When Charles Lee Ray needs to get a 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 and once the adults accept Andy's story as truth, it's too late.Written by
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Don Mancini has stated that around 50% of the finished film retains the concepts of his original script. New elements introduced by other writers included the voodoo mythology angle and the character of Eddie Caputo. See more »
When Chucky is trying to get out of the fireplace, before he
is set on fire, you can see a hand pushing him into the fire screen. See more »
12 seconds were originally cut in the UK from the electrocution of the doctor to make the film suitable for a 15 certificate at the cinema and the video release featured the same print. These cuts were eventually waived for the 2005 DVD (rated 15). See more »
A horror film that has stuck with me since I first saw it as a child **** out of 5
It was always the films where a child is in peril that stuck with me the most. Child's Play was probably the top of the crop.
The film taps into all those things you remember as a child like those colorful commercials that would promote the cereal you were eating. And those big dolls like 'My Buddy', that even as a kid I knew were creepy.
Script, acting, music, mood, atmosphere, direction, scares, everything works and that's why I give it the high rating it deserves.
Brad Dourif was the perfect choice for the voice of the Chucky doll. It's sinister and angry and darkly sarcastic. He is what I consider to be one of the all time great underrated actors.
The film is bleak. There's nothing happy about it although the good guy doll commercials insist it's playtime.
After this film, the only sequel I highly recommend is Child's Play 2, which I love just about as much as this one. Part 3 wasn't bad. Bride of Chucky was an interesting new direction to go in, but the feeling of the first couple of films is long gone by then, and Seed of Chucky was about the same.
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