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"Something's moved in with the Barclay family, and so has terror."

The 1988 movie, Child’s Play, is a horror movie about a serial killer that transfers his soul into a popular children’s toy, the Good Guy doll. The killer, by the name of Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) , finds himself being chased by the Chicago Illinois police and heads into a toy shop, once he is there, he is shot by detective Mike Norris (played by Chris Sarandon), and decides in order to survive the gun wound he has to transfer his soul into a doll. He does so and everyone else believes that he is dead.

The film then transfers over to an adorable little boy named Andy Barclay preparing breakfast for his mother Karen Barclay, played by Catharine Hicks. It is Andy’s birthday and he wants his mother to wake up so he can open his gifts. Once he does, he is disappointed that he did not receive the toy he wanted which was a Good Guy doll. Unhappy to see her son upset, she later purchases a doll, which is of course, Charles Lee Ray also known as Chucky.

Once Chucky has found his target, his killing spree begins. It all starts with Karen’s friend and coworker Maggie Peterson who is babysitting Andy. Chucky reveals his identity to Andy and admits to killing Maggie. Andy reveals this information to his mother and Detective Morris, which was called on the scene, but no one believes him.

Chucky’s goal is to become human again by transferring his soul into Andy’s body, since he was the first person he revealed his identity to. Over the span of the film, Chucky murders many, uses Andy, and brings torment into the life of the young boy and his mother Karen. Aside from that, no one will help them due to the fact that a killer doll claiming to be Charles Lee Ray sounds quite insane. Chucky is intensely trying to transfer his soul into the boy so that he can live on as a human before it is too late.

Overall, Child’s Play is a good 1980s horror film about a killer doll who torments a little boy, his mother and anyone else who gets in his way. Those who watch the movie will definitely be entertained, frightened and may have a few laughs as well. Those who watch will want to know how the story ends and whether or not Chucky will achieve his goal. Let’s face it, killer dolls are interesting.

| 1988 | 1 hr 27 min | 6.6/10 | 58/100
Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif
United Artists
Tom Holland, Tom Holland (X)

Also directed by Tom Holland, Tom Holland (X)

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Child's Play Official Trailer #1 - Brad Dourif Movie (1988) HD|2:07

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