Child’s Play (1988)

Mike Matei / October 26th, 2009


  • April 9, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Yeah, Child’s Play is something to remember!

    Not only did it debut Brad Dourif as Chucky, but it also reunited director Tom Holland and star Chris Sarandon from 1985’s Fright Night!

  • amberdarko86

    April 11, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Can’t go wrong with a killer doll flick….some of my other favorites are Dolly Dearest, Magic, Demonic Toys, Dolls, and The Puppet Master freanchise.

  • April 12, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Dolls is a cool movie

  • Strazdas

    April 18, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Didnt the puppet master came out earlier, thus making it the first one to use dolls as killers?

  • art12767

    April 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I’ve never actually seen this movie, back in my teens i was really into slasher movies but i never wanted to see this one because at that age there were way to many dolls in my house so i let that one pass by, and never went back and saw it because my interest in slasher movies died

  • Lovecraft

    April 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Chucky kinda looks like a my buddy doll.

  • Deadpool2010

    April 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Love all the Child’s Play films, even if Seed of Chucky was super fuckin cheesy.Found this on wikipedia and it sounded kinda interesting:In an August 2008 interview, Don Mancini and David Kirschner spoke of a planned reboot of the franchise to be written and directed by Mancini. They described their choice of a remake over a sequel as a response to the will of the fans, who “want to see a scary Chucky movie again,” and “want to go back to the straightforward horror rather than the horror comedy.” They indicated that Brad Dourif would return as Chucky and that they hoped for a 2010 release. In a subsequent interview, Mancini described the remake as a darker and scarier retelling of the original movie, but one that, while having new twists and turns, will not stray too far from the original concept. At a 2009 horror convention, Brad Dourif confirmed his role in the remake but gave no indication of when production would start.

  • Dr.That1guy

    May 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Out of all the killers in these classic slasher films, Chucky is by far my favirote. He has such an awesome personality, and he looks so innocent when he’s acting like a doll. I think the modern day Chucky movies are 80% comedy and 20% comedy, but the original Child’s Play scared the crap out of me. I think Chucky’s new deformed look is A LOT less scary. Like most other sequels, the original is hands down the best.

  • May 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I really have a fear of doll’s. I don’t know when it started but I can’t stand them. Child’s play is one of my fav movies.

  • Kickasjake

    May 25, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Has anyone ever wondered how a 3 foot doll always overpowers all those people

  • WatchmenFTW

    June 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I always thought the guy that possessed the Chucky doll was a serial killer, not a robber. Good review.

  • WatchmenFTW

    June 20, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Silly me, Chucky is possessed by a serial killer. My mistake.

  • mikeyc

    July 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    “Don’t fuck with th’ Chuck.”

    pure gold.

  • venom 51007

    August 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    One thing i always find confusing when CHUCKY is saying the words to change into another body hes always saying something different in each movie and not only that theres a remake in the works (I think) and to tell the truth i’ve only seen CHILDS PLAY 1 I have seen bride of chucky though but i didn’t like it (to much comedy) also everybody at my school thinks there should be a CHUCKY vs LEPRECHAUN movie but u never know if they might do it.

  • Chie

    August 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I hate this movie. Hate it, hate it, hate it. I never liked it. Though oddly, I loved “Seed of Chucky.” Seed of Chucky was hilarious but I honestly didn’t like any of the other Child’s Play/Chucky movies.

  • hippydudelad

    September 8, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Who the fuck is Martha Stuart?!
    I lol’d

  • robertjlong

    September 12, 2010 at 12:25 am

    that 1975 Dario Argento movie deep red. that doll on that rolling wheels was creepy

  • robertjlong

    September 12, 2010 at 12:28 am

    hey james do the 1982 beast within movie soon

  • krazyzark

    September 20, 2010 at 1:57 am

    did anyone else ever think that Kuato from Total Recall looked like Chucky? “Open your mind…. AND DIE!!”

  • GialloHorror

    October 4, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Now don’t get me wrong, I like this movie, but, even as a kid, I was always womdering how people couldn’t kick a 2ft doll’s ass.

    Chucky does crack me up, and I consider “Child’s Play” a guilty pleasure for me.

    I don’t know if anyone ever saw the short “The Dummy” (1981) it used to run on HBO in the early 80’s and as a bumper between films on USA Network in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

    That was the freakiest, scariest, doll killer I’ve ever seen.

