A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

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

This may be dumb and shrouded in ‘80s clichés, but I kinda like it. The surrealist dream world back drop allows for a lot of weird and entertaining possibilities, so Freddy movies are always pretty fun to me. Music is pretty cool too. It’s the absurd stuff, like Freddy on the beach or the way they play with gravity, that’s what really makes it all worth it to me. And all the practical effects make it look so fun.

Unfortunately, this films marks a point in the Nightmare series when the films started to get pretty formulaic. Introduce characters -> do a scene that gives them a random trait -> Freddy comes back and they die in some way related to their characteristic. The whole rhyme thing is so stupid, and I hate the ending. But Robert Englund in drag as the nurse alone makes up for a lot of it. 

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