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

R | 90 mins | Horror | 11 August 1989

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       The onscreen credits in the print viewed by AFI list the title as A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child. However, the film is more commonly known as A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.
       A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child was the fifth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. A Nightmare on Elm Street:5 was preceded by: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988, see entries). A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child was followed by Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991, see entry). For more information on the Nightmare on Elm Street series please refer to the A Nightmare on Elm Street entry.
       Actor Robert Englund originated the character of "Freddy Krueger" and continued to star in the series. Special effects artist, David Miller, designed the original “Freddy Krueger” makeup for A Nightmare on Elm Street. Although he was asked to work on the next three sequels, Miller's schedule prevented his participation until A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. In a 10 Aug 1989 HR article, Miller stated that he did not like the look of Freddy’s makeup in the second, third or fourth sequels, opining that the look was more comical than frightening. ... More Less

       The onscreen credits in the print viewed by AFI list the title as A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child. However, the film is more commonly known as A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.
       A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child was the fifth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. A Nightmare on Elm Street:5 was preceded by: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988, see entries). A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child was followed by Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991, see entry). For more information on the Nightmare on Elm Street series please refer to the A Nightmare on Elm Street entry.
       Actor Robert Englund originated the character of "Freddy Krueger" and continued to star in the series. Special effects artist, David Miller, designed the original “Freddy Krueger” makeup for A Nightmare on Elm Street. Although he was asked to work on the next three sequels, Miller's schedule prevented his participation until A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. In a 10 Aug 1989 HR article, Miller stated that he did not like the look of Freddy’s makeup in the second, third or fourth sequels, opining that the look was more comical than frightening. A clause in Miller’s contract stipulated he could go back to the original look. However, Miller recognized that Freddy’s character became famous in those sequels and could not veer too much from that look. Miller decided to compromise and the makeup is a “happy medium” between the original and newer looks. The makeup took four hours to apply to actor Englund and two hours to remove.
       According to the article, a new ending sequence was added at the last minute. Miller was brought back and given a new contract and budget. He and his crew devised miniature versions of the “Prowler,” the “Motor Cycle Man," and Greta as the “Puffy-cheeked Girl." These soccer ball sized faces were made to burst out of Freddy’s back, ripping the baby Freddy from the killer’s body.
       The “Freddy Baby” was a remote controlled puppet designed by Miller, who recorded all of its movements into a motion controlled computer so they could be played back as many times as needed.
       An item in the 2 Nov 1989 HR stated that A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child initially received an “X” rating from the MPAA Ratings board until two graphic scenes were cut from the theatrical release. In one, the character Greta is eaten alive during her “last supper.” The other had “Dan” being slowly and painfully transformed into the motorcycle he is driving.
       According to producer Robert Shaye in a 4 Oct 1989 HR article, the film’s budget was $8 million with added marketing costs between $6 and $7 million. A 28 Oct 1989 Long Beach Press Telegram news item stated that the film’s domestic gross was $25 million.
       The movie’s opening at Mann’s National Theater in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, CA, was protested by both the National Coalition on Television Violence and the Alliance for Survival over its violent content, as reported in the 12 Aug 1989 LAHExam. Although the film had yet to be screened for the general public, the groups based their protests on past violence in the series and from a press release and promotional advertisement they claimed showed the character “Freddy” possessing the mind of an unborn child to hurt the mother. The film also brought the ire of several “pro-choice” groups which claimed the movie was “anti-abortion propaganda.” Carol Lieberman, a University of California psychologist, claimed the film was arguing that a woman should never abort her fetus even if it means death and destruction to herself and the people around her. This was denied by executive producer Sara Risher, who insisted the film was not a political movie.

      The following statement appears in end credits: “Special thanks to: Rachael Talalay, Mark Ordesky, Lloyd Segan, Peanut, Ed Popovich, Jack, Russel Mulcahy, Judith West, Lucinda Weist, Mark Buckley.”
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Drama-Logue
10 Aug 1989
p. 5, 23.
Hollywood Reporter
30 May 1989
p. 28.
Hollywood Reporter
4 Oct 1989.
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Hollywood Reporter
2 Nov 1989.
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LAHExam
12 Aug 1989.
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Long Beach Press Telegram
28 Oct 1989.
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Los Angeles Times
11 Aug 1989
p. 16.
New York Times
11 Aug 1989
p. 10.
