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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A tradeoff: you save space but lose packaging
This is more of a review for the packaging than the movies, 'cause if you're here, you should know the drill on the movies. This set includes the classic first one and the so-bad-it's-good follow-up, as well as "Dream Warriors," which reinvigorated the series, and its lesser companion, "Dream Master." As Sean L. already stated, the first movie is the standard 1-disc...
Published on November 8, 2008 by Alex Faber

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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Pretty crappy the first disk won't play. Unfortunately I didn't open these right away so I'm stuck with a "complete collection" that doesn't play the original film.
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A tradeoff: you save space but lose packaging, November 8, 2008
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Alex Faber (Northern NJ United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 4 Film Favorites: Nightmare on Elm Street 1-4 (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) (DVD)
This is more of a review for the packaging than the movies, 'cause if you're here, you should know the drill on the movies. This set includes the classic first one and the so-bad-it's-good follow-up, as well as "Dream Warriors," which reinvigorated the series, and its lesser companion, "Dream Master." As Sean L. already stated, the first movie is the standard 1-disc edition, not the Infinifilm edition (A Nightmare on Elm Street (Infinifilm Edition)).

Combining these four movies as part of Warner Bros's "4 Film Favorites" series is a novel idea (and the second half of the series is available as a second "4 Film Favorites" set here: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5-8: 4 Film Favorites). All four movies feature the exact same transfer, menus, and features as the individual releases, but in a 2-disc standard-size plastic DVD case, meaning that this set takes up 75% less room than the individual releases.

However, what you save in space, you lose in packaging. As with all of Warner's "4 Film Favorites," there is no internal artwork, such as a chapter insert, and even the two discs themselves feature no artwork, as they're flipper discs, with 1 movie on each side of each disc. Because of this, the discs themselves look plain and are more prone to fingerprints and scratching.

So, do you care about space or about having the complete artwork for each movie? Personally, I'm a big fan of this "4 Film Favorites" series: I get to have all 7 Nightmare movies (and "Freddy Vs. Jason") in 2 regular-size DVD cases, and the movies themselves have the exact same quality and content as the individual single-disc releases. However, if you can't stand flipper discs, or if you're a collector and care about each movie (and want the 2-disc editions of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and Freddy vs. Jason (New Line Platinum Series)), then bypass this one.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Four nightmares at a great price, May 22, 2011
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Tommy Skylar (The Great White North) - See all my reviews
This review is from: 4 Film Favorites: Nightmare on Elm Street 1-4 (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) (DVD)
These four film favorites pack are an excellent value for fans who want to own all the movies and buy them at a reasonable price. $10.99 for four movies is a very good deal, especially when you consider that a single individual Nightmare On Elm Street film is almost the same price as this four-in-one DVD. Put it this way, this is a cost-effective way of watching and owning the first four films in the Nightmare On Elm Street series, however you lose packaging (you could also buy the Nightmare On Elm Street collection, a complete series box set with individual discs if you're a more serious collector). Unless you really wish to own each film separately, this may be the best way to own all the Freddy movies. This four pack has two flipper discs DVDs with A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) and Freddy's Revenge (1985) both on disc one, and Dream Warriors (1987) and Dream Master (1988) are together on disc two. To me the best Freddy remains the original but Dream Warriors is an excellent sequel and I like Dream Master as well. I'm not a huge fan of Freddy's Revenge and consider it one of the worst Nightmares but with this four film favorites DVD collection, I still own them all for a reasonable price.

