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


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Followed by 

New Nightmare (1994)


Psycho (1960)
Alien (1979)
Top Gun (1986)
Freddy says," This boy feels the need for speed!"
Labyrinth (1986)
Main character following a kid through an M.C.-Escher-style room.
Evil Dead II (1987)
long, animated necks elonging from body scene

Referenced in 

Gorgon Video Magazine (1989) (Video)
KNB EFFX Talks about the film and shows some of the props they made for it
The Commitments (1991)
Poster in video rental store.
Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV Movie)
Poster art for this is shown.
Demonic Toys (1992) (Video)
An evil entity (Bael) wants to posess the unborn child of a pregnant woman (Judith Grey) in order to be "reborn" into the real world.
No et tallis ni un pèl (1992)
A poster of this film can be seen
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Ryan's Worst Nightmare (1995) (TV Episode)
Screech claims that he used to watch the "Freddy Krueger" films to calm down after Miss Hearst's class.
Scream (1996)
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Fiona Apple (2000) (TV Episode)
mentioned in Sally O'Malley skit
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
Jeff Burr mentions it ("A Nightmare On Elm Street 5").
The Singles Ward (2002)
Jonathan rents it from the video store.
Greg Nicotero: The Gory Days (2005) (Video)
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Photograph is shown.
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) (Video)
Photograph is shown.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Best Worst Movie (2009)
A character at a horror fest states he's watched all 6 "Nightmare..." movies.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Alejandro (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part I (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions it.
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
The Cinema Snob: Tampon Tango (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD in Snob's collection
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
DVD-R Hell: Pagan Invasion: Halloween, Trick or Treat? - Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad criticizes Pagan Invasion for calling Nightmare on Elm Street 5 a "well-crafted, elaborate horror production."
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
Poster shown when discussing New Line Cinema.
Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's the Fantastic Four (2015)
Michael Bailey Smith in this movie mentioned in magazine article and news article.
The Cinema Snob: Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (2016) (TV Episode)
"This movie is one comic book dream sequence away from being Elm Street 5."
Atop the Fourth Wall: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid #2 (2016) (TV Episode)
"While the fifth movie gave us Super Freddy..."
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan: Part 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
among Jason's summer competition
It (2017)
On movie marquee.
Breakfast: Episode dated 10 September 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark Kermode.
Sean Bradley Reviews: IT (Part 1 - The Losers' Club) (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of the posters shown in the film.
The Goldbergs: Mister Knifey-Hands (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog.
Cinematic Excrement: Star Trek V (2019) (TV Episode)
Smeghead brings it up as a nominee and the winner for "Worst Original Song" at the 10th Golden Raspberry Awards.
It Chapter Two (2019)
The film is advertised as "A Nightmare on Elm Street 5" on the main billboard of Derry's movie theater in a 1989 scene.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Halloween Hootenanny: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers (2019) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob mentions the movie's box-office failure.
DashieXP: Ghetto Video Store! (2020) (TV Episode)
Video cover shown


Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) (Video)
Vincent Price's laughing right before the credits roll.

Featured in 

Romeo's Daughter: Heaven in the Backseat (1989) (Video)
clips shown
The Making of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured.
Slash & Burn: The Freddy Krueger Story (1991) (TV Movie)
Clips from the film are featured.
Freddy Speaks (1992) (TV Movie)
Clips from the film are featured.
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
When clips of the different Elm Street movies are shown, The Dream Child is included
The House That Freddy Built (2006) (Video)
clips shown and talked about
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Home Alone Horror (2009) (Video)
The Boy watches a brief part of the film.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Back-up Plan/The Losers/Paper Man (2010) (TV Episode)
"Freddy Krueger: Quipmaster" segment.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, poster and footage of this movie are shown.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Alejandro (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip used in review.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (2011) (TV Episode)
recalling Freddy's death in this film
The Factory (2012)
Watched on TV
WatchMojo: Top 10 Films That Derailed the Franchise (2014) (TV Episode)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, which derailed the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, gets a dishonorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Freddy Krueger Kills (2015) (TV Episode)
Sliced and Diced is #9. Bon Appétit, Bitch is #8. Need for Speed is #6.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Nightmares on Elm Street #1-2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Linkara gives us a look at the popular franchise
Atop the Fourth Wall: Nightmares on Elm Street #3-4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Linkara balks at the concept of unborn children having dreams
Atop the Fourth Wall: Nightmares on Elm Street #5-6 (2015) (TV Episode)
Linkara discusses Freddy and his M.O. throughout the series
Atop the Fourth Wall: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid #3 (2016) (TV Episode)
recalling Super Freddy
The Kill Count: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (2018) (TV Episode)
The kills of the movie are talked about and analyzed
Eli Roth's History of Horror: Slashers Part 2 (2018) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown during the "Scream" portion of the episode.
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)
This film is discussed and clips shown.
In Search of Darkness (2019)
A clip is shown during the "976-Evil" segment.
The Kill Count: Brightburn (2019) (2019) (TV Episode)
Footage from the movie is shown

Spoofed in 

Family Guy: Chitty Chitty Death Bang (1999) (TV Episode)
Freddy used the line "It's a boy!" in a similar situation, to the way Stewie said it

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