Variety
9 Aug 1989
p. 24.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
New Line Cinema, Heron Communications, Inc., and Smart Egg Pictures Present
A Robert Shaye Production
A Stephen Hopkins Film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d 2d asst dir
Addl 2d 2d asst dir
1st asst dir, 2d unit
2d asst dir, 2d unit
1st asst dir, 3d unit
2d asst dir, 3d unit
1st asst dir, Miniature eff unit
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITERS
Story
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Cam asst
Cam asst
Gaffer
Best boy elec
Elec consultant
Musco light tech
Key grip
Best boy grip
Dolly grip
Grip
Steadicam op
Steadicam op
Steadicam op
Still photog
Dir of photog, 2d unit
1st asst cam, 2d unit
2d asst cam, 2d unit
Gaffer, 2d unit
Gaffer, 2d unit
Best boy elec, 2d unit
Best boy elec, 2d unit
Elec, 2d unit
Elec, 2d unit
Key grip, 2d unit
Best boy grip, 2d unit
Grip, 2d unit
Dir of photog, 3d unit
1st asst cam, 3d unit
1st asst cam, 3d unit
Gaffer, 3d unit
Best boy elec, 3d unit
Elec, 3d unit
Key grip, 3d unit
Best boy grip, 3d unit
Dolly grip, 3d unit
Dir of photog, Miniature eff unit
1st asst cam, Miniature eff unit
1st asst cam, Miniature eff unit
Grip and elec equip
Generators
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
Art dept coord
Asst art dept coord
Art dept P.A.
Arts and crafts P.A.
Storyboard artist
Storyboard artist
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
Asst ed
Apprentice ed
Apprentice ed
Negative cutter
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dresser
Set dresser
Leadman
Asst set dec
Asst set dec
Const coord
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Stand by carpenter
Stand by painter
Lead carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Asst carpenter
Asst carpenter
Asst carpenter
Asst carpenter
Asst carpenter
Asst carpenter
Asst carpenter
Asst carpenter
Asst carpenter
Asst carpenter
Asst carpenter
Asst carpenter
Sculptor
Sculptor
Sculptors asst
Sculptors asst
Lead scenic artist
Scenic artist
Scenic artist
Painter
Painter
Painter
Painter
Painter
Painter
Painter
Painter
Prop master
Asst props
Set dresser, 2d unit
Set dresser, 3d unit
COSTUMES
Cost des
Cost supv
Costumer
Eff unit costumer
Ward prod asst
MUSIC
Mus comp
Mus ed
Mus supv
Zomba Screen mus supv
SOUND
Prod mixer
Addl voices
Sd eff
Sd supv ed
Sd supv ed
Supv ADR ed
ADR ed
Asst ADR ed
Dail ed
Dial ed
Foley ed
Eff ed
Eff ed
Eff ed
Spec sd eff
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Foley walker
Foley walker
Foley mixer
Foley facilities
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Sd mixer, 2d unit
Boom op, 2d unit
VISUAL EFFECTS
Visual eff supv
UPM addl units/ Eff units
Mechanical eff supv
Mechanical eff supv
Mechanical eff prop fabricator
Mechanical eff fabricator
Mechanical eff fabricator
Mechanical eff fabricator
Mechanical eff fabricator
Mechanical eff fabricator
Mechanical eff fabricator
Altar boy
Mechanical eff asst
Mechanical eff asst
Spec mechanical eff
Lead modelmaker, Miniature eff unit
1st asst modelmaker, Miniature eff unit
Modelmaker, Miniature eff unit
Modelmaker, Miniature eff unit
Freddy baby and resurrection seq
David Miller Studio crew, Freddy baby and resurrec
David Miller Studio crew, Freddy baby and resurrec
David Miller Studio crew, Freddy baby and resurrec
David Miller Studio crew, Freddy baby and resurrec
David Miller Studio crew, Freddy baby and resurrec
David Miller Studio crew, Freddy baby and resurrec
David Miller Studio crew, Freddy baby and resurrec
David Miller Studio crew, Freddy baby and resurrec
Prod by, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE anim, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE anim, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE anim, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE opt eff, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE opt eff, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE opt eff, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE opt eff, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE opt eff, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE opt eff, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE opt eff, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE prod asst, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE prod asst, Visual Concept Engineering
VCE admin, Visual Concept Engineering
Freddy de-merge stop motion created by
Coord, Freddy de-merge stop motion
Armature machinist, Freddy de-merge stop motion
Sculptor, Freddy de-merge stop motion
Sculptor, Freddy de-merge stop motion
Sculptor, Freddy de-merge stop motion
Miniature costuming, Freddy de-merge stop motion
