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CHILD'S PLAY
Year
1988

Director
Tom Holland

Writer
Don Mancini
John Lafia
Tom Holland
Genre
Horror

Cast
Catherine Hicks
Chris Sarandon
Alex Vincent
Brad Dourif
Dinah Manoff
Tommy Swerdlow
Plot Summary
A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
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Review by Chucky
This is my all-time favourite movie. Brad Dourif's voice acting for the Chucky doll is as perfectly fitting as could be and would be near impossible to improve upon. The amount of work that went into bringing this doll to life for the screen only makes this movie even more impressive. The movie is so well-made that it almost makes you forget the absurdity of a doll running around and killing people.

If you haven't seen this movie yet, drop everything and watch it now!

Review by Crash Dummie
Out of all the horror movie concepts that ended up being dumb garbage, who would have expected that the killer doll one would stand head and shoulders above many of its peers?

Child's Play takes it's silly premise and builds a smart, funny and suspenseful slasher upon it, with solid directing and performances to boot.

The most surpsing thing about it is not only how good it is, but the level of quality its sequels have managed to maintain.

Review by Dorkus
Child's Play was another horror movie I watched when I was way too young. I think my logic was something like "it's about a doll, it's probably okay for kids to watch...right?". It didn't leave scars like "IT" did, but I remember the scenes of a burning, pissed off Chucky causing me some sleepless nights.

Nowadays, whilst not scary, it's still a remarkably good movie considering the goofy premise. It's pretty much all down to Brad Dourif's performance as Chucky. Honestly, I consider him one of better movie monsters from the 80s. What he obviously lacks in physical presence, he more than makes up for in charisma and pure malice. He should be laughable, but he isn't (not yet, at least). And he still holds up well today, to the point where he's still getting sequels.

The first entry isn't actually my favourite. I like the second Child's Play a little better, but you can't go wrong with the one that started it.
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