A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (stylized onscreen as A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child) is a 1989 American gothic slasher film directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Leslie Bohem. It is the fifth installment in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series, and stars Lisa Wilcox, and Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger.
The fifth installment of the popular franchise focuses on Alice (Lisa Wilcox), a survivor of the fourth, who believes Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) has been eliminated for good. She optimistically hopes to start a life with fellow survivor Dan (Danny Hassel). The nightmares begin soon enough, though, and Alice learns she is pregnant. When her friends start dying, Alice suspects that Freddy is using the fetus within her as a weapon. Can she fight the demon while protecting her unborn child?
- Like Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (the sequel to this movie), the movie mostly goes for comedy and partially ignores any horror elements.
- Disgusting effects for Freddy Krueger.
- Confusing plot.
- Transitions from scene to scene are so confusing, the plot is hard to follow.
- Compared with other movies from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child had the least kills. Sitting on three kills, as Freddy only killed three people.
- The cringe-worthy Super Freddy scene.
- Bland acting, except for Robert Englund.
- The poster is a carbon copy of the third film.
- Despite there being three kills, the kills themselves are really cool and creative.
- Good soundtrack consisting of Iron Maiden's "Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter", and Romeo's Daughter's "Heaven in the Backseat" to name a few.
- Robert Englund still does a great performance as Freddy Krueger.
- Alice and Dan return from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and are great characters like they were in the previous film.
- The new characters, Yvonne, Mark, and Greta, are decent.