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Child's Play 

A family awakens to find themselves trapped in their own home, all windows and doors sealed by impenetrable walls. They desperately try to escape but everything fails. Then the wife notices a bizarre pattern.

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Val Guest

Writer:

Graham Wassell (screenplay)
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Episode cast overview:
Mary Crosby ... Ann Preston
Nicholas Clay ... Mike Preston
Debbie Chasan Debbie Chasan ... Sarah Preston
Suzanne Church Suzanne Church ... Mother
Joanna Joseph Joanna Joseph ... Child
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A family awakens to find themselves trapped in their own home, all windows and doors sealed by impenetrable walls. They desperately try to escape but everything fails. Then the wife notices a bizarre pattern.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1984 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The car in the garage is French, although apparently made for left side driving; a Peugeot 504. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Twilight Zone: Stopover in a Quiet Town (1964) See more »

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The one which everyone remembers!
16 October 2003 | by analoguebubblebathSee all my reviews

First viewing: November 1984 / Second viewing: October 2003

Easily the most memorable of the whole `Hammer House Of Mystery And Suspense' series, `Child's Play' is like a stage play. Just three characters (kudos to the beautiful Mary `I shot JR' Crosby) – a nuclear family of sorts – who awake at 4:10AM one morning trapped in their own home. We learn very early on about the steel fortress and the mysterious symbol that constantly appears. A sense of impending doom and claustrophobia pervade throughout and the final scene is shocking in its execution. `A true story. Which has just been told before its time' reads the caption on the final reel. Almost perfect and nineteen years later I'm still amazed. 9/10


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