Movie Marathon: ‘A Nightmare on Elmstreet 5: The Dream Child’ (1989) – rewatch

  • Director: Stephen Hopkins
  • With: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Danny Hassel, Kelly Jo Minter, Joe Seely, Nicholas Mele, Erika Anderson, Whit Hertford
  • Music by: Jay Ferguson
  • Duration: 1h29
  • My rating: 6/10


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?


Alice and Dan (from The Dream Master) are back, but so is Freddy. Alice dreams about Amanda Krueger’s rape that resulted in the birth of psychopath Freddy. And he has found a way back to the kid’s dreams, through Alice’s pregnancy.

This movie has some merit to it, characters’ death wise. But storywise this is the weakest so far. (There are still a few more sequels so that might change)

The backstory about Amanda Krueger feels a bit forced but it does provide some explanation to Freddy’s craziness (if it’s true at least that evil is born evil)

There’s no denying that Englund portrayed Krueger as if it was his destiny and even in a bad Nightmare movie he is pretty good at what he does. His oneliners are always funny and creepy at the same time. So again in this movie (especially the scene with Dan in his truck and on the motorbike is great and the Super Freddy bit)

So all in all not the best Elmstreet movie but still has some great moments.

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