Child’s Play 2 (1990) KILL COUNT

Child’s Play 2 (1990) KILL COUNT


Welcome to the Kill Count, where we tally up the victims in all our favorite horror movies. I’m James A. Janisse and today we’re continuing the Chucky franchise with Child’s Play 2, released in 1990. After the original film was such a box-office success, it was clear that a sequel was going to get made. Universal pictures bought the rights to the Chucky property and writer don mancini returned to pen the follow-up to his Chucky doll creation. Mancini and David Kirshner would go on to write and produce respectively, every movie in the franchise, which is rare for a long-running horror series especially one with as many tonal changes as the Chucky movies but the first sequel is very much in line with the original. It’s mostly a straight horror film, with Chucky making a few quips here and there, and much of the film focused on the returning protagonist, Andy Barclay. The good thing is we don’t have to spend half the movie setting up Chucky as a killer doll so he can jump right in and start killing right away. Speaking of which, let’s get to the them! The movie begins with a re-assembly. They’re putting Chucky back together, and for some reason they’re keeping the same underlying skeleton and just putting all new parts on over it. It’s like that one philosophical question, if you take Abe Lincoln’s hatchet and replace its head, then later replace its handle, is it still Abe Lincoln’s hatchet? Is this still our psychopathic murder doll? Where you at, Philosophers? Anyway, this generic-looking CEO arrives and talks to his generic-looking toady about where we are in the series. Andy’s mother is in a psychiatric ward and Andy’s in foster care. and the reason there re-creating Chucky is to prove to stockholders that there’s no problem with the doll and that they can go back to making money. While the technician is putting in the final touches, though, some kind of supernatural force electrocutes him and sends him through a window, giving us our first kill of the movie just 6 minutes into the film. I bet CEO guy is just happy that he has one less paycheck to hand out that week. But he’s still upset about how this looks and tells his toadie, Mattson to make it all go away, even micromanaging to tell Mattson exactly how to get rid of the doll. “Stick it up your ass.” Time to catch back Up with Andy, played again by Alex Vincent who’s two years older, but still a pretty cute kid. he’s in foster care and is being window-shop by Jo ann and Phil Simpson, even though Phil is skeptical because of the whole you know killer doll thing, they end up taking him home to this atrociously painted bubblegum house of horrors. Dear Lord, that looks like the single most uncomfortable place for an eight-year-old to be, especially because Phil’s such a stickler for rules “Ah ah ah, first rule: don’t touch the old stuff.” Andy meets his new foster sister, Kyle who dresses like she hangs out with Judi Funny. I’m actually really into the foster siblings relationship in this movie, because you don’t usually see that in media. Andy’s other new foster sibling is a Good Guy doll, who drops onto his head from the top of his closet. Andy flees in terror, but Phil just uses the opportunity to lay down more rules. “Andy, rule number two: no running in the house!” Yeah, hey Phil? Maybe rule number one for you should be don’t have Good Guy dolls booby-trapped in the closet to trigger your new foster child. Back at Good Guy headquarters, Mattson leaves work in the middle of a thunderstorm and throws Chucky in with the rest of the toys in his back seat, might not want to get pulled over with all those little kid toys in your car dude, looks pretty weird. While he’s stopping by a liquor store, Chucky grabs his car phone and calls the foster Agency to find out where andy is. “This is his uncle, Charles.” Foster place worker, Grace Poole tells Chucky this information, and that seems real messed up, man that anyone could call up a foster agency and get info on a little kid by using a shitty alias. After Mattson hits the road again, Chucky pulls a gun on him and he reacts pretty nonchalantly. “wha- okay, wha- what do you want?” Dude, there’s a possessed doll holding a gun to your head, and you sound like you’re answering a phone call from a friend you just hung up with. Chucky has him park in an empty lot before taking a plastic bag and wrapping it around his head, strangling Mattsen to death for our second kill twenty minutes in. That’s twice in two movies that Chucky has attacked someone from the back seat of a car. Maybe they should have made that his thing throughout the series, but no they went with shitty puns instead. Chucky first person runs his way to Andy’s new home where he bumps into his replacement. “Hi! I’m Tommy!”
