Child's Play (franchise)

Child's Play (also called Chucky) is an American horror slasher media franchise created by Don Mancini. The films mainly focus on Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif in the original films and television series, and Mark Hamill in the reboot), a notorious serial killer who frequently escapes death by performing a voodoo ritual to transfer his soul into a "Good Guys" doll. The original film, Child's Play, was released on November 9, 1988. The film has spawned six sequels, a television series, a remake, comic books, a video game, and tie-in merchandise. The first, second, and fourth films were box office successes with all of the films earning over $182 million worldwide. Including revenues from sales of videos, DVDs, VOD and merchandise, the franchise has generated over $250 million.[1] It also won a Saturn Award for Best Horror Franchise.

Child's Play
Logo from the original Child's Play film
The new Chucky logo
Child's Play logo as used in the original film (top) and the Chucky logo (bottom)
Created byDon Mancini
Original workChild's Play (1988)
OwnerMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (First film and remake only)
Universal Pictures (sequels, except Seed of Chucky)
Relativity Media (Seed of Chucky only)
Print publications
ComicsList of comics
Films and television
Film(s)List of films
Short film(s)
Television seriesChucky (2021)
Games
Video game(s)Chucky: Slash & Dash (2013)
Miscellaneous
Theme park attraction(s)List of theme park attractions

The film series originally started out as straight horror with the first installment Child's Play, which appears to have more psychological horror elements, while the next two installments are straightforward slasher films with elements of dark humor. As the films progressed, they became satirical and campy, until the series briefly became a horror comedy, with 1998's Bride of Chucky and 2004's Seed of Chucky. In 2013, the series returned under the title Curse of Chucky and was released on direct-to-video. Unlike Bride and Seed, Curse of Chucky is a full-fledged horror film much like the original three installments, but it does maintain the campy humor to a small degree. The seventh installment to the series, titled Cult of Chucky, was released on October 3, 2017. The television series titled Chucky aired on October 12, 2021, on Syfy and USA network.[2]

Several short films have been made featuring the Chucky character: on the DVD release of Seed of Chucky, a short film entitled Chucky's Vacation Slides, set after the shooting of the film, was included, and a series of short films inserting Chucky into the events of other horror films entitled Chucky Invades was released in the run-up to the release of Curse of Chucky. On television, Chucky has appeared in commercials and also on Saturday Night Live, with a separate voice actor voicing the character. Chucky appeared in a pre-taped segment during an October 1998 episode of World Championship Wrestling's Monday Nitro program as a heel, taunting wrestler Rick Steiner who was a face at the time and promoting Bride of Chucky. He later appeared on WWE's NXT program for the special "Halloween Havoc" episode in October 2021, in which Chucky served as a host to announce several of the matches. This appearance was to promote the Chucky TV series.

FilmsEdit

Film U.S. release date Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Producer(s) Distributed by
Original series
Child's Play November 9, 1988 (1988-11-09) Tom Holland Don Mancini
John Lafia
Tom Holland
David Kirschner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
United Artists
Child's Play 2 November 9, 1990 (1990-11-09) John Lafia Don Mancini Universal Pictures
Child's Play 3 August 30, 1991 (1991-08-30) Jack Bender Robert Latham Brown
Bride of Chucky October 16, 1998 (1998-10-16) Ronny Yu David Kirschner
Grace Gilroy
Seed of Chucky November 12, 2004 (2004-11-12) Don Mancini David Kirschner
Corey Sienega
Rogue Pictures/Relativity Media
Curse of Chucky September 24, 2013 (2013-09-24)[a] David Kirschner Universal Pictures
Cult of Chucky October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03) David Kirschner
Ogden Gavanski
Reboot
Child's Play June 21, 2019 (2019-06-21) Lars Klevberg Tyler Burton Smith David Katzenberg
Seth Grahame-Smith
United Artists Releasing
Orion Pictures
 
Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection UK Blu-ray set

Child's Play (1988)Edit

Directed by Tom Holland from a story by Holland, John Lafia, and Don Mancini, Child's Play was released on November 9, 1988. It was the first film in the series and the only film (not counting the 2019 reboot) to be distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists before the franchise was sold to Universal Pictures. The film starred Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, and Alex Vincent in his first film performance.

Abandoned by his partner, Eddie Caputo, serial killer and voodoo practitioner, Charles "Chucky" Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) is shot and mortally wounded after being chased and cornered in a Chicago toy store by police officer Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon), left with no other options besides life imprisonment, Charles transfers his soul via a voodoo ritual into a child-sized Good Guy doll, which is later found by a homeless peddler and sold to Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks), who gives it to her son, Andy (Alex Vincent), as a birthday gift. While baby sitting Andy, Karen's best friend, Maggie, is hit by Chucky with a toy hammer, who falls from the kitchen window to her death. Karen does not believe Andy when he says "Chucky did it!".

The next day, Andy skips school to help Chucky break into the house of Eddie Caputo. Chucky turns off the stove flame, and turns on the gas. Thinking there is an intruder in the house Eddie fires his gun at the stove, blowing his house up, killing him. After Andy is committed to a mental institution for his accusations against the doll, Karen notices that Chucky never had batteries placed in him, proving Andy right. After she threatens to throw him in the fire, Chucky springs to life, biting her on the arm, and escaping the building to exact revenge on Mike Norris.

