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Child's Play 1988

A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer...

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im so happy that they are gonna make another chucky movie well the remake of this one

i didn't understand the movie when i was like six but i got older and started to understand the movie more. my mom said i wasn't aloud to watch chucky movies since it was a mature and graphic movie for kids. i started watching it again and it rocked. i watched every movie of chucky. it's a turn down that he finally died for good in seed of chucky. wonder if they're gonna make another chucky movie in the future?

the first is always the best
I first saw Child's Play last year on the Sci-Fi channel (U.K version). I'd heard a lot about, and knew a bit about, Chucky. I kind of liked the idea of a killer doll, but I hadn't seen any of the films, so I decided to watch it. After it was finished, I felt amazed, and a little bit scared.
Good points: The acting from Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon and Alex Vincent was actually quite good, but Brad Dourif was so brilliantly creepy as Chucky, it was as if he was real! The suspenseful atmosphere was great, and also I loved how Chucky looked as a normal child's doll with blue eyes. Until he lashed out!
Bad points: I wanted to see more of Chucky! He was only on scene doing evil stuff for a little bit. Also, despite being a 15-rated film, I thought it could have been a bit more gory.

Tomatometer rating: 71% 'Fresh'!
holland could have done better. its ok but needed more work
this is very good
Ahh, I love this flick!
Well let's see, in the 80's you had quite an array of horror films that went into the slasher sub-genre. You had A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween and Hellraiser. So what can the closing of the 80's bring about for the 90's era? Child's Play, was that answer. Directed by Psycho II's screenwriter Tom Holland, we get a slick, stylish Horror-Thriller with some slasher elements mixed in.
What I liked about the film the most, other than the characters being portrayed was how effective each scare felt and the tension before a death never goes on for too long(like in most horror's).
Brad Dourif up until this point hadn't really explored much of his acting abilities, mostly playing depressing type characters or good guys(like in " One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Here we get the range of his dark side, which would later continue on in its sequels as well as Exorcist 3 and Alien: Resurrection.
Chris Sarandon, another great actor comes into the mix as Detective Norris, the cop who shot Chucky and caused him to choose a doll as refuge. Here he plays in an excellent role and its quite disappointing that he wasn't featured in any of the sequels, he's not even mentioned(except for the trailer for Child's Play 2).
Catherine Hicks, most notably known by today's audiences as the mother in 7th Heaven plays Andy's mother, the one who unfortunately brings Chucky into the life of an 8 year old boy. She plays it very well and there isn't a moment that she seems to over act. She plays a mother who becomes desperate as she struggles to protect her son against unexplainable events. Great too.
Alex Vincent rounds out the main cast as young Andy Barkley, an impressionable young boy who is in love with all things Good Guy, when he gets the doll of his dreams he is as excited as any child would be at getting what he wants. But when he realizes how dangerous his new gift is, he reacts convincingly enough that you can't tell its his 1st film.

A remake is in the works as of now with the reprisle of Brad Dourif as Chucky making the remake a hopeful one, but this will always be a classic to me and definitely helped pave the way for films like Demonic Toys and Puppetmaster.

NOTE: Keep an eye out for actor Jack Colven as a psychiatrist, he's best known for his role as Mr. Jack McGee in the 70's TV Series "The Incredible Hulk."
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This one is pretty good, and it was a little too scary.
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