A second "Four Film Favorites" is also available which include Freddy 5-8 : Dream Child (1989), Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) and Freddy vs. Jason (2003). However, these are the lesser Freddy movies, the ones that are a bit more cheesy, too funny and over the top. Fans usually don't like all the sequels and 5-8 are the ones that aren't remembered too fondly. I say for the value this is an excellent deal, four Nightmares film for this low price is convenient for a movie fan and collector like me. If you don't care about packaging and the flipper discs and just wish to save money, go ahead by all means. It's pretty obvious that some of the Nightmare films are better than others but we're not rating them individually, therefore collectively and with the cheap price this collection is deserving of a five for including what I consider the best Nightmare On Elm Street films. 5/5.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best Nightmares for nothing, May 6, 2009
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If you want awesome packaging, detailed liner notes, or any of the bells and whistles you wont find it here. If you want the first four, and some of the best Nightmare movies made for a very low price, than look no further. A great little collection for any horror fan.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great value pack!, July 28, 2009
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This review is from: 4 Film Favorites: Nightmare on Elm Street 1-4 (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) (DVD)
As most of you probably know, the Nightmare on Elm Street series has its highs and its lows. Out of these 4, the first and third are highlights with 2 and 4 being.. a little lackluster. None the less, whether you're a casual fan or a major fanatic, you'll have a blast screaming or making fun of Freddy and his horrific antics with this easy-to-store value pack. It comes with 2 double sided discs that shows the movie in full screen or wide, with a bare minimum of bonus features. I thought the first four would be enough that I'd never want to watch another movie with an Elm reference, but actually I enjoyed them enough that I rushed to buy A Nightmare on Elm Street 5-8: 4 Film Favorites, and I'm sure you'll feel the same way.

Like I said, this is a great value pack. I love me some Nightmare, but not enough to store 8 DVDs. With this I get all the fun without the guilt of having to find a place to put it. If you are a major fan, however, and would like an attractive box set to show off your fanhood, The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection looks like a great box set of the entire series (doesn't include Freddy VS Jason, though).

Pleasant dreams!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Freddy's Greatest Hits, October 16, 2010
This review is from: 4 Film Favorites: Nightmare on Elm Street 1-4 (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) (DVD)
If you're a fan of the Nightmare series and you're looking to own the movies on-the-cheap these 4-packs are really the way to go (the remaining Nightmare sequels are available on another 4-pack). The transfers are crisp and the sound quality is well-done for an on-the-cheap collection. There isn't a truckload of special features, but you're really not missing much unless you are a hardcore fan of the series. As for the movies themselves, whether you like this collection or the other collection really depends on which version of Freddy you enjoy - scary Freddy or wisecracking Freddy. For fans of the former, this is your collection. For fans of the latter, get the other collection. As for the films released in this collection, we start off with the original:

