A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
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Critic Reviews for A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
The series here takes a depressing nosedive into zero-degree filmmaking.
Fifth edition of the hit Nightmare series is a poorly constructed special effects showcase.
A flimsily plotted but visually impressive addition to the endless Freddy Krueger saga.
A genre film that won't totally insult your intelligence or your eyes.
As for Englund, he still looks as if he's been working at Domino's too long, and he still sounds as if he's stealing his material from Don Rickles.
Audience Reviews for A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
The Dream Child is my least favorite in the whole series. Stephen Hopkins is a horrible director. I was so disappointed with part 5. Good performances, good effects, but bad script and bad story. Freddy's jokes are even funny this time. Everything in this movie is just so backwards, awkward and weird (even the death scenes are way too awkward). It doesn't fit the series too well. Part 5 is like Freddy Krueger's own nightmare when he's on acid. But not all acid trips are good and most nightmares don't make much sense. You put those two together you have a pretty lame perception. Stephen Hopkins should have been banned from this series. Not bloody (just weird), not funny (just weird), not scary (just weird)...but slightly entertaining. Still, that just isn't enough. 2 stars for effects and good performances (only if they had a better script).
Even though every Nightmare film has tried something new in the past, this one really doesn't offer anything much. However this film does have great moments and is still very enjoyable, but compared to Dream Warriors and The Dream Master, this is one of the weaker one, still enjoyable however. But it really doesn't anything new or creative. There's still a lot of originality present in the film with the death and dream sequences, but there's a little something lacking to make this film truly special, and memorable. Freddy seems a bit bored this time around, and so do the characters. Overall Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child is a good little film to watch, but with nothing really new to add to the series.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Quotes
|Freddy Krueger:||We'll see bitch!|
|Freddy Krueger:||Faster than a bastard maniac! More powerful than a loco-madman! It's...Super Freddy!|
|Freddy Krueger:||(as "Super Freddy") - Faster than a bastard maniac! More powerful than a loco-madman! It's...Super Freddy!|
|Freddy Krueger:||Where are you going, piglet? The party's just starting.|
|Alice:||I know exactly what you're up to.|
|Freddy Krueger:||I thought I was up to...Yvonne!|
|Freddy Krueger:||I thought I was up to Yvonne!|
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