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

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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A Nightmare on Elm St.: Dream Child  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,168,359 (USA)
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Trivia

If you were a Nightmare on Elm Street fan looking at that poster in 1988/1989 you were probably curious what the heck "Dream Child" meant, and what was going on with the fetus in the crystal ball in Freddy's glove. Well, the people making the film thought the same thing, too. That poster came out before they actually had a clear idea what the movie was going to be about beyond its premise and title. See more »

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(at around 1h 16 mins) Near the end, when Freddy is holding Jacob's hand, you can clearly see Robert Englund's normal hand at the bottom of the glove. Freddy was completely burned so there should have been scar tissue instead of regular skin. See more »

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Amanda Krueger: Jacob! Jacob! Alice will not triumph! Only you can help her now.
Jacob: [looking like Freddy] Hey, leave her! Let's go! I want to learn stuff from you. She's no fun anymore. Teach me? Heh.
Amanda Krueger: Now, Jacob. Unleash the power he has given you.
Jacob: [looking back at Freddy after he sees that he has fallen into Amanda's trap] School's out, Krueger.
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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 »

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References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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LET'S GO
Performed by Kool Moe Dee
Written by M. Dewese
Produced by LaVaba Malison and Mohanndas Dewese
1988 Zomba Recording Corporation
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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More of A Soap Opera Than Horror.
13 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not saying this is a bad movie like most people say, but if you look at it real closely; you will see this installment has the most drama than the others. Besides PART 7. Director Stephen Hopkins and (female) writer Leslie Bohem provide a great dramatic story with perfect comic timing by FREDDY KRUGER(Robert Englund).

Alice(Lisa Wilcox) and Dan(Danny Hassell) have been living like king and queen since the battle with FREDDY. All of that is about to change, because FREDDY is using their unborn baby, Jacob(Whitby Hertford), dreams to kill those close to her. The only person who can help her is the rest of her remaining friends and FREDDY's mother, who body has been missing since the birth of FREDDY.

Now the plot sounds like an average horror movie, but it's not. What most people complain about is how slow moving it is and not few people are killed like the other installment. This movie not about that at all, it's more on the human side than horror. Of course, you have those excellent one liners from FREDDY. So watch if your in for a horror/drama.


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