A Nightmare on Elm Street - Usually considered the best of the series, the original film treats the material with a seriousness usually lacking in subsequent visits and the film benefits greatly from that treatment. The film is filled with imagery and symbolism almost to the point where you feel like Wes Craven is trying to make more of an art film rather than a things-that-go-bump-in-the-night slasher film. To some that's a plus and to others that's a detrement, but there is something about the original that captures the imagination (of course, tapping into the universal fear of going to sleep and never waking up certainly helps.) Does the film hold up as well now as it did when it was released? Not necessarily. Craven has always had the ability to direct really terrifying sequences, but then surround them with the silliest dialogue/padding you're likely to see. However, in his defense, the silly parts exist solely to get you to like and/or care about the teenage leads (something the sequels did with less and less frequency.) The death of Tina still manages to shock and amaze and it truly is one of the more frightening sequences on film, but outside of the amazing nightmare/death sequences, Craven serves up a lot of mumbo jumbo about the power of dreams and the strength of fear. Unfortunately, as high-concept as his basic plotline is, it sort of falls apart near the end as the audience is expected to accept a rather ridiculous conclusion, which essentially contradicts the ending. If you're a subscriber to the theory that the whole film is one big long nightmare, then the ending is acceptable, but still a cop out. Be that as it may, the film still gets high marks for its exploration of the concept, its surreal imagery and its brutal death sequences.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge - Okay, here's where the Nightmare fans get divided. Although the majority takes the stance that this film sucks, it's really not as bad as you're led to believe. It's the last film in the series to treat Freddy seriously (that is, until Craven returns for New Nightmare) and it still tries for scares instead of chuckles. The basic plot of the film doesn't really hold water (Freddy's abilities and limitations seem to change from film to film, which usually results in one film contradicting another), but it essentially revolves around Freddy's attempt to possess a young teenager in order to carry out his brutal killings in the real world without the aid of dreams. Once again, there's some fantastic nightmare sequences (particularly the opening sequence with the bus) and a well-done transformation sequence which is surely the film's centerpiece, but the real star here is the entrance of make-up maestro Kevin Yeagher, who redesigns the Freddy make-up and makes Freddy look the most terrifying he will ever look throughout any of the films. Another bonus is Christopher Young's score to the film, which is probably the best of the series (sorry, Charles Bernstein - with the exception of your main theme, Young did it better.) Much has been made in later years about the film's supposed homoerotic subtext, but it depends on who you listen to (the writer insists it was intentional from the get-go, Robert Englund and Jack Sholder claim they were unaware of it at the time.) Despite its flaws, the film really isn't as bad as people claim and it's a hell of a lot better than some of the later sequels. Bottom line: it's still worth a look and, as the underdog of the series, it deserves a little more respect than it normally gets.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors - This is the one that introduces wisecracking Freddy, love it or hate it. Most fans cite this sequel as the 2nd best film in the series, but it does devolve into Velveeta land every now and again. Craven came back for this sequel, but only in a story capacity. Langenkamp returns as Nancy from the first film and we see a few familiar actors recruited for this adventure (Patricia Arquette, Larry Fishburne, John Saxon). The plot revolves around the last of the Elm St. children and their attempted suicides and problems involving dreams of the same psychotic monster (guess who?). Here they all are in a mental institution wherein they bond over their mutual restless nights. One survivor holds the ability to pull people into her dreams and, as such, may hold the key to destroy Freddy once and for all. In what was becoming a hallmark of the series, the effects and nightmare sequences are once again top-notch and the storyline finally sheds a little more background on our charred-face monster (once again, made up by Yeagher. Why do I keep mentioning him? Because it's important when you get to the other films and Freddy goes from looking organic to rubber-faced when other make-up artists tackle his visage.) Fans seem to respond to this entry because it moves at a quick pace and, for the first time, it seems like the kids might actually have a chance to stop Freddy once and for all with their various dream powers (though some are pretty laughable and completely dated. In example, "In my dreams, I'm beautiful... and bad!" If you know the scene, then you probably just laughed reading that.) This film even has a stop-motion fight sequence that would make Ray Harryhausen proud, though the script does suffer from some lapses in logic. There also seems to be the need for each of these films to continually have the most clueless adults on the planet, with each sequel presenting worse and worse totally oblivious adults - remember Nancy's dad from the original who didn't believe her? How about Jesse's dad from the last film who thought his son just needed some discipline? Now we have a female doctor who thinks these kids' nightmares are a result of the guilt they feel over sex, drugs and rock n' roll...) Despite these momentary lapses, it is fun to note the talent that exists behind the scenes - notice Frank Darabont (the writer/director of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Majestic and The Mist) who co-wrote the script or what about director Chuck Russell (who would go on to helm The Blob, Jim Carrey's The Mask and Arnold Schwarzenegger's Eraser)? It seems as though the Nightmare series has always been able to attract some top-tier future talent in its earlier days and the results show in this entry. Is it worth a look? Most definitely - if you want to know where wisecracking Freddy started and you want to rock out to a ridiculous Dokken song.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master - Freddy's back, Yeagher's back, some of the cast from Nightmare 3 is back and we have some more talent behind the camera - this time in the form of Renny Harlin as director (Harlin directed Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, the much-maligned Cutthroat Island as well as others). This film essentially picks up where 3 left off with probably the most inconceivable method of resurrection ever seen (flaming dog urine?) The set-up doesn't make much sense other than to get Freddy back to killing mode and he makes quick work of the survivors from Nightmare 3. However, there's a new player in town and her name is Alice. She somehow has the ability to control her dreams and is also able to "absorb" the essences of her friends that Freddy has killed. Thus, when it comes down to the big battle, she has the strength and abilities of all her friends - making her a match for our resident dream-stalker. This installment boasts the usual imagination and ingenuity in the nightmare sequences (with the Roach Motel sequence itself being a particular standout of the series as a whole.) The pace of the film is fairly kinetic (a result of Harlin, to be sure. His other films are generally paced the same way) and it results in a quick, enjoyable film experience. There's some silly 80's style montages as well as some ridiculous overacting on the part of the kids in this entry, but it's worth noting that this is probably the last enjoyable entry until Craven returns for the 7th installment. There's also some mumbo jumbo about gatekeepers of dreams that would make Craven proud in this entry, but overall, it's a solid investment on your 1 hour and 30 minute viewing time.

