A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Reviews

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September 6, 2020
The special effects continue to advance, particularly with a creative waterbed sequence, a hilarious human-meatball snack, and increased levels of bloodshed.
January 27, 2019
This terrible sequel pushed Freddy into a mainstream area that seemed too safe for him to be the Freddy we already missed. [Full review in Spanish]
October 5, 2018
"A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master" is by far the best of the series, a superior horror picture that balances wit and gore with imagination and intelligence.
September 6, 2012
The lesser of the "Nightmare" sequels, but serviceable more surreal one nevertheless...
October 19, 2010
...an obvious low point within this incredibly uneven series.
April 5, 2010
Surprisingly watchable for the third sequel and despite its general predictability it's entertainingly inventive.
April 5, 2010
With each entry, the films become more removed from their source. Freddy just isn't scary anymore.
April 5, 2010
Consistently watchable and inventive.
March 26, 2009
Robert Englund, receiving star billing for the first time, is delightful in his frequent incarnations as Freddy, delivering his gag lines with relish and making the grisly proceedings funny.
October 9, 2008
Not counting 1994's Wes Craven's New Nightmare, it's superior to all the other later sequels in the series.
September 5, 2008
Fun, but not a shade on the earlier Elm Street flicks
February 3, 2008
The new comedy version of Freddy...
November 3, 2007
As the series drags on, the inventiveness of murders decreases slightly but Freddy's humor continues to entertain.
September 12, 2007
The Dream Master has a sort of constant level of goofy idiocy.
October 31, 2006
Bottomless grab-bag from the 80s TV subconscious, riffing on Jaws, Karate Kid, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, with a palette that would make Joel Schumacher queasy
August 29, 2006
Renny Harlin's finest moment. That should tell you something.
January 26, 2006
While some of the monotonous effects are strikingly surreal, Harlin's direction creates an atmosphere which is more morbid than scary.
June 28, 2005
January 3, 2005
September 14, 2004
Not much to see here except for the occasional '80s big hairdo and some decent gore shots.
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