At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before?
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
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The babysitter's death scene originally had her being electrocuted while taking a bath. The scene was used later in Bride of Chucky (1998). See more »
When Andy pours the cereal, and then the milk, there is cereal on the counter, to the left of the bowl. There is loads of cereal on the counter, then when Andy puts the burnt toast onto a plate, there is much less cereal. Then when he takes the tray from the counter, there's now loads of cereal on it. See more »
I finally pulled myself together and sat down to watch this film, after putting it off for a long time. I thought(well, used to think): "It's a horror film about a murderous *doll* and it's an 80's flick with a bunch of actors in it that I've never heard of." This film proves quite well how wrong you can judge a book by its cover. Yes, it is a doll doing all the killing, but it's pretty damn creepy. It's also far more creative and smart than your average doll, uh, killer. See the trailer to get an idea of how unusual and creative the death scenes are. The plot is surprisingly good, though there are weak points. The whole voodoo/magic thing concerning Chucky's "birth" is kind of... lame and far-fetched, honestly. It is, however, also quite original. And it's the only truly low point for me about the film. Then there's the whole "80's film complex" that most, if not all, 80's films have been cursed with. The curse includes, but is not limited to: hammy acting, bad dialog, soundtrack consisting of dreaded 80's music and predictability. Fortunately, this film suffers very little under this. The dialog is very obviously 80's at some points, and the acting could definitely improve, particularly with some of the minor characters, but the film manages to create a good deal of unpredictable scenes and the music is so neutral that you couldn't possibly tell from the soundtrack that it's an 80's film. The pacing is pretty good, there's really no point during the film where it's boring. The acting ranges, but the leads are mostly good. I thought the child actor who portrayed Andy did a pretty good job, considering he was 6-7 years old when he did the film. The special effects are so-so, but considering that this was the late 80's, they're sufficiently good, and they are used to great effect. There are plenty of genuine scares in the film. I enjoyed the cinematography, particularly the very good use of long takes and tracking shots. The ending was overdone, and came off as annoying rather than particularly scary. All in all, the film is definitely worth watching if you're into the genre. In the end, it's better than most other 80's flicks, and if you do see it available for rent, it'll probably be cheap, and hey, it's less than 90 minutes long, so it's easy enough to get through. I recommend this to fans of horror films and 80's flicks. If you belong to one of those groups, you'll most likely enjoy it, at least to some extent. 7/10
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