Chucky then learns from his mentor, that in order to get his soul out of the doll before the transfer becomes permanent, he has to possess the first person he told his secret to... Andy. After surviving a long brutal fight with Karen and Mike, resulting in Chucky being burned to a crisp and shot to pieces, Chucky is shot in the heart, ostensibly killing him. As Andy, Karen, and Mike all go to the hospital, Andy looks at Chucky's remains which then goes to a freeze-frame as the film fades to black.

Child's Play 2 (1990)Edit

Directed by John Lafia, from a story by Don Mancini, and released on November 9, 1990, Child's Play 2 is the second film in the series and the first film produced by Universal Pictures. The film sees Alex Vincent and Brad Dourif reprise their respective roles as Andy Barclay and the voice of Chucky, while Christine Elise plays Andy's foster sister, Kyle.

Two years after the events of the first film, Play Pals, the manufacturer of the Good Guy dolls, have taken a positive corporate stance and order a relaunch of the dolls to prove there is nothing wrong with the Good Guys brand. They do this by taking the now lifeless and badly damaged Chucky doll from the first film and making a new one out of him. A freak electrical malfunction then brings Chucky's soul back to life in the doll. Chucky continues to follow Andy Barclay, now living in foster care after his mother was sent to an insane asylum, in order to transfer his soul to Andy before the doll becomes his permanent form. He infiltrates his foster home in order to spy on him, eventually following him to school, sabotaging his schoolwork by writing obscenities on it, the teacher then giving Andy detention. When Andy escapes back home, Chucky (who was placed in a closet by the teacher) brutally kills her with a yardstick.

A while later, Chucky attempts to transfer his soul into Andy before his foster sister, Kyle, comes in through his window after a date with her boyfriend and unties Andy. After being thrown into the basement, Chucky gets a nosebleed, indicating he is starting to turn human. Chucky then kills Andy's foster father, after which Andy's foster mother takes Andy back to the foster center.

Sometime later, Chucky kills Andy's foster mom and attacks Kyle, forcing her to drive him to Andy's new location. Kyle and Andy meet up, with Chucky holding a knife to Kyle's neck in case something goes wrong. Then, after Grace Pole, the foster center manager, takes Chucky from Kyle, he kills her with the knife. Andy and Chucky both get onto the back of a mail truck, with Kyle following them in the car.

They eventually get to the Play Pals factory and Chucky knocks Andy out to transfer his soul once and for all. Chucky says the chant but finds that he is too late and is ostensibly trapped in his doll form forever. Now with no option, Chucky decides to kill Andy. He chases Andy and Kyle (having just arrived) throughout the factory before his arm gets caught in a latched door. He pulls it off and replaces it with his knife. After being stapled onto a board, Chucky tries to reason with Andy before being sent into a machine that cuts the doll in half at the waist. Chucky escapes, scooting around on a cart, and tells Andy he wants to kill him. Andy notices a vat of molten plastic, and opens it on Chucky, sending him screaming in pain as his plastic skin is burned and melted, presumably killing him. When the two look over his body, Chucky leaps up, trying to attack Kyle. Andy hands her an air hose, and Kyle shoves it into Chucky's mouth, resulting in his head filling with air and exploding, killing him once again. As the two leave the factory, Andy asks where their home is and Kyle says that she doesn't know.

In the televised-only alternate extended ending, the vat of plastic is shown, revealing a chunk of Chucky's head fell in after he was killed. It sinks to the bottom, resulting in a new head being made. It gives an evil smile, and the film ends.

Child's Play 3 (1991)Edit

Directed by Jack Bender from a story by Don Mancini and released on August 30, 1991, Child's Play 3[3] is the third and last film in the series to be titled Child's Play, as all future installments would later use the title Chucky. The film saw Justin Whalin (replacing Alex Vincent) as Andy Barclay, while Perrey Reeves and Jeremy Sylvers play new characters Kristin De Silva and Ronald Tyler. Brad Dourif reprised his role as the voice of Chucky, becoming the only actor to appear in all films.

Eight years after Child's Play 2, Play Pals Inc. reopens their factory, and re-releases Good Guy toy line. The workers create a new Good Guy doll from Chucky's remains, once again reviving Chucky. The new doll is taken the office of CEO Haskell Sullivan, who is killed by Chucky. Chucky uses Sullivan's computer to track Andy Barclay, now 16 years old, to a military school. Colonel Cochrane, head of the school, lets Andy in because he's had a rough life but tells him to grow up and forget his "fantasies" of Chucky. Andy also meets fellow soldiers Harold Whitehurst, Brett Shelton, and Kristen De Silva, who quickly becomes Andy's girlfriend.

Chucky sends himself in a package to Andy's military school. Ronald Tyler, a younger recruit, is asked to deliver him to Andy's room. Recognizing him as a Good Guy doll, Tyler instead takes him to a cellar and opens him there. Chucky, no longer needing Andy due to having a new body, reveals his secret to Tyler. Chucky is about to possess Tyler, but he is interrupted by Cochrane, who disapproves of Tyler playing with dolls and takes him away. As the Colonel is walking with Chucky across the soldier's training field, Andy is shocked to see him again. Colonel Cochrane throws Chucky into a garbage van. Chucky kills the driver and sneaks into Andy's room and starts assaulting him. Shelton enters the room to find Andy slamming Chucky against the floor. Shelton takes Chucky to his room, and he escapes to play "hide and seek" with Tyler and Chucky end in Cochrane's wardrobe while playing hide and seek while De Silva enters the office, wanting to find out more about Andy. The two girls discover Tyler and Chucky, putting red lipstick on him, forcing Chucky to say "this means war". Cochrane enters his office after they leave, and, after seeing Chucky wielding a knife at him, suddenly dies of a heart attack.

