"Kids... always a disappointment."
Freddy Krueger
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5
The Dream Child
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Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5
The Dream Child
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Written by: John Skipp; Craig Spector; Leslie Bohem
Produced by: Jon Turtle; Sara Risher; Robert Shaye; Rupert Harvey
Music by: Jay Ferguson
Cinematography: Peter Levy
Edited by: Brent A. Schoenfeld; Chuck Weiss
Distributed by: New Line Cinema
Smart Egg Pictures
Released: August 11th, 1989
Rating: X
Running time: 89 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $8,000,000
Gross: $22,168,359 (US)
Previous: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Next: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child is an American feature film of the slasher and supernatural horror genres. It is the fifth installment in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. The movie was directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Leslie Bohem based on a story treatment by Bohem, John Skipp and Craig Spector. It was produced by New Line Cinema and Smart Egg Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on August 11th, 1989. The film stars Robert Englund reprising his infamous role as demonic dream killer Freddy Krueger and Lisa Wilcox as the protagonist, Alice Johnson. Other stars in the film include Kelly Jo Minter as Yvonne, Danny Hassel as Dan Jordan, Erika Anderson as Greta Gibson, Nick Mele as Dennis Johnson and Joe Seely as Mark Gray.

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Nightmare on Elm Street 5 The Dream Child

  • In addition to playing Freddy Krueger, actor Robert Englund also plays the featured maniac seen in the flashback sequences of Westin Hills. The implication is that this was the man who actually impregnated Amanda Krueger.
  • Jill Adler, Victor A. Haddox and James Vallo are uncredited in this film.
  • The tagline for this film is, "It's a boy!". This is also intoned by Freddy Krueger himself in a singing cadence in the movie.
  • This is the final film in the series to use a number in its title.

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