A number of interesting and fun to watch horror movies came out in 1989 (PET SEMATARY, STEPFATHER 2, HALLOWEEN 5, SOCIETY), NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5 wasn't one of them.
As you remember from the previous installment Alice whipped Freddy's ass, but now he's back thanks to his mother's soul being trapped in the insane asylum or some horseshit (nobody really cares). Anyway, Freddy's back and killing people, including Alice's new group of friends: a comic book nerd; a diver and a aspiring model. Her boyfriend Dan is still around and apparently DTF cause she comes up pregnant! Oh shit. Freddy starts messing with the fetus' dreams, killing people, riding a skateboard, dressing up like a waiter and even turns himself into a motorcycle...before long I was so goddamn confused I had no idea what was happening except that it was making me yawn a lot.
According to Box Office Mojo Part 5 was the second lowest performing movie of the series and I can see why: it's boring! All of the characters are lame, the body count is low, the kills are silly and the story is rubbish. Honestly, outside of wanting to see the entire series, I can't think of a single reason to watch this movie. It's not horrible, just boring. Take a nap instead.
Part 1 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
Part 2 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Part 3 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Part 4 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Part 6 - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Part 7 - Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Remake 1 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
Freddy vs Jason