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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5-8: 4 Film Favorites
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5-8 4 Film Favorites
Actor: Robert Englund
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2008     6hr 36min

Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 11/11/2008 Run time: 375 minutes


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Actor: Robert Englund
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/14/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 6hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Could have done something new
B. Singer | New Jersey | 10/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As a whole, I give the entire Nightmare series 5 stars. Well maybe all except Freddy's Dead. But besides that, these 4-film fan packs are great. Inside of leaving reviews for both packs, I'll just list a few problems I have with them:

1. They have the same menus that are found in the Nightmare DVD boxset, and individual DVD releases. They could have at least done something new with the menus for a new release.

2. If your looking for deleted scenes from Freddy Vs. Jason, they aren't on here. It's just your standard widescreen/full screen movie with trailer and commentary.

3. An unrated version of Dream Child on DVD would be nice. I know it's next to impossible to get though cause apparently the film master got ruined and they can't transfer it to DVD. Ahh least their is the trusty old VHS.

Besides these three problems, this set is good for two things. It's a nice addition to anyone's Freddy collection. And it's good for those who like to have Nightmare marathons."
5 6, Grab Your Crucifix, 7 8, Gonna Stay Up Late!!!
Pumpkin Man | 01/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A Nightmare on Elm Street 5- I've read some reviews on this movie, and a lot of people don't like it. I honestly didn't think it was too bad! The night before graduation, Dan and Alice are having sex, then the nightmares begin again. Alice is in the shower, then she's transported to the asylum where Amanda Krueger was raped and where Freddy was born. (Robert Englund does another awesome job as Freddy Krueger!) If Alice can find Amanda in the real world, Freddy will die. Freddy is reborn and instead of haunting Alice's dreams, he haunts her unborn baby's dream, mixing reality and the real world. During her dreams, she sees her son, Jacob as a child, trying to help her stop Freddy. There was one cool part when Freddy is on a skateboard, coming after Alice's friend. A gross part for me was when Freddy is making Greta eat a lot of food at the 'rich-people' party her mom is having. Another friend, Yvonne tries to find Amanda while Alice tries to stop Freddy from haunting her child's dreams. If you love the Freddy series, and teenage pregnancies, you'll love A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD!!!

Freddy's Dead- After trying to kill Alice and her unborn baby, Freddy is back and trying to get in touch with his daughter! His daughter is now an adult and working as a psychiatrist. She tries to help rebellious teens with their problems. When she meets a guy who claims he doesn't know who he is, she takes him to Springwood so he'll remember something. Meanwhile, the teens go to an abandoned house to get away from things. I think it's kinda funny when Freddy is attacking a deaf kid in his dreams, and Freddy is right behind him trying to get his attention. I also like when they show Freddy in the past when he was a kid, then as a teenager, then before the parents burned him alive, and the demon worms pick him to do the thing he is best known for. Can Freddy's daughter put an end to him once and for all? If you love the Freddy series, hopefully, you'll love FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE!!!

Wes Craven's New Nightmare- After The Final Nightmare, Wes Craven is having nightmares again, so he decides to write a new script. Beacuse the Nightmare films have ended, the 'real' Freddy decides to come to our world. Wes Craven, Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, John Saxon are some of Freddy's targets he tries to kill. He tries to get Heather's son, Dylan too. The real Freddy is a lot scarier and more evil than Robert Englund could ever portray! Heather decides to play Nancy one last time and kill Freddy...for good! If you love the Nightmare series, and a movie within a movie, you might like WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE!!!

