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I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2nd Ann. Halloween Extravaganza! Ghost week- Child's Play Review

Child's Play movie poster
Child's Play Movie Review

Release Date: 1988
Directed by: Tom Holland
Written by: Don Mancini
Catherine Hicks as Karen Barclay
Chris Sarandon as Mike Norris
Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay
Brad Dourif as Charles Lee Ray /Chucky

Young Andy Barclay gets the doll he wanted. However, he did not know it was alive!

Wikipedia says:
The series originally started out aiming towards a straight-out horror theme with Child's Play, Child's Play 2 and Child's Play 3, but became more as a horror/comedy as they went on, especially starting with 1998's Bride of Chucky and more so with 2004's Seed of Chucky.
In January 2010, reported that Universal has given the greenlight for the remake (with Brad Dourif reprising his role as Chucky), but pre-production is yet to begin. It was recently announced that the remake is stated for a release sometime in 2012. (That's actually 2013 now I believe!)

First, I'm going to tell a little story. When I was a child, maybe three or four, Child's play was on tv at my house. I don't know if it was on a station or if someone left it on in the house, but I happened to come across it and sit down to watch it. I didn't watch much of it, but I watched enough to turn me off from dolls for a long time. For a while after watching Chucky, I had nightmares. I wouldn't go near this movie for years.
Now, I'm a horror movie lover, but I was turned off from Chucky so young, that I just always felt weird towards the movies. Then last year I thought, "I have to watch Chucky again and see what the fuss is about". I actually wanted to see how I'd react to it.

I'm happy to say that now, I love it. I see why I was terrified as a child, thinking of killer dolls, but it wasn't really a killer doll to begin with. It was a possession of a murder who had no other body close to him during his ritual.

Sure, it's still super creepy and of course corny, but I can rest easy now, not thinking that my dolls in the basement are going to come to life. *winks*

As for the characters, I actually think they did pretty good for corny 80's horror. It was less corny than you'd think, but it did have it's moments.

I was surprised to see that the mother from Seventh Heaven(Catherine Hicks as Karen Barclay)
is the mother in this movie as well. The little boy(Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay) was also pretty good. My favorite though, has got to be (Brad Dourif) as Charles Lee Ray/ Chucky himself. He was fantastic. Insane, sarcastic, sadistic and entertaining. He was perfect for this roll.

Over all, I give it a 5/5 for 80's corny horror. It's worth the watch, even if it's only once!

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Kelly said...

Child's Play terrifies me! I have no idea why. I think I was in high school the first time I saw it, and for some reason, it's the only horror movie that has every really, really scared me--it gave me nightmares. I have since refused to watch it, but maybe I should give it another shot.

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