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Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

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Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may know the way to defeat him for good.

What an interesting idea, that you could “defeat him forever”. Might as well try to defeat “hate” or “fear” forever, for all the good it will do you. This movie is really the first one that shows Freddy is less of an evil dude doing even dude things and more of an idealogical constant, a fundamental force of the universe that’s eternal and even after his “final” defeat can be resurrected just by thinking about him too much. As cool as that is, having a girl from the previous movie that’s such a powerful psych that she’s able to pull others into her own dreams, then absorb their memories and knowledge when they die at the hands of Freddy suggests that there’s a deeper connection than one would originally assume. Why would she get the powers when it was Freddy that killed them? Is she actually Freddy?

I took some notes, here’s a few of them chronilogically:

death by waterbed! I had one of those!
freddy at the beach, bitch
so she absorbs everyone’s powers / mental abilities when they do
she makes / uses a dream gun in the church fight scene
showing him a mirror, is this what kills him ultimately finally?
They end the movie by throwing a penny in the fountain.

Freddy rap in credits. Yes, seriously. You’d have to sit through about 2 minutes of the credits to hear it though, so I wonder how many people missed out on it when they left the theater right at the end of the movie.

Skip to 2:40 if the video doesn’t load right to it.

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