“Shut up, you idiot.” When yo ex get a new man who looks just like you. Chucky busts open Tommy’s face with that porcelain thing Andy was messing around with earlier, then buries his fellow Good Guy in the backyard, giving us a good look at the improved animatronics in this movie, and also how they use the top-down forced perspective to have a real person play Chucky, because that is definitely a person in a costume The next morning, Phil’s super pissed about his broken statue, and grounds both the kids, giving them some together time, during which Andy shows how X-core he is by taking a drag off Kyle’s cigarette. Kyle commiserates with Andy how shitty it is to be a foster kid, a point that’s driven home later when Andy overhears Phil talking shit about him in the kitchen. I love that somehow Phil doesn’t notice Andy standing right freakin there with the door open, just imagine yourself in Phil’s position, it’s very obvious that there’s a kid standing behind that door. That night, Chucky gets straight to work, tying up Andy in bed and attempting to get some quality playtime in. “I got a new game, sport.. It’s called ‘Hide the Soul.'” Oh that sounds fun! How do you play? [Incantation resuscitation] Dammit, Chucky, That’s the same game we played before, you just stuck a new name on it. Kyle comes home late and interrupts what certainly has to look like a strange situation to her. I bet you think Andy into some kinky shit. The ruckus wakes Phil and Joanne and since Phil don’t like to be aroused like that, he angrily tosses Chucky down into the basement. This gives Chucky a nosebleed, meaning he’d better get to work on that little boy’s body soon. Sorry, phrasing. The next day, Andy heads off to school, and Chucky hitches a ride underneath the bus. During recess, while Andy’s busy with a rousing game of ball and fence, Chucky finds his homework assignment, vandalising it so that later, when the teacher, Ms. kettlewell is going through them, she gets a nice little personal message. She puts Andy in detention and when she thinks he wants to play with Chucky, she throws Chucky in the closet and locks it. She also locks Andy in the room, which is like a serious fucking fire hazard, lady. So when Chucky scares Andy through the closet peephole, Andy’s unable to get out the door and is forced to climb out the window, instead. he ain’t havin it! Kettlewell returns and thinks that the noises coming from the closet is Andy, so she goes to give him a good scolding, probably with a yardstick, judging by her lock-him-up methods of punishment. Chucky jumps out and stabs her with an air-pump, injecting her with air, which I thought, would like, kill her, but it doesn’t. Instead, Chucky gets to dish out some corporal punishment of his own. “You’ve been veeery naughty, Ms. Kettlewell!” He beats her to death with the yardstick for the third kill of the film, in a pretty artistic way for a slasher sequel. Each strike of the yardstick pulling the camera out more and more, and you can still see the yardstick going up and down even in this furthest away shot, That’s awesome. Phil gets more and more pissed about Andy’s behavior, yelling to Joanne that he’s not their child. So Kyle comforts Andy and tells him it’ll make him stronger and it’ll be okay. Andy tells her that’s great and all, but he’s got bigger problems going on. “It doesn’t matter… wherever I go, Chucky will find me.” That kind of thinking causes Andy to take matters into his own hands, grabbing an electric carver, and going into the basement to take care of Chucky once and for all. I love watching this little kid stumble around with a sharp object, it both terrifies me, and makes me go “aww.” It also makes me laugh when he takes the thing to a bunch of clean linens. Chucky ends up getting the drop on him, though, knocking him down and fighting with him until Andy is able to reach the carver and hit him with it in that big old head of his. Chucky runs away before Phil comes downstairs, real cautious about what he sees as an unstable little boy holding an electric knife. Chucky trips Phil on the stairs, causing him to fall through the cheap wooden banister then gives us a one-liner in a nice, understated delivery “How’s it hanging, Phil?” He drops Phil onto the floor, causing him to break his neck and die. No big deal, while they’re waiting for the ambulance to arrive, at least the rest of the family can play a mean game of chess on his body. Phil’s death causes Joanne to finally turn on Andy, so she acks his bag and sends him back to the foster home with Grace Poole, who you could argue is kind of responsible for all this shit in the first place. After tossing Chucky into the trash, Kyle goes for a midnight swing ‘n smoke and kicks up enough dirt to uncover the broken body of the Tommy doll. Now that she knows Andy wasn’t full of shit, she heads inside, armed and cautious, only to hear some ominous sound design going on in Joanne’s room. [Sewing machine working] “Joanne?” She turns Joanne’s body around to find her dead, her mouth gagged and her throat slit. Sure, it’s an off-screen death, but i think the creepy sewing machine noises and the psycho-style body reveal make up for that. Chucky then attacks Kyle and rides around on her back for a little bit before she’s able to hit him with a broken lamp and knock him away. He grabs her knife and trips her like a middle school bully, then takes her hostage so she can drive him to the foster agency so he can take over Andy’s body. Her speeding gets her pulled over by a cop who’s initially delighted by the sight of a Good Guy doll. “What’s your name, buddy?” “Chucky.” Before we see some blood coming out of Chucky’s nose. That weirds him out enough to let them go, I guess, so Kyle was able to drive off again and eventually buckle herself up and slam on the brakes to throw Chucky through the windshield. She tries to crush him with her car, but he gets out of the way and takes her captive once more. “Playtime’s over.” See, Chucky’s cracking a few jokes in this one, but he’s still mostly serious. Later in the series these little quips are going to become his entire personality, so just be ready for that. Chucky and Kyle wind up at the foster agency, where Grace takes them and Andy into her office. Before she can yell at the kids for pulling the fire alarm though, Chucky whips out a knife stabs her in the chest a bunch of times, knocking her on to the photocopier where her death face gets captured and printed. Yo, I heard