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      A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

      R Now Playing 1 hr. 30 min. Horror List
      31% 32 Reviews Tomatometer 31% 100,000+ Ratings Audience Score The fifth installment of the popular franchise focuses on Alice (Lisa Wilcox), a survivor of the fourth, who believes Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) has been eliminated for good. She optimistically hopes to start a life with fellow survivor Dan (Danny Hassel). The nightmares begin soon enough, though, and Alice learns she is pregnant. When her friends start dying, Alice suspects that Freddy is using the fetus within her as a weapon. Can she fight the demon while protecting her unborn child? Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      A Nightmare on Elm Street feels exhausted by this cheesy fifth entry, bogged down by a convoluted mythology while showing none of the chilling technique that kicked off the franchise.

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      David C La trama es mala la historia no tiene sentido una de las escenas de la película tiene unos gráficos muy malos no tiene sentido nada de nada Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review Teddy B At this point in the run of the franchise, this film is laughably stupid and has shed off the poetic and mysterious atmosphere that the original film tried so hard and succeeded to establish. The only thing that makes this fodder even the tiniest bit watchable is the enthusiastic Robert Englund who tries his absolute HARDEST to make this incomprehensible and meaningless script disguising itself under the abused title of 'campy' actually enjoyable. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/19/23 Full Review Blu B I think the credits song that plays sums up this movie perfectly....What in the world is this. The music is mostly boring and forgettable which is a sin for a series with such iconic tracks. The acting is bad as well with some performances like Alice being ok, some of the friends aren't that good, and Freddy and others are just bizarre including the humor is bizarre feeling so out of place. Everything else is just bizarre and atrocious. The story is just dumb and is filled with tons of incoherent moments and plot holes. On top of that you know I'll give most horror movies credit even the bad ones for there boring cookie cutter teen characters. At least they give them SOMETHING it might not be good background at all but at least it's something. These people get nothing at all beyond 30 seconds of establishing them as Alice's friends and nothig else! Not even sex scenes or doing dumb stuff hardly. So what happens is on top of unfolding the main plot you get constant jumping around randomly to each friend trying to rush explaining them and setting up there bizarre kills. Add the bad plot, obnoxious camera angles, bizarre special effects and scenes, a tone that is all over the place, and an ending that just goes off the proverbial rails and you can see why this is atrocious. This can't decide does it want to be fantasy, horror, or comedy and makes scenes that are just surreal and bizarre. Never coming close to the magic of 3 which blended fantasy and horror perfectly. Maybe one other compliment is it barely is 80 minutes. I guess that's a plus but it feels longer than that even at times. Stay away from this at all cost. Horrible Sequel, it should've ended here but no they kept going.... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/07/23 Full Review Ethan G Tiresomely violent and painfully depthless, this fifth "Nightmare on Elm Street" movie is basically just its predecessors mashed up into one poorly written mess with no tension, just gore. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/07/23 Full Review Jes B My least favorite of the Nighmare on Elm Street movies but is still worth being watched. All of them. Kinda has Labyrinth elements in there. Trying not to spoil it for someone new isn't too easy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/05/23 Full Review Emilliano Jr S Enough of this non sense sequels. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 07/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Hughes Empire Magazine Despite an impressive bag of special effects tricks, old Fred is starting to resemble one of those dead horses that studio execs insist on flogging. Rated: 2/5 Apr 5, 2010 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader The series here takes a depressing nosedive into zero-degree filmmaking. Apr 5, 2010 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Fifth edition of the hit Nightmare series is a poorly constructed special effects showcase. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Nick Rogers Midwest Film Journal What "The Dream Child" most successfully carries to term is an empathetic, emotional engagement of teenage trauma and pregnancy. It reflects a decade-ending boiling point in the tension between Hollywood button-pushers and political pencil-pushers. Rated: 2.5/5 Oct 7, 2022 Full Review Cody Leach Cody Leach (YouTube) Dream Child is a series low-point. Any terror or menace from Freddy Krueger is now gone in favor of a failing stand-up comedian. Lisa Wilcox tries her best to carry a lackluster cast of characters whose deaths (almost) all lean into the silly and stupid. Rated: 1.5/5 Aug 20, 2022 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Even though the transitioning into nightmares is still admittedly amusing, the specific scary visions, based on individual fears, are rarely terrifying. Rated: 2/10 Sep 6, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The fifth installment of the popular franchise focuses on Alice (Lisa Wilcox), a survivor of the fourth, who believes Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) has been eliminated for good. She optimistically hopes to start a life with fellow survivor Dan (Danny Hassel). The nightmares begin soon enough, though, and Alice learns she is pregnant. When her friends start dying, Alice suspects that Freddy is using the fetus within her as a weapon. Can she fight the demon while protecting her unborn child?
      Director
      Stephen Hopkins
      Executive Producer
      Sara Risher, Jon Turtle
      Distributor
      Image Entertainment Inc., New Line Cinema, Media Home Entertainment
      Production Co
      New Line Cinema
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 11, 1989, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 1, 2010
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $22.2M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR
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