You'll wish it was only make-believe.
When serial killer Charles Lee Ray is mortally wounded in a police shoot-out, he uses a voodoo spell to transfer his soul into Chucky, a "Good Guys" doll. Andy receives the doll as a birthday gift, and Chucky soon resumes his killing spree.
"We're friends 'til the end, remember?"
This still holds up really well.
Karen: I said talk to me, damn it or else I'll throw you in the fire!
[Chucky comes alive]
Chucky: You stupid bitch! You filthy slut! I'll teach you to fuck with me!
No matter how many times I see this, that always makes me go "HOLY SHIT!"
An old favorite that fully acknowledges the silliness of its "killer doll" premise and has a lot of fun with it, while simultaneously engaging the audience for real with above-average writing, acting, direction, and a wicked sense of humor.
The serial killer-possessed doll known as Chucky became a new classic horror villain almost overnight, deservedly so. Cleverly voiced by Brad Dourif (who gives Chucky attitude that is both menacing and hilarious), he wreaks havoc in the lives of an impossibly cute 6 year-old and his single mother (a sympathetically harried Catherine Hicks) while trying to find a human host to put his soul into.
As good as any killer doll movie could possibly be, CHILD'S PLAY is funny, scary, atmopheric and has a genuinely exciting finale (not to mention Chris Sarandon with a wobbly Noo Yawk accent!)
Really only wanted to watch this again see if it growed on me after first viewing and it really did. Found Chucky and the concept of the film to be more interesting, the puppetry is real well done and the cast is excellent all the way around. No doubt it has it's flaws but I liked it lot more then the first viewing and really that's the most important thing in film watching a film a second time.
Storyline was thin as cardboard, acting was average and the events that took place were predictable. I gave this a shot after seeing many times the "Night of the living dummy" of the Goosebumps series (a childhood classic and always a great watch) but Childs play just didn’t do it for me. Boring it was. Not bad for a laugh and a "WTF" moment but other than that, Eh. Took 60 minutes for the film to get started (and it is only a 100 minute-long film).
Well this was really good fun. The first 45 minutes are genuinely really scary as we know that the Chucky doll is committing a series of horrible crimes, but we never see him being anything more than a normal doll. After that, it just all goes a bit mental as Chucky is brought to life by some cracking 80s special effects and starts swearing like Frankie Boyle in a room full of sailors. There's delightful shlocky gore everywhere, a mildly engaging plot and characters we care about. There are a few brilliant jump scares and a cracking "Lewton Bus" moment with a telephone.
Unfortunately though, the film goes the same way as the Elm Street sequels, playing its central villain for laughs rather than scares and thus sacrificing creepiness. I like my horror villains to be skull-cracking rather than wisecracking.
Really fun stuff. I'll definitely give the sequels a go.
5 ESTRELLAZAS. Siempre me ha gustado pero la acabo de revisionar en latino y, con todos los años que tiene y doblada al latino, no pierde un ápice. Es ENORME.
Hilariously dated, horribly acted and entirely enjoyable. So bizarre in both premise and execution - even more bizarre how watchable it is. So stupid but fun.
The tour / re-tour of 80's horror movies continues with the little non-gem that I'm pretty sure I've seen parts of before, but may also, like Phantasm be conflating with its own sequels in my head.
What's amazing, to me, about it now, is how much more juice it gets from the terror of something child-sized stalking you than it gets at all from trying to protect a child in danger. That latter is now more of a theme of these late 80's horror flicks than I though, with this one echoing those two middle Halloween sequels that have a child being thought crazy while also actively being stalked. But honestly, as in Halloween 5, that is, by a lot,…
"This is the end, friend!"
No horror icon scared me more as a child than Chucky. It was actually the second film in the series that scarred me deeply; so bad that I was afraid when I went to bed for months. I maintained a strict aversion to these films for years until one day when I came across Child's Play 3 on TV and saw just how silly they were. When watching Child's Play today, I discovered that it actually isn't the film I remembered. A number of parts I thought were from this film must've been from the second installment; most of what I watched today I had never seen before. Luckily, Child's Play is a fun movie.…
What a fucking stupid film!
Ahora que cumple 25 años (y que vamos a tener la suerte de revisitarla en el Fanter Film Festival), es agradable comprobar que 'Muñeco diabólico' sigue funcionando como debería: como cinta de presentación de un nuevo tipo de psycho-killer sigue siendo magistral, consiguiendo que algo en principio tan inocente como un muñeco de goma consiga dar miedo; su sentido del humor negro es un plus y aquí todavía no es algo tan desmadrado como en las secuelas; y posee un ritmo y una capacidad de generar suspense que para sí querrían otras cintas mejor consideradas dentro del slasher.
OK, I'm rating this quite high (2/5). Here's why. It starts out bad, gets worse and then it becomes so bad and ridiculous that I started to enjoy the silliness. Still I did not enjoy it enough to care to know how they managed to revive Chucky for more instalments.
Memorable horror film with a evil Cabbage Patch Kid-like doll. The pitter patter of creepy little feet is hilarious.