The Best of Terror 2016: Top 300 Anthology, Public Domain & Franchise Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 33% of 900 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

Child's Play

A woman gives her son a social robot for his birthday, unaware that its security protocols have been tampered with.
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
Canada
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Relative: 
Father
Trickster: 
Hacker
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Robot: 
Social Robot
Artificial Intelligence
Drone
Dolls: 
Dolly
7.04
Good till the end!
8
5.04
7.04
8
3
4
3
Effects
Editing
Plot
Chucky. What a busy guy. He was busy under Don Mancini’s reign, and he’s just as prolific in this remake. Tyler Burton Smith wrote a tight script and wastes no time introducing the evil doll who isn’t possessed, this time around. At no time does director Lars Klevberg try to conceal its actions. He doesn’t try to hide its body, because he can afford to show it all. The effects are amazing!
The murders are elaborate and exaggerated, which leads to plot holes. What we basically have is a futuristic film that doesn’t look like one. It feels like 2019, but we have to accept that Chucky controls pretty much anything electrical. He’s a wizard in his own way. He’s adorable, actually, and he is a victim, in a sense; victim of a pissed-off programmer who contaminated him back at the factory.
The film is so intense that we tend to forget the behind-the-scenes magic. Guys, this is great puppetry! Many filmmakers have tried to emulate this franchise, and none have succeeded. The actors have a strong energy. They really want to be here. I’m not sure that we needed half of them, but they all did a good job, nonetheless. I totally bought Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky!
Alternate Titles: 
Child's Play Remake
Child's Play 2019
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