Child’s Play (1988)

Tom Holland directs Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent and Brad Dourif in this possessed kid’s toy horror movie that launched a never-ending franchise.

Silly, scrappy VHS movie that feels like it has lost a few chunks in post-production. The best sequence is when Chucky persuades Andy to skip school and travel across town alone on the subway. There’s not really enough Dourif… and I understand why they didn’t want to open the gate too early on Charles Lee Ray fully inhabiting the Chucky doll and going wisecracking psycho… but that is ultimately what we bought a ticket for. The ending recalls The Terminator at munchkin scale.


Perfect Double Bill: Curse Of Chucky (2013)

My wife and I do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.