Child's Play 3 (1991) Review

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Child's Play 3 (1991) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on December 16th, 2020 | Movie Review | Slasher, Killer, Revenge, Doll, Child's Play Series

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It's about Andy, now in a military academy, having to fight off Chucky once again. But this time he also has to protect a new kid that Chucky's after.

Child's Play 3 was directed by Jack Bender (who also directed The Midnight Hour) and stars Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves and Brad Dourif (from Herbert West: Reanimator, Wildling,Cult Of Chucky and Curse Of Chucky).

Chucky has a new playmate.

Child's Play 3 Review

Welcome to the last movie in the Child's Play trilogy. Yes, I know there's 8 movies in the franchise, but this movie marks the end of the first era of Child's Play. This is the last movie with young Andy and the last movie where Chucky is hell bent on swapping souls with him. After this... shit gets weird. After this we get into the "of Chucky" era starting with Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky. Those two movies are in a different stratosphere from the first three. This is the last we'll see of Chucky as a serious slasher villain for a while.

At the end of Child's Play 2, Chucky was a melted mangled mess. Andy and Kyle seriously messed him up and walked away scot-free. Child's Play 3 picks up several years later in the same toy factory where Chucky was melted and mangled. It had been shut down for years but is now being fired back up. The toy company is putting the Good Guy dolls back on the market. So what's the first thing the factory does? That's right, they scoop up Chucky's mangled body, that still has blood seeping out of it, and tosses it into the new batch of melted plastic that is being used to coat every new doll. Chucky's back.

"Don't fuck with the Chuck!"

Child's Play 3 takes place at a military academy that Andy, now a teenager, just got shipped off to after being unable to adapt as a foster kid. He runs into his share of bullies and tough drill sergeants there, but none of them are as bad as Chucky who managed to track his ass down. Only this time, Chucky realizes he doesn't need Andy anymore and decides to go after one of his only friends. Andy no longer has to protect himself, he now has to also protect others.

"Nothing like a strangulation to get the circulation going."

The kill count starts adding up fast in this one. Chucky's no longer slashing to further his mission, he's doing it for fun. It's honestly the Chucky we've been waiting for, he's quick with his one-liners and creative with his kills. He whacks everyone from CEO's to garbage men.

"Presto, you're dead."

This Child's Play gets a lot of hate out in the horror community. And I gotta admit I wasn't a fan of it either the first time I saw it. It felt redundant, like it was just more Chucky chasing more random victims. But now during this second watch I can see it's so much more. It shows Andy progressing from victim to fighter to protector, and shows Chucky evolving into the charismatic villain we all know.

Worth Watching?

I think so. It feels like the end of a horror trilogy and showcases Chucky at his best. 

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