|Out on:||DVD 21st Oct. 2019|
Chucky - the classic killer doll and horror icon - gets 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. It’s a film that critics have called “Gory, ridiculously inventive and very, very funny” (Jamie East, The Sun – ★★★★)
Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Village of the Damned, Batman: The Animated Series)
Aubrey Plaza (TV’s Parks & Recreation, Ingrid Goes West, Dirty Grandpa)
Brian Tyree Henry (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, If Beale Street Could Talk, TV’s Atlanta)
Gabriel Bateman (Light’s Out, Playmobil: The Movie, TV’s American Gothic)
Tim Matheson (Animal House, Van Wilder, TV’s The West Wing)
David Lewis (Man of Steel, TV’s Unspeakable, TV’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
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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?!
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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 – ★★★★)
And it’s not just the doll that come to life, but the entire movie, thanks to a stellar cast that find the perfect balance between laughs and scares. Mark Hamill is one of the all- time great villain voice actors, following his work as The Joker in the Batman animated series. And Hamill continues his career resurgence by bringing eerie pathos and menace to Chucky. Aubrey Plaza lends her trademark sardonic comedy style and Gabriel Bateman proves he’s a talent to watch as Chucky’s reluctant best pal Andy. Brian Tyree Henry is also on point ahead of his role in Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster Eternals.
You won’t want to miss out on the all-new Child’s Play – it’s killer stuff!
From Orion Pictures and KatzSmith Productions, 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.
“Gruesome, gory and creepy” ★★★★ James Mottram, Total Film
“Bloody fun” ★★★★ Andy Lea, Daily Star
“Hugely enjoyable” ★★★★ Dan Stubbs, NME
“Gory Toy Story” ★★★★ Alan Jones, Radio Times