Thursday, December 29, 2016

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #51: Child's Play 2 (1990)

Running Time: 84 minutes
Directed By: John Lafia
Written By: Don Mancini
Main Cast: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise, Brad Dourif (voice)
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Yep, I enjoyed Child's Play 2 better than the original Child's Play. Both were big parts of my childhood and it was the original that lead to many sleepless night for a young me.

But why do I think part 2 is better than part 1? A few reasons: For starters, everything is already explained. In the original, we don't get into the blood and gore for at least thirty minutes, as we meet Andy Barclay, his mother, learn how Charles Lee Ray got transformed into a doll and build a little suspense before he goes full ape shit on the unsuspecting humans. In part 2, we already know Andy, we already know how he became a doll and the script does a good job of being succinct with how his charred remains get recreated. Part 2 is really just a continuation of the first movie and it's really great, with some old school horror blood & guts.

Not to mention the AMAZING climax at the toy factory, which has got to be one of the all time great horror finales in all of horror. No question - I prefer Child's Play 2 to the original.

RATING: 7.5/10

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