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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.

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Wes Craven (characters), John Skipp (story) | 3 more credits »
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Lisa Wilcox ... Alice
Kelly Jo Minter ... Yvonne
Danny Hassel Danny Hassel ... Dan
Erika Anderson ... Greta
Nicholas Mele ... Dennis Johnson (as Nick Mele)
Joe Seely Joe Seely ... Mark
Valorie Armstrong Valorie Armstrong ... Mrs. Jordan
Burr DeBenning ... Mr. Jordan
Clarence Felder ... Mr. Gray
Michael Ashton Michael Ashton ... Gurney Orderly
Beatrice Boepple Beatrice Boepple ... Amanda Krueger
Matt Borlenghi ... Jock
Noble Craig ... Merging Freddy
E.R. Davies E.R. Davies ... Delivery Doctor
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Roll Over Beethoven - It's Freddy's Fifth! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The end credits song, "Let's Go" by Kool Moe Dee was actually a diss track to LL Cool J. The two rappers were feuding at the time this film was being made. 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

Mark Gray: [as The Phantom Prowler] Time to die, you scar-faced limp-dick.
[fires a bunch of times until Freddy changes]
Super Freddy: Faster than a bastard maniac! More powerful than a loco-madman! It's... Super Freddy!
[changes back to normal, turns Mark into paper and slashes him]
Freddy Krueger: Told you comic books was bad for ya!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The Australian VHS releases are the uncut "unrated" version and can be identified by a red label up in the top right corner of the front cover that says "Contains extra footage not seen in Australian cinemas!" See more »

Connections

Featured in Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

NOW I LAY ME DOWN
Performed by Samantha Fox
Written by Full Force
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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children can do anything...
19 April 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee 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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Official Sites:

Nightmare On Elm Street

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,115,176, 13 August 1989

Gross USA:

$22,168,359

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,168,359
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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