Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child

Staring: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Erika Anderson.
Director: Stephen Hopkins.

Alice, staring Wilcox again (sporting a different hair color) begins to have dreams of Krueger once again. Freddy's plan this time is less about indiscriminately killing off the youth of Springwood, as his intentions are directed more at Alice's unborn child. Can she stop Freddy before he takes more lives and even her son's soul?

I’m actually shocked they didn’t recast her since they seemed to have the habit of doing so in some of the previous films (or the actor/actress “moved on” and didn’t want to get shoehorned into the genre).

This film is surreal. It's not good, but I have to admit that the sequence in Freddy's mind is fantastic (note, this isn't the 3D one, but the one styled like an Escher painting. It also has very few deaths (though some are pretty decent). It was the last entry into the Nancy/Kristen/Alice storyline before they royally screwed it all up with Freddy’s Dead.

Verdict: **/*****

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