Chucky – the classic killer doll and horror icon – has had a 21st century upgrade in this critically acclaimed, razor sharp horror-comedy. Gruesome, creepy, and with a great cast – including Mark Hamill as the voice of the Buddi doll Chucky – Child’s Play is bloody good fun and charged with electric, retro cool.
After moving to a new neighbourhood, single mom Karen (Aubrey Plaza) tries to encourage her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) to make friends by buying him a Buddi doll – the very latest in toy technology. But Andy’s doll and new best pal – which Andy names Chucky (voiced by Mark Hamill) – has a glitch that allows it to think, act, and feel. But as Andy meets new kids in the neighbourhood, how long before Chucky’s possessive friendship turns into a gruesome killer doll rampage?!
For fans of old school slasher horror, Child’s Play is like a knife plunged straight into the nostalgic pleasure zones. But the all-new Child’s Play is wickedly smart too. Chucky gets an upgrade in every way possible. He’s hardwired with plenty of heart, and he’s fully smart and WiFi-ready, which takes the horror – and hilarity – into new tech-savvy territory. As the critics have said, Child’s Play is “one of the spryest satires of the year.” (Charlotte O’Sullivan, Evening Standard – ★★★★).
When it’s funny, it’s very funny, and when it’s gruesome, it’s very, very gruesome. There’s creepy, knife-edge tension as director Lars Klevberg cranks up the scares, and gore- hounds will go crazy for some of the most inventive and gut- churning – not to mention gut spilling – set-pieces in modern horror. Which is exactly why critics has said, “Child’s Play bubbles with entertaining bad taste.” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian – ★★★★)
Child’s Play will be available to buy on Digital download from 11th October and to buy on DVD and Digital Rental from 21st October.