On This Day in Horror History: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master’ Sliced Up Cinemas 29 Years Ago
We all love the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Somehow, even the less-than-stellar installments remain memorable today, and there aren’t many franchises that can boast the same feat. While A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master isn’t one of the better pics in the series, it definitely has a few amazing moments, so we’re happy to celebrate the film’s 29th anniversary.
The movie, which arrived just as the franchise was beginning to lose steam, still managed to break through in the top spot at the box office. Shot on a $13 million budget, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master scared up a respectable $49 million while making its theatrical run, making it an official success in regard to finances.
The film still earns plenty of mentions as one of the top offerings in the franchise, and while I can’t personally agree with that, Robert Englund was as great as he’s always been, and there were a few death scenes that rival the best offerings featured in the death-heavy Saw films.
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