A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

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Freddy Krueger returns to deliver a whole new breed of terror in his most fiendishly perverse fright fest yet! Unable to overpower the Dream Master who vanquished him in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, Freddy (Robert Englund) haunts the innocent dreams of her unborn child and preys upon her friends with sheer horror. Will the child be saved from becoming Freddy’s newest weapon or will the maniac again resurrect his legacy of evil?

For this eye-popping installment, director Stephen Hopkins (Lost in Space, Predator 2) enlisted makeup wizard David Miller (The Terminator), original creator of Freddy’s hideous visage. The result: a face that not even a mother could love, and terror beyond your wildest nightmares!

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Release Date: August 11, 1989
Run Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratios
Widescreen Anamorphic: 1.85:1
Full Screen (Standard): 1.33:1

Budget: $8,000,000 (Estimated)
Gross: $22,168,359 (US)
Additional Box Office Statistics

US: Freddy Delivers.
UK: Congratulations It’s a Nightmare!
UK: Freddy’s Giving Birth to a Brand New Nightmare!
Home Video: It’s a Boy!
Home Video: Now Freddy’s a Daddy… He’s Killing for Two.
Home Video: Evil Has Spawned.

International Release Dates
US: August 11, 1989
Turkey: November 1989
Australia: December 7, 1989
Japan: 1990
Philippines: January 30, 1990
Portugal: February 1990 (Fantasporto Film Festival)
West Germany: February 8, 1990
Finland: May 11, 1990
UK: May 11, 1990
Denmark: July 9, 1990
France: August 5, 1990
Netherlands: April 5, 1991
Portugal: May 17, 1991

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