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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min


Do you live here?

Nobody lives here.

Where's Freddy?

He's not home.

One, two

Freddy's coming for you

Three, four

Better lock your door

Five, six

Grab your crucifix

Be calm, Kristen.



Help me!

Aw, sh*t, Kristen, not again.

I'm sorry, Kincaid.


You are one spooked chick.

Thank God.

- I thought for a minute...

- What?

Dragging us in here?

Yeah. Cut it out.

You're putting one serious dent

in my beauty sleep.

It's Freddy. He's here.

I heard him.

Freddy is dead...

buried and consecrated.

We won, remember?

He's coming back for us.

Kincaid's right.

Fred Krueger's history.

Come here.

The pipes are cold.

The boiler is cold.

See for yourself.

I don't know.

How are you, Mr. Johnson?

That's nice.

Hi, Kristen.

Rick will be out any second.

You going out dressed like that?

What's wrong with me this time?

I'll just wait by the car.

Me, too.

Something wrong with the stairs?

It's avoid all contact day.


When Dad's popping aspirin

like popcorn...

it's avoid all contact day.

Waiting for a limo?

I'm off to the club, honey!

Let's go.

All right,

anybody have trig this semester?

What happened?

I had a conflict...

homework or "Dynasty"...

and "Dynasty" won.

Sad story.

Soaps will kill you.

Mmm. There's Dan Jordan.

We are talking

one major-league hunk.

You know,

you are one major-league hunk.

Thanks, Alice.

Earth to Alice.

Hey, you spacing again?

Rick, please.

Well, tell you what,

he's a friend of mine.

I'll introduce you.

Just kidding.

But I would introduce her.

All right.

I think I see salvation.

How can you ride

this health hazard?

It's no wonder

that you have asthma.

No, you see, asthma is

an inherited condition.

Read a book now and then,

you might know something.

Speaking of books,

isn't trig your favorite?

'"Dynasty" again?

Deb, do us a favor

and get a VCR.

Hey, baby...

you're sucking

on the wrong nozzle.

Hey, yo, needle dick!

I bet you're the only male

in this school...

suffering from penis envy.

I owe you one.

- So disgusting.

- Hey, Supergirl, it's dead.

Give a bug a break.

- Hi, guys.

- Hi, guys?

That's all you have to say

after last night?

You better be careful.

He's coming back.

Listen, little sister...

you got this freako talent to

bring folks into your dream...

but we don't need it anymore.

Time to start living

like regular people.

Yeah. Let it rest.

Did it ever occur to you

if you keep going in...

you might stir him up again?

Look, we'll help you.

We all have better things

to dream about.

You got that right...

signed and sealed.

Then what about this?

That don't mean dick.

My dog is like me...

drag him into your crazy dream,

and he gets wild.

Here comes your boyfriend.

Can he give you

a good night's sleep?

We don't kiss and tell.

How about you guys?

Look, we'll talk later,

all right?

Those guys are kinda spooky.

Oh... then you must think

I'm a total freak.

I go back and forth.

Hey, lighten up. No one died.

Hi, Dad.

Looking for something?


I'm late. I know.

Damn contracts.

Let's eat.

We waited a long time.

And we gave up, as usual.

You call this vegetation a meal

after a ten-hour workday?

What the hell am I, a rabbit?

Christ, Alice,

try to think a little more.

Yeah, I can think.

I can think of how sick I am...

of watching you

drink your life away...

and taking it out on me.

I'm talking to you.

Are you awake or what?

Dad, don't start.

Start what?

Telling the little daydreamer

to wake up?

It's long overdue.

I don't need this aggravation.


Come on, boy, come on.

Come on. That's a boy.

You almost scared me, boy.

You ugly sucker!


This ain't my dreamland.

If you're here,

I'm gonna pound your ass!

F***in' "A."

You shouldn't have buried me.

I'm not dead.

Take that, motherf***er!

Kristen, Freddy's back!

I'll see you in hell.

Tell 'em Freddy sent ya.

One down...

two to go.


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.


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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