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

Directed by Stephen Hopkins. Written by John Skipp, Craig Spector and Leslie Bohem. Starring Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Kelly Jo Minter, Danny Hassel, Erika Anderson, Joe Seely, Whit Hertford and Burr DeBenning.

Plot: Alice is pregnant and Freddy wants her baby and he’ll kill anyone that gets in the way.

Opens with nakedness as Alice (Wilcox) and Dan (Hassel) get pregnant, but there’s no boobs. Ugh. Alice then dreams that she is Freddy’s mother, Amanda, and that she is being raped by the “100 maniacs” that impregnated Amanda in the first place. Time goes on. Alice and her friends graduate school. But then Alice begins having dreams while she’s awake. There, in dreamland, she meets Jacob (Hertford) who it turns out is the son she hasn’t even given birth to yet.

If you’re following, cool, if not, I’m sorry. The rules in this Freddy movie are all over the place. It really is a weird movie. Certainly not as good as others. It’s also pretty gross as far as some of the death scenes go. A little trivia though – when Mark (Seely) shows Alice the newspapers about Freddy, one of them refers to him as a “child molester”. We’re pretty sure this is the first time that’s ever blatently shown.

Our score: 30.

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