A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Freddy delivers.
( Horror )

A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Poster

US Runtime: 89 min

Premiere Date:
Aug 11, 1989   [USA]
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Wes Craven   [characters]
John Skipp   [story]
Leslie Bohem   [story]
Leslie Bohem   [screenplay]
Producers: Rupert Harvey   [Producer]
Sara Risher   [Executive Producer]
Robert Shaye   [Producer]
Jon Turtle   [Executive Producer]
Music by Jay Ferguson
Edited by: Brent A. Schoenfeld
Production Companys: Fourth New Line Heron Joint Venture
New Line Cinema


Erika Anderson
Valorie Armstrong
Mrs. Jordan
Michael Ashton
Gurney Orderly
Beatrice Boepple
Amanda Kreuger
Matt Borlenghi
Noble Craig
Merging Freddy
E.R. Davies
Delivery Doctor
Burr DeBenning
Mr. Jordan
Beth DePatie
Will Egan
Semi-Truck Driver
Stacey Elliott
Girl in Locker
Robert Englund
Freddy Krueger
Clarence Felder
Mr. Gray
Steven Grives
Dr. Moore
Danny Hassel
Dan Jordan
Jennifer Honneus
Asylum Girl
Jake Jacobs
Trendy Guest
Annie Lamaje
Elm Street Kid
Gerry Loew
Orderly #1
Kara Marie
Baby Jacob
Roxanne Mayweather
Delivery Nurse
Don Maxwell
Coach Ostrow
Nicholas Mele
Mr. Johnson
Kelly Jo Minter
John R. Murray
Cameron Perry
Joe Seely
Marc Siegler
Michael Bailey Smith
Super Freddy
Pat Sturges
Racine Gibson
Cesar Anthony Torres
Peter Trencher
Ron Armstrong
Hot Seat Band Member
Eric Singer
Hot Seat Band Member
Lisa Wilcox
Alice Johnson


Stuart Abramson
dolly grip
Kirk Bloom
production assistant
Oliver Bodnar
Jim Carroll
Bundy Chanock
set medic
Dan Curry
title designer
Crisstyn Dante
body double
Michael De Luca
production executive
Brad Dechter
Foster K. Denker
Charles Edwards
Don Feeney
Joe Fineman
post-production supervisor
Robert Fisher
gaffer: third unit
Samuel Buddy Fries
first assistant camera
Dan Frye
puppeteer: The Character Shop
Dan Frye
effects technician
Joan Geguld
best boy electric: second unit
Marlin Hall
key grip
Peter C. Jensen
steadicam operator
Tom Jensen
additional 2nd asst. camera
Jeffrey J. Kiehlbauch
production coordinator
Ron Kunecke
musco light technician
Reginald F. Lake
electric consultant
Mara Lee
key set production assistant
Ernie Malik
unit publicist
John T. Martin
Ralph B. Meyer
location manager
Christopher Nibley
director of photography: third unit
Luc G. Nicknair
first assistant camera: third unit
Neil Portnow
music supervisor
Daniel Rottman
key grip: second unit
Heidi Scharfe
assistant film editor
Charles A. Severson
best boy electric
Scott Smith
best boy grip: second unit
Jody Solomon
post-production coordinator
Tracy Thielen
Jacqueline Trost
costumer: effects unit
Rodney Veto
best boy grip
Elan Yaari
gaffer: second unit
Elizabeth Ziegler
steadicam operator

Special Effects:

David Miller Creations
Freddy Krueger makeup and "Freddy’s Baby" resurrection sequence
David Stipes Productions
matte paintings
Doug Beswick Productions Inc.
Diving Board and "Phantom Prowler" effects sequence
Kurtzman Nicotero & Berger EFX Group Inc.
Freddy’s Head de-merge effects
The Character Shop
Womb With a Fetal View Cannal Effects
Todd Masters Company
Gretta prosthetics and supplemental prosthetic effects
Visual Concept Engineering (VCE)
optical effects

Tech Info:

$6,000,000 (USA)
Color Info:
Color (Metrocolor) / B&W
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm


  • The evil laugh heard, as the end credits begin to roll, is taken from Vincent Price's performance on Michael Jackson's landmark 1982 pop classic, "Thriller".

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