Thursday Movie Picks: Halloween Edition: Dolls

It's Thursday aka Thursday Movie Picks time. If you still don't know what it is, go over at Wandering Through the Shelves and find out. And while you are at it, check out what the others have picked for this week's theme, dolls.

Although I wanted to do something different at first, I ended up picking three movies starring Chucky, the murderdoll. Here they are

Child's Play (1988)
A serial killer transfers his soul into Chucky, a doll that a single mother gives to her son Andy, clueless of it being possessed. And soon the doll starts killing people. Okay, the story is pretty lame, but it's quite enjoyable, and the atmosphere is so creepy it'll keep you on the edge of your seat.

Bride of Chucky (1998)
Chucky is brought back to life by his old-time sweetheart, he then kills her and brings her back in the body of a doll so they can go kill people together. Yes, another pretty lame story. Probably even worse than the first one, but the great thing about this film is that it doesn't take itself seriously. It's not a scary film but it's fun. 

Curse of Chucky (2013)
After the death of her mother, Nica has to deal with her annoying sister, her brother-in-law and her niece. But Chucky is in the house and family will be the least of her problems. This one was surprisingly good. There's suspense, gore, an interesting camera work and a pretty good performance from Fiona Dourif (Nica).


  1. A Child's Play Extravaganza! lol

    I also chose one of the Chucky movies for mine. I think he'll be popular today.

  2. A theme within the theme! Love those! I've only seen the first of the series and as you said the story was lame and since I'm not a horror fan I just never bothered with the rest. I'm sure these will be all over the place today.

    I had too stretch to make my three this week especially with my last!

    Magic (1978)-When ventriloquist assistant Corky Withers (Anthony Hopkins) makes his first public performance alone he’s a bust. Afterward he’s given a dummy, Fats to work with. Slowly he improves and eventually is approaching the big time but something strange is happening, Fats seems to be taking control of not only their act but Corky’s actions. Feeling uneasy he takes a break at a cottage owned by his childhood sweetheart Peggy Ann Snow (Ann-Margret) where the hoped for relief doesn’t come but thanks to Fats things become increasingly dire. Creepy and unsettling. Notorious for having its initial TV preview pulled after a massive series of complaints that it was too frightening for children.

    Attack of the Puppet People aka I Was a Teenage Doll (1958)-Mad doctor is lonely for companionship so he invents a machine that shrinks people to miniature size. When he pulls the trick on his secretary and her boyfriend they desperately try to discover a way to escape and once again return to normal size. Strictly drive-in stuff with a budget to match but John Hoyt gives it everything he’s got as the wacko professor with the human doll collection.

    Magnificent Doll (1946)-Dolley Payne Todd (Ginger Rogers!?) is a young widow living in 17th century Philadelphia when she meets two men with great futures, Aaron Burr (David Niven) and James Madison (Burgess Meredith). Both court her but she picks Madison and from that point on according to this history is decided by two lovesick puppies quarreling over the supposedly Magnificent Doll. Ginger, completely at sea, obviously thinks the way to portray one of the Great Ladies of History is to declaim rather than speak her lines and act as if she were made of wood throughout this stately bore. A horror show of another kind and a real disservice to its subject perhaps the most vibrant, interesting woman of revolutionary times who did have tremendous influence on events just not in the drippy, empty way shown here.

  3. Oh wow-you went with Chucky X 3! I chose Chucky too-the 1st one and i dislike this whole series. I gave a shout out to you on my blog since you gave a better review and have seen all of these:)

  4. Love that you went with all Chucky flicks, here. Thought about doing the same. Good stuff!

  5. Wow all Chucky!. I don't know how many movies there are in the franchise, but have you seen all of them?

    1. There's seven of them, and yes, I've seen them all.