It’s Child Play This Halloween: A Look At The “Chucky” Horror Franchise

It is every parent’s nightmare. You go to the store looking for a special present for your child. You find the exact one, wrap it, and give it to the child as a special gift.

However, you soon discover that strange things are happening at your home. Things get moved around. Food disappears. Your child appears to be talking to themselves. The new toy seemingly disappears and reappears. Then the worst happens.

You discover the doll is possessed by the soul of a serial killer and it is using your child as a way to get revenge on those that wronged him. As a result, people think you are crazy, but you must do everything you can to protect your child from this demonic toy before it is too late.

Every year, I pick a specific scary movie franchise to “take over” the website. Last year, it was the original I Know What You Did Last Summer trilogy. This year, I decided to go back to the toy store with the Child’s Play film series which stars Brad Dourif as the serial killer Chucky whose soul gets trapped in the doll. I intend to review all seven films in the original series as well as the 2019 remake starring Mark Hamill as Chucky.

I will take a look at each movie individually, the good, the bad, the campy, and the ugly. Before taking a retrospective look at the franchise as a whole, showing how it evolved.

So, come and play with me.

For fun, here is a TV spot that Scream Factory used as a trailer when the first film was released on DVD:

I know there is a television show that is connected to the films, but I will only focus on the movies for this Halloween.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below. Tell me if there is a comic book, movie, or novel you would like me to review. While you are at it, check out my retrospective on The Stepfather franchise. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more posts like this one.

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