A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master ★★½

I think this is really when the series transitioned wholly over to comedy. Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddy himself have always been a little goofy but this movie really shows that camp and cheese which isn’t a bad thing but it does sometimes get a bit grating. Also the sound mixing in this movie fucking sucks. The music and effects noises are so much louder than people’s voices so I would constantly have to raise the volume during dialogue and lower it during action. I also feel like they really rush the deaths of the dream warriors from the last movie, Alice is a good and compelling main character, more compelling than Kirsten I think is the girl from dream warriors? But I think they could have made that transition over to her a bit smoother. The kills are sometimes good and sometimes lame. Kincaid, one of the most memorable characters from dream warriors, has such a lame death. But the water bed kill is really well done and Sheila’s death is nice from an effects standpoint, if a bit goofy. The final fight scene is also pretty cool and the souls ripping Freddy apart from inside him rocked