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

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


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24 January 2002 | Op_Prime
And the series gets even worse...
The series began suffering with the fourth movie, but this one really sent the series down hill. The acting is horrible. Only Robert Englund delivers a good performance. Not easy considering how pathetic this movie makes Freddy. Instead of the dark and scary villain, he's become a wise cracking jerk. The story is poor, making little sense. More details about Freddy's past come to light, but it really doesn't make a difference. The movie is also not very scary. The makers of this movie just opt for a lot of gore. The special effects try to fix the movie's many problems, but they don't. You'd think they would know when to quit, but yet another sequel followed. Thumbs down on this one.

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Trivia

The graduation sequence was cut down significantly to speed up the pacing of the film. As a result, there are several continuity errors. Among the cut footage was Dan's graduation speech, dialogue between Greta and Racine, a rap between Yvonne, Alice, and Greta, additional dialogue about parents and future plans, and a scene in which Alice's father gives her a camera she had been saving up for as a graduation present before she went to Paris (if you watch closely, you can see Alice hand her father a camera before they go to take the group picture).


Quotes

Racine Gibson: Aren't you eating?
Greta Gibson: I really don't feel up to it.
Racine Gibson: Really, dear. You ought to try something.
Greta Gibson: You're the one whose always slapping my hand about my weight, *Mother*.
Racine Gibson: That's why we diet, dear. So we can eat at social events and not upset the other guests!
Greta Gibson: ...


Goofs

When Alice falls out of the shower near the start, she is naked. A green towel can be seen wrapped around her when she is lying on the ground; when she stands up, she is nude again.


Crazy Credits

In the end credits, Lisa Wilcox's (Alice) name is omitted, possibly due an oversight with the end credits being listed alphabetically and the fact that her last name would have put her last on the list.


Alternate Versions

The DVD contains the "R" rated theatrical version, which has a running time of 89 minutes. The original videocassette release contains the "Unrated" version, which has a running time of 91 minutes, and features two scenes that were extended with more graphic violence. The motorcycle "fuses" with the Dan's body longer, and Freddy forces Greta's innards into her mouth.


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LIVIN' IN THE JUNGLE
Performed by
Schooly-D
Written, Produced and Arranged by Schooly-D
1988 Zomba Recording Corporation
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.

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