A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Did you ever see a dream stalking...? The kids on Elm Street have. For five years, a walking nightmare named Freddy Krueger has haunted their sleep--seeking revenge for the horribly disfiguring death he suffered at the hands of the children's parents. Now, through the dreams of an unborn child, Freddy has resurrected himself ... and he's looking for new victims.
Through the dreams of an unborn child, walking nightmare Freddy Krueger has resurrected himself ... and he's looking for new victims.
Cast: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Danny Hassel, Whitby Hertford, Kelly Minter
Part 5's have a hard time in the 80s mainstream slasher series. I'm giving this one three skulls, but that's only because I can't give it two and a half. Some cool visuals, and likeable cast, the fx are cool. But at this point, Freddy has gotten far from his effective, frightening original persona.
It was all right. Marginally better than 2, not as great as 3 (which I realize might be the metalhead in me talking). My main gripe, however, is that the site's blurb summary spoils the key plot element.
Not a very good one. Felt nothing for the characters and didn’t feel much tension when they were stalked by Freddy. The plot line concerning the baby was rather clever, but the lore was stretched to its limit to accommodate it.
I mean it’s a good movie series but I just hate the back story of Freddy at the end of the day he is just a pedo that won’t accept that he raped and murdered children for fun like why even put in the description he is looking for revenge they should put how will they get rid of Freddy this time would make the movie that much more worth the watch
*****FIVE STARS***** Not because of plot or writing (definitely not). Five stars because it's damn fun and gives you more of what you loved about #1, 3, and 4 (nobody liked #2 let's be honest). It's also great to see how horror WAS filmed - nothing but raw analog uncomputerized special effects without a single frame of CGI. All around a must watch.