Child’s Play Review

Many are familiar with the story of Child’s Play, where an innocent child receives a doll, named Chucky, that turns out to be possessed.

The Summary

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 Kris Hopson, IMDb

The Vicious Doll

Child’s Play or the Chucky Franchise sold millions of copies of their diverse movies including various merchandise related to the doll.  Its success is due to taking an innocent doll and giving it murderous tendencies.

Child's Play - 1988
Child’s Play – 1988

It’s interesting that when the audience meets the talking doll Chucky voiced by Brad Dourif, Andy, played by Alex Vincent along with his mother all believe that it is just a feature of the doll.

I always found that Chucky’s appearance was creepy, so the idea of it talking had me compare the movie to a horror version of Walt Disney’s Toy Story.

Questionable Actions

I always questioned the rationality of the scene with Eddie. I get that you’re terrified of someone being in your house, but to randomly fire a gun without surveying the scene sounds foolish.

Child's Play - 1988
Child’s Play – 1988

This action causes the gas to ignite and the house to explode, making this fire demon quite happy. You feel bad for Andy as no one believes that his doll is haunted by the ghost of a murderer.

It’s interesting that the audience still doesn’t know what Chucky’s motives are. Up to the climax of the movie, I just assumed he was a psychopath and wanted to see how much carnage he could get away with without being caught.

Child's Play - 1988
Child’s Play – 1988

He seemed to get much enjoyment from acts of violence and destruction, so maybe it was all a thrill to him.

Some Predictable Thoughts

For me, the scene that freaked me out was when Chucky viciously attacked Detective Mike Norris, played by Chris Sarandon in his car. Many horror movies have the killer hidden in the back seat of the victim’s car.

Child's Play - 1988
Child’s Play – 1988

In a way it was quite predictable for the audience, to know that Detective Norris was Chucky’s next victim.

My score is 7/10
Burned it!


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