A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master ★★★★

"Fuckin… A…"

All of the above plus, despite this resembling a series of music videos or commercials (al-be-they with a horror twist) than an actual story, that mirror metaphor, covered with the images of her friends because Alice hasn't found herself yet, is just as strong as if not stronger than anything in Dream Warriors concerning empowerment etc. This is probably as purely conceptual as the series got, and that that rose out of the movie being rushed into production without a completed script etc seems almost unbelievable considering how slickly executed it all is. They make it look so easy you wonder why they aren't still cranking these out year after year, but there was clearly just some good juju (or just really good drugs) going around on this one.