Bottom line: All of these films are worthy entries into the series and highlight an incredible amount of creativity from the special effects and make-up houses used to execute all of these films' various effects. In fact, for as cheaply as these movies are made, none of these entries ever manage to look cheap. Sure, some effects may seem outdated in today's modern times, but keeping in mind, they were high-tech at the time of release, you can see there was a lot of time, effort and money put into them. Don't let that be the only reason you decide to watch these movies - there are some genuinely creepy parts and there are some fantastic ideas floating around in these stories. If anything, this set is worth it to see the birth of one of the twentieth century's most notorious horror icons. See where it all began and, if you're a fan, we'll see you for the next collection. Pleasant dreams!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A TERRIFIC PACKAGE 8.5 OUT OF 10, May 8, 2010
This review is from: 4 Film Favorites: Nightmare on Elm Street 1-4 (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) (DVD)
I have yet to see the recent remake, but in preparation, I bought the entire series in both 4-film packs. While you won't find fancy features on this package as you would in separate releases, this is still a great way to experience the horror classic and its many absurd, yet lovable sequels and spin-offs. This is the package that contains the first four films, so I'll review them each. One thing I loved about this franchise is how every entry tried something new, no matter how absurd or ridiculous the ideas were, there was always something new.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET REVIEW: RATING: 9.25
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: The film centers around a group of teen friends; Nancy, Glen, Rod, and Tina who are all experiencing horrific nightmares they can't explain involving a very badly burned man wearing a red and green sweater, a fedora, and has wears a glove with knives on it. Since one friend; Tina has trouble falling asleep, she decides to have a sleepover with her friends. But then she dies in her dream, and her death is blamed on her boyfriend Rod. Now, Freddy Krueger is coming for the rest of the group, and Nancy must uncover the dirty little secret of their parents and find a way to destroy Freddy before it's too late.
MUSIC: The music is pretty good, and you'll eventually hum along with it, as well as hum with the creepy theme song.
ACTING: There aren't very many horror films during this time period that don't come with cheesy dialogue, and this film isn't one of them. The actors themselves are good (It's especially weird seeing how young Johnny Depp is), but the dialogue can be pretty bad at times. However, this really didn't bother me because I'm used to this in a lot of horror films.
ACTION: Even today this film is surprisingly creepy. It's a very stylish and cool horror flick that's hard not to love. Freddy is a terrific villain and he's still pretty scary. This film can also be gory when it wants to be, but it's mostly suspense and scares, which work pretty well.
OVERALL: What did you expect? This is a great horror film that you must see if you love horror films. As far as older horror classics go, this is my second favorite (Sorry but The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is my favorite).
THE GOOD: Stylish and creepy, good music, good acting, and it's actually still pretty creepy.
THE BAD: Corny dialogue.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE REVIEW: RATING: 8.25
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Five years after the events of the first film, a new family; the Walshes; move into the former home of Nancy Thompson (The main character of the first film) and Jesse just so happens to move into Nancy's room. Then Jesse starts to become haunted by Freddy Krueger who is trying to possess him and make him kill random people for no apparent reason, and he eventually does start to kill people, and now he must find a way to stop it.
MUSIC: Like the first film, it has pretty good music that goes along well with the mood and atmosphere of the film.
ACTING: Is every guy in Springwood five years later gay? Short shorts, brightly colored outfits, characters practically screaming to come out the closet, and more? This film is absolutely ridiculous, especially the acting and dialogue which will have you laughing the entire time. All of it is bad, and yet funny as hell.
ACTION: This film is easily one of the most unintentionally funny horror films of all time. It's completely laughable from start to finish. Here's a list of some of the best moments:
1. After Jesse's gym teacher brings him back to the school after finding him at a gay bar (And the gym teacher is dressed in a leather outfit), he tells Jesse to go and shower. During this, the gym teacher randomly gets attacked by possessed sports equipment and shelves, then gets dragged by jumprope, tied to the wall, stripped naked, and whipped with a towel by an invisible force before getting killed.
2. When a pet canary becomes possessed, it attacks Jesse and his family before randomly catching fire and exploding, then afterward Jesse's dad blames him for it.
3. Every time Jesse screams in this film, he sounds exactly like a girl. I'm not joking, he really does.
4. If Freddy Krueger is coming to kill you and several other people, go up and try to reason with him by saying, "No one's gonna hurt you."
5. The random evil bus rides in this film are completely random and dumb as hell.
This film can only be enjoyed solely as a B-movie, because it fails miserably at being a serious horror film. I was laughing so hard the entire time as I watched it, and I had a good time.
OVERALL: This isn't something I'd recommend, but if you wish to witness one of the dumbest sequels ever made, then you've been warned.
THE GOOD: Good music, so bad it's good vibe, terrible yet funny dialogue, random moments that make no sense, and I was laughing the entire time.
THE BAD: Look at most of the things listed above.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS REVIEW: RATING: 9
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: This time a group of mental patients are being haunted by Freddy Krueger. This film pretty much ignores the events of the second film, so don't expect any references to it. Nancy Thompson returns as a rookie psychiatrist who becomes haunted by Freddy Krueger once again and must help this group of patients fight back in their dreams, and with the help of one patient named Kristen who can call people into her dreams, she is also used to help fight Freddy. Now they must survive and find a way to defeat Freddy all over again.
MUSIC: Once again, it fits the bill and there's really nothing to complain about it.
ACTING: Despite corny dialogue again, the actors do put on a good show. It's strange seeing how young Patricia Arquette and Laurence Fishburne are in this film, and they actually do a pretty good job. Heather Langenkamp reprises her role as Nancy and once again does a pretty good job. Despite the fact the dialogue is corny, this film contains one of my favorite film lines ever; "I AM THE WIZARD MASTER!"
ACTION: This is easily the best of sequels and spin-offs and is the most creative of the series. It feels like a sequel, yet it also does enough to give it a life of its own with its awesome 80's style and cool premise. This film was never boring and is a terrific sequel that is a great example of good sequels.
OVERALL: If you loved the first one, you'll probably love this one which will help remove the memories of the second (Which you probably hate).
THE GOOD: Awesome premise, good music, cool special effects, good acting, pure 80's style, and it's still creepy.
THE BAD: Cheesy dialogue.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER REVIEW: RATING: 8.25
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Three of the survivors of the first film; Kristen, Joey, and Kincaid are now all living mostly normal lives by attending a new high school with new friends Alice, Sheila, Debbie, and Rick. But now Freddy Krueger has come back once again, and kills Kristen, Joey, and Kincaid. But Kristen manages to pass on her power of being able to call people into her dream by giving it to Alice just in time. Now it's up to Alice to stop Freddy and try to save her friends before it's too late.
MUSIC: Once again, no complaints. It works just fine.
ACTING: I wish Patricia Arquette had reprised her role as Kristen, but alas, she did not. The actors themselves aren't bad, but once again we're cursed with corny dialogue.
ACTION: The kills keep getting weirder and more absurd, but at least you're kept entertained the entire time and rarely bored. However, this is where the series becomes less memorable. However, I still had fun with this film.
OVERALL: It won't blow you away, but it's a solid entry in this franchise that won't hurt to watch. There's still plenty of fun to go around.
THE GOOD: Creative kills, good acting, and good music.
THE BAD: Corny dialogue and some acting replacements.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great value, October 21, 2008
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Sean L. (Twin Peaks, USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: 4 Film Favorites: Nightmare on Elm Street 1-4 (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) (DVD)
PROS:
For the price, you get a whole lot of Freddy.
Doesn't take up a lot of shelf space.

