Child's Play Review

In 1988, Tom Holland and Don Mancini crafted a surprising horror-thriller about a serial killer who–utilizing mysterious voodoo magic–transports his soul into a popular children’s toy. The wacky premise and practical effects translated to box office success, launching a pop culture icon in Chucky and a sprawling franchise. 31 years later, original distributor MGM has remade the original film–despite the original series continuing under the watchful eye of original writer Don Mancini, with a SYFY TV series currently in development–and though it comes up with an entirely new backstory for the killer doll and stars an intriguing cast, the Child’s Play reboot feels derivative and unnecessary in all the ways that the cult classic felt fresh and boundary pushing.

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