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Tuesday December 18th 2018

Child's Play | 1988

Child's Play film location: Brewster Apartments, 2800 North Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago<br />
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Photograph: Peter Paulsen
Child’s Play film location: Chucky in the apartment block: Brewster Apartments, 2800 North Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago | Photograph: Peter Paulsen

A superior jokey shocker, directed by Tom Holland, the writer of Fright Night and Psycho II, with dying killer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) possessing the 'Good Guy' doll. A string of enjoyably campy sequels followed.

Child's Play film location: Brewster Apartments, 2800 North Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago
Child’s Play film location: Chucky in the apartment block: Brewster Apartments, 2800 North Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago | Photograph: Peter Paulsen

The quartzite stone-clad apartment block of Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks), in which the malevolent Chucky Doll goes on the rampage, is the Brewster Apartments, 2800 North Pine Grove Avenue at West Diversey Parkway in Chicago’s Lake View district.

The Brewster was also seen in 1986 comedy thriller Running Scared, with Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal.