A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

1989

Action / Fantasy / Horror / Romance / Thriller

98
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 33%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 33%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 34042

Synopsis


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Cast

Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger
Whit Hertford as Jacob
Marnette Patterson as Little Girl
Lisa Wilcox as Alice
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650.40 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 29 min
P/S 3 / 13
1.20 GB
1920*1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 29 min
P/S 4 / 13

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by CyrusArnold 7 / 10

A solid sequel, while being a creepy, good standalone film as well.

I really had a fun time with "A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child". The death scenes were extremely creative, and most of the characters held their own. The practical effects were incredible, and absolutely hold up to today's standards. As for the dream sequences, some of these were the best of the entire franchise. It's almost like an "Evil Dead" movie if you take the fantasy-horror tone induced into this entry to the franchise. The cinematography was incredible, and the direction shines through the picture. This movie gets a 7 because the ending seems rushed, but it's good enough. I recommend this movie. It's a fun time, and takes you back on a nostalgia trip to 80s horror movies. :)

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 4 / 10

A long way from a dream

The original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' is still to me one of the scariest and best horror films there is, as well as a truly great film in its own right and introduced us to one of the genre's most iconic villains in Freddy Krueger. It is always difficult to do a sequel that lives up to a film as good as 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' let alone one to be on the same level.

'A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child' is one just of the weakest sequels in the 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' film series, and one of the weakest films overall. It is such a big disappointment after being so impressed by the surprisingly good previous two sequels (was also underwhelmed by the second film, which to me is actually marginally better than this one). The third film in particular being the best sequel by far if not quite on the same level as the original, a very difficult feat.

'The Dream Child' is not unwatchable by all means. The music score is still hauntingly ominous, the scariest that the film gets is by listening to the music and it is sad that most of the rest of the film doesn't match it in effectiveness. Robert Englund's material is beneath him, but that doesn't stop him from giving it his all and giving a freaky performance.

Production design is the most dream-like the film ever gets and has moments of being nightmarish, just wish that one can appreciate it more because the way it's photographed and edited doesn't do it justice. A couple of the deaths are cool, though there is nothing inspired or creepy here.

However, 'The Dream Child' is an example of style over substance and sadly the style is not done very well...at all in one of the worst looking and most self-indulgent-looking films in the series. The production design is undone by an over-reliance on sudden, amateurish and often misplaced shock cuts and incredibly crude imagery that belongs more in a rock video-like cartoon. This feels like an attempt to compensate for an erratically paced (both rushed and tedious), ridiculous and non-atmospheric story with scares that are unimaginatively derivative, too far and between and vapidly tame on the whole.

Apart from Englund, the acting is very poor (even Lisa Wilcox isn't anywhere near as winning as in the previous film), with the actors having to work with an awkwardly clunky script and irritating characters that constantly make silly and illogical decisions. Even the humour doesn't work, Freddy's one-liners are more stale and toe-curlingly groan-worthy than twisted or witty and what was darkly comic before is replaced by an overload of cheese. The direction is largely unimaginative, and only a couple of the deaths are cool, the others are forgettable at best.

In conclusion, lacklustre and a long way from a dream. 4/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by Matt Greene 6 / 10

Far from the best of the series, but still an energetic little nightmare

After the useless "Dream Master", this one gets the series back on track by returning to the original's personality of teens trying to figure out a mystery, all the while being terrorized. The lore and rules are completely incomprehensible at this point, making it hard to follow and get your claws into. However, the death scenes are great: practical sets and effects, stylish cinematography, and a well-balanced use of cartoonishness and terror.

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