A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Renny Harlin
Production: Media Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 9 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.7
Metacritic:
56
Rotten Tomatoes:
56%
R
Year:
1988
93 min
191 Views


Come on. That's a boy.

You almost scared me, boy.

You ugly sucker!

Damn!

This ain't my dreamland.

If you're here,

I'm gonna pound your ass!

Fuckin' "A."

You shouldn't have buried me.

I'm not dead.

Take that, motherfucker!

Kristen, Freddy's back!

I'll see you in hell.

Tell 'em Freddy sent ya.

One down...

two to go.

Wait.

How's this for a wet dream?

Kristen! Help!

Show it!

Hi, guys.

Sorta defeats the purpose,

don't it?

- What?

- The mirror.

You can't see yourself in it.

I don't want to.

You know,

if Mom was still alive...

Dad wouldn't treat us like this.

Alice, you gotta learn

to stand up for yourself.

You know, fight back.

Like that.

It's all in the mind.

You see yourself

doing something...

and your body reacts

and does it.

Like so.

Like that. Now you do it.

Me? No, I can't.

- Yeah, you can.

- No, I can't.

Yes, you can.

Just get up there and just...

Like that.

Big and strong. Do it.

Good, but, Alice-san...

you must have balance.

So go to it.

Swish. Killed a fish.

Joey, I'm getting tired

of picking up your clothes.

And this crap...

I wish you'd turn it off.

Here you are.

Where were you this morning?

Rick's looking all over.

Have you seen Joey and Kincaid?

I can't find them.

I'm sure they're around.

Well, I'm not so sure.

We have matching luggage again.

The bags under your eyes.

Nightmares?

God, I hate dreaming.

I love to dream.

I just hate the ones

about my dad.

How do you handle

your nightmares?

My mom taught me

when I was little.

Did you ever hear

of the dream master?

Sounds like

a game show host to me.

No, it's a rhyme.

Just have to dream

about someplace fun.

Remember, you're in control.

How do you know so much

about dreams?

When it's all you have,

you kinda become an expert.

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Brian Helgeland

Brian Thomas Helgeland (born January 17, 1961) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director. He is most known for writing the screenplays for L.A. Confidential (for which he received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), Mystic River, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Helgeland also wrote and directed 42 (2013), a biopic of Jackie Robinson, and Legend (2015), about the rise and fall of the Kray twins. more…

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