you like dead Grace face, so we put dead Grace face on your dead Grace face. As fire trucks respond to the alarm that Chucky pulled, he takes advantage of the chaos to get Andy in the back of a truck, which like, why is this newspaper truck driving through the streets with its freakin back door open? Then papers would be all over those streets, man. Chucky tries to play Hide the Soul in the back of the truck, but Kyle gets the driver to pull over. Chucky and Andy take off and Kyle escapes the super pissed off driver to chase them into the Good Guy factory, doing a neat Little action hero roll underneath the closing gate. The final act Takes Place in the factory and i think it’s a great freaking setting for the film’s climax, even if it is kind of lame when Chucky knocks Andy out with a tiny little plastic judo-chop Chucky still got that incantation infatuation, and gets to work saying them creepy words and bringing in the storm clouds. [Yet another incantation resuscitation] He actually completes the ritual, but apparently it’s too late, he’s been in the Good Guy body for too long, and now it looks as though he’s stuck in it. Kyle knocks a bunch of boxes onto Chucky, and Andy runs away, meeting back up with Kyle where they both confirm each other’s names. “Andy!”
“Kyle!” With that settled, they run through a maze of Good Guy boxes, that I’m sure some poor production assistant had to make and stack. Before making their way out and climbing up one of those roller slide things That were always that DZ Discovery Zone. Andy freakin sucks at it though, no big dude those things were always difficult to climb, and Chucky pops up to knife his way up the slide in an attempt to catch Andy and kill him. Kyle traps His hand under a gate and Chucky Goes full Aron Ralston to get out, pulling his hand off in a shot with some nice doll gore. Then he gives himself a sort of Ash Williams upgrade, outfitting the knife blade as his new hand. with the assembly line all sorts of fucked up, a technician finally takes notice. Uh. Hey yeah, dude? Where were you when a couple of kids broke in and got chased by an evil doll? When he comes to fix the machine, he sets himself up for a very memorable kill. Chucky slashes him with his knife, knocking him down onto the assembly line, where a pair of Good Guy eyes are implanted into his skull. It’s unique, bloody, and comical all at once, and is literally the only thing I remembered from this movie until i rewatched it for the Kill Count. When Chucky goes to attack the foster siblings, Kyle knocks him back and stitches him to a platform that takes him up into a little assembly box thing, where a bunch of limbs are inserted and Chucky screams his lungs out until eventually it spits out a melted heap of Chucky parts and gore. but as the kids walk away, they don’t notice the trail of blood showing that Chucky escaped that little box, so he’s able to catch them unawares and knock Kyle down with the technicians ghastly looking body, and wheel his way over to Andy for some Good Guy fun time stab around. His knife arm gets caught in a grate, though so Andy turns a wrench and causes a lethal amount of molten plastic to spray out, engulfing Chucky and melting him to the floor, while a nasty-looking hose wiggles about, looking like it’s straight out of the dog kennel scene in The Thing. After Andy saves Kyle and they go and check on the Chucky heap though, he comes back to life to attack them some more because that’s what he does. Kyle Sticks that air hose in his mouth to inflate him like the bad guy in “Live and Let Die.” His head gets super huge before finally blowing up in spectacular fashion, and with his being reduced to a decapitated bloody plastic mound, Chucky is finally dead in this movie, our eighth and final victim. The movie ends with Kyle and Andy walking off together to no place in particular as the credits start to roll. Sequels usually end up increasing the body count over the original, did Chucky play by the rules? Let’s find out and get to the numbers. Counting Chucky, eight people died in Child’s Play 2, which is two more than in the original. Of those eight, 5 of the victims were male and 3 were female, a more even gender distribution than we had last time. At a runtime of 83 minutes, that comes out to a kill, on average, every 10.38 minutes, a bit quicker than in Child’s Play One. I’ll give the Golden Chainsaw for coolest kill to the Good Guy factory technician, the image of that dude with His eyes Replaced Literally stuck with me my entire life, and it probably always will, I love it Dull Machete for lamest kill will have to go to Phil Simpson, should have made it a house rule, Phil. no falling off the stairs and breaking your neck. and that’s it! Child’s Play 2 was released two years after the original, and universal was so eager for sequels that the third movie came out just nine months after this one. I’m actually gonna pause this franchise for a second though, to do the miniseries for “Stephen King’s It,” in honor of the new movie coming out. That’s next week and until then I’m James A. Janisse, and this has been the Kill Count. Hey Guys, thanks a lot for watching the Child’s Play 2 Kill Count, I want to thank A7 afterlife for providing that chessboard joke, I really liked it man. I also want to thank Patrons: Justin Smith, Justin Moon, Nick and Danielle Thompson. If you want to be cool like them and join the Patreon family, just click that button over there and you can help support this channel for as little as $1 a month I am doing “Stephen King’s It” next week after that, we’ll be back to Child’s Play until Cult of Chucky comes out

