Round #4The Loser: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream MasterAn Image from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: What a Total Pussy
Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers - A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master
In the 4th installment of the Nightmare
saga, the once sinister Freddy Krueger is reduced to skulking baby that is eventually overpowered by a 17-year-old girl and his own reflection.
The most disturbing aspect of this film is the subplot involving a quiet girl who absorbs the "power" of her friends each time they die. She seems remarkably OK with the idea and spends her time showing off her sweet nunchuck skills.Worst Moment:
Every time the token black kid spoke.Scariest Moment:
When all the little baby arms trap Freddy to a wall.Unintentionally Funny Moment:
When Alice defeats Freddy with cartwheels.The Runner-Up: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael MyersThe producers rudely awake Michael from his afternoon nappy time
Although a remarkable step up from Halloween III
, which would have worked if not for the slight oversight of leaving out its main character, Halloween IV
dissolves into a series of "huh?" moments that make it absolutely impossible to enjoy the film. First, how did Michael and Dr. Loomis survive a blast that took out an entire hallway? Why is Michael still sporting burn bandages ten years later while Loomis only has minimal scars? And why does everyone have a damn Michael Myers mask?
Then The Return of Michael Myers
degenerates into a bizarre siege film where Michael alternates between super-human and klutzy cripple (particularly when he staggers awkwardly around on the roof).
Oh, and then the girl goes ape-shit because apparently Michael passed his evil torch on to her, so now fans of the Halloween
series get to be scared of a little girl instead of a giant man in a ghost mask. Smart move producers.Worst Moment:
When Michael pulls an Indiana Jones and climbs onto the truck.Scariest Moment:
... I'm thinking ...Unintentionally Funny Moment:
When the rednecks kill and defenseless kid, then shrug it off and continue their lynch mob.The Winner: Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final ChapterThe lead actor finishes reading the script for Friday the 13th Part 4
Finally, FINALLY, this franchise lives up to its own hype! Finally Jason is big and scary, finally we see boobs for over half the movie, FINALLY a fat chick gets stabbed in the throat and squeezes a banana ... wait.
While the kills are twisted and the general tone a bit more rough, this "Final Chapter" attempts the same lame ending as Halloween IV
: passing the psycho-killer torch to a young child. Only this time it's Corey Feldman, so maybe it worked.
Also better is the acting, with Crispin Glover in a delightfully doughy role and a pair of hot twins that spend far too much time non-naked.
Worst Moment: Scariest Moment:
When young Corey Feldman has a bizarre A.D.D. reaction to a naked womanUnintentionally Funny Moment:
Jason reaches his full potential, while Michael and Freddy lick their script wounds.