CONS:
The original film is the bare-bones release, not the Infinifilm edition.
The second movie is still pretty terrible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare on Elm Street Collection 1-4, August 19, 2014
This review is from: 4 Film Favorites: Nightmare on Elm Street 1-4 (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) (DVD)
This is a collection of the famous film series from 1-4. In part 1, we are introduced to Freddy Krueger, a human male that was murdered by the townspeople for being a psychotic killer. He makes a deal with demons to be able to enter humans' dreams and kill them in their sleep. Some of the kids of Elm St. barely survive part 1. Part 2 is when Freddy wants to enter this realm from the astral world. One boy must fight the possession of Freddy in a supernatural and psychological battle! Freddy is beaten once again, but certainly not killed. Part 3 is the coolest of all the Elm St. films. WE FIGHT BACK HARD. Some kids discover that they can control and shape their dreams like in the other film Dreamscape(not an Elm St. movie). They use their dream powers to fight Freddy in the dream/astral realm. One heck of a fight but Freddy has more experience and still racks up a body count! One kid is different though and beats Freddy. In part 4, Freddy discovers that he has a young male relative that would make a perfect replacement for him if he ever dies. Too bad for Freddy because the girl who beat him in part 3 is guarding the boy! This is the astral war of the ages between a gifted psychic girl and one of the most scary film monsters ever! Action, horror, and even some macabre comedy on Freddy's part(one liners galore) make this some of the best horror you will ever see.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 1 2, Freddy's Coming For You, 3 4, Better Lock Your Door!!!, January 18, 2009
This review is from: 4 Film Favorites: Nightmare on Elm Street 1-4 (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) (DVD)
A Nightmare on Elm Street- This is the original that introduced Freddy to the world! Wes Craven made Freddy very scary, unlike the sequels! Nancy and her friends are having terrible and very realistic nightmares. When one of her friends dies, Nancy tries to figure out what is going on and who is doing it! Freddy Krueger looks awesome and scary, and Robert Englund is great at being Freddy! If you love Freddy, you'll love A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET!!!

