Child's Play

Child's Play

Tom Holland (1) (1988)

83min
bbfc_rating|ages_15_and_over Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this horror film, six-year-old Alex Vincent's must-have "Good Guy" doll, Chucky, is possessed by the soul of dead serial killer Brad Dourif and goes on a wisecracking murder spree to get revenge on the cop (Chris Sarandon) who put him away. A steady stream of standard scares is dragged from a thinly stretched, formula slasher plot, thanks to panache beyond the call of duty from director Tom Holland. Novelty value and great special effects made this dummy run a big hit. Four sequels followed.

Summary

The spirit of a serial killer is transferred into the body of a knee-high doll, which embarks on a campaign of murder. The boy who receives the possessed plaything as a present tries to convince his mother of the danger - but ends up accused of the crimes himself. Horror, starring Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent and Dinah Manoff, with Brad Dourif as the voice of the terrifying toy.

Cast & Crew

Karen Barclay Catherine Hicks
Mike Norris Chris Sarandon
Andy Barclay Alex Vincent
Charles Lee Ray Brad Dourif
Maggie Peterson Dinah Manoff
Jack Santos Tommy Swerdlow
Dr Ardmore Jack Colvin
Eddie Caputo Neil Giuntoli
Director Tom Holland (1)
Mike Norris Chris Sarandon
Andy Barclay Alex Vincent
Charles Lee Ray Brad Dourif
Maggie Peterson Dinah Manoff
Jack Santos Tommy Swerdlow
Dr Ardmore Jack Colvin
Eddie Caputo Neil Giuntoli
Director Tom Holland (1)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama