A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child [DVD] [1989]

Death and mayhem follow the kids of Elm Street like an overcast cloud in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, the fifth entry in this popular horror series. New Line has done a good job on this 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Also included on this disc is a pan-and-scan version of the film. This is a very nice-looking transfer with colors and black levels all looking well saturated and even. The only flaw that shows up in a few scenes is a small amount of grain or dirt. The audio is presented in a newly remixed 5.1 soundtrack (as well as the original 2.0 soundtrack). This new mix works great in the confines of the film, utilizing surround sounds on many scary occasions. All aspects of the dialogue, effects, and music are free of any excessive distortion or hiss. Also included on this disc are English captions. The only extra features available on this edition of A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child are some cast and crew bios, the original theatrical trailer, and some DVD-ROM content. While the video and audio portions of the disc are good, the box set of all seven films is recommended for true fans.
Cardmember Offers


Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 2.65 out of 5 stars.
67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)

Special Features

  • Widescreen and full-screen versions of the film
  • "Jump to a Nightmare" scene navigation
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Original animated menus
  • DVD-ROM:
  • Script to screen
  • New Dream World trivia game
  • Up-to-the-minute cast, crew, trivia info
  • www.NightmareOnElmStreet.com


A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
In the fifth installment in the Nightmare on Elm Street 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 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, though Mr. Krueger popped up again in Wes Craven's New Nighmare. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Robert Englund
    Robert Englund - Freddy Krueger
  • Lisa Wilcox
    Lisa Wilcox - Alice
  • Kelly Minter
    Kelly Minter - Yvonne
  • Danny Hassel
    Danny Hassel - Dan
  • Image coming soon
    Joe Seely - Mark

Overall Customer Rating

67%of customers recommend this product.

Most Helpful ReviewsSee all customer reviews

Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.