a nice review of this, could have been longer, but I understand that these are prerecorded and you’re busy, so nice job.

  • Supermalade

    October 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Man, i laughed my ass off when u said ” I saw this when I was a kid, and i thought it was fucking disgusting” I found it so funny, i watched just that part about 20 times. I thought the cockroach part was fucking disgusting

  • Riddler

    October 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Missing scene 1

    Kristan fallsa asleep after joey and kinclaids deaths. freddy makes a comment about them being gone and charges her. Her sleeve catches fire from her still burning cigarette and wakes her up before he can strike.

  • Darth Randall

    October 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    All the Nightmare on Elm Street sequals always feel very dated to me. I mean I enjoy them but I don’t think they hold up well for people who didn’t grow up with them.

  • GoldenFrog

    October 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    This one is yet another let down. Besides the great special effects, it does nothing. However, it is not the worst in the series.
    The quote “Now hows that for a wet dream?” was deadly.

  • Mellowtrauma

    October 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    No sense in being here if all you’re going to do is bash on everything from the length of the review, to the older horror film classics. We just don’t need to see that.

    Yes, the NOES reviews are short, can we get over it? Can’t we just appreciate the fact that James takes to time to even do this for us? I’m enjoying myself, regardless of length.

  • Mellowtrauma

    October 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    If the pattern that I see emerging is true, which might be considering the past years of Monster Madness, we’re seeing a chronological timeline of the horror genre.

    – Universal’s Frankenstein: (1931 – 1948)
    – Hammer’s Dracula: (1958 – 1973)
    – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984 – 1994)

    And with the Nightmare series ending on the 22nd, that only leaves nine days left in October, so I’m quite stumped on the last entry.

    If he breaks tradition and goes back to Jason, that’s 10 movies (you can’t escape Jason X, no matter how hard you try)
    But the latest horror series, Saw, only has 7 movies.

  • urrutiap

    October 19, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Personally I think Nightmare on Elm Street 4 was a bit of a letdown.

    Nightmare on Elm street 1, 2 and 3 are still the best. Followed by Nightmare on Elm Street 5 and New Nightmare. Just not fond of Nightmare on Elm Street 4.

  • October 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    i have to disagree with James on this one – it’s easily the last good Freddy flick before New Nightmare, and IMO 3rd or 4rth best – behind the original, part 3 and New Nightmare… maybe because in this, Freddy still hasn’t been turned into a colossal joke yet, like in 5 and 6?.. i don’t know… but this one always seems to get a bad rap, but it’s not that bad – definitely better than part 2 – which was nothing but one long gay joke lol.

  • bigworm3204

    October 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    The funny part about Dream Master is the only time they actually show blood is when Dan is recovering from surgery, never during Freddy’s kills…. Go [email protected]#$

  • October 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I’m guessing they chose Renny Harlin to direct this because of Prison. Prison is like an awesome 80’s horror-ghost story with over the top effects and an Aragorn.

  • preying4war

    October 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I can’t choose between Dream Warriors or Dream Master being the best Nightmare movie.
    Anyone who owns the original Nightmare on Elm Street boxset, watch the bonus disc. Producer Rachael Talalay talks about how when pt.4 was in pre-production, the writers went on strike. Renny Harlin, the Wheat brothers, & Talalay had to submit pages to Mike Duluca who was working in the mail room of New Line Cinema in order to put a script together. That’s the reason why the film seems to be all over the place & why there are major script holes.

    -It makes sense that Freddy would continue killing after the Elm St. children are dead, because he is a child murderer.
    -I like Tuesday Knights’ “Kristen” much more than Patricia Arquettes’.
    -Lisa Wilcox kicks ass as the lead.
    -Why has no one pointed out that Joey is a walking hard-on? In pt.3, he wants to make it with nurse Marcie. In pt.4, he wants to make it with the waterbed girl.

  • kwb3392

    October 20, 2011 at 1:06 am

    nightmre on elm street 4 -7 were shitty compared to the first 3.

  • onegoodscare

    October 20, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Alice is the Dream Master. Freddy is the Nightmare Master, essentially. They each guard a gate. Freddy mentions that he’s been guarding his gate for a long time. When Alice takes control as the Dream Master she is able to open the gate of good dreams and gain the power to banish Freddy, or, ‘lock him away’, as she basically phrases it in the next film.

  • KingIggy

    October 20, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Hey, where is that scene from, where the “whatever” is ripping that guy’s head in half before the title screen?

  • Bubs

    October 20, 2011 at 2:43 am

    4 has probably the worst death scene in the entire series. The invisible karate fight where Rick is killed is so fucking lame. It really looks like it was put together at the very last second (and this is confirmed in Never Sleep Again; what little amount of cash they had left for production was put toward buying plain white sheets for curtains and building vaguely Asian looking set dressing).