After the soldiers host a silence for Colonel Cochrane, Shelton gathers all the soldiers together and tells them that their planned war games will continue. Chucky again attempts to possess Tyler, asking him to play "Hide the Soul", but he refuses. After Chucky threatens him with a knife, Tyler finally sees his true colors, stabbing him in the chest as he runs off to Andy. Chucky ambushes De Silva, holding her hostage and uses Shelton's radio to tell Andy to bring Tyler to him or he'll kill her, while also telling the red team to come to the abandoned jeep, where he is holding De Silva hostage. Shelton tells Andy to take Tyler to Chucky and he and the others will circle them. Thet both express fear as they approach Chucky, but Andy stops Tyler from going to him, after Chucky pulls the tag from a grenade and threatens to throw it, Tyler moves forward. Chucky lets De Silva leave, with Tyler taking her place. Both teams appear, and the red team take out their rifles (which Chucky had loaded with live ammunition), accidentally killing Shelton in the crossfire. Both teams start to blame Andy for Shelton's death, but is defended by De Silva. Tyler escapes while Chucky is distracted. He throws a grenade at the arguing soldiers and begins looking for Tyler. Whitehurst leaps on top of the grenade and sacrifices himself to save the others. Andy is shocked, and sees Chucky getting away and runs after him, with De Silva following him.

Tyler goes to a nearby carnival and tells a security guard Chucky's after him, in an aid to cheer Tyler up, he gives him a doll, which is actually Chucky. Andy and De Silva arrive at the carnival, finding the security guard's dead body, with De Silva taking his gun for safety. Tyler is holding Chucky as he is holding at his chest, who tells him to go to a haunted house. Andy and De Silva manage to find them, but Chucky shoots De Silva in the leg leaving Andy to fight Chucky alone. As Chucky is chasing Tyler, a scythe of a Grim Reaper falls on him, cutting off the left side of his face. However, as Chucky still chases him, Tyler is knocked out by the wing of a giant plastic figure. Chucky begins his chant, but is cut off when Andy shoots and dismembers his arm. Andy reunites with Tyler, but Chucky puts his other arm around Andy's neck. Tyler gives Andy a knife and he cuts off Chucky's other hand, causing him to fall into a giant fan, cutting him into pieces. The police arrive, taking Andy away for questioning, while De Silva and Tyler are taken to the nearby hospital. Andy reassures De Silva that he has been through this before, telling her not to worry about him as the film cuts to black.

Bride of Chucky (1998)Edit

Directed by Ronny Yu from a story by Don Mancini and released on October 16, 1998, Bride of Chucky is the fourth film in the franchise, and the first film to be titled Chucky. The film once again sees Brad Dourif reprising his role of Chucky, while Jennifer Tilly, Nick Stabile, and Katherine Heigl play new characters. Unlike the first three films, this film focuses almost entirely on the titular dolls.

One month after the events of Child's Play 3, Tiffany Valentine, the former lover of serial killer Charles "Chucky" Lee Ray, acquires his dismembered "Good Guy" doll body from an evidence locker by bribing and murdering a police officer. Taking his remains back to her mobile home, Tiffany crudely stitches Chucky back together and reenacts the voodoo ritual which instilled Ray inside the doll a decade ago. After his revival, Tiffany discusses with Chucky about the supposed engagement ring that Chucky left for her before he left. Chucky reveals it was only a ring he stole, and he had no intentions of marrying her. Heartbroken and enraged, Tiffany locks him away in a playpen. The next day, Tiffany is taking a bath while watching Bride of Frankenstein. Chucky escapes his play pen and electrocutes Tiffany by pushing the plugged-in TV into the bathtub. He then transfers Tiffany's soul into a bride doll she put in the playpen with Chucky as a mocking gesture. Still intent on becoming human again, Chucky lays out a plan to go to his grave in New Jersey to retrieve the body-switching amulet Ray was buried in.

Tiffany calls her neighbor, a teenager named Jesse (Nick Stabile), offering to pay him to take her and Chucky to New Jersey. Jesse accepts, planning to use the money to run off with his girlfriend, Jade (Katherine Heigl), away from her uncle, Police Chief Warren Kincaid (John Ritter), so they can be married. While Jesse helps Jade pack, Warren breaks into Jesse's car and tries to plant a bag of marijuana in it. Making sure he doesn't ruin their plan, the dolls kill him by setting off an airbag to launch nails into his face. After the dolls hide the body under the backseat, Jesse and Jade return to their car and begin their trip. They are then pulled over by Officer Norton, a policeman paid by Warren to keep Jesse away from Jade, who begins looking for the drugs that Warren planted. While Norton goes to his car to report to Warren, Chucky crawls over and shoves a cloth into the gas tank and lights it, exploding his car, which causes Jesse and Jade flee the scene. They later stop at a wedding chapel and are married and meet a con-artist couple who steal Jesse's money. As the criminals are having sex in their room, Tiffany throws a bottle of champagne to a mirrored ceiling, sending down shards of glass and killing them. Chucky, amazed by this, proposes to Tiffany and they make love.

