A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
By the fourth entry in the series, the Nightmare formula was largely solidified. There’s a house on an unassuming street in which unspeakable things have happened. There’s a cohort of teenagers being pursued by a supernatural murderer who inhabits their dreams. There’s Robert Englund in a red and green sweater, wearing razors on his hands and telling one-liners. There are creepy kids singing a song on the soundtrack. But you don’t come to a movie with a 4 in the title for novelty or experiment — you come for the gross-out effects, the tongue-in-cheek cultural parody and the potent mix of humor and horror. There’s plenty of all of that in The Dream Master.
NIGHTMARE DAY PASS:
Everybody has a favorite A Nightmare on Elm Street movie, but it’s barely worth taking your red and green sweater to the cleaners if you’re only going to come see one! Let Freddy truly haunt your dreams – and your entire Saturday – by marathoning all six Elm Street movies on the primary timeline from the 1984 original through Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (yes, we know there were tangents like Freddy vs. Jason and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, but there are only so many hours in the day).
In a true test of your Freddy fandom, we’ll start the screenings at 10:00am, and run them in sequence – with a few minutes in between for comfort breaks and popcorn refills – through midnight:
- 10:00am – A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- 12:30pm – A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
- 3:00pm – A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
- 5:30pm – A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
- 8:00pm – A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
- 10:30pm – Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
The All-Day Nightmare Pass is $40, or $35 for Theatre Members.
Support is provided by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.