Film: Child’s Play

Opened: November 9, 1988

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif & Dinah Manoff

The first film that started a horror franchise with a children’s doll, Child’s Play is a fun terror that will kill your Toy Story dreams of toys coming to life.

Good Guys doll Chucky is the hottest toy on shelves and it’s all Andy (Alex Vincent) wants for his birthday. While she can’t afford one, his mom Karen (Catherine Hicks) and her friend Maggie (Dinah Manoff) buy one off a peddler. What they don’t know is this doll is inhabited by the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif).

While Chucky could be an easily laughable villain, the script keeps him scary as he can easily switch from evil to a normal kid’s toy again. You’ll feel for Andy and Karen as they go through trials against Chucky.

Final say: Not a children’s film. ★★★★☆

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s