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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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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$33,244,684 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Howard Franklin contributed to the screenplay. He remains uncredited in the final film. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, Chuckie stabs the cop, Mike Norris, in the leg, and he falls and remains in the bedroom. Shortly after this, Chuckie is shot several times by Karen, and his body parts are severed. This occurs in the living room and hallway. Mike Norris, still on the floor in the bedroom tells the backup cop who then arrives that Chuckie was shot and that his body is in pieces all over the place and to not touch any of them. It is impossible for Norris to know or to have seen any of this, as he was in the other room the entire time. See more »

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[first lines]
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SECOND SIGHT
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Performed by David Darling
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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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