A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

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

Ugh. Why did they turn Freddy into a Catskill comic? Why different ways to kill him? To quote the poet Peter Griffin, it grinds my gears.

Poor man's Patricia Arquette, Kincaid and the horny kid are back. Of course, Freddy is brought back either by their meddling around in the dream world or by a hound of hell or by dog pee...whatever...Freddy is back.

I saw this in the theater when it opened and I had high hopes. I am a big fan of the original and "Dream Warriors," (2 confused me...why did Freddy want to leave the dream world???). I thought that New Line had its groove back but I was wrong.

Between the one liners and Freddy rarely using one of the most iconic weapons in horror, it was just disappointing. Moreover, they have the awesomeness that was Vinnie Vincent Invasion for the soundtrack and they end the film with The Fat Boys? (facepalm).

It has its moments but not enough of them. Following the IMDB rating system, I give it 4.5/10 and call it a very low priority rental.

*This review is party of my attempt to watch, review and rate as many horror movies as possible year-by-year beginning in 1972 (the year I was born) until the present in order to compile Top 10 lists for each year and decade. Tune back in daily for more.

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