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


“All right, Krueger… this time it’s for keeps! ” – Alice Johnson

Number of Times Seen – At least twice (Cable in the 80’s/90’s and 13 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Freddy is back and once again haunts Alice and her friends.

My Take on it – This is yet another film in the franchise that starts off by trying to find a way to undo what was done in the previous film and it gets a bit tiresome.

How many times can Freddy be destroyed FOR GOOD, only to be resurrected from another film?

That being said, despite not being a fan of the horror genre, I’ve always enjoyed watching Freddy find new ways to torture and kill his victims.

Robert Englund does a wonderful job dishing out Freddy’s pun lines while also remaining somewhat haunting throughout.

The film, like most of its predecessors doesn’t take the time to try and develop any of the characters and that hurts things because that situates every one of them as being cannon fodder.

They are able to throw in a few thrilling sequences whee we might think a character might survive and they don’t, but there are also opposite surprises where characters that we assume will die, prevail… for the moment.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Stephen Hopkins was given just four weeks to shoot and a further four weeks to edit the film. This meant that he had to shoot on one stage while the crew dressed the other, so they could shoot almost continually. After he made it, the studio was so impressed, that he was given the task of directing Predator 2 (1990), which is strange, considering that this movie was released by New Line Cinema, and Predator 2 (1990) was released by 20th Century Fox. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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