Monday, May 11, 2009

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

3.5 / 5
Tagline: It's a boy!
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Written by: Wes Craven, John Skipp
Actors include: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Erika Anderson
Genre: Horror
Length: 89 minutes
Banned: Iceland
Country: USA

This time around we have Alice from the fourth installment, and she's about to have a baby. Well Freddy had been out of her life for a while, but now he's suddenly back, and it's through the dreams of her unborn baby. Will Alice be able to save her son...and herself? It's got some fun deaths still and yes it's worth watching but still it's not as fun as most of the other sequels. Firstly Alice isn't exactly a likeable character and I can't quite put my finger on why. Secondly the whole baby thing is just a distraction, Freddy shoulda killed a few more folks ideally. Oh I know that I'm being picky but when a series is overall so fantastic, then you run into the second one, then this one well it's easy to see that it wasn't always fabulous I guess. Still, definitely has it's moments, just not enough of them really.

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