Modelmaker, Freddy de-merge stop motion
Modelmaker, Freddy de-merge stop motion
Laserscan machining, Freddy de-merge stop motion
Dan's mech suit/Freddy bike created by
Crew, Dan's mech suit/Freddy bike
Crew, Dan's mech suit/Freddy bike
Crew, Dan's mech suit/Freddy bike
Crew, Dan's mech suit/Freddy bike
Crew, Dan's mech suit/Freddy bike
Crew, Dan's mech suit/Freddy bike
Crew, Dan's mech suit/Freddy bike
Crew, Dan's mech suit/Freddy bike
Womb with a view/ fetal canal created by
Crew, Womb with a view/ fetal canal
Crew, Womb with a view/ fetal canal
Crew, Womb with a view/ fetal canal
Crew, Womb with a view/ fetal canal
Crew, Womb with a view/ fetal canal
Greta prosthetics and supplemental prosthetic eff
Sculptor, Greta prosthetics and supplemental prost
Prosthetics created by, Greta prosthetics and supp
Prosthetics created by, Greta prosthetics and supp
Prosthetics created by, Greta prosthetics and supp
Mold maker, Greta prosthetics and supplemental pro
Mold maker, Greta prosthetics and supplmental pros
Cosmetic des, Greta prosthetics and supplemental p
Seamstress, Greta prosthetics and supplemental pro
Addl asst, Greta prosthetics and supplemental pros
Coord, Greta prosthetics and supplemental prosthet
Coord, Greta prosthetics and supplemental prosthet
Diving board and phantom prowler seq
Supv, Diving board and phantom prowler seq
Mark cut-out anim, Diving board and phantom prowle
Stop motion anim, Diving board and phantom prowler
Eff tech, Diving board and phantom prowler seq
Fabrication, Diving board and phantom prowler seq
Freddy's head de-merge
Supv, Freddy's head de-merge
Supv, Freddy's head de-merge
Supv, Freddy's head de-merge
Sculptor, Freddy's head de-merge
Sculptor, Freddy's head de-merge
Lab tech, Freddy's head de-merge
Lab tech, Freddy's head de-merge
Lab tech, Freddy's head de-merge
Mechanical eff
Matte paintings
Matte artist
Main titles des by
Title opticals by
Title opticals by
MAKEUP
Key makeup
Key hair
Asst hair and makeup
Makeup, 2d unit
Freddy Krueger's makeup by, Visual eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Prod supv
Exec in charge of prod
Post prod supv
Prod exec
Prod exec
Scr supv
Const driver
Prod accountant
Asst accountant
Prod controller
Asst prod coord
Post-prod coord
Loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Unit pub
Asst to the prod
Asst to the exec prod
Casting asst
Key set P. A.
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Driver
Driver
Craft services
Promotions by
Promotions by
Script supv, 2d unit
Hydraulic lifts
Promotional services
Promotional services
Promotional services
Customer relations
STAND INS
Stunt coord
in alphabetical order
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Alice body double
Alice body double
Stand-in
ANIMATION
Anim, Miniature eff unit
Anim asst, Miniature eff unit
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col by
Col timer
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on characters created by Wes Craven.
AUTHOR
SONGS
Original "Nightmare Theme," by Charles Bernstein
"Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter," performed by Bruce Dickinson, written by Bruce Dickinson, produced by Chris Bangarides for Zomba Recording Svcs., 1989 Zomba Records LTD, an original sound recording made by Zomba Recording Corp.
"Heaven In The Back Seat," performed by Romeo's Daughter
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SONGS
Original "Nightmare Theme," by Charles Bernstein
"Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter," performed by Bruce Dickinson, written by Bruce Dickinson, produced by Chris Bangarides for Zomba Recording Svcs., 1989 Zomba Records LTD, an original sound recording made by Zomba Recording Corp.
"Heaven In The Back Seat," performed by Romeo's Daughter
written by R. J. Lange and C. Joiner, produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lang, 1988 Zomba Recording Corporation, an original sound recording made by Zomba Recording Corp.
"Can't Take The Hurt," performed by MAMMOTH, written by McCoy/Moore
produced by Simon Hanhart and MAMMOTH, co-produced and remixed by Nigel Green, assisted by Mark Flannery, 1989 Zomba Recording Corporation, an original sound recording made by Zomba Recording Corp.
"Savage," performed by WASP, written by Lawless/Piper/Holmes, W. A. S. P. appear courtesy of Capitol Records Inc., 1988 Capitol Records, an original sound recording made by Zomba Recording Corp.
"Now I Lay Me Down," performed by Samantha Fox, written by Full Force, produced by Full Force for Full Force Productions, 1989 Zomba Recording Corporation, an original sound recording made by Zomba Recording Corp.