The next morning, Jesse and Jade drive away with their best friend David, who heard about the recent murders, who finds Warren's body and confronts them, the dolls push David out of the car, killing him. Tiffany then prepares Jade for the body switch by tying her to a chair. Jade then kicks Tiffany into the oven, burning her alive, while Jesse pushes Chucky out the window and he shoots at Jesse, causing the car to run off the road into a ditch. Jesse unties Jade and they get out of the car just before electrical wires go toward the leaking gas tank, blowing up the RV. After that, Chucky finds Jade, forcing her to take him to his grave, Jesse takes the now badly burnt Tiffany and follows them. Chucky forces Jade to open up his casket, giving him the amulet. Jesse then appears with Tiffany and they trade hostages. While Jesse and Jade embrace, Chucky stabs Jesse and ties the couple up together. Before he can start the body-switching chant, pulls the knife out of Chucky's pocket and stabs him. They then fight until Chucky stabs Tiffany, killing her. Chucky is then knocked into his grave by Jade, whop holds up a gun at him. Lt. Preston, a private investigator, arrives and tells Jade to put it down. Before he can arrest them, an angry Chucky rises above the grave, and Jade takes his gun and shoots Chucky dead. The next morning, Preston calls the police, telling them the couple are innocent allowing them to go home. Later, Preston pokes Tiffany with a stick as she springs to life, giving birth to a baby, who attacks Preston as the screen cuts to black.

Seed of Chucky (2004)Edit

Directed and written by Don Mancini and released on November 11, 2004, Seed of Chucky is the fifth installment of the series and the second film not to be distributed by Universal Pictures. The film stars Brad Dourif, reprising his role as Chucky, Jennifer Tilly, reprising her role as Tiffany Valentine, while also playing a fictional version of herself, and Billy Boyd as their child, Glen/Glenda.

Six years after Bride of Chucky, Glen, the son of Chucky and Tiffany, lives a life of embarrassment and abuse as a ventriloquist's dummy. One day, Glen sees behind the scenes footage of Chucky Goes Psycho (an in universe movie based on the events of Bride of Chucky) on TV. Desperate to know his parents, Glen escapes, hoping to find them in Hollywood. Tracking them down to a studio, Glen, reads a chant on a voodoo amulet, placing Chucky and Tiffany's souls into the puppets. After revealing his familial ties to the pair, the dolls have a dispute regarding Glen's gender, Chucky labels him as a boy, while Tiffany labels him as a girl, calling him "Glenda". A puppeteer walks in the room, getting decapitated by Chucky with a piano wire. Horrified, Glen asks his parents why they murder people. Chucky tells him it's a hobby he does to relax, while Tiffany calls it an addiction, and tells Chucky that they need to stop before it becomes a bad influence on Glen. Chucky (crossing his fingers) makes an agreement with Tiffany to stop killing.

Meanwhile, actress Jennifer Tilly (who plays Tiffany in Chucky Goes Psycho) realizes she is pregnant after suffering from morning sickness. She tells producer Redman, claiming that he is the father, but he states that is impossible and fires her. Later, Tilly is horrified to find that her pregnancy has been accelerated by voodoo magic. Chucky captures Tilly and her chauffeur, Stan, bounding and gagging them. Tilly's assistant tries to save them, but is sprayed with fire and killed by Glen, who turned into Glenda. Tilly gives birth to twins, and Chucky has an epiphany, realizing he likes life as a doll. Tiffany rejects Chucky, resolving to take Glen with her. Chucky throws a knife at Tilly, but Stan jumps in the way, dying instead. The police arrive, forcing the dolls to flee. Jennifer is rushed to the hospital. While looking at pictures of her twins, Tiffany takes a needle and drugs Tilly. She begins the ritual, as Chucky breaks in with and impales Tiffany in the head. Tilly tosses the axe to Glen as he and Chucky fight. Glen dismembers Chucky's arms and legs, killing him. Tiffany possesses Tilly's body, while putting Glen and Glenda's souls into the twins

Five years later, at Glen and Glenda's birthday party, Tiffany (who is now in Tilly's body) gives Glen an unmarked birthday present, he opens it to find Chucky's right arm, which grabs him as the screen cuts to black.

Curse of Chucky (2013)Edit

Directed and written by Don Mancini and released on October 8, 2013, Curse of Chucky is the sixth film in the series, and the first direct-to-video installment. It stars Brad Dourif, reprising the role from previous films, while his daughter, Fiona Dourif, plays new character Nica Pierce.

Five years after the epilogue of Seed of Chucky, A white delivery van drives up at Nica Pierce's house. The delivery man says the package is for her mother, Sarah and he leaves. She opens the box and it is a Good Guy doll. She finds the doll ugly, and throws him in the trash. During the night, Nica is awakened by Sarah's screams and she discovers her dead body outside, having "fallen" off the balcony. She calls the paramedics as Chucky is seen sitting in a chair by Sarah's body.

Nica is visited by her sister Barb, her husband Ian, their daughter Alice, and babysitter Jill. Nica says she has a surprise for Alice and looks over for Chucky who is no longer on the chair. Alice says she has to go to the bathroom and Jill and Ian take her there and she finds Chucky.

