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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (original title)
The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.

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Storyline

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son? Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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11 August 1989 (USA)  »

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A Nightmare on Elm St.: Dream Child  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,168,359 (USA)
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Trivia

Freddy was played by the screenwriter for the teaser trailer. David J. Schow, one of the Dream Child script re-write wizards, actually got to be in the film. That's Schow's hand in the Freddy glove at the end. The baby carriage was a big prop which he could fit into, but the lights they had to place inside the carriage almost caused his arm to catch on fire. See more »

Goofs

(at around 27 mins) When Freddy is in the truck with Dan, and Freddy rips his own arm off, green ooze comes from the wound. But in the close-up shot, the "ooze" is now green sewn fabric, attached to the red and green sweater. See more »

Quotes

Mark Gray: Are you okay?
Alice Johnson: He's doing something to my baby. I know it. He's trying to hurt Jacob.
Mark Gray: Who-who's Jacob?
Alice Johnson: My baby!
Mark Gray: What, you named him already?
Alice Johnson: [stares at him for a moment, contemplating] Yeah... I guess so.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, Lisa Wilcox's (Alice) name is omitted, possibly due an oversight with the end credits being listed alphabetically and the fact that her last name would have put her last on the list. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gorgon Video Magazine (1989) See more »

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BRING YOUR DAUGHTER TO THE SLAUGHTER
Performed by Bruce Dickinson
Written by Bruce Dickinson
Produced by Chris Bangarides for Zomba Recording Svcs.
1989 Zomba Records LTD
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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The series sinks a little lower
12 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

After the success of Part 4, another sequel was a natural move. However they should have stopped it before it began. Alice, having survived Part 4 finds herself pregnant and it seems Freddy is using her unborn child to get at his victims, which of course are Alice's friends. Strange Nightmare movie, very heavy on religious imagery and bad acting. The special effects are good, but the movie itself is not.


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