"Let's Go," performed by Kool Moe Dee, written by M. Dewese, produced by LaVaba Mallison and Mohanndas Dewese, 1988 Zomba Recording Corporation, an original sound recording made by Zomba Recording Corp.
"Word Up Doc!," performed by Doctor Ice, produced by Full Force for Full Force Productions, co-produced by Doctor Ice, 1988 Zomba Recording Corporation, an original sound recording made by Zomba Recording Corp.
"Livin' In The Jungle," performed by Schoolly D, written, produced and arranged by Schooly D, 1988 Zomba Recording Corporation, an original sound recording made by Zomba Recording Corp.
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COMPOSERS
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Release Date:
11 August 1989
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 11 August 1989
Copyright Claimant:
the Fourth New Line-Heron Venture
Copyright Date:
20 October 1989
Copyright Number:
PA432153
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Stereo ® in Selected Theatres
Color
Duration(in mins):
90
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After dreaming of making love, Alice Walker takes a shower when a torrent of water gushes from the showerhead, filling the stall. Desperate, Alice shatters the shower door only to fall into an insane asylum. She then finds herself clad in a nun’s habit with a name tag that reads “Amanda Krueger,” surrounded by hundreds of male psychopaths. As they swarm her, she wakes up screaming to find herself in the arms of her boyfriend Dan Jordan, but he transforms into Elm Street killer Freddy Krueger. She wakes up alone in bed. Later, Alice graduates from high school. After the ceremonies she tells Dan of her dream. They are soon joined by friends, Mark Gray, an aspiring cartoonist, Yvonne, a diver, and Greta, an aspiring model. Yvonne invites everyone to a party but Alice says she has to work. As Alice cuts across a park to get to her job, she hears a group of children chanting that Freddy Krueger is coming back. Following the children into the woods, she sees a nun entering a dilapidated hospital. Suddenly, she is in a maternity room watching Sister Amanda give birth to a monster. The doctor drops the child and it runs away. Alice follows it into a ruined church. As she watches in horror, the monster climbs onto the altar and transforms into Freddy Krueger who yells, “It’s a boy.” A door bursts open. Amanda enters, and Freddy disappears. Amanda instructs Alice to find her remains in the tower so she can be released from her earthly prison. Alice runs through the ... +


After dreaming of making love, Alice Walker takes a shower when a torrent of water gushes from the showerhead, filling the stall. Desperate, Alice shatters the shower door only to fall into an insane asylum. She then finds herself clad in a nun’s habit with a name tag that reads “Amanda Krueger,” surrounded by hundreds of male psychopaths. As they swarm her, she wakes up screaming to find herself in the arms of her boyfriend Dan Jordan, but he transforms into Elm Street killer Freddy Krueger. She wakes up alone in bed. Later, Alice graduates from high school. After the ceremonies she tells Dan of her dream. They are soon joined by friends, Mark Gray, an aspiring cartoonist, Yvonne, a diver, and Greta, an aspiring model. Yvonne invites everyone to a party but Alice says she has to work. As Alice cuts across a park to get to her job, she hears a group of children chanting that Freddy Krueger is coming back. Following the children into the woods, she sees a nun entering a dilapidated hospital. Suddenly, she is in a maternity room watching Sister Amanda give birth to a monster. The doctor drops the child and it runs away. Alice follows it into a ruined church. As she watches in horror, the monster climbs onto the altar and transforms into Freddy Krueger who yells, “It’s a boy.” A door bursts open. Amanda enters, and Freddy disappears. Amanda instructs Alice to find her remains in the tower so she can be released from her earthly prison. Alice runs through the church doors and finds herself at the diner where she works. Frightened, she calls Dan who is at the high school. He jumps in his pickup truck and races down the highway, only to nod off. He wakes up when he hears his mother’s voice on a talk radio show calling him an ungrateful brat. When the show’s host recommends she kill her son, several seat belts spring from the seat and pin Dan’s hands to his side. Freddy Krueger appears next to him and drives the truck into an oncoming car. Dan is hurled through the windshield and lands back in the school parking lot. He grabs a nearby motorcycle and speeds toward the diner. The motorcycle transforms into a mechanical Freddy Krueger, and strips away the boy’s skin. Dan wakes up in his truck in time to see an oncoming Mac truck. Alice has a vision of Dan being sucked into hell and runs outside in time to see him crash. She faints when Dan’s dead body looks at her and asks if she wants to make babies. Alice revives in the emergency room and tells Yvonne, who works there as a volunteer candy striper, and a doctor that Freddy Krueger killed Dan. The doctor blames her “delusions” on