A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 is a good movie and a worthy follow-up to Nightmare 3. If you ignore the second film, which I do, then you have a triad of films which support and contribute to the Freddy Krueger mythology.
There's no denying the fact that Nightmare 4 is the weakest film in the trilogy (again, we are ignoring Part 2) but that doesn't mean that it's a bad movie. Part 4 had the daunting task of following up what is considered by some to be the strongest film in the franchise, so it did have a lot to live up to. And I think, for the most part, The Dream Master succeeds.
Nightmare 4 takes the more campy elements of the third film and exacerbates them a thousand fold. The set design, the musical score, the costumes, everything is very exaggerated. It works well, given that the film is set in the dreamworld, although I find there are times when the movie loses itself a bit with its set pieces, giving more attention to the outlandish visuals than the somewhat incoherent script.
It's nice to see the survivors from the third film return in Nightmare 4, although two of them serve no purpose to the storyline. The new characters introduced are a mixed bag; some are interesting (like Alice, Rick and Sheila) whereas others don't add anything to the film whatsoever (I'm looking at you Dan and Debbie). The premise of the film is fairly weak; it relies heavily on the elements introduced in the third film but doesn't do anything new or different with them. Nightmare 4 was made as a result of audience demand and financial gain, and not on reasons of furthering the storyline. Entertaining? Yes. Original? Not so much.
If for nothing else, The Dream Master is a visually appealing film that has some incredible set design and interesting cinematography. While not as original as its predecessor, it is nevertheless a worthy follow-up to Nightmare 3.
What are your thoughts on The Dream Master?
ALRIGHT SO a bit of a fun one for me to post before I go to sleep 😂 which one would you: NOT want to be faced with the most, and which would you rather be faced with 🔪🔪I personally would wanna face ghost face cause he's human and because unlike leatherface he doesn't have the entire town in on it. Probably would wanna be faced with freddy or samara the least because how much effort it takes to beat them 😂 WHAT ABOUT YOU!? ⚰️🔪👹