A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

In this installment of the never-ending saga of Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), the heroine from the previous film, Alice (Lisa Wilcox), is inexplicably suffering from Krueger-inspired nightmares again, despite the fact that she has apparently learned to control her subconscious and effectively block him from entering her dreams. One of her most frightening...read more

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In this installment of the never-ending saga of Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), the heroine from the previous film, Alice (Lisa Wilcox), is inexplicably suffering from Krueger-inspired nightmares again, despite the fact that she has apparently learned to control her subconscious and

effectively block him from entering her dreams. One of her most frightening visions shows the evil Krueger's conception--as the "bastard son of 100 maniacs"--when a nun is accidentally locked in an asylum with the inmates. Part 5 is yet another collection of cleverly realized nightmare sequences

strung together by the thinnest of plots. While the writers did well in coming up with a clever device to bring Freddy back after his seemingly final defeat in Part 4, the notion isn't really developed all that well. Director Stephen Hopkins does an imaginative job in visualizing the bizarre,

freely associative nightmares and produces some memorably surrealistic scenes. One promising note, however, was that the character of Freddy Krueger had recovered some of the evil edge he lost in previous installments.

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  • Released: 1989
  • Rating: R
  • Review: In this installment of the never-ending saga of Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), the heroine from the previous film, Alice (Lisa Wilcox), is inexplicably suffering from Krueger-inspired nightmares again, despite the fact that she has apparently learned to… (more)

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