Later that night Barb takes Alice to bed, but she wants Chucky. Nica finds him in the living room next to a sleeping Ian, who claims that Alice put him there. Nica takes Chucky upstairs and gives the doll to Barb, who puts him in Alice's bed with Chucky. The lightning scares Alice so she gets under the covers telling Chucky she’s scared, to which Chucky replies, “You fucking should be!”. Jill uses Skype to see Barb and sees Chucky running in the background and assuming it is Alice, and goes to check on her. Jill turns around as Chucky kicks a bucket of water over to the mains, electrocuting her, and causing a power outage. Barb finds Chucky at the bottom of the attic stairs leading her to think Alice is up there and picks Chucky up. Meanwhil, Nica, having grown more suspicious of Chucky, starts researching the Good Guy dolls on her laptop and comes across the stories of Andy Barclay. Meanwhile, Barb, in the attic, discovers a knife by Chucky and peels latex strips off Chucky’s face, revealing his scarred appearance. Chucky stabs her in the eye with his knife with her eyeball rolling down the stairs. Barb then dies. Chucky tells Nica she is next.

Nica and gets a spare wheelchair and wheels herself to Ian’s room. She wakes him and explains what’s happened and then he takes her to the garage as Chucky is looking for her. Ian goes back to look for Alice. Chucky gets in the car to kill Nica, who smashes the car window with an axe. She reaches for the keys, but Chucky swallows them. Ian, thinking she has murdered everyone, has her tied to her wheelchair as she pleads that it is Chucky. He doesn't believe her until he looks at the camera on his laptop, realizing that the doll was indeed the murderer as Chucky pushes the wheelchair to him, knocks him to the ground and then hits him with an axe, taking his lower jaw clean off. Nica, having managed to get out of her restraints, leans back in her chair, taking the axe in the knee and slaps Chucky, she then removes the axe from her knee, hitting the doll with the blunt side, knocking his head clean off. Chucky re-attaches his head to his body, and pushes Nica through the hallway, over the balcony and she falls to the floor. Chucky explains he was doing this, he was a "friend" of the family and he was in love with Sarah but she was married, so he drowned Nica's father and kidnapped Sarah after the funeral. The police arrive and Chucky stabbed her in the stomach, rendering Nica paraplegic and leading to the events of Child's Play

Nica has to holds the door closed as Chucky slashes her fingers. Nica takes Chucky's knife and plunges it in his back. A police officer arrives and breaks the door down and comes every one dead with Nica holding a knife. A judge rules Nica guilty of the murders, who will be taken to a mental institution, as she taunts Chucky by saying she's still alive. The cop places the bag with chucky in the passenger seat and notices Chucky breathing as he goes to touch it. Tiffany comes from the back seat and slits his throat. Tiffany has Chucky all boxed up again and sends him off.

In a post credits scene, Chucky is mailed to his next victim, Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), who pulls out a gun and shoots him in the head.

Cult of Chucky (2017)Edit

Directed and Written by Don Mancini, and released on October 3, 2017 Cult of Chucky Is the seventh installment and the second direct-to-video film in the franchise. It stars Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Alex Vincent, and Fiona Dourif, all reprising roles from previous films in the franchise.

Four years after Curse of Chucky, Andy (Alex Vincent) still tortures the living decapitated head of Chucky (Brad Dourif) from the previous film, while Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif), still blamed for the murders of her family, is at a mental institution and meets some of the patients there, as another Chucky doll arrives there, going on yet another murderous rampage, killing numerous disbelieving employees and tenants at the institution with various dramatic tricks. When Andy figures out Chucky's plan, he gets himself committed so he can stop the doll's newly created voodoo plot. But in the end, Nica ends up being possessed by Chucky, which causes her to gain the ability to walk and is picked up by his wife Tiffany. In the post-credit scene, Andy sends his foster sister, Kyle (Christine Elise) to his house, she smiles at the Chucky head and says "We're going to have some fun”, she begins torturing him as the screen goes black and Chucky's screams can be heard.

Child's Play (2019)Edit

The 2019 version of the film is a remake of the 1988 film, putting a modern spin on the origin story of Chucky. Rather than a Good Guys doll taking on the soul of a dead serial killer, this Chucky is a rogue AI (a "Buddi" doll with the ability to control all the technology in a house remotely via the cloud) who becomes self-aware and violent after a disgruntled sweatshop employee disables all of his safety features as an act of spite. Andy Barclay is now portrayed as a 13-year-old boy living with his mother, Karen, in a new apartment building in Chicago, who finds the evil doll useful to scare his mother's detestable boyfriend, if nothing else. While using the Buddi Chucky having fun with his new friends Falyn and Pugg, it attaches itself to Andy at the hip, and with his violence inhibitors turned off, begins to kill those Andy dislikes (starting with the family cat, Mickey Rooney, who hurt Andy by scratching him). Once the doll murders his mother's boyfriend and delivers his skinned face to Andy's room, he realizes it is evil and has to be destroyed – but Buddi proves much easier to find than to lose. With no one believing his story about the doll turning evil, Andy has to take on Chucky himself and stop his murderous rampage in its tracks.

