Reviews For The New “Child’s Play” Are In

Reviews For The New Childs Play Are In

The reviews are in for “Child’s Play,” the modern reboot of the iconic 1980s horror franchise which spawned the killer doll Chucky, and the results are… surprisingly better than expected.

With 70 reviews counted, the film stands at a 61% and 5.87/10 average rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That puts it considerably above other classic horror reboots like 2003’s “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (37%), 2006’s “Black Christmas” (15%), 2007’s “Halloween” (27%), 2009’s “Friday the 13th” (25%), 2010’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (15%), 2015’s “Poltergeist” (31%),.

In fact it’s about on par with 2003’s “Willard” (64%), 2009’s “My Bloody Valentine” (60%) & 2013’s “Evil Dead” (63%), but considerably behind the likes of the “Fright Night” remake (72%), last year’s “Halloween” revival (79%), “The Ring” (72%), and Zack Snyder’s “Dawn of the Dead” (75%).

The story of the film follows a mother who gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. The updated take stars Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry and Gabriel Bateman along with Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky.

Rising filmmaker Lars Klevberg (‘”Polaroid'”) directs from a script by Tyler Burton Smith (‘”Kung Fury'”), while David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith (“IT”) produce.