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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child is the 1989 novelization of the film of the same name. It is a part of the book The Nightmares on Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master, Part 5: The Dream Child. It is based on the screenplay.

It shouldn't be confused with the book adaptation by Bob Italia.


Freddy was dead and gone. The good people of Elm Street had seen to it that the Springwood Slasher would never bother anyone ever again. Ten years had come and gone since then and only now were the people of Elm Street beginning to sleep peacefully at night, safe and warm in their cozy suburban bedrooms. Freddy was dead and gone… but the nightmare was just about to begin.




  • Freddy Krueger
  • Alice Johnson
  • Yvonne Miller
  • Dan Jordan
  • Greta Gibson
  • Dennis Johnson
  • Mark Gray
  • Jacob Daniel Johnson
  • Mrs. Jordan
  • Mr. Jordan
  • Amanda Krueger
  • Racine Gibson


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Featuring the voice of Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger!

The phenomenon of Nightmare on Elm Street continues with the return of the gruesome ghoul Freddy Krueger! In this latest nightmare, Freddy works a deadly plot to avenge the devastating onslaught waged against him by the Dream Master, Alice Johnson, in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4.

Freddy will be born into the world again, this time as an even more powerful and destructive monster. How can Alice save her child and still prevent Freddy from continuing his rampage against humanity? Will the nightmare be stopped? Listen if you dare…