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Tagline : "You'll wiah it was only make-believe"

Child's PlayOf all the horror movie maniacs that have graced the silver screens, Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers, Freddy Kruger etc arguably the most notorious screen killer of all, has to be the infamous devil-doll "Chucky" from the Childs Play films.

Serial killer Charles "Chucky" Lee Ray, otherwise known as the Lakeshore Strangler (Brad Douriff), is on the run from the police, when he's gunned down inside a toy shop. But Chucky hasn't finished his reign of terror yet and so after a few voodoo chants and a handy bolt of lightning striking the shop, he manages to transfer himself into a new 'body' before he dies.

A few days later, and 12 year old Andrew Barclay (Alex Vincent) receives a new toy for his birthday. It's a "Good Guys" doll, just like the ones advertised on the TV, but this so called Good guy is anything but good (you guessed it).

The fun starts when the baby sitter mysteriously falls out of their apartment window. Soonafter, two members of Chucky's old gang are horrifically murdered and after each incident, Andy is spotted at the murder scene. When asked what he was doing there he just replies "Because Chucky wanted me to take him there". It soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems, particularly after Andy's mother Karen (Catherine Hicks) discovers that Chucky has been talking without any batteries!

Needless to say, the investigating detective Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon), is somewhat skeptical to that Chucky is still alive inside the body of the doll. That is until Chucky try's to kill him as well. To make matters worse, they find that Chucky is now going after Andy to try and take over his body, and so the race is on to try and stop him. But how do you kill a doll?

Whilst the ending was kind of predictable, this was still a hugely enjoyable movie. Even if only for seeing a cute little kids doll spouting obscenities in every other scene. It makes you wonder if Cabbage Patch kids would have been so popular back in the early 80's if this movie had come out sooner?.

Overall Marks : 6/10.

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