A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child


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?

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  1. Leslie Bohem


  2. Wes Craven


  3. Stephen Hopkins


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Englund

    Robert Englund

    Freddy Krueger

  2. Lisa Wilcox

    Lisa Wilcox

    Alice Johnson

  3. EA

    Erika Anderson

    Greta Gibson

  4. VA

    Valorie Armstrong

    Mrs. Jordan

  5. MA

    Michael Ashton

    Gurney Orderly

  6. Kelly Jo Minter

    Kelly Jo Minter


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue $22,168,359.00

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Release Information

  • August 11, 1989
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

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.

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