Child's Play 2 (1990)
March 21, 2022 6:39 PM - Subscribe

While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.

Directed by John Lafia from a screenplay by Don Mancini. 40% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Available for digital rental in the US on all of the usual services.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
Is this a great movie in the Citizen Kane kinda way? Of course not, don't be dense. Is it a top of its class horror standard bearer like The Exorcist? Again, no.

But I submit to that if you are the kind of person who believes that a truly enjoyable slasher series sequel can exist, if you're the kind of person who rocks the fuck out at Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors or Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, this is a goddamned Cadillac of the subgenre.

What a fun ride. This series is wildly underrated.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:44 PM on March 21, 2022 [3 favorites]

Also: this movie comes hard when it comes to ramifications of the previous film.

Andy's mom who said the doll was alive? She's been fucking committed.

Andy himself? He's a special needs foster child whose fosters have been advised that he is fundamentally unwell.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:16 PM on March 21, 2022

Last comment for now, but my spouse was tickled that Andy's foster mom is Jenny Agutter, aka Sister Julienne from Call the Midwife.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:02 AM on March 22, 2022

This is generally agreed to be the platonic ideal of a Chucky movie.

It follows similar beats as the first film but bigger and bolder, with great kills and some really stellar set pieces. The pacing is also stronger because that's less "origin story" to deliver.

Because the audience knows the truth about Chucky from the jump, the film is also able to do more with the idea of people not believing Andy and the frustration of not being listened to.
posted by slimepuppy at 11:31 AM on March 23, 2022

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