Child's Play + introduction

Putting a menacing spin on the childhood idea that our toys are alive, CHILD'S PLAY is a character-based thriller with a particularly creepy dark streak and a rare protagonist who is barely out of nursery. The film's special effects, a mixture of animatronics, puppetry and human stand-ins, bring Chucky to vivid life, while Catherine Hicks and young Alex Vincent (in his acting debut) are always convincing as an endangered mother and son faced with an unthinkable terror. With humour taking a backseat to good, old-fashioned suspense, and a sterling climax that raises the ante on the notion of an "unstoppable" killer, Child’s Play is an impressive horror highlight of the late-'80s film scene. - Mayhem Film Festival’s co-directors, Steven Sheil and Chris Cooke will introduce this screening. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon
Tom Holland
87 Minutes
Friday, 25 June 2021