Friday, July 14, 2006

"Child's Play" review

Child's Play (1988)

Directed by Tom Holland
Writing credits Don Mancini

Catherine Hicks.... Karen Barclay
Chris Sarandon.... Mike Norris
Alex Vincent.... Andy Barclay
Brad Dourif.... Charles Lee Ray

A kid in Chicago gets a Good Guy doll for his birthday. The doll calls himself Chucky. It's too bad for the kid that the doll is really possessed by a mad killer. No refunds, no returns. Chucky hangs out at his pad until he gets bored. Then it's party time in the doll house.

One thing that struck me about this flick was how everyone could be so scared of a little Chucky doll. Why not just tackle him and drop kick him into the trash compactor? Maybe the sight of a little doll attacking me would freeze my instincts up too. Chucky causes as much carnage as a little doll can.

I liked this flick. It was truly creepy. It was also great that Chucky kept up the facade of being a doll for as long as he did. The Good Guy voice segueing into the Chucky voice was eerie. That's the one thing that the sequels don't really bother with. Chucky forgoes the charade and just acts like the psychopath he is.

SCORE: 3 out of 4 Chuckys

1 comment:

Matt C. said...

I love Chucky - and this is his best movie!
I'm nervous about the potential remake, though.