Director Renny Harlin Revisits ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 4’ – “Why Didn’t Everyone Realize It Was Going to Work?”
Posted on Monday, June 21st, 2021 by Jack Giroux
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is one of the high points for the horror franchise and filmmaker Renny Harlin. The sequel stands the test of time thanks to imaginative dream sequences and practical effects that only look better with age, a Freddy Kruger movie that takes full advantage of the infinite possibilities of a dreamscape.
And although the 1988 picture changed Harlin’s life, he was always in fear while making it.
The Dream Master was only Harlin’s third movie, his follow-up to his now cult-classic horror film, Prison, which gave Viggo Mortensen one of his earliest starring roles. While Harlin talked to us about his new comedic crime caper, The Misfits, he recalled his roller coaster experience of directing the horror sequel.