A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Reviews

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 19, 2010
...an obvious low point within this incredibly uneven series.
April 5, 2010
With each entry, the films become more removed from their source. Freddy just isn't scary anymore.
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.
January 26, 2006
While some of the monotonous effects are strikingly surreal, Harlin's direction creates an atmosphere which is more morbid than scary.
September 14, 2004
Not much to see here except for the occasional '80s big hairdo and some decent gore shots.
August 30, 2004
Though the Elm Street series contains the most intelligent premise in current genre films, none of the movies take much advantage of their potential.
October 3, 2002
Despite Robert Englund's cheerful ghoulishness, there is nothing about Freddy Kreuger that justifies his iconic status... as this dismal sequel demonstrates.
August 28, 2002
The major downfall of the Elm Street series. Turned Freddy into a joke. A bad joke, at that.
July 26, 2002
January 1, 2000
Watch it at your own risk.
January 1, 2000
As always, the teen actors are disposable, and even Robert Englund seems to be sleepwalking through Freddy.