Child’s Play

Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26, 2018

35mm Print!

“When [Catherine] Hicks buys her six-year-old son a talking doll called Chucky for his birthday, she has no idea it’s possessed by the malevolent spirit of psychopath [Brad] Dourif, whom Chicago cop [Chris] Sarandon blew away in a shootout the day before. So when her babysitting friend (Manoff) takes a dive from her apartment window and the kid says the doll did it, he gets a ticket for the funny farm. Sarandon doesn’t buy it either, until vengeful Chucky tries to strangle him while he’s driving… [Tom] Holland’s sure handling of the suspense and shock moments lends the film a sharp and scary edge.” – Time Out (London)

Screening as part of our summer Waverly Midnights series, Late-Night Favorites

  • Country USA
  • Year 1988
  • Running Time 87 minutes
  • Director Tom Holland
  • Writer Tom Holland, Don Mancini, John Lafia
  • Editor Roy E. Peterson, Edward Warschilka
  • Cinematographer Bill Butler
  • Cast Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent