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A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

Released - 1989
Genre - Horror, Fantasy
Director - Stephen Hopkins
Starring - Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Erika Anderson, Beatrice Boepple, Matthew Borlenghi

Following Alice, the survivor from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, this sequel attempted to breathe new life into a dying franchise with limited success. This time around Krueger is terrorising Alice through the nightmares of her unborn baby. The make-up and effects are great but there isn't much action and the plot is decidedly confused. We learn more about Freddy's origins and Alice enlists help from the ghost of his hapless mother which all builds to a predictable ending. The acting is pretty ropy, there is no gore and this effort offers very little in the way of entertainment.


Bodycount - 3

Gore - good FX's but sanitised for a teen audience


Related Links - A Nightmare on Elm Street, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, A Nightmare on Elm Street 6, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Wes Craven, Freddy Krueger




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