Chucky is back in a 2019 updated remake of the horror classic Child’s Play. This iteration of the horror story does not involve franchise creator Don Mancini or Brad Dourif. Child’s Play serves as both a remake and a reboot of the franchise.
How old do you have to be to see Child’s Play?
The Chucky movie was given a 15 rating by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).
According to the BBFC, a 15 rating means: “No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema.”
The themes cited for the 15 rating is strong gory violence, threat, and bad language.
In the USA, the Motion Picture Association of America rated Child’s Play R for bloody horror, violence, and language throughout.
The violence cited by the BBFC includes: “scenes of gory violence include a man’s head being mangled in a lawn-mower and a limb being severed.
“There is also a scene in which children watch a horror film on TV, which includes the upper portion of a head being cut off and a chainsaw cutting through a torso.
“In scenes of threat, a maniacal animate doll pursues and tries to injure and kill people using bladed weapons.”
In Child’s Play, the BBFC adds, there is strong language (‘f***’) throughout.
Common Sense Media, an American website which advises parents on media, gave a brief review of Child’s Play.
They wrote: “This reboot will likely have more realistic violence, as well as strong language.”
The first two trailers were rated 15 by the BBFC, but the latest trailer was given an 18 certificate.
The plot synopsis of Child’s Play reads: “After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives a special present from his mother — a seemingly innocent Buddi doll that becomes his best friend.
“When the doll suddenly takes on a life of its own, Andy unites with other neighbourhood children to stop the sinister toy from wreaking bloody havoc.”
The remake’s director Lars Klevberg said the 2019 doll would be an “out-of-control robot doll” rather than a possessed doll from the 1988 movie.
The screenplay for Child’s Play was written by Tyler Burton Smith, who previously penned Quantum Break (2016).
The Chucky remake was produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, the producers behind the horror remake of It.
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Child’s Play is out in UK cinemas on June 21, 2019.