FutureEdit

In October 2017, Don Mancini stated that he intends to have Glen and Glenda from Seed of Chucky return in a future film, and acknowledged that most references to that character had been cut from Cult of Chucky.[4] In February 2018, a Child's Play television series was announced in the works, to be intended as a continuation of the film's story arc. Mancini also stated that following the TV show, feature films will continue to be developed in the future.[5]

In an interview with Bloody Disgusting Mancini discussed the potential of a Child's Play film set on a train,[6] as well as revealing plans for a crossover film with the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, tentatively referred to as Child's Play on Elm Street.[7]

I would like to do Freddy and Chucky, just because I think they would be a fun double act. I'm more really interested in the characters. My pitch for Freddy vs. Chucky is Child's Play on Elm Street. Chucky ends up in some kid's house on Elm Street, and Chucky and Freddy inevitably meet in the dreamscape. Chucky sleeps. Why not? Chucky sleeps, Chucky dreams. And they have this admiration for each other. But they realize quickly that Elm Street isn't big enough for the two of them, so in a riff on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels they have a contest: who can kill the most teenagers before the sun comes up?

In September 2017 in a separate interview with Cinema Blend, Mancini confirmed his intent to make the crossover film, describing it as "cool and doable," confirming that the film would be titled Child's Play on Elm Street and that he was currently in discussion with New Line Cinema about the film.[8] The foundation for a crossover film was previously laid in Bride of Chucky, in which Freddy Krueger's bladed glove had appeared in the Lockport police evidence depository at the beginning of the film.[9]

In July 2021 during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, whilst promoting the Chucky TV series, Don Mancini confirmed that Chucky will indeed return for future film installments.[10]

Short filmsEdit

Film U.S. release date Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Producer(s)
Chucky's Vacation Slides 2005 Don Mancini David Kirschner
Chucky Invades 2013 Don Mancini David Kirschner

Chucky's Vacation Slides (2005)Edit

On the home media DVD and Blu-ray release of Seed of Chucky in 2005, a short film entitled Chucky's Vacation Slides was included in the special features. The short, set after the shooting of Seed of Chucky, follows the movie stars Chucky, Tiffany, and Glen after having returned from a family vacation. While browsing through their photographs of their vacation on a slide projector, Tiffany notices various corpses in the background of certain photographs, realizing that Chucky has been killing people again. Tiffany leaves, with a distraught and sickened Glen, while Chucky continues to view the photographs. After a delivery man arrives with a pizza, Chucky leads him to his garage and kills him off-screen. Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly and Billy Boyd all reprise their roles from the films.

Chucky Invades (2013)Edit

Leading up to the DVD release of Curse of Chucky in 2013, a series of short film videos were released. The clips showed Chucky interrupting the events of several other horror films. Brad Dourif and Edan Gross reprised their roles as Chucky and the Good Guys Doll, respectively.

TelevisionEdit

Series Season Episodes First released Last released Showrunner Network(s)
Chucky 1 8 October 12, 2021[13] TBA Don Mancini Syfy and USA Network

Chucky (TV series)Edit

In February 2018, a television series was announced to be in development with involvement from franchise creator Don Mancini, and producer David Kirschner. The show will share continuity with the original film series, and be a continuation of that story. Mancini stated that besides the TV series, feature films will still continue to be developed.[5] By June of the same year, it was confirmed that Brad Dourif would return for the 8-part series to voice Charles Lee "Chucky" Ray.[14]

In January 2019, Syfy Wire announced that the series will air on Syfy with Mancini writing and executive producing the series with David Kirschner and Nick Antosca.[15] Antosca revealed that the current working title of the series is Chucky.[16] Mancini announced that the series will be released in 2020.[13]

A year after its announcement, Syfy greenlit the show straight-to-series with Mancini set to direct the first episode; he also wrote the pilot. Filming commenced on March 22 and wrapped on August 11, 2021. On July 17, 2020, the first teaser was released regarding the TV series.[17]

In that same month, the official synopsis was released:

In the series, titled Chucky, after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town's hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky's past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll's untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.

— Syfy

On March 5, 2021, it was confirmed that Jennifer Tilly would be reprising her role as Tiffany in the series. Other cast members were also announced, including Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Björgvin Arnarson, and Devon Sawa, with short descriptions of their characters released alongside them, with the exception of Sawa, who's recurring role in the series is as of yet undisclosed.[18] On March 23, via Bloody Disgusting, Fiona Dourif is confirmed to join the series. On April 1, 2021, Don Mancini announced along with a second teaser regarding the series; it's officially in production. On April 2, 2021, Lexa Doig and Barbara Alyn Woods were announced to have joined the cast for the series.[19][20] On April 6, 2021, it was confirmed that Alex Vincent and Christine Elise McCarthy will reprise their roles as Andy Barclay and Kyle.[21] The series premiered on October 12, 2021.[22]

