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Part of the: A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection

Status: Released

Runtime: 89

Budget: $8,000,000

Revenue: $22,168,359

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  R

  • 1990-02-08

  • 1990-05-11

  • 1990-05-11

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Alternative Titles

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
  • Nightmare on Elmstreet 5 - Das Trauma
  • Painajainen Elm Streetillä 5 – Painajaisten lapsi
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 - The Dream Child
  • Pesadilla en Elm Street 5
  • Pesadilla en Elm Street 5, el niño de los sueños
  • Rémálom az Elm utcában 5.: Az álomgyerek
  • 猛鬼街5
  • Freddy - Chapitre 5 - L'Enfant Du Cauchemar
  • Freddy 5: L'héritier du rêve
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5: The Dream Child
  • Pesadilla en la Calle Elm 5 El Niño de los Sueños
Content Score: 100

5.3/10 (79 votes)


Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son?


Now Freddy’s a daddy, he’s killing for two.


Director: Stephen Hopkins

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Robert Englund

Robert Englund
as Freddy Krueger

Lisa Wilcox

Lisa Wilcox
as Alice Johnson

Erika Anderson

Erika Anderson
as Greta Gibson

Valorie Armstrong

Valorie Armstrong
as Mrs. Jordan

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A review by John Chard

Kids... always a disappointment.

*** This review contains an implied spoiler in last paragraph ***

By the time A Nightmare on Elm Street had rolled around to this, part five, Freddy Krueger had long stopped being a scary bogeyman. He was now a figure of fun, a purveyor of one line quips, while the makers were desperately trying to come up with new ideas in which to have the pizza faced Krueger still exist, and thus have more films for him to be in...

Here we are sold the idea that a foetus can dream, so not only do we get a horror staple of sex being bad for you, but it lets Freddy (Ro... read the rest.