Thursday, June 28, 2007

Nightmare on Elm Street 5

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

Directed by:
Stephen Hopkins
Written by: Leslie Bohem
Starring: Lisa Wilcox, Robert Englund, Kelly Jo Minter, Joe Seely, Erika Anderson, Danny Hassel, Whitby Hertford, Nick Mele, Beatrice Boepple

The fifth flick in the Nightmare series (yes, I've come this far) that just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

This one is essentially the same as all the other ones in that it's about a bunch of teenagers getting killed in creative ways (and then Robert Englund says something achingly clever) except this time Fred accesses people's dreams through the dreams of the Dreem Mastor's unborn baby which I gather he's trying to possess.

So... that's weird. The same stuff happens in this one, it just happens for a different reason than usual. Interestingly, they managed to get most of the same people back for this one (unlike in, say Part Four where they replace Patricia Arquette with... I can't remember. Oh yeah, Tuesday Knight. I don't know who that is). But every one who survived Part Four gets to come back in this one. Lucky them (although I think the woman playing Fred's mom is different than the woman in Part 3 (I am such a fucking nerd. I have a social life. I just thought I'd mention it. I went out for lunch with some people just the other day (mind you, we talked about Dr. Who for most of the time. I can't help it, I like that funny man))).

Anyway, this one put a fairly interesting twist on the whole thing, although I think I'm getting tired of the style by now. It's all the same, artistically I mean. There is an interesting part in which the main character and her unborn baby (he appears in her dreams as a young boy. Why? I don't know) are running around in what looks like an Escher painting, and there's that comic book thing which is relatively interesting, but it's still all that... red stuff.

This one is better than part four, though. I can't really remember what happened in that one, but I seem to recall that it sucked.

Anyway, it's keeping some people in work, which is always good. People need to work. I have nothing else to say right now.


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