A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

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. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son?
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Stephen Hopkins
Production: New Line Cinema
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

Sixty-eight... sixty-nine...

seventy... seventy-one...

Come on, will you?

Shut up!

You'll make me lose the count.



Close enough. It's a hundred.

Let's go.

No, wait!

Hey, Alice! Alice, wake up!


And as adults, we must

now prepare for a new life...


this wonderful environment...

known as Springwood High.

So let's blow this pop stand!

Alice! Yvonne!

Girl, what's wrong?

Let's see a smile.

I had kind of a long night.

Dan keeping you up again?

Girl, you better put a lock

on that window.

The Dan part was nice.

These things are wild.

What do you think?

You look like a nun.

Dying to break her vows.

Find me a man!


Maybe I should

spell it out for you.

Maybe God's trying to tell you


When are you gonna

run away with me?

Next life. What's that?

My undying love. Have some.

Mark, give it up.

It's hopeless.

I think I'm starting

to wear her down.

Have a taste anyway.

Greta! That's not what

a cover girl puts in her body!


She read you.


where's the party tonight?

Why don't we go to Alice's?

No. My dad's got this thing

about drinking in the house.

We gotta do something.

Guys, I got swimming practice

until six-thirty.


They're gonna give me the key,

so I can lock up after I'm done.

Pool party!

Oh, damn, I gotta work tonight!

Hey, Mark! Picture time!

Come get immortalized...

parents and brats.

Greta! Photo opportunity, dear!

Damn it, they caught me.

I have to go gnash my teeth

for the paparazzi.

You guys go on.

I'll catch up with you later.

- Hey, beautiful.

- Oh, Jesus, don't do that!

Sorry. I got a present for you.

You got the tickets?

Yeah. They're coach seats...

but this plane stops in Paris.

It's gonna be a great summer.

Yeah, I know.

Hey... what's the matter?

Nothing. It's just...

I didn't see my dad

at the ceremony.

Well, he'll show up.

Hey, come on.

What's really wrong?

I had one of those dreams

last night.

About him?

Well, not exactly.

It's that I just felt like

I wasn't in control...

for the first time

since all that.

Look, if you don't dream him up,

he can't hurt you or us.


You're right.

There you go. Love you.

- I love you.

- Hey, Danny! Dan!

You look sweet today.

Hello, darling.

Dan, this is Coach Ostrow.

He's interviewing next week.

Finest quarterback in the state.

You know what they say...

this boy

feels the need for speed.

So I've heard.

Dad, could we

get into this later?

Summer's just starting.

Dan, we're talking about

your future here.

Excuse us, dear.

- Listen.

- It's OK, Dan.

We take care of our boys.

Say "cheese."

"Congratulations, Alice.

"You looked beautiful

up there."

"I'm so proud of you.

"Gee, thanks, Dad."

You do look beautiful.

I was afraid you weren't coming.

I watched

from behind the stands.

I didn't want to embarrass you.

"The drunk showed up."

That kind of thing.

That's in the past.

Unless you've stopped going

to your meetings.

No. A deal's a deal.

Come on.

Where are we going?

Oh... to take a picture.

I don't take good pictures.

Call me

when your shift ends, OK?

Good-bye, sir.

Don't worry.

I'll have her home by August.

Just kidding.

See you later.

Thanks for everything, Dad.

You sure you don't want

a ride to work?

No. It's just across the park.

Have fun tonight.

Oh, sorry!

Freddy's coming for you

Three, four

Better lock your door

Five, six

Grab your crucifix

Seven, eight

Better stay up late

Seven, eight

Better stay awake

Nine, ten

He's back again


Let me go! Let me go!

There's nothing to be afraid of.

Just do exactly what I say.

Help me!

Why is this happening again?

Oh, please don't let him

do this!

Don't panic, Amanda.

We have a breech birth here.

It's backward!

We're going to have

to turn it around.

Take a deep breath.

I'm going to need you to push.

Now push!

Holy sh*t.

What is it?



this is one of God's creatures.

Take solace in that.

That is no creature of God!

Stop it! Give it to me!

Don't let it get away!

Where are you?

No! Not again!

It's a boy!

You can't come back!

I locked the door on you.

Well, I found the key!

Your birth was a curse

on the whole of humanity.

I will not allow it

to happen again.

You brought me back

to give you life...

but now I must take yours.

We'll see, b*tch.

We'll just see.

I must be released

from my earthly prison.


Look for me in the tower.

You'll never find her.


Oh, God, I'm glad it's you.

- It was terrible.

- What happened?

I was in the dream...

and I don't know how,

but now he's back.

I thought you were dead.

You're four hours late.

Four hours?

I wish I had a prescription

for whatever it is you're on.


Listen, thanks a lot, Alice,

for nada.

Bombs away!

What'd your dad say about

you and Alice going to Europe?

Nothing, really.

Just screamed a lot...

and tried to convince me

that I'm throwing my life away.

Who's throwing their life away?

Dan, and he's taking Alice

with him.

Pretty good dive, Yvonne.

You've been practicing.

That's right. Two hours a day,

six days a week.

Have another one.

I think you need it.

No. I got a shift

in a couple of hours.

Aren't you going in?

No. My mom's got this a**hole

photographer coming over...

and I'm not supposed

to mess up my hair.

Aren't you sick of your mom

trying to run your life?

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Leslie Bohem

Leslie "Les" Bohem (born 1951) is an American screenwriter and television writer. more…

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