83rd out of 88 books — 41 voters
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A fun read, but for most of the book the author literally rewrote the screenplays in prose form. This does make it interesting in some cases where the final scenes ended up different than what was in the screenplay. For instance, in Part 4, we see Rick's original planned death scene involving an elevator instead of the pretty lame karate scene that ended up in the movie.
I have seen neither A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master nor A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5: The Dream Child. They're the only films in the series I haven't seen. This was the first time I've read novelizations of movies I haven't seen, and, while occasionally sketchy to the point of being confusing, I enjoyed them. Part 5: The Dream Child was much more memorable than Part 4: The Dream Master, about which I can remember almost nothing.
These are my least favourite stories in the (film franchise/novelizations) it was a chore to read this and I am glad I have finally finished it because I will never read it again. I look forward to reading Freddy vs. Jason and Wes Craven's New Nightmare.