CHILD’S PLAY (Theatrical Release USA 1988)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Child’s Play begins the first of the Chucky movie franchise. While the hype surrounding this film series exaggerates its ability to deliver horror, the movie performs quite nicely in a thriller category as it quickly delivers slasher-type murders without pattern as the only answer to this doll’s frustrations. The well-written script has a certain rhythm that Director Tom Holland catches and uses well.

Storyline

A young woman unknowing purchases a possessed doll for her son.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Tom Holland for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Barrie M. Osborne for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks), Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon), Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Charles Lee Ray/Chucky (voice of Brad Dourif), Maggie Peterson (Dinah Manoff), Jack Santos (Tommy Swerdlow), Dr. Ardmoe (Jack Colvin), Eddie Caputo (Neil Giuntoli), Peddler (Juan Ramírez), and Mr. Criswell (Alan Wilder).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The special effects, while not great, are memorable and go a long way to establish the story's line.

Ben Meyers

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