Freddy Vs. Jason- If you love A Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th, or both, you'll definitely love Freddy Vs. Jason! Freddy is trying to come back again, but since no one remembers him, he sends Jason Voorhees to Elm Street and kill to get people to remember. When Jason doesn't back down, Freddy gets pissed and have an all-out battle at Camp Crystal Lake. I love the awesome fighting sequences between them. I love all the blood and gore when they slash at each other! I remember seeing this with a friend when it first came out. There were some parts we laughed at, some we thought were cool. If you love slashers fighting, you'll love FREDDY VS. JASON!!!"
ACEMAN1 | Ripon, California | 05/17/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Now that I have reviewed the previous 4-film collection, it's time for me to review the second 4-film collection. I loved every film in this franchise and didn't feel any of them were bad. This is a terrific horror franchise that was always trying something new, no matter how absurd or ludicrous the ideas may have been.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: A year after the events of the fourth film, the film's two survivors; Alice and Dan have now started dating and have made new friends; Greta, Yvonne, and Mark. Things seem to be going on without Freddy Krueger, but Alice keeps having dreams about Freddy's mother; Amanda. Then Freddy rises from the dead again and raises hell with the group, and the only way to stop him is to find the final resting place of his mother so she can destroy him.
MUSIC: Nothing new, but no complaints since it fits the mood pretty well.
ACTING: Still pretty cheesy along with the dialogue, but the actors for the most part seemed to work. While there is no one recognizable except Robert Englund, these actors weren't too shabby.
ACTION: Some really random and creative kills again. Freddy also seems to have developed new powers as he has done in the previous films. However, this is where the franchise because less memorable, and this film is easily one of my lesser favorites. But I still really enjoyed it, and it kept the spirit of the franchise.
OVERALL: While this is not the best sequel (That would go to the third film), it still provides plenty of fun that's hard not to love. However, the people who generally condemn sequels will probably hate this film without giving it much of a chance.
THE GOOD: Creative and weird kills, good music, tolerable acting, and it's still a lot of fun.
THE BAD: Cheesy dialogue and it's not as memorable as other entries.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: It's now the year 1999, ten years after the previous film. Freddy has come back from the dead once again to torment all of Springwood by taking all of the children, and he's now after a group of troubled kids (Spencer, Carlos, Tracy, and John) and a psychiatrist (Dr. Maggie). However, Freddy is after Maggie and on top of killing his new victims, he erases their existence (Once again, new powers when he returns from the grave). Now the group must stop him and find out why he's after Maggie.
MUSIC: The music fits the bill and there's even some new music, including songs by various artists. At least there's some new stuff this time.
ACTING: As far as acting and dialogue goes, this film isn't plagued too much by cheesy dialogue. I actually liked the performances of all the actors (Plus a small cameo from Johnny Depp).
ACTION: This film has some of the most bizarre kills of the franchise (Death by...Nintendo Powerglove? Bong-smoking worms are evil!). While this film is a bit slow compared to previous entries, it was still and interesting and absurdly weird film that I grew to enjoy for all its weird quirks.
OVERALL: This is my least favorite of all the films (Including the remake), but I still really enjoyed it and had a blast like I always have with this series. This is still the least liked of all the films of this franchise (Standing at a dismal 4.5 out of 10 on IMDB), but if you give it a chance and embrace its weirdness, you might have fun.
THE GOOD: New creative and absurdly weird kills, good music, good acting and dialogue, and an interesting story.
THE BAD: It's a bit slow in some parts and for some it will be hard to get used to.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: This film is easily one of the most creative entries in the franchise. What if Freddy Krueger became real and is being controlled by a demon? Then he goes after the real life cast including Heather Langenkamp and her family, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, and other film crew members. Now Heather must find a way to stop Freddy before he takes away everything dear to her.
MUSIC: This music feels like a nice change of pace from the previous entries, all while keeping some of the good old music.
ACTING: The acting and dialogue is great and provide a nice level of intensity and believability. I especially give credit to Heather Langenkamp (Nancy from the first and third film), and wish she would appear in more horror films instead of television. She was terrific, and so was Robert Englund as usual.
ACTION: This film is more gruesome than previous entries, and more intense than some of the other entries. It was actually kind of creepy, and the creative premise elevates it to new interesting heights.
OVERALL: Needless to say, this is a pretty cool horror flick that is more creative than most horror flicks. This my fourth favorite film of the franchise that dishes out plenty of thrills and chills. This film is a definite must-have if you love this franchise.
THE GOOD: Cool story, cool kills, good music, great acting and dialogue, and it still manages to be creepy.
THE BAD: Sometimes the premise becomes absurd.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Freddy Krueger is now in Hell, and the parents of Springwood have found a way for their children to not remember him, thus he has now power over them, so he decides to resurrect another iconic horror character from his grave; Jason Voorhees to start killing hapless teens in Springwood to make people afraid again, but when Freddy can't keep a leash on Jason, the two start duking it out while leaving a trail of dead bodies in the process. Now a group of teens must find a way to survive and kill them both.
MUSIC: Some old stuff, but mostly new including some death metal to go along with the ultra-violent mood.
ACTING: The acting is fine, but there are still dialogue issues. There aren't very many recognizable actors, but for the most part they're fine.
ACTION: This is an absolute blood and gore fest, while still finding some time to throw in some T&A and explosions in the process. This film is mostly action-packed instead of focusing on characters and story, but this film is one helluva ride that I definitely can't deny that I loved it. If you love your films with blood, gore, T&A, and nonstop action, this film is a definite must-have.
OVERALL: Terrific entertainment, even if it is mindless most of the time. I had a lot of fun watching this film, and it proved to be a worthy film for both iconic horror characters. It captures the fun of both action and horror flicks which makes a really awesome combo.
THE GOOD: Lots of blood and gore, nonstop action, creative kills, interesting premise, and cool music.
THE BAD: Some lousy dialogue and the film can be mindless and somewhat confusing."