A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) Movie Review

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

1989 | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Romance
89 minutes /

User Score: 74/100


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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Review

Synopsis:

The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) is an American thriller horror movie that is 89 minutes long and was filmed in Los Angeles, California, USA. Director Stephen Hopkins (Lost in Space (1998), Predator 2 (1990), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Under Suspicion (2000)) did a fantastic job executing this terrifying movie that I enjoyed immensely. I am a huge Freddy fan and have seen all the movies in its franchise. This movie was made right after the success of its predecessor and did really well. The director displays his skills by using different camera angles that add the extra pizazz the movie needed.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child occurs about one year after A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) where everyone is happy is Freddy Krueger is nowhere to be seen. Alice (Lisa Wilcox - General Hospital (1963), A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), Watchers Reborn (1998)) and Dan are dating. The movie did not take long to show Alice in the shower having a dream/vision of her in an asylum dressed in a nun’s garment that has a nametag saying Amanda Krueger. Alice graduated the next day and tells Dan about her dream and Dan basically told her that everything will be okay because she has control over her dreams. Alice dreams of the asylum again but this time, Amanda is seen giving birth to Freddy. Alice followed the baby as it escapes from the operating room. She ended up being at the same church as in the last film that she defeated Freddy. I was in disbelief after seeing the baby finding Freddy’s remains and then resurrecting him. Alice calls Dan (Danny Hassel - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), The China Lake Murders (1990), Baggerfuhrer Bob (2014)) after showing up to work four hours late. Dan falls asleep and encounters Freddy (Robert Englund - Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)) as he comes to him in a truck. Dan’s death was very gruesome in the 1990s when I saw this movie and is still very gruesome to this day. Skip forward - Alice is informed that she is pregnant with Dan’s baby, and she tells her friends about Freddy. The movie progresses to showing Alice and her friends encountering Freddy and horrific ways.

Overall I would recommend this movie to all horror and Robert Englund fans because it was greatly enjoyed by my guest and me. The actors did an amazing job playing their respective roles. The cinematography, special effects department, sound and light did a wonderful job bringing this movie together. This film is not the best installment of the Freddy franchise, but it is worth seeing for the gruesome kills and terrify atmosphere it brings about. I have seen this movie numerous times and have not gotten bored of it so give it a try and leave a comment below.


About A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Original Title: A Nightmare on Elm St.: Dream Child, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
AKA: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child
Year: 1989
Runtime: 89 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Romance
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.65/5 stars from 46 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 46
Starring: Robert Englund, Noble Craig, Whit Hertford, Marc Siegler, Michael Bailey Smith, Kelly Jo Minter, Lisa Wilcox, Danny Hassel, Nicholas Mele, Beth DePatie, Steven Grives, Wally George, Jill Adler, Victor A. Haddox, Valorie Armstrong, Don Maxwell, Burr DeBenning, Clarence Felder, Beatrice Boepple, Cameron Perry, Matthew Borlenghi, Eric Singer, E.R. Davies, James Vallo, Pat Sturges, Will Egan, Cesar Anthony Torres, Stacey Elliott, Peter Trencher, Jennifer Honneus
Writers: Wes Craven, John Skipp, Craig Spector, Leslie Bohem
Director: Stephen Hopkins

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