A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: the Dream Master

Movie • 1988 • Horror  

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Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power to pull a new group of children into his foul domain.
This movie contains 31 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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angrydoberman
Jason the border collie probably survives
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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A girl says something like "I don't go to the gym just to be killed by a night stalker (referring to Freddy)" but he's not really a stalker
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StevenHay
2 characters have an abusive father
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
No one believes the teens and tells them that they are crazy.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Two of the teens (a brother / sister) is an extreme alcoholic.
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
A parent who is a background character. He doesn't have a lot of screen time, but he is portrayed as an abusive alcoholic parent which might be triggering.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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TaraYoung
One girl turns into a giant cockroach.
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Assault
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
(SPOILER) Basically, Freddy asks a teen if she wants to "suck face" and she gasps "no" just before he puts his mouth on hers and sucks her body totally dry.
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Bodily Harm
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StevenHay
Who voted no on this??? He literally has knives for fingers
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
A teen who is murdered by Freddy in her dream is depicted of dying from an asthma attack in real life.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
No, though there may be varied answers because Freddy emerges from his grave where he was buried at the end of the last movie, but to wit, Freddy was already dead.
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Is there amputation?
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Anonymous
One head gets deflated and the other gets torn apart from the inside out.
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Is there a hanging?
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SPOILER:




A girl dies from an asthma attack
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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TaraYoung
Teenagers die throughout the film.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a parent die?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
No, but mourning a parent who is already dead is a minor plot point.

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Is someone kidnapped?
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Does someone cheat?
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Fear
Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Kinda, but not in the traditional sense. Freddy himself is dead, though it's not clear exactly what he is supposed to be, and the souls of his victims are freed at the end, though I think that they are "souls" rather than "ghosts" per se.
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Are there clowns?
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Are there jumpscares?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is electro-therapy used?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there misophonia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
It depends on what you count. There is a dream sequence where someone is in an elevator that is speeding downward, but the terror is more about being on a rapidly descending elevator and there is no emphasis on the size of the space nor does he struggle to get out. That said, if you have claustrophobia and elevators make you nervous, you probably won't like that scene.
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Are there abortions?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Is there childbirth?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
On a minor level (for me as a queer person), one male character cracks a joke implying two other male friends are gay and they razz him back. While it implies that being gay is supposed to be bad, but is fleeting and not said with malice and is not directed at an LGBTQIA+ character.
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
As a Q/T person who is re-watching this entire series looking at queer content, there were no explicitly queer characters (and technically the queerest thing about this is Robert Englund in drag as a nurse). That said, though it isn't especially written as such, it is loosely inferable that the female weight lifter is queer and I'm guessing that that is what the yes votes are for. Her queerness is never explicitly established and it plays no role in her death.
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Kind of. Not slurs per se, but on a minor level (for me as a queer person), one male character cracks a joke implying two other male friends are gay and they razz him back. While it implies that being gay is supposed to be bad, but is fleeting and not said with malice and is not directed at an LGBTQIA+ character.
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
There is a character with asthma that is handled clunkily.
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Metta
its not a joke, but there is a scene meant to be scary in which freddy is dressed as a woman
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MoronicCyclops
One of the returning characters (A black guy) dies first 20 minutes in
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Are there incestuous relationships?
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duckinalagoon
A pin up girl is seen naked in a dream.
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Sexism
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Does it have a sad ending?
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Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Vehicular
Does a plane crash?
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Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Sort of- Freddy is hit by a car, but he's fine and the car is totaled.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Does someone drown?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
Kind of. A kid winds up inside his water bed in his dream, but he's stabbed to death before he has an opportunity to drown. That said, when his mom finds his body, the idea might be that he drowned in real life while Freddy was killing him in his dream, but a drowning is not depicted.
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Is there blood/gore?
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Is there gun violence?
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