Final episode in the popular slasher series. Alice Johnson (Lisa Wilcox), the Dream Master from the previous 'Nightmare on Elm Street' film, is expecting a baby. Unfortunately for her, the meddlesome Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) finds out about this and begins to control the foetus's dreams, hoping that the birth will be his means of returning to the land of the living. So once again the old Dream Master must set to work, taking the battle to Krueger one final time.
The Nightmare on Elm Street
series continues to run out of steam, with director Stephen Hopkins (Lost in Space
) applying something approaching brilliance to a script (partly by horror novelists John Skipp and Craig Spector) that falls apart under the light. Among the impressive horror-weird sequences include a boy being absorbed by a motorbike or the characters straying into a superhero comic, but it still has boring Freddy wisecracks, a parade of indistinguishable and annoying teenage cannon fodder, an incomprehensible premise about the dreams of an unborn baby and lots of pompous would-be scariness to drag it down into the morass. Lisa Wilcox returns, but there's no particular reason to be excited about that. -- Kim Newman
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