    I also think “Child’s Play” took a lot of ideas from “Dolls” (1987)

  • GregJamesPav

    January 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I’m still surprised that grown adults get overpowered by a plastic doll in this film and all its sequels. Chucky must be one buff SOB.

  • Mariwa

    February 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Loved the first 2 movies

  • fcabanski

    May 20, 2011 at 2:28 am

    I love the new Monster Madness intro James did for these later episodes.

    I am afraid of dolls too. If one came to life and tried to kill me I might scuff my shoe when I kicked the life back out of it.

  • penpan

    September 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Holy crap this movie scared me as a kid and I hadn’t even seen it when I Was little! Imagine going into the video store with your parents and seeing that horrifying cover. They wouldn’t let us watch it til years later, and the cover alone inspire so many horrific situations! I couldn’t bleieve they actually sold this doll too. It looks so scary!

    I have to admit, a string of expletives being the first thing he says to the boy’s mother is abit terrifying since it came the fuck out of nowhere! I haven’t been able to look at dolls the same way since.

  • ravinspawn

    September 8, 2011 at 9:33 am

    yeah i love the chuky films there hileairous this is oneof my top 10 horror films cus i grew up a round them in fact i was born the same year that the first one was mead

  • ravinspawn

    September 8, 2011 at 9:38 am

    oh i forgot to menchn that the resom why chuky was mead is becuas the wirghter of chileds play hated & disspiessed “the capbige pach kids” in complat mockery of the happy-go-lucky littel shit bitches

  • DonSkiver

    September 19, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Jesus Christ. I was 6 years old when this movie came out and it scared the everliving shit out of me. I remember the little TV spots for the sequel, Child’s Play 2, and those scared the everliving shit out of me. I watched it once and it is forever burned into my mind because it was so terrifying. It would start with a little jack-in-the-box dinking around and whenever I saw it come on TV (especially during american gladiators for some reason) I would run into another room, close my eyes and plug my ears and count to 100 to make sure it was over. That was the only set of movies as a child that truly frightened me.

  • Musty_killa

    December 25, 2011 at 11:03 am

    when i was young i got so scared id always had nightmares but now that im a little older its not that scary its fucking funny

  • cordawgfrito

    February 28, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Actually in Don Mancini’s original script the voodoo stuff was not in it and it played more with the idea that maybe Andy is killing everybody until the start of the third act where Chucky came alive.  The director added the voodoo stuff in and the script was rewritten not by Don Mancini who was unable to work on the film because of the writer’s strike but who went on to right all of the sequels and to write and direct the seed of chucky and the upcoming remake.  Don Mancini also said he never liked the voodoo stuff.

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Graphic impression of Chucky, emboding everything that couldn’t possibly happen with a child’s toy (with the permission of Puppet Master movies, maybe?) is what i think it makes him work so damn well. Chucky’s faces of the first movie are up to this day, brilliantly done.
    As with all the big-yet-underrated material, art is always outstanding. I’ll definitely start looking after these movies again.

  • jacko wacko

    July 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Who would win in a fight:Chucky vs Leprechaun

  • March 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    boy shouldn’t play dolls because it can make them gays 😛

  • Brendan Handley

    October 5, 2013 at 5:47 am

    I loved that scene when he first talks, I think it’s awesome

  • October 23, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Anyone catch the straight to video ‘Curse of Chucky’? It was really good and totally serviced fans of the older more serious Chucky (if he ever was) and the freaks like me who think Bride of Chucky was the masterpiece of the series. Watch it all through the credits too. Lots of fun easter eggs for us kiddos.

  • tigerblood83

    October 31, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I would really like to see a full review of all the Chucky movies on your next Monster Madness, James!

  • Breeze Dorling

    November 3, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I refer you back to the nostalgia critic

  • DarthUno

    November 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    This movie is a bloody joke.

  • June 21, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Please do all of these movies and Friday the 13th!!

  • Richard Fukuda

    April 14, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Chucky was an unexpected treat. My dad and I refrained from watching it because it looked stupid, but was I wrong! I personally think all of the Child’s play sequels are great except for the ending of curse of Chucky. In short, this review James made really explains my feelings for this movie franchise.

  • Adam Locascio

    July 28, 2015 at 8:20 am

    No mention of Jon Gruden?

  • May 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    “This IS the end, friend”

    Made this whole movie worth it

  • May 20, 2016 at 7:07 am

    What happen to the video?

  • November 4, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    finding these old videos on youtube is near impossible i found the camp cult series these are so rare to find.anyways i would kill chucky with a shredder and burn him

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