Child's Play (1988 film)

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Child's Play (1988 horror film). It is written by Don Mancini and directed by Tom Holland.

believes the truth...or lives to tell it. (taglines)

Andy Barclay[edit]

  • His real name is Charles Lee Ray and he's been sent down from Heaven by daddy to play with me.
  • Look, you stay here; I have to go tinkle.


  • You hear this, you son of a bitch! I'm gonna get you for this! I'm gonna get you and I'm gonna get Eddy, no matter what!
  • I Gotta find somebody, I gotta find somebody!
  • Hi, I'm Chucky and i'm your friend till the end. Haydehoo! Ha Ha Ha
  • Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play?
  • Hi. I like to be hugged.
  • I've gotta get outta this damned body. Now where are ya you little shit?
  • Sure, how ya want it? Broken leg?
  • The only person that I let in on the fact that I was still alive was a six-year-old kid. I'm gonna be six years old again. Well, John, it's been fun, but I gotta go. I have a date with six-year-old boy... and you have a date with death.
  • Give me the boy and I'll let you live!
  • Kill'em! Strangle'em! Don't let go! Kill'em! Kill'em! Kill'em ALL!!
  • Won't do you any good Mikey, you can't hurt me!


[Chucky is sitting in the elevator going up.]
Old Woman: Ugly doll.
Chucky: Fuck you.

Chucky [about to be set on fire by Andy]: Andy, no, please! We're friends 'til the end, remember?
Andy: This is the end, friend! [drops a match, igniting Chucky]

Karen Barclay: I said talk to me, damn it, or else I'm going throw you in the fire!
[Chucky comes alive]
Chucky: You stupid bitch! You filthy slut! I'll teach you to fuck with me!

Chucky: HI! It's me, Chucky! What do you think? The grigri work?


  • believes the truth...or lives to tell it.
  • You'll wish it was only make-believe.
  • Andy Barclay has a new playmate who's in no mood to play.
  • This doll is killer.
  • Chucky is one mean S.O.B.
  • Something's moved in with the Barclay family, and so has terror.



  • It was certainly in the wake of “The Cabbage Patch Dolls”. My father worked in advertisement and marketing when I grew up. So as a kid, I was around advertising campaigns a lot and I always wanted to write something about how advertising affected children. It’s just an interesting area, very right for satire and everything. So that was always in my head. I’d always been a horror movie fan growing up and then around that time, in the mid 80’s, “Cabbage Patch Dolls” were very popular and movies like “Gremlins” had come out so animatronics had come to a point where you could really have creatures articulate. I had seen “Twilight Zone” episodes where dolls were alive but it occurred to me that it had never been done before in such a way where you could treat the doll as a full fledged character, with lengthy dialogue, a character arc and all that stuff. And I realized that special effects had gotten to the point where you could do that. So all that came together in the mid 80’s, when I was at school and that’s what lead me to write it.
The voodoo was not part of my original script. See, in my original script, instead of being possessed by a serial killer, the doll was more of an embodiment of the little boy's subconscious. And the way the doll came to life was different. One of the features of the dolls is that it had fake blood in it, a red synthetic substance so if you’re a kid and you’re playing with the doll and its latex skin breaks like a cut, then it would bleed a little bit and then you’d have to buy these “Good Guy” Band-Aids. All part of the marketing craze to get you to buy extra stuff. So you had to buy these special Band-Aids to stop the bleeding. In my original script, the little kid, like a right of brotherhood, cut his thumb and the doll's thumb and mixed the blood together…and you know how that works, right?

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  Child's Play (1988) · Child's Play 2 (1990) · Child's Play 3 (1991) · Bride of Chucky (1998) · Seed of Chucky (2004) · Curse of Chucky (2013)