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Child's Play 3

Child's Play 3 (also known as Child's Play 3: Look Who's Stalking) is a 1991 horror film. It is the third installment in the Child's Play series with Brad Dourif returning as the voice of Chucky, who became more comical as the series progresses. The film became notorious in the United Kingdom, when it was suggested that it may have inspired the real-life murder of toddler James Bulger, a suggestion rejected by officers investigating the case.

Plot summary

Killer doll Chucky, a.k.a. Charles Lee Ray, after his blood from his former doll possession drips into a vat of new plastic, Chucky is reformed into a new doll and revived, thanks to the Good Guys Doll Company (eight years after the events of Child's Play 2) which thinks the bad publicity has died down and want to remarket the Good Guy dolls, Chucky maliciously toys with the company president, Sullivan (who appeared shortly at the beginning of the previous film), making him trip on the marbles and turning on all the toys (presumably from his company) in his office. Chucky throws darts in his back (which paralyzes him from the waist down) and hands, and proceeds to strangle him (which is why Charles was called the "Lakeshore Strangler" when he was human). Chucky somehow mails himself to Kent Military School, and discovers Andy Barclay, now 16 years old, (Justin Whalin) has been enrolled in a military school. After being sent from foster home to foster home, military school was a last resort to Andy. At the school, Chucky finds a little boy named Ronald Tyler (Jeremy Sylvers) who he realizes, due to his new body, he can transfer his soul to, rather than Andy on whom he's been relying all these years.

Andy finds out that Chucky has stalked him to the military school, and learns about his plan to possess the body of Tyler, and vows to stop him. Already realizing that no one would believe him if he told anyone at the school, Andy tries to work behind the backs of those in command, especially his brutal commanding officer Cadet Lt. Col. Brett C. Shelton (Travis Fine).

Meanwhile, Chucky goes on a killing spree, crushing a garbage man in the back of his own garbage truck, slashing a sadistic barber's throat (a cameo by Andrew Robinson), and giving the uncaring colonel a heart-attack, before finally making his move on Tyler. During a military exercise Chucky replaces the paint ball ammunition with live rounds, so that when the two teams of students meet, they actually begin fatally shooting each other by accident. Shelton is killed with one of the rifles, unknowingly a real bullet. Shelton's assistant, Major Ellis (Matthew Walker), angrily blames Andy for being a sick, murderous prankster who caused his companion's death. Ellis attacks Andy, with Andy and the others telling him Andy is innocent and trying to separate them. After Chucky attempts to kill the distracted groups with a grenade, Andy's friend Whitehurst, judged as not being a man and being a geek, sacrifices himself by jumping onto the grenade, saving the students from a grisly death. Tyler, out of panic, flees to the woods and makes for a carnival that is taking place not far from the academy. Andy, with his new girlfriend Kristen De Silva (Perrey Reeves), confront Chucky (now armed with a security guard's spare handgun) inside a horror themed fun house where Chucky is trying to steal Tyler's soul.

As usual for the series, Chucky's death comes by a series of things. His face is partially sliced off by a scythe swung by a statue of the Grim Reaper. Then one arm is blown off by Andy's revolver, (which Andy took off of a dead security guard that Chucky killed). Then he's shot in the chest. Finally, as Andy and Chucky struggle atop a great pile of foam skulls, Andy manages to cut Chucky's other hand off with a pocket knife, and flip him over onto a giant fan, which dices him, finally killing him. Afterwards, Andy goes with the police to give his story, but a garbage collector is shown salvaging Chucky's remains nearby and Andy is arrested.

Reception

Released less than a year after Child's Play 2, the movie performed poorly at the box office, grossing only $20.5 million worldwide. Mainstream critics gave the movie mixed to very negative reviews, and horror fans usually regard it as the worst of the series, a sentiment shared by series creator Don Mancini who said he ran out of ideas after the second film. However, the film did have a higher 'Rotten' rating of 33% on Rotten Tomatoes, while its predecessor, Child's Play 2, received a score of 30% and was given a 4.1 rating on IMDb. Due to these factors, there would be a waiting time of seven years before the next, more successful entry.

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