Child's Play 3

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Released 1991

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Director:
Jack Bender
Released:
1991
Rating:
R
Child's Play 3 is the third movie to feature the iconic and malevolent killer doll Chucky (Brad Dourif) as he quests to possess the body of now 16 year-old Andy Barclay (Justin Whalin). Eight years following the events in the last movie, Andy is now a raw recruit enrolled in a military school, while the spirit of Charles Lee Ray comes to occupy a new version of the popular Good Guys dolls. While initially Chucky was bound by the terms of the voodoo spell to transfer his soul into Andy's body, with a newly created form he learns he can simply utilize the body of a new child, Ronald Tyler (Jeremy Sylvers). Seeking to eliminate the only person aware of his dark secret, Chucky travels to the military school intending to murder Andy and all who he has befriended before inhabiting his new body. With only Andy capable of stopping the malevolent spirit within, a race against time begins to stop the evil doll's murderous reign.moreless

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  • 50

    Chicago Tribune

    Jack Bender's direction, with the help of a driving score by Cory Lerios and John D'Andrea, manages to keep the level of suspense high even in the film's least convincing moments. ...

  • 38

    The Seattle Times John Hartl

    There's only so much a director can do to dress up a sequel as ill-conceived and impoverished as this one. [30 Aug 1991, p.24]

  • 25

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    Though this sequel is not nearly as violent as Child's Play 2, it's every bit as vulgar and preposterous, funny despite itself and vicious, too. It is, in short, of interest only t...

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Supernatural, Slashers, Crime, Classics, Thrillers