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Child's Play (2019)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 June 2019 (USA)
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A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Director:

Lars Klevberg

Writers:

Tyler Burton Smith (screenplay by), Don Mancini (based on "Child's Play" screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Matheson ... Henry Kaslan
Ben Daon ... Ben (Kid #1) (as Ben Andrusco-Daon)
Zahra Anderson ... Mom
Serge Jaswal ... Dad
Ariana Nica ... Kid #2
Phoenix Ly Phoenix Ly ... Chien
Johnson Phan ... Supervisor
Aubrey Plaza ... Karen
Eddie Flake ... Angry Customer
Trent Redekop ... Gabe
Gabriel Bateman ... Andy
Beatrice Kitsos ... Falyn
Ty Consiglio ... Pugg
Hannah Drew ... Disappointed Customer
Amro Majzoub ... Wes

How 'E.T.' Influenced the New 'Child's Play'

Director Lars Klevburg discusses his E.T. influences, his practical-effects approach, and working with Mark Hamill on his upcoming reboot, Child's Play.

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Storyline

After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives a special present from his mother -- a seemingly innocent Buddi doll that becomes his best friend. When the doll suddenly takes on a life of its own, Andy unites with other neighborhood children to stop the sinister toy from wreaking bloody havoc.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Friends to the End. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Andy Barclay in the film is considerably older, around the early pre-teen bracket as opposed to the original Child's Play's Andy (Alex Vincent) who was a six-year-old child. Andy in the film also bears a handicap in the form of a hearing aid, displaying the character bears limited hearing. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, the characters are watching a version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 that's wildly out of order. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henry Kaslan: At Kaslan, we believe that happiness is about more than entertainment. It's about being known, understood, loved. Introducing you new best friend, Buddi.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits; Chucky sings *The Buddi Song* but with more disturbing lyrics See more »

Connections

Referenced in WatchMojo: Top 10 Upcoming Horror Movie Remakes (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Music from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Written & Performed by Jerry Lambert
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
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Gripping & Gory
20 June 2019 | by varun-25071997See all my reviews

One of the best horror movies ever made and my favourite film of the year so far. Having very low expectations for remakes and not watching the trailer gave me very little reasons to be hyped for this film but the end result is complete satisfaction.

In an era where horror movies are released every other week and is now the favourite cake of the town we have seen many reboots, new experiments like Hereditary and also monster horrors like A Quite Place. Child's Play is uniquely great because it doesn't compromise in violence and is strictly made only for adults. Gabriel Bateman is the star of the film and has given an another great performance as a weird child after his role in Lights Out. Audrey Plaza doesn't have much screen time in this film and is mostly just a supporting cast.

Lars Klevberg shows us a possible future of AI takeover and the dangers of too much sophisticated technology. The way children today spend more time in phones rather than playing in grounds or reading books is one of the biggest tragedies of our time, Klevberg subtly shows how it could lead to a collapse of a society. Poor labour rights, Abusive bosses, excessive technology and the flaws of capitalism are well highlighted in the movie and effectively are the reasons we get to the horror part.


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Canada | USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,094,594, 23 June 2019

Gross USA:

$29,208,403

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,907,074
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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