Horror review: Child’s Play

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 2, 1988 By Steve Newton Were you ever frightened by dolls or other inanimate objects as a kid? Maybe you woke up in the middle of the night, and thought you saw something grinning evilly at you through the darkness of your bedroom? If so, then Tom Holland's … Continue reading Horror review: Child’s Play

Horror review: Bride of Chucky

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 29, 1998 By Steve Newton While still a student at UCLA Film School, screenwriter Don Mancini wrote the original Child’s Play script as a reaction both to child-oriented advertising and to the Cabbage Patch Kids craze of the mid-’80s. His tale of a psycho killer’s soul transferred into … Continue reading Horror review: Bride of Chucky

Horror review: Child’s Play 2

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 15, 1990 By Steve Newton The original Child’s Play was one of the surprise horror hits of 1988, a low-budget sleeper that justifiably went on to gross more than $40 million. Though it took about 30 minutes to get rolling—as long as was needed for the film’s demon … Continue reading Horror review: Child’s Play 2

Horror review: Seed of Chucky

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, NOV. 18, 2004 I've been a fan of killer-doll flicks every since Trilogy of Terror, the 1975 TV movie that featured an episode in which Karen Black gets stalked in her apartment by a bloodthirsty, ankle-slashing Zuni fetish doll. The original 1988 Child's Play, helmed by Fright Night director Tom Holland, was quite a hoot … Continue reading Horror review: Seed of Chucky