One of the very few iconic horror franchises still going strong today is Don Mancini’s Child’s Play. This is by no means a slight against the film itself, but I doubt anyone ever expected this silly slasher to go on a 30-year run (and still counting). That’s impressive no matter how you look at it, which is why this piece by Jérémy Pailler is so fitting—he starts at the very beginning of it all.
If you’ve seen Child’s Play, then you know exactly what Pailler has come up with here—it’s the very moment in which serial killer Charles Lee Ray becomes Chucky as his soul transfers into a Good Guy doll thanks to some voodoo and a well-timed (some might even say convenient) bolt of lightening. What really stands out about this piece (other than it being ridiculously good), is that Pailler is giving horror fans a much clearer glimpse of something we never actually see in the film. That’s the great thing about art, and a huge reason why I share so much of it here on TMR, because it can give us an entirely new perspective on a decades-old franchise. Another stunner.
The poster (as of this writing) is available from Gallery 1988. You can pick one up for yourself right here.