Thursday, April 10, 2008

Child's Play (1988)

Fear 0/5
Gore 1/5
Entertainment 3/5
Creepiness ... depends on whether or not you're freaked out by dolls

Child's Play is about a criminal who is gunned down by a cop who manages to mumble a bunch of voodoo / satanic jibba jabba just before he dies in a toy store. This jibba jabba places his soul in the body of a 24 inch high doll named "Chucky". Chucky is then purchased and given to a small child who begins communicating with the doll who tells him things like his aunt is a bitch. The doll also walks around, pushes people out windows, stabs people and gets revenge on guys who sold him out in his former life. There's some cops that get involved too. And the dolls cusses a lot and is, apparently, nearly indestructible (hence the several sequels).

It's all very dumb and very stupid, but completely aware of this fact which makes it fun. The special effects are bad and the acting is adequate, but it doesn't matter because it's a movie about a foul mouthed, murdering doll. What are you expecting? Soilent Green? So, if you have never seen Child's Play do so - if, at the very least so you can say "I've seen Child's Play. It was dumb."

- Complaint Dept

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