Child's Play 3

Year: 1991

Director: Jack Bender

Written by: Don Mancini

Threat: Doll

Weapon of Choice: Grenade

Based upon: Original

IMDb page: IMDb link

      Child's Play 3

Other movies in this series:
Child's Play
Child's Play 2
Bride of Chucky
Seed of Chucky

The tyranist's thoughts
I've never been frightened by dolls. Clowns, yes. Dolls, never. So for the Child's Play movies to be of any worth to me they have to be doing some pretty inventive things. I'd say that so far, only Bride of Chucky is really worth my effort.
So little Andy has grown up enough that they can send him to military school, Chucky manages to get himself ressurected, and wouldn't you know it the inexplicable maiming starts again.
A couple years before he became Jimmy Olsen, Justin Whalin took his turn as Andy and no matter how much you may like him, it was forgettable. Although, I have to admit that his acting wasn't to fault (despite the poor quality of it). No, the real problem laid in the fact that they were desperate to come up with one more sequel. This is really just a slasher that happens to have Chucky as the villain. None of the voodoo that made the first one watchable or the insane charm that makes the fourth entry great, just the need for more money.
Well, I won't say that you shouldn't see this because I myself am (obviously) a completist. Still, it really wasn't good at all and to make matters worse the tape I rented had a big gooey thing at the end that rendered my VCR useless for a couple days. You probably won't see the same result though.

Total Skulls: 13

Sequel skull
Sequel setup
Rips off earlier film
Horror film showing on TV/in theater in movie
Future celebrity appears skull Justin Whalin
Former celebrity appears
Bad title
Bad premise skull
Bad acting
Bad dialogue
Bad execution
MTV Editing
Girl unnecessarily gets naked
Wanton sex
Death associated with sex
Unfulfilled promise of nudity
Characters forget about threat
Secluded location skull
Power is cut
Phone lines are cut
Someone investigates a strange noise skull
Someone runs up stairs instead of going out front door
Camera is the killer
Victims cower in front of a window/door
Victim locks self in with killer
Victim running from killer inexplicably falls
Toilet stall scene
Shower/bath scene
Car stalls or won't start
Cat jumps out
Fake scare
Laughable scare
Stupid discovery of corpse skull
Dream sequence
No one believes only witness skullskull
Crazy, drunk, old man knows the truth
Warning goes unheeded skull
Music detracts from scene
Death in first five minutes skull
x years before/later
Flashback sequence
Dark and stormy night
Killer doesn't stay dead
Killer wears a mask
Killer is in closet skull
Killer is in car with victim
Villain is more sympathetic than heroes
Unscary villain/monster
Blood fountain
Blood hits camera
Poor death effect
Excessive gore
No one dies at all
Virgin survives
Geek/Nerd survives skull
Little kid lamely survives skull
Dog/Pet miraculously survives
Unresolved subplots
"It was all a dream" ending
Unbelievably happy ending
Unbelievably crappy ending
What the hell?