In horror circles, the debate between practical special effects and computer animation has been divisive, to say the least. But we’re at a point in time where many of the best special effects lean towards the practical while still utilizing evolving CGI in order to accentuate certain elements. So the question is no longer practical or CGI, but how much of each is used.
In a new “pop up” version of the latest trailer for Orion’s Child’s Play (courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes) we’re informed that the rebooted Chucky is brought to screen using about 80% practical animatronics. It’s a good ratio. How fans respond to the reboot, however, remains to be seen.
Check out the “pop up” video below embedded at the top of the article to learn even more fun facts about the film.
A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of it’s more sinister nature.
Child’s Play is directed by Lars Klevberg from a screenplay penned by Tyler Burton Smith; the film stars Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, and Brian Tyree Henry. It’s a complete reboot (computer pun apropos) of 1988’s Child’s Play, directed by Tom Holland and written by Don Mancini.