A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 - The Dream Child
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 - The Dream Child
In the fifth installment in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, Alice (Lisa Wilcox) begins the film with the notion that she is safe after she vanquished the evil Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) by learning how to battle the dreamworld psychopath within her own unconscious mind. But somehow Freddy has survived, and Alice discovers that he's found a place where Alice can't protect herself when he taps into the dreams of her unborn child. Freddy is soon leaving a trail of destruction while the child is still in the womb, and he will become even more deadly when the child comes to term.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The series here takes a depressing nosedive into zero-degree filmmaking."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A genre film that won't totally insult your intelligence or your eyes."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"At the end of the day while it does little to progress the mythos, it's still an enjoyable entry in to the series that entertains consistently."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Despite an impressive bag of special effects tricks, old Fred is starting to resemble one of those dead horses that studio execs insist on flogging."
‑ David Hughes, Empire Magazine
"kinda gothic freddy"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Fifth edition of the hit Nightmare series is a poorly constructed special effects showcase."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"The progressively convoluted nature of its storyline ultimately stands as A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child's most egregious failing..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Because nothing says giggly slasher escapism quite like child endangerment and abortion discussions. Please pass the popcorn."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Neither an improvement nor a failure over the previous film, this movie begins stretching the credibility of its victims' deaths."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"A flimsily plotted but visually impressive addition to the endless Freddy Krueger saga."
‑ , Time Out
"Don't wait for this one to come out on video-see it in the theatre and sit close to the screen. Roller coasters are always better at the front."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Director Stephen Hopkins does an imaginative job in visualizing the bizarre, freely associative nightmares and produces some memorably surrealistic scenes."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Freddy Krueger is now a full-blown cartoonish caricature of his initially dread-induced former self."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"When a movie gives up before the one-minute mark, you know you're in for a long haul."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
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