Child’s Play 2 (1990)

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That’s right! Day 11 and Chucky’s back in 1990’s Child’s Play 2 and perhaps a little recap is in order. See, there’s this guy – this murderer guy, called Charles Lee Ray, or, to his friends – Chucky, played by Brad Dourif. On the run from the cops, Charles is cornered in a toy shop where he is able to invoke ancient magic to conceal his soul in a toy doll – a specific “Good Guy” doll, to be exact. 

Chucky eventually winds up with a kid called Andy, who Chucky wants to swap souls with to be human again. A handful of murders later, and Chucky is eventually burned to ash – with Andy and his mum safe – for the moment.

Child’s Play 2 picks up two years later, with a traumatised Andy now in foster care. Despite press coverage, no one believes the story of the killer doll – although the company that makes the dolls is curious. Re-assembling and patching up the remains of Chucky, the scientists run tests on the doll – but are mysteriously killed by electrocution – resurrecting the dormant killer.

Chucky is back – and he wants Andy. But will his new foster parents believe Andy’s tales? Or will they think he’s insane when he keeps repeating that, “Chucky did it.” – and, more importantly, will they survive to tell the tale?

The answer is no, obviously. Child’s Play 2 is full of dumb kills, sassy Chucky dialogue and a chase through a Willy Wonka toy factory. It’s good fun, but, unfortunately it is just more of the same. As sequels go, this isn’t a great one – but if you, like me, love seeing a foul mouthed toy run around swearing at innocent bystanders, then you won’t go far wrong here.


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