Saturday, November 02, 2013

A Nightmare On Elm Street Week Day Six : The Dream Child

Welcome to day six of A Nightmare on Elm Street week.

This is where things start to become complicated. I did watch Nightmare 5 before. However, I had grown tired of the series and didn't make the effort to watch the six instalment. I did watch Wes Craven's New Nightmare (the seventh), though.

What I will do is dedicate tomorrow's post to 'The rest' and write short thoughts on Freddy's Dead, New Nightmare and Freddy .vs. Jason.

But, that's tomorrow. I have a film to watch.

I don't remember anything about this film other than the lead character from Nightmare 4 - Alice - is pregnant in this film and Freddy is after the baby.
After Thoughts
Remember earlier this week when I wrote that A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 is my least favourite in the series? I need to make a correction.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 is the dirt worst.
I'd be here all day writing about everything that is wrong with this film.
Yes, it is that bad.
The story to it was all over the place. I guess they had an idea of what they wanted to do with it, it just didn't work out at all.
They contradicted a lot of plots from earlier movies. For instance, in this film they go back to the Amanda Krueger story that was referred to in Nightmare 3. In Nightmare 5, the ghost of Amanda must be released from the hospital tower where she was raped by maniacs so she can rid Freddy from people's dreams. Only, in Nightmare 3, Amanda was walking around the hospital grounds free of any constraints (other than being a ghost, obviously).
There were far too many unnecessary special effects in this movie. It would be easy for me to say it has become dated because this film was made in 1989. However, the one piece of effect that I did like was a part where the artist was killed after being dragged into his own comic. The effects team used the same concept that was used in A-Ha's Take on Me music video. The video was created in 1985 or '86 so, by the time it was used in The Dream Child, that too was out of date even if I did think it was the best in the movie.
After seeing this movie again, I am not surprised why I didn't bother watching the sixth film.
I bet I wasn't the only one who tapped out after seeing number five. The audience must have had enough. I'm guessing the producers realised this and that's why they promised us that Freddy was really going to die when they came up with the title of the sixth film.

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