102 - Double Feature - Child's Play (1988 & 2019)

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102 - Double Feature - Child's Play (1988 & 2019)

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CW: Rape, Child Abuse, Suicide Get more at podsematary.com! Read our afterthoughts for this episode at It’s “Give Kelsey Nightmares Week” on Pod Sematary! Chris & Kelsey get trashed so Chucky doesn’t ruin Kelsey’s nerves forever! The Original: Child’s Play (1988) "A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer” (IMDb.com). The beginning of a franchise that, let’s say, goes places… this 1988 original is the series at its absolutely most terrifying. With a villain that could be up on the Mount Rushmore of horror, there’s a reason Kelsey suffers from Chuckiphobia. The Remake: Child’s Play (2019) "After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives a special present from his mother – a seemingly innocent Buddi doll that becomes his best friend. When the doll suddenly takes on a life of its own, Andy unites with other neighborhood children to stop the sinister toy from wreaking bloody havoc” (IMDb.com). This sacrilegious remake dared deign to reboot a beloved (but arguably floundering) franchise. While it does some pretty stupid stuff, for sure, it also does some pretty great stuff even better than the original. If you can give a shot to serial killer souls inhabiting dolls via voodoo, you can give this one a chance, too. Audio Sources: “Child’s Play” (1988) produced by United Artists “Child’s Play” (2019) produced by Orion Pictures, et al. “The Langoliers” produced by Laurel Entertainment Inc., et al. “Pet Sematary” written by Dee Dee Ramone & Daniel Rey and performed by The Ramones “Plastic Buffet” (Robot Chicken S01E04) produced by ShadowMachine “Rosemary’s Baby” produced by William Castle Productions “Seed of Chucky” produced by Rogue Pictures, et al. “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” produced by Paramount Pictures & Industrial Light & Magic



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