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

  • Awesome Music:
    • "Running From this Nightmare" by Tuesday Knight (who also plays Kristen), if you like your 80's pop music Darker and Edgier.
    • Dramarama's "Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)".
    • It's agreed that even if Dream Master wasn't the best sequel, it did have the best soundtrack, regarding both the background music and insert songs.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Freddy is resurrected when Kincaid's dog pisses fire on his grave. It might be considered a joke since the dog's name is Jason.
  • Fridge Horror: Freddy needed Alice to pull in new victims. It would seem as if Freddy was holding either the Idiot Ball or Villain Ball for most of the movie by the way he was antagonizing Alice and seemingly intending to kill her. Of course, there are a lot of things Freddy could do to Alice that wouldn't necessarily kill her, but could keep her in a constant dream state with all the victims he could ever want at his disposal. Say, maybe a nicked brain stem or a concussion which could leave Alice brain dead...
  • Holy Shit Quotient: The zoom out revealing Kincaid isn't just in a junkyard, he's on an entire planet covered in a labyrinth made of scrapped cars.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Compared to the rest of the series. It's not as highly regarded as the first film, Dream Warriors or New Nightmare, but definitely not hated anywhere near as much as Freddy's Revenge or Freddy's Dead.
  • Squick: Freddy disguising himself as a human-like nurse. A make up-free Robert Englund in drag is suprisingly more disgusting than any violent act Freddy could dish out.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: As analysed here, the premise of Freddy exploiting Kristen's power to delay his death further and bring him more victims had a lot of potential that wasn't lived up to.