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Freddy rocks the cradle for "A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child"

 
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

After four previous movies has left the town of Springwood with the median age of 50, wouldn’t the adults realize that there’s something to this Freddy guy? While it might be comforting to sweep things under a rug, the idle and clueless denial wears thin. Case in point, take “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child”, why wouldn’t anybody give Alice (Lisa Wilcox) some credence about Freddy coming back? We mean, at some point these people can’t think its all some random coincidence, right? Maybe this is why Freddy never ventures outside Elm Street to find his victims, since he’s just fine popping up in the nightmares of the dumbest fictional city EVER!!! Sorry (sigh), we’re just getting to the point(deep breath, now) of being burned out of this corny one-liners trip into nostalgia.

“Nightmare 5” has Freddy (Robert Englund, duh) using the unborn child of Dream Master Alice to lure her friends into his fatal nightmares. Alice, whose powerless to stop Freddy this time, needs the aid of Freddy’s deceased nun mother Amanda (Beatrice Boepple) in order to save her kid and pals while putting Freddy away for good… again.

While watching the “Elm St” saga is the cinematic equivalent of smokin’ a big fatty, “Nightmare 5” has a couple of redeeming qualities: Lisa Wilcox does a decent job fleshing out Alice, and if you follow her from the timid teen in “Nightmare 4” to brave young woman here, Wilcox puts Alice as one of the cooler 80’s horror heroines (this is our love letter to Lisa Wilcox by the way, left in our sixth grade trapper-keeper).

Also, this movie was directed by Stephen Hopkins and shows some trippy camerawork and quick editing that would land him future gigs “Predator 2”, “Judgment Night”, and TV’s “24." Hey, we all start somewhere, right? As for “The Dream Child”, this is one ugly baby we love... in a middle step-child kind of way.

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Credits:

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Written by: Leslie Bohem
Starring: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox





Source of the Bitter: John Rojas

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