The Child’s Play series—now up to six films, with a seventh apparently underway—is now best-known for its campier entries, especially 2004’s Seed of Chucky. But the 1988 original doesn’t take that tone at all. Yes, it’s still about a killer doll. But it’s also surprisingly unsettling, for a variety of reasons.
I'm pretty sure I could take Chucky. You?
Sorry, Black Widow, but our favorite avenging female super-spy will always be Emma Peel of the classic British spy-fi show The Avengers, which you can pick up for a steal tomorrow — plus American Horror Story goes crazy, Chucky returns and Captain Mal is an ass, all in this week’s DVD releases!
Last time we dealt with the murderous child's plaything Chucky, he was having sex with another doll and making androgynous babies. And now he's back, sans strange doll family and Jennifer Tilly, in the sixth Child's Play movie, Curse of Chucky.
The same things that terrify us can also make us die laughing, and as long as there's been horror, there's been silly horror-comedy. Check out our history of the silliest horror movies of all time.
DirecTV plays the Christmas card, putting together a beautifully-directed musical montage of movie villains turned good. It didn't make us want to subscribe to DirecTV, or even to watch any of the movies featuring those villains such as Chucky, Darth Vader and that girl from The Ring, but it's entertaining nonetheless.