- "Kids... always a disappointment."
- ―Freddy Krueger
|A Nightmare on Elm Street 5|
The Dream Child
|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|
|Edited by:||Brent A. Schoenfeld; Chuck Weiss|
|Distributed by:||New Line Cinema|
Smart Egg Pictures
|Released:||August 11th, 1989|
|Running time:||89 min.|
|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.
Cast[edit | edit source]
|Robert Englund||Freddy Krueger/Freddy's father|
|Lisa Wilcox||Alice Johnson|
|Kelly Jo Minter||Yvonne|
|Danny Hassel||Dan Jordan|
|Erika Anderson||Greta Gibson|
|Nick Mele||Dennis Johnson|
|Joe Seely||Mark Gray|
|Valorie Armstrong||Mrs. Jordan|
|Burr DeBenning||Mister Jordan|
|Clarence Felder||Mister Gray|
|Michael Ashton||Gurney orderly|
|Beatrice Boepple||Amanda Krueger|
|Noble Craig||Merging Freddy|
|E.R. Davies||Delivery doctor|
|Will Egan||Semi-truck driver|
|Stacy Elliott||Girl in locker|
|Stephen Grives||Doctor Moore|
|Jennifer Honneus||Asylum girl|
|Jake Jacobs||Trendy guest|
|Annie Lamaje||Elm Street kid|
|Gerry Loew||Orderly #1|
|Kara Marie||Baby Jacob|
|Roxanne Mayweather||Delivery nurse|
|Don Maxwell||Coach Ostrow|
|John R. Murray||Customer|
|Marne Patterson||Little girl|
|Mike Smith||Super Freddy|
|Pat Sturges||Racine Gibson|
|Cesar Anthony Torres||Cop|
|Ron Armstrong||Hot Seat band member|
|Ted Nugent||Hot Seat band member|
|Rudy Sarzo||Hot Seat band member|
|Eric Singer||Hot Seat band member|
|Jill Adler||Dinner guest|
|Victor A. Haddox||Asylum inmate|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Production on A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child began on April 7th, 1989. It was filmed in Los Angeles, California.
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child was released to DVD by New Line Home Video on August 22nd, 2000.
- Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, A (1989) is included on the A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection 7-disc Blu-ray boxset collection, which was released by Warner Home Video on March 5th, 2013.
- 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.
- Due to actress Patricia Arquette's pregnancy, the character of Kristen Parker was recast with Tuesday Knight now in the role.
- This movie was released less than two weeks after the release of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. Both films are considered amongst the worst of their respective franchises.
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