Chucky is a Smart Device Gone Bad in New ‘Child’s Play’ Trailer
If you looked around your bedroom in fear that one of your dolls, action figures, or stuffed animals were going to attack you after watching the original Child’s Play, you are not alone. This new Child’s Play is entering new territory and it makes it doubly scary. Integrating everyday tech into horror isn’t new but it’s definitely effective.
As smart devices in people’s homes become more of a given than a novelty, it’s only natural that the shift will become fodder for horror movies. But short of murder, smart devices like Amazon’s Echo have been cause for real concern for making people susceptible to personal data leaks, becoming potential tools of surveillance, and making it easier for companies to collect data on you.
It’s unclear if Child’s Play actually addresses those very real issues, which at least from my perspective, are much scarier than a killer doll.
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