Cast and crewEdit

Principal castEdit

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  • A indicates an appearance through archival footage taken from a previous film of the franchise.
  • H indicates an appearance as the human form of an occasionally non-human character.
  • P indicates an appearance in onscreen photographs only.
  • C indicates a cameo appearance.
  • V indicates a voice-only role.
  • Y indicates a younger version of a character
Character Original series Reboot Television series
Child's Play Child's Play 2 Child's Play 3 Bride of Chucky Seed of Chucky Curse of Chucky Cult of Chucky Child's Play Chucky
1988 1990 1991 1998 2004 2013 2017 2019 2021
Chucky Brad DourifVH Brad DourifV Brad DourifV Brad DourifVH Brad DourifV
Fiona DourifH
Mark HamillV Brad DourifVH
David KohlsmithY
Tyler BarishY
Edan GrossV Edan GrossV
Andy Barclay Alex Vincent Justin Whalin
Alex VincentP
  Alex Vincent Gabriel Bateman Alex Vincent
Karen Barclay Catherine Hicks Catherine HicksP   Catherine HicksP   Aubrey Plaza
Detective Mike Norris Chris Sarandon   Chris SarandonA   Brian Tyree Henry
Jack Santos Tommy Swerdlow  
Eddie Caputo Neil Giuntoli   Ivano DiCaro
Kyle   Christine Elise   Christine EliseP Christine EliseC   Christine Elise
Mr. Christopher Sullivan   Peter Haskell
Joanne Simpson   Jenny Agutter
Phil Simpson   Gerrit Graham  
Grace Poole   Grace Zabriskie  
Miss Kettlewell   Beth Grant  
Mattson   Greg Germann  
Ronald Tyler   Jeremy Sylvers  
Kristen De Silva   Perrey Reeves  
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Brett Shelton   Travis Fine  
Harold Whitehurst   Dean Jacobson  
Sergeant Botnick   Andrew Robinson  
Colonel Cochrane   Dakin Matthews  
Major Ellis   Matthew Walker  
Jackie Ivers   Donna Eskra  
Tiffany Valentine   Jennifer TillyVH   Jennifer Tilly
Blaise CrockerY
Jade Kincaid   Katherine Heigl  
Chief Warren Kincaid   John Ritter  
Jesse   Nick Stabile  
David Collins   Gordon Michael Woolvett  
Glen   Infant cameo Billy BoydV Beans El-BalawiH  
Glenda   Kristina HewittH
Redman   Redman  
Joan   Hannah Spearritt  
Pete Peters   John Waters  
Jennifer Tilly   Jennifer Tilly   Jennifer TillyA
Nica Pierce   Fiona Dourif   Fiona Dourif
Alice Pierce   Summer H. Howell Summer H. HowellVH  
Officer Stanton
Malcolm
  Adam Hurtig  
FedEX Employee
Nurse Ashley
  Ali Tataryn  
Barb   Danielle Bisutti  
Ian   Brennan Elliott  
Jill   Maitland McConnell  
Sarah Pierce   Chantal Quesnelle  
Father Frank   A Martinez  
Dr. Foley
Nathan Cross
  Michael Therriault   Michael Therriault
Madeleine   Elisabeth Rosen  
Claire   Grace Lynn Kung  
Angela   Marina Stephenson Kerr  
Nurse Carlos   Zak Santiago  
Falyn   Beatrice Kitsos  
Pugg   Ty Consiglio  
Omar   Marlon Kazadi  
Shane   David Lewis  
Mr. Henry Kaslan   Tim Matheson  
Jake Wheeler   Zackary Arthur
Devon Evans   Björgvin Arnarson
Lexy Cross   Alyvia Alyn Lind
Junior Wheeler   Teo Briones
Bree Wheeler   Lexa Doig
Lucas Wheeler   Devon Sawa
Logan Wheeler  
Michelle Cross   Barbara Alyn Woods
Caroline Cross   Carina London Battrick
Detective Evans   Rachelle Casseus


CrewEdit

Role Original series Reboot Television series
Child's Play Child's Play 2 Child's Play 3 Bride of Chucky Seed of Chucky Curse of Chucky Cult of Chucky Child's Play Chucky
Director Tom Holland John Lafia Jack Bender Ronny Yu Don Mancini Lars Klevberg Don Mancini
Writer(s) Don Mancini
John Lafia
Tom Holland
Don Mancini Tyler Burton Smith
Producer(s) David Kirschner Robert Latham Brown David Kirschner David Kirschner David Kirschner
Ogden Gavanski
Seth Grahame-Smith
David Katzenberg
Executive producer
Don Mancini
David Kirschner
Grace Gilroy Corey Sienega Nick Antosca
Composer(s) Joe Renzetti Graeme Revell Cory Lerios
John D'Andrea
Graeme Revell Pino Donaggio Joseph LoDuca Bear McCreary Josesph LoDuca
Cinematography Bill Butler Stefan Czapsky John R. Leonetti Peter Pau Vernon Layton Michael Marshall Brendan Uegama Colin Hoult
Editor(s) Edward Warschilka
Roy E. Peterson
Edward Warschilka Scott Wallace
Edward A. Warschilka Jr.
David Wu
Randy Bricker
Chris Dickens James Coblentz Randy Bricker Tom Elkins Mike Harrelson
Production company United Artists[23] Living Doll Productions[24] Universal Pictures[25] David Kirschner Productions[26] La Sienega Productions[27] Universal 1440 Entertainment
David Kirschner Productions
Orion Pictures
KatzSmith Productions
Universal Television
David Kirschner Productions
Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists Universal Pictures Rogue / Relativity Media Universal Pictures Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists Releasing NBCUniversal Television Distribution

