Child’s Play (1988)
Director: Tom Holland
Main Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif
Storyline: A serial killer Charles Lee Ray transforms his soul into a doll before he is killed by police. The doll is later on bought from single mom Karen Barclay to give to her son Andy. What they did not know is the Eddie needs to put his own soul into the boys to become human again.
Review (Spoils): This movie can be sillybut really it is a serial killer trapped in a doll called Chucky (Brad Dourif ) who talks his new friend Andy into doing deeds for him, what’s not to love? We have the pretty and innocent mother Karen (Catherine Hicks) who wants anything more in the world is happiness for her son Andy (Alex Vincent)till he starts to lie and act strange out of character.Chucky has been building a false friendship with the child that he can gather trust so that he use a ritual to transfer his soul into Andy. We have lots of knife stabs and slashes but nothing for over the top gore. The film bases around the one liners and mouthiness of the walking serial toy boy. The movements and character build of Chucky himself is what makes the movie. Chucky through film becomes an icon of horror films when it comes to killer dolls. Hell if you can make a child believe “His real name is Charles Lee Ray and he’s been sent down from Heaven by daddy to play with me” you’re one evil bastard.
Rating: If you’re not offended by foul language give this doll a chance as he is one potty mouthed MF. If you can get past the annoying child this movie is worth a couple cold ones with some friends.