What happens when you combine voodoo, a child sized doll, and Chris Sarandon? You get Child’s Play. The 1988 horror classic that was way better than it had any business being. Not that this was a critical or box office darling, it flourished in the VHS rental market. At least enough for several sequels and I believe they are planning a reboot, because Hollywood is out of ideas. I wonder if they bring back Brad Dourif. He’s got a Tommy Wiseau vibe as a human, but he’s a hell of a voice over guy as Chucky. We’ve also got the mom from Seventh Heaven (Catherine Hicks) as the innocent single mother just trying to make her boy happy. Little does she know, she’s invited the spawn of satan into her house rent controlled apartment.
We have a lot of fun on this episode. We meet Shaggy Chaz, discuss the travesty of Maggie Peterson (Dinah Manoff) meeting her doom so early in the movie, and I extoll the virtues of having a library card (for real, go get a library card, and then start streaming movies, tv, audiobooks and ebooks for free with Hoopla).
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|Chucky||Brad Dourif||Mark Hamil|
|Mike Norris||Chris Sarandon||Timothy Hutton|
|Andy Barclay||Alex Vincent||Miko Hughes|
|Karen Barclay||Catherine Hicks||Elizabeth Shue|
|Maggie Peterson||Dinah Manoff||Pamela Reed|
|Jack Santos||Tommy Swerdlow||Diedrich Bader|
|Dr. Ardmore||Jack Colvin||George Wyner|
|Eddie Caputo||Neil Giuntoli||Silas Weir Mitchell|
|Peddler||Juan Ramirez||Vincent Schiavelli|
|Mr. Criswell||Alan Wilder||Jason Alexander|
|Dr. Death||Ray Oliver||Mel Johnson Jr.|