Horror Case Files: Child’s Play (1988)

friends till the endChild’s Play

This is the one that started it all. The Child’s Play franchise has 5 movies in all and has another one coming October 8th 2013 called Curse of Chucky. The first Child’s Play made $44,196,684 Worldwide in the box office off of a $9,000,000 budget. Too scared watch it? The Horror Case Files reveal the background story, kill count, most creative kill, the killer(s), and what happened to the killer(s). WARNING! SPOILERS if you continue.


A child named Andy claims his doll has come to life and is responsible for killings that are happening around him and his single mom.

Kill Count

5 People, 1 Doll

Most Creative Kill

Death by electrocution

The Killer

Charles Lee Ray is a strangler who was about to die from a shoot out with a detective. Before he dies, he uses Voodoo magic to transfer his soul into a Good Guy Doll. Think of the doll a cross between My Buddy and a Cabbage Batch Kid. Once his soul is in the doll, he must perform a ritual to the first person he revealed his secret to. This ritual will transfer his soul to the body. If he doesn’t perform this ritual, he will be trapped in the doll’s body.

What Happened to the Killer

It was an epic battle. He got burned, limbs shot off, but eventually a bullet to the heart killed him.

Burned Chucky attacking

Horror Case Files Verdict

To me this is a must watch for horror fans. This is the one that started it all for one of the more popular monster icons.

Random Info I got from this File:
  • Always check for batteries
  • Never buy stolen toys
  • If the doll wants to watch the news, you let him watch the news
File Status: 8 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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