For its seventh year, the Retro Horror Series at the Ayrsley Grand is back with perhaps their most varied and exciting lineup yet. There are bonafide classics, unique cult films, 3D monster thrillers, ‘90s teen horror and horror-comedies to satisfy the need of every person looking for something a bit spooky this Halloween season.
Child’s Play is the 1988 horror film directed by Tom Holland. The first film in the Child’s Play series starring Catherine Hicks, Dinah Manoff, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad Dourif. Hicks plays a widowed mother who gives her son a doll for his birthday, unaware that the doll is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
A compendium of five short but terrifying tales contained within a single full-length feature, this film conjures scares from traditional bogeymen and portents of doom. In one story, a monster escapes from its holding cell. Another focuses on a husband (Leslie Nielsen) with a creative way of getting back at his cheating wife. Other stories concern a rural man (Stephen King) and a visitor from outer space, and a homeowner (E.G. Marshall) with huge bug problems and a boozing corpse.