Child's Play 2

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The demonic doll known as Chucky (voice by Brad Dourif) is back to haunt little Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), now being raised by foster parents (Gerritt Graham, Jenny Agnutter).

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Cast

Alex Vincent
as Andy Barclay
Jenny Agutter
as Joanne Simpson
Gerrit Graham
as Phil Simpson
Grace Zabriskie
as Grace Poole
Peter Haskell
as Sullivan
Beth Grant
as Miss Kettlewell
Greg Germann
as Mattson
Raymond Singer
as Social Worker
Charles Meshack
as Van Driver
Stuart Mabray
as Homicide Investigator
Matt Roe
as Policeman in Car
Edan Gross
as Tommy Doll
Herb Braha
as Liquor Store Clerk
Adam Ryen
as Rick Spires
Don Pugsley
as Technician
Ed Krieger
as Technician
Vince Melocchi
as Technician
Ed Gale
as Chucky
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Critic Reviews for Child's Play 2

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Audience Reviews for Child's Play 2

  • Oct 18, 2017
    Maybe it doesn't have that actual thriller elements of the original, but that's completely reasonable. Once you see Chucky go full force for the first time, it's pretty hard to try and reel him back in to a "Is he or isn't he" mystery for the sequels. And even if it is a step down from the first Child's Play, getting to watch new characters experience their "I was so wrong I died" moments is always a cause for glee.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 26, 2014
    It only took one movie for Chucky to be hobbled by the high-wire act of balancing malevolence and wisecracking. In the inferior, kitschy 'Child's Play 2', Chucky undergoes a complete Freddy Krueger remodeling and he lobs postmortem jokes ad nauseum ("You've been veeeerrry naughty, Miss Kettlewell!") to the point where he is more a standup comedian than an unstoppable force. The myopic disbelief of Andy's foster parents is especially aggravating for the viewers because their behavior towards him becomes cruel and we are stuck in a loop of Andy claiming Chucky is alive to everyone's chagrin. The child-in-peril climax in the toy factory is opalescent but it is definitely manipulative with Chucky nearly stabbing Andy with his new knife extremity. Suddenly, the deaths are more fatuous than before (a cheesy electrocution, doll eyes violently inserted into a maintenance man, Chucky's Mr. Creosote explosion, etc.). I know part 3 is viewed as the weakest in the original trilogy but I firmly believe 'Child's Play 2' was the tipping point in quality.
    Cory T Super Reviewer
  • Oct 15, 2014
    Chucky's back for more mayhem and murder in Child's Play 2. The story continues as the Play Pals Company rebuilds Chucky in an attempt to find defects, but he soon escapes and tracks down Andy at a foster home. As far as horror films go, this is one of the more plausible resurrections of a villain. But, the rest of the script (with the exception of the final showdown) is pretty weak. Also, the film gives into the campiness a little more this time; with Chucky being more playful than scary. Even so, there's some excitement and suspense to the chases and fight sequences. Though not as good as the original, Child's Play 2 manages to stir up some scares.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2011
    Loving the black comedy used in the film, very intense, loving the toy factory setting
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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