A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)


Fantasy | Horror


Stephen Hopkins




Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Beatrice Boepple, Whit Hertford, Kelly Jo Minter, Danny Hassel, Erika Anderson, Nicholas Mele, Joe Seely, Valorie Armstrong, Burr DeBenning, Clarence Felder


Hoping to be reborn into the real world, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) strikes through the sleeping mind of the unborn child of Alice (Lisa Wilcox), a girl that has survived Krueger's nightmares.


After several ups and downs it looks like the series has decided to stay down and "A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child" is the proof of that. With nothing but nice special effects, the film is a really bad sequel and an insult to Wes Craven. Basically it's like a really bad dream.

Once again we have a story that follows the events of the previous film, but there's not a point in doing so because, as stupid as it gets, the plot involves Freddy using an unborn child to resurrect himself. In the process the film also tries to be an origin flick as it shows how Amanda Krueger conceived her sweet son.

In addition to having a lame, utterly ridiculous plot, "The Dream Child" manages to be extremely boring mainly because the kills are also boring, unoriginal, quite predictable and not even funny.

I know it's weird to say "funny" when talking about a horror film, but this film deserves it considering the turn the franchise seems to have taken since the previous entry. Instead of being creepy and frightening, Freddy Krueger is still making attempts at comedy, and still failing miserably. Oh, and he has learnt a new word - bitch - and he loves it so much he basically says it all film long.

The ultimate weakness of the film is the acting. While I wasn't expecting anything from the majority of the cast and they proved me right, I thought Robert Englund would have still done a good job as Freddy. Wrong, he gives a very weak performance, just like everybody else.

1 comment :

  1. Cara Sonia, la sai che io sono come un giovane!!! La mia fantasia non conosce limiti, tutti questi nuovi film che fanno vedere l'impossibile, ha me piacciono tanto.
    Ciao e buona giornata con un abbraccio e un sorriso:) sorridere fa bene!