The "chills come thick and fast" (Los Angeles Times) as voodoo and terror meet within an innocent-looking doll inhabited by the soul of a serial killer who isn't ready to die. From the Director of Fright Night comes a "cle... more »ver, playful" (The New York Times) and stylish thriller with "excellent special effects" (Leonard Maltin) and heart-pounding suspense guaranteed to scare! After 6-year-old Andy Barclay's (Alex Vincent) babysitter is violently pushed out of a window to her death, nobody believes him when he says that "Chucky," his new birthday doll, did it! Untilthings start going terribly wrong dead wrong. And when an ensuing rampage of gruesome murders lead a detective (Chris Sarandon) back to the same toy, he discovers that the real terror has just begun'the deranged doll has plans to transfer his evil spirit into a living human beingyoung Andy!« less
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Mike Liddell | Massachusetts | 06/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A worthy edition of Child's Play hits shelves on September 9th as a nice appetizer before Halloween which is most horror fans version of Christmas. What better gift then a good guy doll.
Chucky has become a horror icon over the years. Directed by horror contributor Tom Holland who also directed Fright Night. Holland also wrote Psycho II and the screenplays for the brutal Class of 1984 and the classic 80s film Cloak & Dagger. Another horror regular Brad Dourif and that voice, he makes Chucky a doll version of Samuel L. Jackson's, Jules, from Pulp Fiction. Most notably his response to being thrown in the fire. Dourif along with the Fx team helped create one of the best doll horror movies. Other good one's that come to mind are the Zuni fetish doll from Trilogy of Terror and Stuart Gordon's Dolls.
The original dvd: Originally Child's Play contained a non widescreen edition. As for special features it contained a collectible behind the scenes booklet that wasn't very collectible. If you'd like a real write up on Child's Play check out the somewhat new magazine HorrorHound. In issue #10 they do a in depth retrospective on the Child's Play series. I highly recommend this magazine as well, unlike Fangoria it does more articles on horror over the years instead of just new stuff.
The 20th Anniversary Edition: Special Features - Commentary track with creator/writer Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner. - A second track with FX guru Kevin Yagher, Catherine Hicks (Kevin's wife; they met on the film), and now-grown-up Alex Vincent. - A third track with Mancini and Chucky (Brad Dourif voicing in character). - The film itself is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. - Making-of documentary blending archival footage with new, on-camera interviews with Mancini, Kirschner, Yagher, Hicks, Vincent, Chris Sarandon, John Lafia and Brad Dourif. All this commentary should blow away the 1 page "collectible" piece of paper with the original dvd release.
I'd also recommend to those who like the series, which I do, (there a fun time) to pick up Chucky - The Killer DVD Collection, for those into cover art there is a doll of Chucky coming out of the cover with various weapons he can choose from on the side.
Hope this helps."
The best Chucky movie ever
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 12/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Forget Seed of Chucky, Bride of Chucky, and the other two sequels that came after this surprisingly good horror romp. Tom Holland (Fright Night) directed this horror romp, in which the soul of a deranged killer inhabits a child's doll. Child's Play manages to boast a few genuine scares and add some creepy atmosphere to boot, with Brad Dourif doing great work as the voice of killer "good guy" doll Chucky. I won't go into the plot, since everyone pretty much already knows it, but what I will say is that this is about ten times better than any movie to feature the killer doll released since, and surprisingly the film hasn't aged too badly. All in all, if you've never seen the original Child's Play, give it a try; although I wish the DVD were presented in widescreen."
F Block Sci High | New Orleans, LA | 10/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"that movie was so great it was really scary and it really had you going. i never thought that i would get scared just by watching a killer doll man they made they made the doll look so real."
Suzette Nelson | 09/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best Child's Play/Chucky movie of all time! It was actuallly HORROR and scared me when I was a kid. This movie deserves to be bought, great acting, great entertainment, great horror. Watch this!!!!!"
WHAT!!!!Only released in Full Screen!!!!
Suzette Nelson | 10/09/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There are two reasons why Child's Play didnt get five stars from me.One:There are no special features what so ever(i love it when DVDs have two disks).Two:ONLY IN FULL SCREEN.MGM needs to release this in widescreen format very soon."