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  2. When I first saw this, I didn't particularly like it…until it went into the factory, and it actually made up for it and became awesome. =)

  3. I don’t know why but none of these movies scare me and because Chucky actually has a personality and not soulless like Annabelle I just love the dude

  4. "At least while they're waiting for the ambulance, they can play a nasty game of chess" — (ad) "tHiS iS hOw We Do It AlL tHe TiMe"

  5. There's a child's play 2019 coming out
    I'M SO HYPED FOR IT
    When it comes out I need a kill count
    I've seen what looks like a lawn mower kill
    You'll like that

  6. I Love your comments everything you say during these kill counts cracks me up. lol. keep it up! i love it. I just subscribed! " JENN"

  7. The truth is I’m 11 and I watched this whole vid and the first without nightmares and the dudes new eyes were pretty cool

  8. James, did you know that there's actually an alternate ending that played on TV that contradicts the third movie? It has Chucky rebuilt at the end of the movie.

  9. Well YouTube you finally made a good suggestion. So glad I found this channel!!! Now to binge watch everything you've ever made!

  10. I don’t why i thought tommy came to life and saved them in the end but then i realized i was confusing this and goosebumps episode. Lol

  11. I was like eight or nine when I first watched the Child's Play movies, and I was so freaked out and disturbed by the guy who died in the assembly line yet I loved it so much that after everyone went to bed I researched the scene on my own. Idk why, but I'm just really fascinated by gore and lately I've been obsessed with like the Saw franchise and I like to keep track of any upcoming horror movies for some of that good gore >:)

  12. 1:32 – This would be incorrect. By law, all earned income should try to find a home. If an employee dies and a beneficiary contacts the company to inquire about any outstanding paychecks, the company needs to create necessary documentation to put the earnings into the beneficiary's name after the beneficiary provide their own documentation proving they are such a designated person.

  13. i cant believe it took me so long to notice that the foster mom is alex from american werewolf in london. i’m disappointed in myself.

  14. The one thing that always irritated me about this movie was Ms. Kettlewell's death scene. Not the death itself, but she thinks that Andy is in the closet AFTER SHE LOCKED IT. How the hell did she think he got in? Used alohomora on the lock? Went through the door like a ghost? It always irritated me that she didn't stop and think, "Wait. I locked this door before I left. How did Andy get in here? I just threw the doll in here." Also, wouldn't she have noticed the draft coming in through the window?

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