Sunday, December 1, 2013

Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)


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By the time the fourth entry in the franchise rolled around, Freddy was a household name and had lost much of the fear once associated with original film.  As I sat in the theatre, I was quickly made aware that this the MTV version of the Elm Street I once knew.    I understand that this is a favorite for many fans, especially those who hold the special memory of the first entry to see in the theatre, but I always felt this one was a bit too mainstreamed for my taste despite the solid directing efforts and cast....


A location that eluded many fans for years was Alice's house.   Thanks to some guidance from Andras Jones, I was the first one to track down the home in Burbank.   Here is Tuesday Knight's drive to the house recreated...











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Springwood High is now played by Venice High School in this film and the next installment...








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Some hallway shots...




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I was also the first to find the Crave Inn.   Here is a shot from across the street...

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It is featured later in the film from this side....







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For this sequel and the next few films, they did not use the original Elm Street house or street but instead built a facade of the house in a different neighborhood.   Here is where the facade once stood....

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It took a lot of detective work to find the street by finding the houses appearing across from the house facade...







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Another first-to-find location for me was Kristen's house....







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The spot in the cemetery was a bit harder to find.  Here is the first spot where Dan is walking...




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Here is the spot of the actual funeral.  I quickly became adept at finding and lining up gravestones...






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And the spot where all three are walking....




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The Rialto in South Pasadena was used in one of Alice's nightmares...







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I was also the first to find Debbie's house, not too far from the Crave Inn, so their drive to it was actually realistic!





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The fountain seen at the end of the movie...








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Ken Sagoes....

Rodney Eastman...

Brooke Theiss...

Toy Newkirk....

Andras Jones...

Lisa Wilcox...

Robert Englund...




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1 comment:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. I watch the movie all the time!

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