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A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child [1989]

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Director:Stephen Hopkins
Writer:Leslie Bohem
Composer:Jay Ferguson
Length:89 minutes
(1 hour 29 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
IMDB Rating:4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:31%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Fantasy
  • Suspense / Horror
  • Stop Motion
  • Dark Comedy
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Synopsis: Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child.


Reaction: Again, some of the dream sequences are much more silly than scary. The series has really lost its momentum by this movie.


Personal Rating: 4/10

Select Cast and Crew
Stephen Hopkins => Director
Leslie Bohem => Writer
Jay Ferguson => Composer
Beatrice Boepple => Amanda Krueger
Beth DePatie => Anne
Burr DeBenning => Mr. Jordan
Clarence Felder => Mr. Gray
Danny Hassel => Dan
Don Maxwell => Coach Ostrow
E.R. Davies => Delivery Doctor
Erika Anderson => Greta
Joe Seely => Mark Gray
Kelly Jo Minter => Yvonne
Lisa Wilcox => Alice
Matthew Borlenghi => Jock (as Matt Borlenghi)
Michael Ashton => Gurney Orderly
Michael Bailey Smith => Super Freddy (as Mike Smith)
Nicholas Mele => Dennis Johnson (as Nick Mele)
Noble Craig => Merging Freddy
Pat Sturges => Racine Gibson
Robert Englund => Freddy Krueger
Stacey Elliott => Girl in Locker (as Stacy Elliott)
Steven Grives => Dr. Moore (as Stephen Grives)
Valorie Armstrong => Mrs. Jordan
Whit Hertford => Jacob (as Whitby Hertford)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • When Alice wakes up from her nightmare in the asylum, and Robert Englund appears beside her in bed and pins her down, originally he said, "There's no such thing as safe sex." The line was excised from the film.
  • Alice is the only one of the [Elm Street] children who fought Freddy Krueger twice and survived.
  • The lowest grossing [Nightmare] film of the franchise.
  • The famous song is changed. Original: One, two, Freddy's coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. Nine, ten, never sleep again. Edited: One, two, Freddy's coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, better stay up late. Nine, ten, he's back again...
  • The "Freddybike" has a license plate that can be seen for a few seconds and says "FREDDY". It's a California tag.
  • During the sequence in which the nun (Amanda) is raped by the criminally insane, Robert Englund is wandering around in the background without his Freddy makeup - including one shot in which the camera lingers on him for a few seconds.
  • Hopkins was given just four weeks to shoot and a further four weeks to edit the film. This meant that he had to shoot on one stage while the crew dressed the other, so they could shot almost continually. After he made it, the studio was so impressed that he was given the task of directing Predator 2.
  • Lisa Wilcox's name appears on the opening credits, but not on the ending credits.
  • Both horror author Stephen King and comic book writer Frank Miller were offered the job of writing and directing this movie.
  • The laughter heard at the end, right before the credits roll, is a clip of Vincent Price laughing at the end of Michael Jackson's song {Thriller}.