DVD Reviews no image

Published on September 6th, 2008 | by simeon


Child’s Play 20th Anniversary Edition

cp It is hard to believe it has been 20 years since I sat in a darkened theater and watched what was supposed to be a standard slasher film, and instead turned into one of the more original and refreshing entries into the genre that would spawn four follow up films.

The film is “Child’s Play” and with Halloween around the corner it is coming to DVD in a very impressive 20th Birthday Edition which is loaded with tons of bonus features from MGM and FOX DVD.

The film opens with wounded mass murderer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif), on the run from the cops. Sensing his pending death from a gunshot wound, Charles takes up refuge in a toy store, and using his knowledge of the arcane arts, transforms his essence into the body of a plastic Good Guy Doll before he expires.

In time, the doll winds up in the hands of young Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), who is given the doll as a birthday present by his mother Karen (Catherine Kicks).

In no time, the doll, named Chucky is wrecking havoc as Charles has resumed his killing spree and soon has Andy and his Mother in his sights. It is learned that Charles can only remain in the doll for a limited amount of time and must soon transfer his essence into a new body or else he will become forever trapped in the body of the doll.

Since Andy is the first person he has revealed his secret identity to, Andy becomes the intended new home for Charles and what follows is a taught and tense thriller as Andy and his mother seek to end the murderous campaign of Charles Lee Ray AKA Chucky once and for all.

Directed by Tom Holland who has directed many horror films, the movie works not only as a fresh take on a genre that had grown somewhat stale, but as a tense thriller. While the films in the series that followed were often hit or miss, the first film stands out as a true genre classic.

DVD Bonus Features include Audio Commentary with Alex Vincent and Catherine Hicks, Screenwriter Don Mancini numerous featurettes and much more.

About the Author

Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑
  • Find Fair & Safe gambling sites at the Online Casino Canada Top5
  • CryptoCasinos offers crypto and bitcoin guides for everything that's gambling-related.
  • CoinCasinos compare the best crypto betting sites available around the world.
  • Looking for a new casino offer? Find out all new online casinos with our outstanding list of gambling sites
  • If you're looking for a low deposit casino, click here to see a list.

    Info on CasinoAdvisers.com
  • Do you like playing games online? Try your luck and choose one of the best casinos Canada with our all-in-depth guide.
  • Filipino gamblers are interested in playing licensed casino games and slots. Don't hesitate to check reliable Philippines online casino using GCash with top games of 2022
  • Casinofrog.com is the source to information about online casino news
  • Looking for a new gaming experience? Choose the best online casino from our list and try hundreds new games!
  • Those interested in CSGO gambling can check out the new 2022 guides at BestCSGOGambling
  • Visit CasinoScout.ca for online casino's in Canada

    Start your casino journey by signing up at a new no deposit casino listed on NewCasinoUK and enjoy the latest casino games.

    Grab the best live casino bonuses for Canadian players on https://livecasinoonline.ca/casino-bonus and enjoy the live casino experience with dedicated offers.
  • Recent Posts

  • Categories

  • Archives