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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Details


In the fifth installment in the series, Alice (Lisa Wilcox) begins the film with the notion that she is safe after she vanquished the evil Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) by learning how to battle the dreamworld psychopath within her own unconscious mind. But somehow Freddy has survived, and Alice discovers that he's found a place where Alice can't protect herself when he taps into the dreams of her unborn child. Freddy is soon leaving a trail of destruction while the child is still in the womb, and he will become even more deadly when the child comes to term. Memorable moments include Freddy's attack on a comic book artist and his Hellish experiences when "the bastard son of a hundred maniacs" is locked in an insane asylum with a nun. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child was followed by Robert Englund, though Mr. Krueger popped up again in Wes Craven's New Nighmare. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 11, 1989


Robert Englund
as Freddy Krueger
Lisa Wilcox
as Alice
Kelly Minter
as Yvonne
Danny Hassel
as Dan
Joe Seely
as Mark
Whitby Hertford
as Jacob
Clarence Felder
as Mr. Gray
Marnette Patterson
as Little Girl
Noble Craig
as Merging Freddy
Stephen Grives
as Dr. Moore
Beth de Patie
as Anne
Stacey Elliott
as Girl in Locker
Jake Jacobs
as Trendy Guest
Cameron Perry
as Guest
Mike Smith
as Super Freddy
Ted Nugent
as Hot Seat Band Member
Marc Siegler
as Thirty-Something
Wally George
as Himself
Will Egan
as Semi-Truck Driver
Beatrice Boepple
as Amanda
Don Maxwell
as Coach Ostrow


Stephen Hopkins
Jon Turtle
Rupert Harvey
Robert Shaye
Craig Spector
John Skip
Leslie Bohem
Peter Levy
Timothy Gray
Art Director
Sara Risher
Executive Producer
Mario Roberts