Bob McCully’s review published on Letterboxd:
When you’ve seen something a million times, growing up with it and watching it throughout different periods of your life, you develop a relationship to it.
You find yourself applying meanings where maybe they don’t exist.
You justify the objective flaws of it, sculpting out something whole from all of it’s inconsistencies.
All of the wrong moves it makes, to you, become a calculated strategy to winning the game by following some unpredictable path.
And yet… why all this effort?
Why this one above the rest?
Why did this make such an enormous impact on you? To the point of mental gymnastics in order to preserve that magic every time you sat down for 90 minutes alone in that world?
Because it’s Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and it is my favourite Nightmare on Elm Street film.
It’s also one of my all time favourite films and this fact is strengthened by every viewing.
It probably won’t make much sense because I know this one is not as revered as the first 3 but I hope you watch it again soon and catch a glimpse of what I see.
Pure 80's Camp & Deep Nightmare Poetry. A Masterpiece even if it's just for me.