Friday, October 17, 2008

31 Days of Horror: Child's Play

October 17, 2008: Child's Play
He’s a doll and he kills people, which makes for another great horror movie and the birth of another horror icon – Chucky.
The story begins with the Lake Shore Strangler, a mass murderer who stalks the streets Chicago area. He meets his end in a toy warehouse and is left for dead, yet, he has a little strength to chant a voodoo spell and transfer his soul inside a doll.
This spell causes a freak-lightening storm and a bolt strikes the warehouse and burns it down to the ground, only leaving one doll unharmed.
This doll soon finds it’s way into the hands of Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks) and she gives it to her son Andy (Alex Vincent) as a gift.
Andy then starts to communicate with the doll, only causing the horror to begin. Chucky then slays Andy’s babysitter and this is only the beginning of the bloody things Chucky has on his mind.
A classic in every sense of the word, Chucky is as well known as Jason and Freddy. He’s been scaring generations after generations and it’s been a fun ride with Chucky.
I did like the Child Play’s sequels except for “Seed of Chucky”, but all the other ones were scary and really worth watching.
The movie is being remade like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street and I really hope these remakes don’t fall short of what the originals did so well.
If you haven’t seen Child’s Play you should it’s a perfect scary movie to watch before Halloween.

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