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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

The idea of focusing the story around children and birth was hatched by Executive Producer Sara Risher, who was a new mother at the time and constantly had her child and its wellbeing in her mind. The crew decided to build off this because they felt that teenagers and 20 somethings who were fans of the original film were beginning to reach the age where they were likely thinking about settling down and having families. This, incorporating elements of family and birth into the film would keep the series relevant and special for fans of earlier entries. See more »

Goofs

(at around 4 mins) Obvious body double for Alice when she is in the shower. Person in the shower is much "curvier" and has much bigger breasts than Alice. See more »

Quotes

[Freddy is cutting chunks out of Greta and eating them]
Freddy: Is she delicious or am I crazy?
Mark Gray: You leave her alone!
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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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LIVIN' IN THE JUNGLE
Performed by Schooly D
Written, Produced and Arranged by Schooly D
1988 Zomba Recording Corporation
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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children can do anything...
19 April 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Obviously, they wanted to have Freddy come back yet again. This time, he murders people through the dreams of an unborn baby. You read that right: AN UNBORN BABY! I never knew that unborn babies can dream, but apparently they can. As for the murders themselves...well, let's just say that the doll scene was something else! I would imagine that Robert Englund is probably proud to be remembered as that claw-handed slasher. Granted "A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child" isn't exactly the most creative movie ever, but it's still neat for what it is. Needless to say, there are some silly one-liners. And yet, there were even sequels after this one...


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