the fact she is pregnant and keeps her overnight for observation. During the night, a little boy, Jacob, appears and tells Alice she will be alright. The next day, Alice tells Mark, Greta and Yvonne that Amanda Krueger was a nun who was raped at an insane asylum and gave birth to Freddy Krueger. After Kruger grew up and murdered twenty children he was released on a legal technicality. The murdered children’s parents killed Freddy Krueger by setting him on fire. Her friends do not believe Krueger is back, but promise they will protect her. Later, Greta is at a formal dinner with her mother and her snooty friends, when she closes her eyes. When her mother chides her for not eating, Greta snaps that she will only vomit it up later. Freddy appears dressed as a chef and shovels food into Greta’s mouth until she chokes. Across town, Alice is putting away groceries when Greta, her cheeks bulging with food, falls out of the refrigerator. Before Alice can react, Freddy drags Greta back to the real party and she dies choking on a piece of food. Later, Yvonne and Alice go to the warehouse owned by Mark’s father, but Yvonne leaves when Alice talks about Freddy Krueger. Mark takes Alice into a room wallpapered with his comic strips and asks her to tell him about Freddy. She agrees, but leaves to get a cup of a coffee. When Alice returns, she finds Mark asleep and a drawing of him standing in front of Freddy’s childhood home. Alice draws a stick figure of a girl and labels it “Alice.” Finding herself in front of the house, she rushes in to find Mark holding onto the edge of a hole in the living room floor. When she pulls him out, he faints, hits the floor and turns to dust. Standing in his place is Jacob, who accuses Alice of not wanting him. Realizing Jacob is her unborn son, Alice denies the accusation, but Jacob insists his friend Freddy Krueger has told him different. Alice finds herself back at the warehouse with Mark. Later, while getting an ultrasound test, Alice is sucked into an overhead lamp and finds herself in her own womb with a developing fetus. As she stares in wonder, Freddy Krueger appears and she realizes he is injecting Jacob with the souls of her friends to make the baby like him. Back in the real world, Alice explains that Freddy Krueger is using Jacob’s dreams to cross over. Mark suggests Alice abort the child, but she refuses. Mark shows Alice an article claiming that Sister Amanda committed suicide; however, her body was never found. Alice declares Freddy Krueger killed her and hid the remains. At school, Yvonne nods off in a Jacuzzi. She wakes up and climbs to the diving platform, which transforms into a giant claw. As she leaps, the pool drains, leaving a single puddle of water. She hits it and finds herself in a metal tank full of steaming water. At the warehouse, Alice orders Mark to watch over her while she falls asleep to hunt for Amanda. She finds herself climbing up the asylum tower. As she reaches the top, her body is spun through a door into the metal tank in which Freddy Krueger holds Yvonne. Alice impales him with a giant ladle and the girls escape back into the tower. In the real world, Mark is sucked into a comic book he is reading and finds himself in a black and white world. Freddy Krueger appears with Greta, who has been turned into a porcelain doll, and knocks her over, causing her to shatter on impact. Enraged, Mark transforms into one of his super heroes and guns down Freddy Krueger. The monster pops back wearing a cape, turns Mark into a piece of paper and shreds him with his claws. Yvonne awakes in the Jacuzzi and drives to the warehouse to find Mark dead, and Alice’s father taking her home. Before she leaves, Alice insists Yvonne find Amanda’s body at the asylum. Following orders, Yvonne finds a bricked-up room in the tower and batters at it with a metal rod. Meanwhile, Alice falls asleep and finds herself in the asylum with Freddy Krueger. She knocks him down a flight of stairs where he is swamped and ripped apart by hundreds of lunatics. Hearing laughter, Alice turns to see Jacob standing with Freddy Krueger on another staircase. When Jacob follows her instructions to run, the staircase splits into hundreds of new ones going in all directions. Freddy Krueger disappears, allowing Jacob to explain that Freddy Krueger is hiding inside Alice. She makes an effort, and Freddy Krueger is partially pushed from Alice’s body just as Yvonne breaks into the secret room. Yvonne sees Amanda kneeling, but when the teen touches her, the nun dissolves. Reappearing in the dream asylum, Amanda orders Jacob to release the power Freddy Krueger has given him. Jacob opens his mouth and the souls of Dan, Greta and Mark spring forward and pull the deformed Krueger baby from Alice’s body. Jacob also turns into a baby. Both mothers pick up their children to reabsorb them into their wombs. Amanda screams for Alice to go as claws rip out of her stomach and the dream asylum collapses. Months later, Alice and Yvonne take a newborn Jacob to the park, unaware that the children heralding Freddy Krueger’s arrival are playing nearby.

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