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Child's Play (Blu-ray)

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Description

1980s slasher horror directed by Tom Holland. A young boy, Alex (Andy Barclay) is given a doll called Chucky for his birthday. Unfortunately, Chucky is possessed by the spirit of serial-killing psychopath Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif), aka 'the Lakeshore Strangler', who was killed by the boy's cop father. The doll soon picks up where his creator left off, embarking on a gruesome killing spree - for which all the evidence points to Alex. The film went on to spawn two sequels.

Product Details

Barcode
5039036069717
Department
Movies & TV
Released
29 Sep 2014
Edition
Limited
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Horror
Region
Region B
Language
English
Studio
20th Century Fox
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
87 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Child's Play
Release Year
1988
Running Time
87 min
Language
English
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Demonic Possession / Puppets / Slasher / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
The Lake Shore Strangler, a mass murderer who has plagued the Chicago area for months, meets his untimely end when he gets shot in a toy warehouse. Left for dead, the killer summons the strength to recite a voodoo chant which causes his soul to be "reincarnated" into one of the dolls resting on the shelves. The incantation also sparks an unnatural lightning storm, and when lightning hits the warehouse, it burns to the ground. Only one doll survives: the doll possessed by the killer's soul. Later, a mother innocently buys this doll as a present for her son. At first, everything seems fine, but soon the doll starts communicating with the young boy. Then he slays the child's babysitter. That's only the first of his many gruesome exploits, however. So watch out...because just when you think Chucky's gone--he might be coming back. Horror master Tom Holland (FRIGHT NIGHT) directs this horror classic that spawned several sequels.
Notes
David Kirschner created the Chucky doll. Kevin Yagher designed him and executed his movements. There were nine Chucky puppeteers on the set and two different actors responsible for his voices. Edan Gross was the voice of the friendly Chucky, and John Franklin was the voice of "Walkabout" Chucky.

Estimated budget $19 million.

The film was shown at the Virginia Festival of American Film in Charlottesville in October, 1988. It also played at the 1989 Avoriaz Fantasy Film Festival in France.

Film was inspired by the "Amelia" sections of the Dan Curtis television show "Trilogy of Terror," where the lead actress was persecuted by a possessed Zuni doll.

The film was followed by multiple sequels.
Cast & Crew
Director
Tom Holland
Star
Chris Sarandon / Brad Dourif / Catherine Hicks
Director of Photography
Bill Butler
Movie Critics
Los Angeles Times
"...An exceptionally jolting roller-coaster ride through an especially scary tunnel of love....The chills come thick and fast..."
Kevin Thomas (9 Nov 1988, p.C3)
New York Times
"...A fitting successor to the classic television horror stories it takes off from....Holland treats his audience intelligently..."
Caryn James (9 Nov 1988, p.C19)
Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "CHILD'S PLAY works fine as goofy nostalgia..."
Ken McIntyre (1 Nov 2012, )