Freddy Kruger returns yet again for more mindless nonsense, as yet more dozy teens nod off and fall prey to the razor fingered dream demon. Continuing the plot several months on from Part 4, we are re-introduced to sole survivors Alice (Lisa Wilcox) and her boyfriend Dan (Dan Hassel).
This time Freddy (Robert Englund) is resurrected through the dreams of Alice's unborn baby after she finds she's pregnant (another reason why people should always use contraception). However, before Alice and Dan can settle down to domestic bliss together. Freddy decides to bump him off.
Having turned Alice into a single parent, Freddy then proceeds to move onto all their new chums. We're then given the usual tirade of teenage cast members starting to doze off, before suddenly snapping awake again, only to realise they're actually asleep then after a quick scuffle with Freddy, getting killed.
The mysterious Nun from Part 3 is back, except she's looking a damnsite younger now (played this time by Beatrice Boepple), and helps Alice try to defeat Freddy in another unfathomable manner at the films climax which is set in the old tower at the mental institution from Part 3. Except the whole building now appears to have been empty and abandoned for years, despite the fact it was still in use two sequels ago.
Basically, this film appears to be little more than a pointless continuation of Part 4. The killings have totally lost all their impact due to the series getting too long in the tooth, and the scene where Dan's death scene has got to go down in horror history as one of the stupidest ever, as he gets into a car crash in the EXACT same manner as his accident Part 4.
Director Steven Hopkins manages to achieve very little to cover over the fact that this film was nothing more than a money spinning exercise by greedy corporate film executives, and as with the other sequels, is one for die hard fans of the series only.