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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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Danny Hassel ...
Dan
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Dennis Johnson (as Nick Mele)
Joe Seely ...
Valorie Armstrong ...
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Mr. Jordan
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Michael Ashton ...
Gurney Orderly
Beatrice Boepple ...
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Jock (as Matt Borlenghi)
Noble Craig ...
Merging Freddy
E.R. Davies ...
Delivery Doctor
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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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Now Freddy's A Daddy, He's Killing For Two. See more »


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11 August 1989 (USA)  »

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A Nightmare on Elm St.: Dream Child  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,115,176 (USA) (13 August 1989)

Gross:

$22,168,359 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Leslie Bohem, "I wrote a draft that was basically Alice was in a theater group, and they were doing Medea." Thanks to Tyler Perry we now have to pause and clarify that Bohem is not referring to Madea, a story about a black man playing a fiery old black grandma, but instead most likely the ancient Greek tragic play Medea, about a woman who takes revenge on a husband for stepping out on her. Now, back to Bohem's quote, "It was very, very weird. There was a play, and then there were the dreams. I finished, and they went, 'Yeaaaah, we have this other idea. See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) During the graduation, while talking to Mark and Greta, Alice is seen holding the tickets to Europe before Dan has given them to her. They disappear for a bit and then Dan gives them to her a little later in the scene. See more »

Quotes

Freddy Krueger: I'm your friend, Jacob. Just like a daddy. Heh, huh. Gootchy-gootchy-goo! Gootchy, gootchy, goo! I gotcha! I gotcha! I gotcha. I gotcha.
[grunts, Alice walks in]
Jacob: Mommy, meet my friend.
Freddy Krueger: [shows his torn up body] Nice try, Alice. Thanks, babe. It's my new look. Like it?
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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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Referenced in Best Worst Movie (2009) See more »

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SAVAGE
Performed by WASP
Written by Blackie Lawless / Piper / Holmes
W.A.S.P. appear courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
1988 Capitol Records
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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11 November 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child, the fifth installment in the Nightmare on Elm Street series and the worst sequel ever in the series, even worse than A Nightmare on Elm Street 2. I was lucky enough to get the Nightmare on Elm Street DVD box set for my birthday and I watched all the sequels. The dream child was the worst without a doubt, I was surprised too since they were doing so well with the last two sequels. But I guess they just lost the charm, the story was just ridicules and I wasn't happy with where it went. Alice just became more annoying, she's not Nancy or Kirsten, so her carrying this film on her own didn't work for me. Freddy is also loosing his scare, this was just getting a bit silly.

Alice is back and she's carrying a child, she couldn't be happier with her life. But Freddy is also back and he's not going to be too light on her since she defeated him so easily in the fourth movie. But anyways, he wants her child and to be born into the world again. Did you ever wonder if Freddy had parents too? Well that's what A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child investigates and Alice soon finds out what Freddy's childhood was like and that maybe that's the one thing that can defeat him.

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child is just all in all a bad movie and an insult to the series. I don't think anyone could be happy with this sequel. Just the story was really silly, I mean it could have possibly worked, but once again, it was just executed the wrong way. I know that if you're looking to see the sequels for the Nightmare on Elm Street series, you should watch it, but I really wouldn't recommend it, it's not worth it, at least in my opinion.

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