Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
"It's a boy!"
A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child is the fifth Nightmare On Elm Street film, released in the year 1989.Because of his mother's restless spirit is still trapped on earth, Freddy Krueger "finds the key" to return to the teens' dreamscapes. As if that wasn't enough, he also decides to enter the real world by possessing Alice's baby, who is yet to be born, feeding him the souls of those whom he has killed.
This film provides examples of:
Acting for Two: Robert Englund plays both Freddy Krueger and Freddy's biological father (albeit briefly) in this film.
Adults Are Useless: Greta's mother Racine, who is downright unsympathetic to the fact that her daughter has lost close friends.
Also the scene of Greta's death. In the real world it appears as though she's violently choking, yet her mother and the people at the dinner party all simply stare at her. It isn't until she falls face first into her salad, dead, that her mother and the party-goers check if she's alright.
Hidden Depths: Greta, a rich girl who hopes to be a model and is at odds with her domineering mother Racine. Following Dan Jordan's death, it cuts to a scene of Greta looking at his picture in the yearbook and crying over it. This gives her depth in the sense that she truly cared about Dan, and her friends, and was more than a total knockout.
Identical Grandfather: In Alice's dream of how Amanda Krueger was raped, one of the 100 maniacs looks exactly like pre-death Freddy, and is played by Robert Englund as well. Before Alice is assaulted by the maniacs, a shot briefly lingers on his face, hinting that this is in fact Freddy's biological father. It's also hinted that this is actually Freddy himself in disguise, although why he would take on the guise of his father is unclear.
Immune to Bullets: The one time guns are used on Freddy they just knock him down. Seconds later, they become completely useless when Freddy upgrades to Super Freddy.
It Came from the Fridge: After Greta has been force-fed to death in her dream, we cut to Alice going to fetch her father a drink in the fridge. When she opens it, the food rots in front of her eyes (and an eyeball even shows up on them) before her dead friend suddenly bursts out of the fridge, only to be dragged back inside by Freddy Krueger. The fridge closes, is opened again, and everything is back to normal.
Mama Bear: Alice Johnson. She refused to let Freddy use her unborn child as a means to continuing murdering innocents, and she refused to abort Jacob just to stop Freddy. Granted she worded it that he was the last link to Dan she had, but even before she knew the truth about him she demonstrated concern for him and told him that she cared about him.
Mr. Seahorse: One of the posters for the film shows Freddy being pregnant.
Now I Know What to Name Him: Alice decides to name her baby Jacob, after he introduced himself as that in her dreams. He himself picked that name from her subconscious, because she has always loved that name.
Oh Crap: Freddy's reaction when he comes face to face with his "fathers" and is torn apart.
Parental Neglect: Racine Gibson pretty much lived in her own little world. When Greta is being offered a modeling job at a dinner party and she is pretty much uninterested due to a lack of sleep and the fact that she's still reeling from Dan's death, we get this little scene:
Racine: Greta, you're being offered the opportunity of a lifetime. I think you should show a little gratitude?
Greta: One of my friends died yesterday, mother. Do you mind if I take a few minutes off to remember him?
Racine: But we're at a party, dear.
Scenery Porn: Emphasis is put on the shift towards Gothic architecture and the dark, dreamy atmosphere.
Shower Scene: After having sex with Dan, Alice hits the shower. Then it turns out that she is dreaming about it, and almost drowns.