A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.


Lars Klevberg


Tyler Burton Smith (screenplay by), Don Mancini (based on "Child's Play" screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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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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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.

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Friends to the End. See more »


Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


At one point, there was a plan for the Chucky dolls to have digital monitors built into their eyes. The little monitors would be programmed with animation and would have been able to look left, look right, change colors, and dilate. However, as they would have to be puppeteered on set, the monitor eyes would have added another puppeteer and potentially more shooting time to an already short production schedule, so the producers decided to animate Chucky's eyes digitally. Still, Todd Masters was excited about the potential for incorporating monitor eyes into an otherwise fully mechanical puppet and would love to use the technology for another character in the future. See more »


There are numerous Buddi toys involved in the chaos in the toy store at the end of the film, after Chucky hacks into them. It's not clear what happens to them, as Andy and Karen are faced only with Chucky a few minutes later. However, since Chucky has finally cornered Andy, controlling the other toys may no longer seem necessary. See more »


[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

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References Poltergeist III (1988) See more »


Throwing Stones
Written & Performed by James Reese & Marlene King
Courtesy of Now-Again Records LLC
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Chucky for millenials in a high tech horror romp
15 April 2020 | by mwilson1976See all my reviews

More of a reboot than a remake, director Lars Klevberg offers an anti corporate / anti consumerist take on the 1988 original, in a story which writer Tyler Burton Smith says was heavily inspired by Spielberg's E.T. A family are terrorised by a malevolent high tech Buddi doll called Chucky (voiced by Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill), who is basically an Alexa device gone rogue, killing off characters and the family cat in various gory ways before going berserk on shoppers in a department store. It's a very self aware and smug take on the killer doll concept that downplays the horror in favour of humour and satire. The movie was promoted with a poster campaign that featured Chucky killing off characters from the Toy Story franchise, as it was released at the same time with Toy Story 4.

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Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,094,594, 23 June 2019

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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