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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
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"NOW I LAY ME DOWN"
Performed by Samantha Fox
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A Nightmare definitely worth watching, flows well within the series
Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child is not the most ordinary Nightmare in the series. The Dream Child is the first Nightmare film to not be written by Wes Craven, however still keeping Robert Englund as the classic Freddy you expect to see.
The story of Nightmare 5 is not as strong as a stand alone film. (unlike the others within the series, such as Freddy's Revenge or Wes Craven's New Nightmare) Although an excellent horror film to watch, I would recommend watching Nightmare 4:The Dream Master. This film was heavily done as a sequel to part 4, using all the surviving characters from part 4, along with a couple new faces.
The effects are solid in this film; The entertaining yet gory 80's horror effects featured in other Freddy films, with a little more fantasy featured throughout. With Nightmare's effects done in this manner, in my opinion, make the film more intriguing and introduces a unique touch that makes you want more. The writer managed to, like in the previous Freddy films done by Wes Craven, capture the decade well. The deaths are very creative, evil, and truly make you question when the character is dreaming, when they are awake, and what kind of grasp Freddy has over their brain.
I would recommend following Nightmare 4 before viewing The Dream Child, as it will help you piece things together as they unfold in this well done, yet somewhat hard to understand installment of the Nightmare series.
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