Child’s Play (1988)

childs-play-posterHis name is Chucky and he wants to plaaaaaay.

A serial killer transfers his soul to a kid’s doll and an unlucky boy gets the evil doll as a birthday present. What’s the worst that could happen?

As the story progresses, the boy becomes aware of the danger from the Chucky doll, but there is no way any adult would believe his story. They just think he’s a kid with some emotional problems as the body count rises. Maybe the kid is killing people and blaming the doll.

The reason why the movie works so well, even though it’s got some flaws, is that it is rooted in the fear of creepy toys coming to life and causing mayhem. What better way for a serial killer to disguise himself and continue his killing spree?

Yeah, it’s a bit unorthodox at times, but Chucky is one of the iconic horror villains along with Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Freddy Krueger. This is the first of many sequels and you have to recognize that this movie is a classic no matter what.