The 30 Best Movies Filmed In Chicago

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30. Child’s Play

Released: 1988

Kicking off the list is the first and only horror movie. Before the raunchy humorous spin that was on display in Bride, Seed and Curse of Chucky there was Child’s Play. Child’s Play was actually a pretty straight-forward horror movie with SOME comedic beats, but it certainly didn’t contain the same level of hilarity as the fourth, fifth and sixth sequels. Yes, there are plenty of holes we can poke at in the script, but that’s what you get with a lot of horror movies. In addition, this first installment is almost without a doubt the best in the franchise.

Child’s Play made a huge splash from its opening weekend, even if it was for negative reasons. Protestors gathered outside of theaters to try and get the knife-wielding serial killer doll banned. It’s hard to blame them for trying as a murdering children’s toy hadn’t been seen before. Needless to say, this movie horrified more than just kids and teenagers, and rightfully so. This was, at the time, a movie that shook us to our core, and probably made us do a double-take when walking by our little brother’s toys.

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