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Child's Play (1988)

R  |   |  Horror, 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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Something's moved in with the Barclay family, and so has terror. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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9 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Blood Brother  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$33,244,684 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Child's Play (1988) continues a theme in Tom Holland's films of people seeing something supernatural, but they can't get anyone else to believe them. E.g. Scream for Help (1984), Cloak & Dagger (1984), and Fright Night (1985). See more »

Goofs

Andy places Chucky in a rocking chair that is missing a runner on one side; minutes later, chucky is gone and the chair is rocking, both runners intact. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mike Norris: I got the strangler! Wabash and Van Buren.
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Child's Play Theme
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14 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really don't care what anyone says about this movie. I am a horror movie fanatic and i first saw this film at the age of 7. Out of all the horror movies i've ever seen, child's play ( the first one , to ME, is the scariest movie i've seen. A CREEPY looking doll, a CREEPY voice, eerie music because it's not even music its like chimes and a combination of creepy sounds, suspense and of course barely any comedy, just pure horror. Out of all the horror movies I've seen, the scariest movies would have to be the following: Child's Play, Pet Semetary, The Exorcist 3, Evil Dead is pretty creepy at times, The Others, Saw ( not a quite scary just a damn good movie, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original), April Fool's Day is kinda creepy, Sleepaway camp ( music and that ENDING ) there are a few more but i cant quite think, however, the tops are Child's Play and Pet Semetary. Oh, and High Tension is a VERY good horror/suspense. So if u wanna wanna be creeped out, go home, turn off the light, put the TV on loud or surround sound if u have it, and watch by yourself. It's a scary movie, well at least to me it is. I'm not scared of the movie now at the age of 25 but it is one the only ones that no matter how many times i watch it, still creep me out a bit.


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