ReceptionEdit

Box office performanceEdit

Film Release date Box office revenue Budget Reference
North America Other territories Worldwide Worldwide adjusted
Child's Play November 9, 1988 $33,244,684 $10,952,000 $44,196,684 $83,933,325 $9,000,000 [28][29]
Child's Play 2 November 9, 1990 $28,501,605 $7,262,000 $35,763,605 $64,740,8729 $13,000,000 [30][31]
Child's Play 3 August 30, 1991 $14,960,255 $5,600,000 $20,560,255 $35,716,113 $13,000,000 [32]
Bride of Chucky October 16, 1998 $32,404,188 $18,288,000 $50,692,188 $73,581,099 $25,000,000 [33][34]
Seed of Chucky November 12, 2004 $17,083,732 $7,745,912 $24,829,644 $31,099,354 $12,000,000 [35]
Child's Play June 21, 2019 $29,208,403 $15,693,834 $44,902,237 $44,902,237 $10,000,000 [36]
Total $126,194,464 $49,847,912 $205,250,779 $333,973,000 $64,000,000(E)
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Critical and public responseEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Child's Play (1988) 71% (48 reviews)[37] 58 (18 reviews)[38]
Child's Play 2 40% (15 reviews)[39] 37 (16 reviews)[40]
Child's Play 3 23% (13 reviews)[41] 27 (13 reviews)[42]
Bride of Chucky 47% (38 reviews)[43] 48 (17 reviews)[44]
Seed of Chucky 34% (77 reviews)[45] 46 (17 reviews)[46]
Curse of Chucky 76% (21 reviews)[47] 58 (5 reviews)[48]
Cult of Chucky 79% (24 reviews)[49] 69 (5 reviews)[50]
Child's Play (2019) 63% (202 reviews)[51] 48 (35 reviews)[52]

ControversiesEdit

The following crimes have been associated with the Child's Play films:

In December 1992, four people who tortured and killed 16-year-old Suzanne Capper were said to be influenced by one of the Child's Play films. During the torturing of the girl, the perpetrators taunted her by playing her a song, (Hi, I'm Chucky (Wanna Play?)) by 150 Volts, featuring samples from the film Child's Play.[53]

In 1993, two youths who abducted and murdered a toddler named James Bulger were said to have been influenced by the film Child's Play 3. The supposed link between the murder and the film was denied by film censor James Ferman.[54]

According to a relative of two boys aged 10 and 12 who brutally attacked a nine-year-old and 11-year-old boy in Edlington, South Yorkshire in April 2009, the attackers watched horror movies, including Chucky films, from the age of about six or seven.[55]

Elena Lobacheva, a Russian serial killer arrested in 2015, was reportedly obsessed with the film Bride of Chucky, which she cited as being an inspiration for the murders that she and her gang committed throughout Moscow.[56]

In August 2019, billboards and posters promoting the 2019 Child's Play reboot were pulled in New Zealand after a complaint was submitted to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for being inappropriate. The complaint was made mostly with concern for the region of Canterbury, claiming the advertisements are potentially traumatizing among children by reminding them of that region's high suicide rates, the various earthquakes that occurred, and the Christchurch mosque shootings. The ad depicted Chucky with red glowing eyes and a knife, the latter being intentionally obscured by the title. The poster was deemed not to cause any harm among the population, but the ASA concluded it would be frightening for children.[57]

MusicEdit

Joe Renzetti composed the first Child's Play, followed by Graeme Revell, who composed the soundtrack for Child's Play 2 and Bride of Chucky. John D'Andrea and Cory Lerios wrote the score for Child's Play 3, while Pino Donaggio composed Seed of Chucky. Joseph LoDuca composed the score for Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky.

Other mediaEdit

ComicsEdit

Innovation PublishingEdit

Beginning in 1992, Innovation Publishing released the first comic books based on the films, in the form of a three-issue adaptation of Child's Play 2. It was later collected in a trade paperback. The success of the adaptation led to a monthly series of new stories starting in 1991. The series, titled Child's Play: The Series, ended in 1992 after only five issues. This was followed by a three-issue adaptation of Child's Play 3.

Devil's Due PublishingEdit

In 2007, Devil's Due Publishing obtained the license to publish Child's Play comics and released a one-shot crossover with Hack/Slash titled Hack/Slash vs. Chucky which takes place after the events of the Seed of Chucky film. This was followed by a four-issue series called Chucky. A second volume began in early 2009 but ceased publication after only one issue.

Video gameEdit

Slimstown Studios announced an endless runner video game titled Chucky: Slash & Dash. The game was released on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices. It is the result of an agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to develop and publish the first officially licensed smartphone and tablet Child's Play video game. The gameplay is actually inspired by the second film's climax.

In the game, Chucky is stuck in a never-ending nightmare in which he's endlessly running through the factory that produces Good Guys dolls. Players control Chucky while sprinting through the factory floor, the catwalks, the warehouse, or even outside, and need to avoid conveyor belts, forklifts, acid pools, barrels and other obstacles. Chucky can also eliminate security guards patrolling the factory using his classic knife or other more outlandish weapons like a cleaver, screwdriver, or hatchet. As they play, gamers collect batteries that can be used to purchase in-game items or power-ups, such as a double battery bonus, a fast start, or extra lives that can extend a run after dying.[58]

Universal theme park attractionsEdit

Since 1992, Chucky has starred in his own shows at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, entitled, Chucky's In-Your-Face Insults and Chucky's Insult Emporium.

In 2009, the climax of Child's Play 3 received its own maze, entitled Chucky's Fun House. Curse of Chucky has also received its own scarezone in the 2013 lineup.[59] In 2017, Chucky was the host of the Hollywood event's Terror Tram, joining Freddy, Jason, and Leatherface in terrorizing guests as a promotion for the then-new Cult of Chucky film. The following year, he featured in his own scarezone at the Orlando event.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The film originally debuted on VOD before later being released on DVD and Blu-ray.

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