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2- It has been five years since Nancy killed Freddy. Now, a new kid lives where Nancy lived. Jesse and his girlfriend, Lisa find Nancy's diary that talks about who Freddy is and how she killed him. Soon, Freddy is back and he needs Jesse's body to kill people again. Can Lisa stop Freddy and save Jesse? I thought Freddy at the pool party was pretty cool, and Freddy showing his brain to Jesse. If you love Freddy, you might like A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE!!!

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3- Freddy's 3rd is better than the 2nd, because he is in it more, and Nancy is back! Nancy helps teens with their nightmares at Westin Hills. Kristen has the power to bring people into her dreams. She gets help from Nancy, Joey, Kincaid, and others. Dr. Neil Gordon tries to help by burrying Freddy in holy ground and splashing his bones with holy water. This one hints about how Freddy came to be. (You find out more about that in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child') This is also kind of sad because Nancy dies toward the end. If you love the Freddy series, hopefully, you'll love A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS!!!

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4- I thought Freddy's 4th was pretty good. Sometime after part 3, Kristen, Joey, and Kincaid realize Freddy is coming back! After Joey and Kincaid die, Kristen tells Alice about Freddy. Kristen dies and Alice is given a power because she is the dream master and could kill Freddy! There are some cool scenes like when Freddy is on the beach. One disgusting part is when Debbie is working out, and Freddy turns her arms into giant cockroach arms. Another cool/disgusting part is when Freddy is about to eat a meatball off a pizza, and the heads on the meatballs look like Alice's friends that keep dying. If you love the Freddy movies, you'll love A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Works for me..., January 2, 2011
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This review is from: 4 Film Favorites: Nightmare on Elm Street 1-4 (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) (DVD)
The Elm Street series ended with part 4 as far as I'm concerned. The original is a classic that still holds up (way better than the remake, I might add). Part 2 is silly but I love the performances enough to watch it repeatedly. Part 3 is perhaps my favorite... Fantastic characters and a very imaginative story. Part 4 continues in the same tradition as 3 and has many emotional and creative moments. Then... well... what the heck happened? Part 5 was a huge step down. And Part 6? Since when was Springwood in Ohio? Right off the bat you know you're in trouble when the filmmakers can't even get the location right. And it was downhill from there.

So the series was good for four films. That's why this 2 disk set works very well. I get all the good movies in the series on 2 disks (in one case). Saves me money... I don't have to buy them separately. Thank you and goodnight (but whatever you do, don't fall asleep).
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