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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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Stephen Hopkins

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Wes Craven (characters), John Skipp (story) | 3 more credits »
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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 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>

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

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

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 St.: 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
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the love scene at the opening of the film, the male actor is Michael Bailey Smith. He is the same actor that plays Super Freddy in Mark's (Joe Seely) dream. See more »

Goofs

(at around 29 mins) Alice screams "Dan" in the diner, but her mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Dan Jordan: [possessed by Freddy Krueger] Hi, Alice. Want to make babies?
[laughs]
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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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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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11 November 2003 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee 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.

3/10


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