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

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

(at around 18 mins) When Freddy is resurrected, he is heard saying, "You shouldn't have buried me. I'm not dead," but his lips clearly aren't moving.
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(at around 38 mins) During Freddy's first meeting with Alice, he motions to her and says. "Alice, come to Daddy!" but his mouth doesn't match.
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(at around 1h 22 mins) When Alice is fighting Freddy in the church Freddy says "I...am...eternal" But it is obvious that he says something else (looks like "forever") because his lips movement doesn't match the word.
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Character error 

(at around 31 mins) When referring to the famous Elm Street house, Kristen says, "It's his home," but Freddy never actually lived there.
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In the previous film 'A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Freddy had carved the message "COME AND GET HIM BITCH" on Joey's chest. The cuts in his chest were deep enough to have left permanent scars. In the beginning of this movie Joey is shown with his shirt off in his water bed, but he has no scars on his chest.
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(at around 7 mins) In the beginning when Kristen is driving to pick up Rick and Alice, she egregiously runs a stop sign.
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Continuity 

(at around 1h 7 mins) When Alice sneaks out at night to meet Dan at the diner, she grabs a pair of white tennis shoes before she runs out (and you can see her wearing them when she runs around the corner of the diner). A little while later (at around 1h 12 mins), when Alice attempts to run over Freddy with Dan's truck, the foot stepping on the gas is wearing a brown boot with red laces.
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(at around 2 mins) In the beginning when Kristen is walking towards the little girl, she is facing her. But when she gets closer she comes from behind.
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(at around 28 mins) When Dan and his friend enter the Crave Inn (where Alice works) we notice that his friend is not the same as the one in the Crave Inn; they used two different actors.
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Kristen's hair in the beginning basement scenes.
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(at around 44 mins) After Sheila smears the blood on her paper, it's wet. But in the next shot the blood stain is dried and has changed formation.
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(at around 27 mins) When Kristen is talking to the real nurse after bumping her head, her hand is on her head in the wide shot but not in the close-up.
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(at around 1h 8 mins) When Freddy pushes the bench-press bar back down on Debbie, Debbie's hands change position between shots.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Camera crew reflected in Dan's truck.
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Crew member reflected in Alice's Dad's car window when she pulls off from the hospital
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(at around 31 mins) When Rick and Dan are walking up to the Krueger house you can see the film crew trucks parked on the street.
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(at around 7 mins) In the beginning when Kristen is driving to Alice's house, the crew and some onlookers are clearly visible at the end of the street. They can be seen just below the rear-view mirror.
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Just after Alice and Dan crash the truck into the tree (when they think they are going to crash into/hit Freddy), you see Alice lean over to look at Dan, who is unconscious. If you look at the area of Dan's right shoulder, you can clearly see the reflection of a man wearing a white t-shirt, presumably a crew member, in the truck's window moving around.
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Factual errors 

(at around 22 mins) When a headphone cord is unplugged from a stereo, the stereo does not turn off. The stereos speakers would turn on.
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Miscellaneous 

When Joeys mom pulls back the cover and finds Joey in his bed there is no blood even tho Freddy stabbed him.
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The scene where Kristen is in the quick sand one frame you see her arm reached up and her head is completely covered but in the next scene you can see some of her hair.
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When Alice wakes up from being pulled into Kristen dream she has a nightgown on and runs out of the bedroom without changing and when they are running up to her house she has jeans on.
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When Rick and Alice are running up to Kristen house you can see her window is open but there is no smoke coming out of her window.
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Revealing mistakes 

(at around 59 mins) Obvious double when Alice is using the nunchucks in front of her mirror. The actual person is a man or a woman of different build wearing a cheap wig.
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(at around 25 mins) Kristen is with Alice before school. Kristen lights a cigarette with a match, but it doesn't ignite. She inhales and exhales, but no smoke is visible.
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(at around 1h 12 mins) Chain visibly attached to the back of Dan's truck when it gets smashed in by an invisible force.
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(at around 28 mins) When Dan enters the diner looking for Rick, the needle of the record player in the jukebox is on the paper label in the center, not in the grooves, yet the music is still playing.
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When Freddy is resurrected and is saying "You shouldn't have buried me. I'm not dead", his mouth clearly isn't moving.
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(at around 1h 21 mins) When Alice is fighting Freddy in the church, she burns a hole through his body. Not only is it obvious that the hole isn't actually there but it is a cartoon effect superimposed over Freddy but when the camera goes away and then comes back, there is a panel of brightness at the top left hand corner of the effect so you can't see the Freddy jumper clearly.
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Spoilers

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Continuity 

(at around 1h 20 mins) When Freddy fights Alice in the church, the front of the brim of his hat goes from down and back to the down position without him moving it at all.
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Plot holes 

(at around 20 mins) After Freddy stabs Kincaid in the dream world, he awakens and grabs his stomach but there is no blood. But later when Kristen and Joey are killed, there is physical evidence in the real world of how they met their fate.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Freddy fights Alice in the church, we see a close-up of Freddy taunting her and the pinkie finger of the glove is missing, revealing his bare, unburnt finger.
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