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

First time I saw this movie it was a copy of a copy of a copy of a crappy VHS. Couldn’t see shit, but remember it to be great…

blu“A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD”
1989
Horror/Slasher
USA

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Lisa Wilcox, Danny Hassel, Robert Englund
Distributor: Warner Bros
Runtime: 89 mins
BLU-RAY REGION ALL

“School’s out, Krueger!”

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Freddy finds a way to return to life: through the dreams of Alice’s unborn baby son, Jacob. The dream demon intends to mold Jacob into the perfect little host body (or murder machine; the film leaves Freddy’s exact plans for Jacob vague), and to do so, he kills off Alice’s friends and feeds their souls to the developing bundle of joy.
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This flick is a lot more intense. You’ll never know what’s dream or real, the boundaries is pretty much erased. It’s a movie trying to follow up the origins of Freddy. The cartoonish take on the story works excellent. What’s missing in plot comes back fully in pure storytelling, entertainment, effects and horror. It feels like you’re in a constant freaking nightmare.
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The extras are great as always. Story of the making, a couple of music videos and trailer. Early Hip-Hop combined with some metal works fine…
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