“Are you my best Bud-Bud-Bud-Buddi?”
This 2019 Child’s Play film is a re-make of the 1988 horror classic Child’s Play directed by Tom Holland and produced by David Kirschner. This year’s version of Child’s Play is directed by Lars Klevberg and produced by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith (also producer of the horror film “IT”).
Unlike the 1988 horror, Chucky’s story about how he came to be isn’t connected to a voodoo curse which most of us, including myself would expect. The change in storyline of how Chucky came to be dives into the paranoia we have with modern-day technology and from the first few scenes of the movie, we immediately know it’s not going to end well.
“Chucky” is gifted to a kid named Andy as a birthday surprise from his mother. As he doesn’t have friends due to moving towns, Chucky becomes Andy’s first friend playing into the story of an only child and loneliness in the film. However, Andy’s yet to realise the horrific lengths Chucky will go to in order to stay as Andy’s best friend, including murder.
Mark Hamill’s “Chucky” voice is one that is a little different to the 1988 version. In the movie, we see more of a sing-songy voice which plays into the ginger doll being a friendly one but when we see Chucky’s monster side, it is frightening more than ever.
Child’s Play was a good watch as it provided a different background story to what we’re used to when thinking of “Chucky”. I personally do not like horror movies and was surprised I sat through this one entirely! There were a few funny moments in the film but overall as a horror movie, I’d say it is worth watching.