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Child's Play (1988)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  9 November 1988 (USA)
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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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Storyline

When Charles Lee Ray needs to get quick escape from cop Mike Norris, he takes his soul and buries it into playful, seemingly good guy doll Chucky. Little does he know a little boy by the name of Andy Barclay will be the new owner of him soon-to-come. Charles confides in Andy while he commits numerous murders. Once the adults accept Andy's story as truth, it's too late. Written by Kris Hopson <kris.hopson@hotmail.com>

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9 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$33,244,684 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was released on the same date (November 9, 1988) as the opening scene, when Charles Lee Ray transfers his soul into the doll. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Norris asks Santos if he's seen Chucky anywhere, he says "Who's Chucky?" and confusedly, "Why would I know anything about a doll?". Yet earlier at the station house, he was asking Andy "So why did Chucky want to see Eddie?" indicating Andy had told him pretty much everything. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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Referenced in Castle: Once Upon a Crime (2012) See more »

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Performed by D.B. Night
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No Baby Doll Eyes Here

Director Tom Holland does quite a good job scaring us with this cliche-ridden, unoriginal story of a serial killer transferring his soul to a toy store doll. The doll is incredibly eerie with its red hair and deep eyes, and goes by the name of Chucky saying things like, "My name's Chucky...wanna play?" Although much of the plot is very predictable(especially the ending), the execution of the plot is first-rate. Add to this some earnest acting from CatherineHicks, Chris Sarandon, and especially Alex Vincent playing a six-year old, and you have a pretty entertaining feature. The special effects are also first-rate, and the doll seems to actually be alive. Brad Douriff adds his voice to the demented Chucky, and his voice is evil personified. Dinah Manoff has a small role, but it is an important role which she plays very well. The atmosphere is definitely set on suspense and it is a rollercoaster of a ride as we see the doll slowly become human and seek out his only murderous hope for salvation. Good scares!


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