Child's Play ★★½ 1988 (R)
A boy discovers that his new doll named Chucky is actually the embodiment of a deranged killer. His initially skeptical mom and a police officer come around after various killings. Exciting, if somewhat moronic, fare, with fine special effects. Followed by “Child's Play 2.” 95m/C VHS, DVD . Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, Chris Sarandon, Dinah Manoff, Brad Dourif, Tommy Swerdlow, Jack Colvin; D: Tom Holland; W: Tom Holland, Don Mancini, John Lafia; C: Bill Butler; M: Joe Renzetti.