5.1/10
30,624
158 user 65 critic

Child's Play 3 (1991)

Trailer
1:40 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
Chucky returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him, and now a teenager living in a military academy.

Director:

Jack Bender

Writers:

Don Mancini (characters), Don Mancini
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.

Director: John Lafia
Stars: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.

Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl
Child's Play (1988)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Tom Holland
Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.

Director: Don Mancini
Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, John Waters
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to recent bloodshed and chaos.

Director: Don Mancini
Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Jordan Gavaris
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.

Director: Don Mancini
Stars: Allison Dawn Doiron, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director: Chuck Russell
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, John Beckman
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Whalin ... Andy Barclay
Perrey Reeves ... De Silva
Jeremy Sylvers ... Tyler
Travis Fine ... Shelton
Dean Jacobson Dean Jacobson ... Whitehurst
Brad Dourif ... Chucky (voice)
Peter Haskell ... Sullivan
Dakin Matthews ... Colonel Cochrane
Andrew Robinson ... Sergeant Botnick
Burke Byrnes ... Sergeant Clark
Matthew Walker ... Ellis
Donna Eskra Donna Eskra ... Ivers
Edan Gross Edan Gross ... Good Guy Doll (voice)
Terry Wills Terry Wills ... Garbage Man
Richard Marion Richard Marion ... Patterson
Edit

Storyline

It's been eight years since the events in the second film, we now see that Andy is a teenager who has been enrolled in a military school. Play Pals Toy Company decides to re-release its Good Guys line, feeling that after all this time, the bad publicity has died down. As they re-used old materials, the spirit of Charles Lee Ray once again comes to life. In his search for Andy, Chucky falls into the hands of a younger boy, and he realizes that it may be easier to transfer his soul into this unsuspecting child. Andy is the only one who knows what Chucky is up to, and it's now up to him to put a stop to it. Written by Phil Fernando

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Chucky goes Ballistic. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Child's Play III See more »

Filming Locations:

Valencia, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,718,940, 2 September 1991

Gross USA:

$14,960,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,560,255
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On an episode of Beat the Geeks (2001), the horror geek was asked for the full title of the third film in the Child's Play series. He did not know and the correct answer was "Child's Play 3: Look Who's Stalking". This is technically incorrect because the "Look Who's Stalking" is only the tagline for the film, not the actual subtitle. The correct answer should just be Child's Play 3. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 15 mins) When Tyler runs into the tent at the fair, the security guard places a cup of coffee on the table. When he goes back to retrieve the cup, it is not in the place he had originally put it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sullivan: This is Andy Barclay. Eight years ago, he touched off the scandal that nearly crippled this company. Claiming his Good Guy doll, Chucky was possessed by... Charles Lee Ray, the notorious Lakeshore Strangler.
See more »

Alternate Versions

Several scenes cut from original version appear in the USA Network's version:
  • Additional dialogue between president of Play Pal toys and his assistant at the very beginning.
  • Andy talking with Tyler on the bus taking them to Kent military school;
  • a scene with Andy and Tyler talking as Andy is going to his room. Tyler offers to play pool with him but Andy declines;
  • Andy and Whitehurst talking outside as they stand at attention just before Shelton steps into the picture;
  • Tyler telling Andy how bad his hair looks after they get haircuts.
  • Shelton catches Andy & Desilva kissing in woods during wargames.
  • After death of garbage man, scene in which Andy is sitting in class, contemplatively, teacher snaps him back into it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Child's Play (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Calliope #1 & #2
Written by Charlotte Georg (as Peter Vanderlohren)
Courtesy of Ole Georg/Capitol Production Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Stretching the formula too far.

Set eights years after Child's Play 2, this sequel sees Andy Barclay attending Military School and getting bullied by the drill sergeant ("poor man's Christian Slater" Travis Fine, who never really became as popular as he should have been). Meanwhile, the Play Pals company has reopened the Good Guy factory and is starting production of the doll once more. But when clearing away Chucky's grisly remains, some of his blood spills into a vat of molten plastic and he is born once more in a new body.

After a good old strangulation to get the circulation going he locates Andy at his military school and somehow figures out a way to mail himself there. However, once the package gets there it is promptly snatched by a very annoying, morbidly juvenile, and highly wimpy little kid called Tyler who has the same face as has-been 'singer' Craig David, only more annoying (if that is even possible). Since he has a new body Chucky reveals his birth name once more, hoping to get a fast and easy ticket out of his plastic shell. As before there are too many distractions.

And as before the film spends way too much time with boring humans who spend too much time lurking in the dark wondering why a doll seems to appear and reappear and not enough time with Chucky. He IS the star of the show and he should OWN this movie. Alias and Lost director Jack Bender never really gives him the chance. Which is a shame since the animatronics had improved over Child's Play 2 and Chucky was beginning to look nastily cute. And more and more like Brad Dourif if you look hard enough. Bender's direction is slick but lacks edge, invention or humor. He seems to be ignorant of the potential Chucky has and treats the film like another mechanical TV series with no spark or signature. I remember when I first watched the VHS tape as a kid I immediately noticed how darker and gloomier this movie is, which ultimately leads to an overwhelming downbeat, depressing atmosphere, that sort of does and sort of doesn't work.

The score is a major downer though. Greame Revell's wonderful orchestral adventure of Child's Play 2 has been replaced with a horrid synthesized, death-metal score filled with tacky and unimaginative stingers. Revell, fortunately, returned for Bride of Chucky.

Child's Play 3 is no more than a competent sequel. Writer Don Mancini said he wasn't even ready to do a 3rd movie but Universal forced him to before the second was even released. As he was out of ideas he claims this film to be his least favorite of them all. If a better director were involved it could still have been a good film instead of being a merely an above average (by a tiny, tiny bit) one.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 158 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed