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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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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Hassel ...
Erika Anderson ...
Dennis Johnson (as Nick Mele)
Joe Seely ...
Valorie Armstrong ...
Burr DeBenning ...
Michael Ashton ...
Beatrice Boepple ...
Jock (as Matt Borlenghi)
Noble Craig ...
E.R. Davies ...


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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Release Date:

11 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm St.: Dream Child  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)


$22,168,359 (USA)

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Eric Singer, former drummer for Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Badlands and current KISS drummer makes a cameo as one of the band members on the television show. See more »


(at around 12 mins) In the graduation photo, Greta does not face the camera. When Greta later looks at the photo (at around 34 mins), it shows her facing the camera. See more »


Amanda Krueger: Your birth was a curse on the whole of humanity.
[Freddy hisses]
Amanda Krueger: I will not allow it to happen again. You brought me back to give you life, but now I must take yours.
Freddy Krueger: We'll see, bitch. We'll just see.
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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 »


Performed by Doctor Ice
Produced by Full Force for Full Force Productions
Co-Produced by Doctor Ice
1988 Zomba Recording Corporation
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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* * out of 4.

Never mind Freddy's return is never explained, this installment has terrific effects, and style to burn with Robert Englund giving it his all, but this series is getting old fast. In this entry, Freddy (Englund) is trying to control the unborn child of part four's survivor and murdering all her friends in the process. The black and white sequence is a highlight. Unrated; Extreme Graphic Violence, Sexual Situations, Profanity, and Brief Nudity.

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