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

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  11 August 1989 (USA)
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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,168,359 (USA)
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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 »

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The fake hand that the wires snake into was shot backwards and reversed, so you can see the holes where the wires are going to enter. See more »

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Performed by Samantha Fox
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Produced by Full Force for Full Force Productions
1989 Zomba Recording Corporation
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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Special-Effects Great; Story Stinks
9 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some of the best, if not the best, special effects in the seven-part "Nightmare On Elm Street" series were featured in this movie. They are good and they are clever.

The teens in here are still annoying and profane but not to the degree they are in most of the "Freddy" films. There are some real "hotties" in here, too. The ridiculous part is that all these "teens" look about 25 years old (which they probably are). Robert Englund (Freddy) has some funny lines, as he did in a most of these movies and the movie is well-photographed.

My problem with the story, and almost of them actually, is the theology which has always been so stupid, but I tolerated it through all of the films. But here, to a show a book in the beginning of the film that says "Christian Mythology," is a real cheap shot and going too far. This pagan propaganda was heavy in this film, which is really only worthwhile for the inventive special-effects.


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