Child's Play 2 (1990) Review

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Child's Play 2 (1990) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on December 15th, 2020 | Movie Review | Slasher, Killer, Campy, Police, Doll, Child's Play Series

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It's about Andy, now in foster care, having to fight off Chucky once again. But this time he starts to fight back.

Child's Play 2 was directed by John Lafia (who also directed The Rats and Man's Best Friend) and stars Alex Vincent (from Cult Of Chucky and Child's Play), Jenny Agutter (from Dark Tower and An American Werewolf In London) and Gerrit Graham (from C.H.U.D. II: Bud The Chud and It's Alive III: Island Of The Alive).

Look out Jack! Chucky's back!

Child's Play 2 Review

At the end of the original Child's Play Chucky got burned, dismembered and shot through the heart. He was toast. So how does he come back in Child's Play 2? Simple. The CEO of Play Pal Toys, maker of the Good Guy dolls, has Chucky restored as a way of proving to his shareholders that his dolls are safe. Of course, the second Chucky is resurrected he kills the first poor bastard he sees. So that didn't work.

"This is it, world! From now on, no more Mr. Good Guy."

This was all well and good for Chucky, a killer's gotta kill, but what happened to Andy and his mom? Well, Andy got stuck in state custody while waiting to be handed over to foster care and his mom is locked up in a padded room somewhere for claiming a possessed doll killed her friend. There's no happy ending for anyone who comes across Chuck.

"You've been VERY naughty Miss Kettlewell."

Child's Play 2 gets into gear fast. Chucky wastes no time killing his way to Andy, who's now living with his new foster family. From this point forward it's a race for Chucky to perform his soul swapping ritual on Andy so he can get out of the doll. This sequel is more of a traditional slasher. There's more stalking, more suspense and a lot more kills. Chucky basically wipes out everyone in Andy's world, other than Kyle, a fellow foster kid and loyal sidekick. 

And speaking of Andy and Kyle, the best part about this sequel is Andy got tired of being the victim and started fighting back against Chucky in a real way. And Kyle, a teenage girl hardened by the foster system, is happy to help him fight. This of course pisses Chucky off since it makes getitng back into human form all the more challenging, but it's also cool to see how creative Chucky can get when backed into a corner.

"Goddamn Women Drivers!"

This was an awesome follow up to Child's Play. It not only gives you more of what you want to see in Chuck but fleshes out the story enough to fill in all the gaps. It also unleashes the Chucky we've all come to know and love. He was a feisty little serial killing bastard in part 1, but his firecracker personality really lets loose in this one. 

"I hate kids."

Worth Watching?

Definitely. I think the original Child's Play and Child's Play 2 are the best movies in the franchise. This sequel in particular ranks among some of the best sequels in horror including Psycho 2, Halloween 2 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

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