Child's Play 2

Child's Play 2 ★★★½

I have a lot of love for Child's Play 2. It's an important film for me. One night, many, many years ago, I saw it, along with Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, on television. As the first "real" horror films I'd ever seen, they scared the crap out of me. They are probably to blame for my ongoing obsession with horror and exploitation. Watching Child's Play 2 now, I can certainly see its flaws. But I still love it. Chucky burying another Good Guy doll, Grace Zabriskie landing on a photocopier after being stabbed, Andy's teacher reading "FUCK YOU BITCH" scrawled across his test, Chucky calling Andy a "little shit", the violent showdown at the Good Guys factory: all these moments are seared into my mind. I can't really separate this one from nostalgia, but I think it's a better movie than some give it credit for.

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