Child's Play is a 1988 American supernatural slasher film directed by Tom Holland (not the guy who plays Spider-Man in the MCU, but the guy who directed Fright Night), and the first film in the Child's Play/Chucky series. It stars Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, and Brad Dourif. The film was released on November 9, 1988 and currently holds a 69% "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes.
One night, a serial killer named Charles Lee Ray is fatally shot by a police officer named Mike Norris, and casts a voodoo spell that he learned from a witchdoctor to transfer his soul into a "Good Guy" doll. A single mother buys the doll from a street peddler to give to her son Andy as a gift for his sixth birthday, only to discover that the doll is possessed by the serial killer.
Why It's Better Than Seed of Chucky
- The story idea is original.
- There are no pointless supporting characters.
- The characters are likable, especially cute Andy Barclay.
- Chucky during his early kills.
- Exciting final confrontation between Chucky, Mike Norris and Andy.
- There isn’t an unfunny running gag of someone wetting their pants.