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A derivative rehashing of its predecessor (which itself owes a heavy debt to [[Feature~V51009~Trilogy of Terror~trilogyofterror]]), this sequel details the plight of young Andy ([[Performer~P73599~Alex Vincent~alexvincent]]), who in the previous film narrowly escaped losing his soul to make room for devil-doll Chucky (voice of [[Performer~P19921~Brad Dourif~braddourif]]). Possessed by the spirit of serial killer Charles Lee Ray, Chucky had coveted Andy's body as a replacement for his own plastic shell... which ended up beaten and burned beyond recognition. At this film's outset, Andy's mom has suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of the prior human-vs.-doll battle, and Andy has been taken to a foster home. In the meantime, the makers of Good Guys dolls decide to reconstruct the scrappy little toy, hoping to prove the doll's harmlessness and sway public opinion. Alas, this is a major horror-movie no-no, and Chucky staggers obnoxiously back to life, with a renewed interest in body-swapping with Andy. Not awful as horror sequels go, this follows the standard horror-franchise formula (such as upping the gore quotient with each sequel) but manages to throw in a few appreciable scares, particularly at the climax (which echoes that of [[Performer~P98221~Stanley Kubrick~stanleykubrick]]'s [[Feature~V161870~The Shining~theshining]]). ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

  • Release date:November 9, 1990


Alex Vincent
as Andy Barclay
Jenny Agutter
as Joanne Simpson
Gerritt Graham
as Phil Simpson
Christine Elise
as Kyle
Brad Dourif
as Chucky
Grace Zabriskie
as Grace Poole
Peter Haskell
as Sullivan
Beth Grant
as Miss Kettlewell
Greg Germann
Raymond Singer
as Social Worker
Charles Meshack
as Van Driver
Stuart Mabray
as Homicide Investigator
Adam Wylie
as Sammy
Don Pugsley
Ed Krieger
Matt Roe
as Policeman in Car
Ed Gale
as Chucky
Adam Ryen
as Rick Spires
Edan Gross
as Tommy Doll
Vince Melocchi
as Technician
Bill Stevenson
as Adam
Herb Braha
as Liquor Store Clerk


John J. Lafia
Robert Latham Brown
David Kirschner
Don Mancini
Stefan Czapsky
Graeme Revell
Composer (Music Score)
Shirley Walker
Musical Direction/Supervision
Edward Warschilka
Ivo Cristante
Production Designer
Donald Maskovich
Art Director
Laura Moskowitz
Rance Barela
Set Designer
Kevin Yagher
Special Effects
Harry Moreau
Richard Warlock
Deborah Larsen