    BUT, it also has one of the best death scenes in the entire series. The roach motel kill is gross and awesome as hell (and practically bloodless, strangely enough). It’s the only kill that still kind of bothers me.

  • Bubs

    October 20, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Oh yeah, and Freddy’s death in 4 was pretty great. Some really nice effects on that one. Too bad the rest of the kills, barring Roach Motel Girl, weren’t half as awesome.


    October 20, 2011 at 5:20 am



    October 20, 2011 at 5:21 am

    metalcommand: what you need is brains and some dignity so you wouldnt need to be kissing James ass, you The same goes to you, StoneCliff, i bet you 2 are a gay couple frustrated because g.a.y marriage is still not allowed where you live ahahahaha!!

    willpower, no, im sure they deleted. Its not the first tme that happens. But who cares, i can always make a new one anyway haha.

  • mocthezuma

    October 20, 2011 at 7:10 am

    It doesn’t say “Crave Inn”, it says “Grave Inn”.

  • Mutumaniac

    October 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    whats the movie in the intro where the monster rips someones head off?

  • KingIggy

    October 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Hey Mutomaniac, Its one of the “Hatchet” movies

  • October 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Alice is bad-ass!

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  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 21, 2011 at 7:20 am

    It is a decent movie, though I was disappointed about Nightmare 3 characters dying as well. Freddy’s death is crazy awesome, though.


    October 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    my fav nightmare movie

  • October 24, 2011 at 2:15 am

    He also killed the karate kid?! YOU KILLED DANIEL LARUSSO YOU BASTARD!

  • October 24, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    What movie is the very first clip in the opening from? The guy turning into a dragon.

  • stargrovestamos

    October 26, 2011 at 1:54 am

    I love Nightmare 4… I think its wildly entertaining.

  • movie-lover

    November 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    he killed captain clown!

  • supercain

    December 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    This is where the series started to degenerate. Fuck this movie, for me there is only 3 Freddy movies: 1 through 3. Thats it.

  • DeanWilks

    February 8, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I thought the bit when the girl gets all the air sucked out of her in the class room was pretty scary when I was a kid…of course its pretty funny now, but back then even the black comedy side of this scared me. Once I had a dream that King Kong and Freddy were chasing me. now that would be scary haha

    • Sarrells

      February 25, 2012 at 10:02 pm

       @DeanWilks I agree. Everyone is angry about how the movie series got more comical as it went on but as a kid I loved it and it still scared the shit out to me. Freddy is so awesome.

  • Maggie1983

    September 10, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I’ve got Robert Englund’s autobiography, Hollywood Monster, which gives some funny and interesting behind-the-scenes stories. I couldn’t help but share one from this movie in which a techie on the film plays a prank on a pizza delivery boy using the animatronic pizza with the meat-ball faces of victims:
    “While our production manager paid the kid, one of the FX crew guys sidled up to me and said, ‘Check this out.’ He had a little twinkle in his eye that hinted, I’m up to no good.
    He then opened one of the pizza boxes, removed the Domino’s pizza, replaced it with our animatronic death pie, and called the delivery boy over.
    ‘Hey, fella, something’s not right with this one. C’mere.’
    The kid shuffled over. ‘S’up, dude?’
    ‘I don’t know. There’s something very weird going on here.’
    Then… our killer pizza came to life! The expression on that kid’s face was priceless. It took us about fifteen minutes to stop laughing. I believe that somewhere there’s a faded Polaroid of that moment. I’d love to see it. Domino’s Slacker meets Robo-pizza. Classic.” (pg. 174-175)

  • Patrick Moses

    July 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    when i was little i hated this one, but as i got older i began to like them more

  • vernon sullivan

    August 9, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Just wanted to comment about Alice, you SEEMED confused about her gaining powers and all, but im pretty sure she becomes or is meant to become his supernatural opposite for the dream world, a “good” version of whatever Freddy is, and i Think the comment Freddy makes about “guarding his gate” is a reference to that.

  • September 25, 2013 at 2:31 am

    I met Lisa Wilcox at the Vegas Trek Convention in 2012. Shorter than I expected, now that I’m old. 🙂 But she’s more beautiful than ever, and nice to the verge of being shy.

  • fcabanski

    November 1, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Freddie was real. The nightmare he gave us was sitting through this movie.

  • jasonjrf

    February 13, 2015 at 5:14 am

    3 is my favorite then 1 then 4 then 5 then 2 then 6. I think you give 4 too hard of a time 3 didn’t follow the rules either because when phillip is sleep walking with tendons out they should be out in real life also but they are not. Also when kriston wrists get cut in the opening scene she is holding a razor which isn’t the case freddy cut her so in all these movies there are variations sometimes when cut and bleeding in dreams they are bleeding irl and sometimes not. Like in this one when the girls nose gets pulled off shouldn’t it be gone irl too but it’s not.

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