A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Renny Harlin directs Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox and Danny Hassel in this horror sequel where Freddy Krueger comes back… againafter a junkyard dog pisses on his grave.

The most visually striking of the Elm Street sequels but that’s pretty much all it has going for it. Bonkers plotting, weak cast, even good ideas for dream kills aren’t exactly scary in execution. The gore FX guys probably deserve more praise than Harlin but you can see why he was offered the keys to the blockbuster kingdom after this. Known as “the MTV Freddy”. But, really, also the only Freddy where you’d struggle to differentiate any distinctive hook for existing beyond box office.

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Perfect Double Bill: A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 5: The Dream Child (1989)

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