Sharpen your knife and meet me at the potluck of single mother, childhood and voodoo doll trauma. Welcome to our 2020 Halloween special covering the Chucky franchise!

Stats

Child’s Play

Director: Tom Holland
Writers: Don Mancini
Released: November 1988
Budget: $9,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $44,196,684

Child’s Play 2

Director: John Lafia
Writer: Don Mancini
Released: November 1990
Budget: $13,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $35,763,605

Child’s Play 3

Director: Jack Bender
Writers: Don Mancini
Released: August 1991
Budget: $13,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $20,560,255

Bride of Chucky

Director: Ronny Yu
Writers: Don Mancini
Released: October 1998
Budget: $25,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $50,688,658

Seed of Chucky

Director: Don Mancini
Writers: Don Mancini
Released: November 2004
Budget: $12,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $24,829,644

Curse of Chucky

Director: Don Mancini
Writers: Don Mancini
Released: August 2013
Budget: $5,000,000

Cult of Chucky

Director: Don Mancini
Writers: Don Mancini
Released: August 2017

Child’s Play (Remake)

Director: Lars Klevberg
Writers: Tyler Burton Smith (screenplay by)
Released: Jun-19
Budget: $10,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $44,902,237

Breakdown and Analysis

  • We do not regard Child’s Play 2019 as part of the franchise. It has Chucky elements but not part of the OG franchise.
  • Chucky got more airtime in our other horror movies we have covered on the podcast.
  • Growing up in Kenya, watching Chucky movies was the scariest thing Oti encountered.
  • Oti comes for all Horror icons. No one is safe.
  • It becomes nitpicky when people point out flaws in a doll killer franchise.
  • Although it is a great franchise, KT is dubious as to how it came to be based on Child’s Play.
  • Child’s Play 2 was a nice way to expand upon the original, if you’re gonna continue the series, this is how you do it. It was also fun to continue to see Andy be haunted by Chucky.
  • Andy had already been through enough so seeing a teenage Andy was not as fun in Child’s Play 3. Oti enjoyed the kills in this movie.
  • We see a departure from straight horror to campy comedic fanfare in Bride of Chucky. Jennifer Tilly is the standard and puts a breath of fresh air and essence of fun. The movie catapulted the franchise into another stratosphere. Entertainment. Adrenaline Rush. It started to inform us that tonally this would be different.
  • The Seed of Chucky is absolutely the best. To have a poignant, normalising conversation about gender identity in 2004, who gave Don Mancini permission to be so progressive? We get to experience an interaction without it being a joke. Laugh or cringe as you may, there’s still a bloody message to it. Did Chucky just enlighten me?
  • If Chucky is more progressive than your family or friends, then you need to have a real talk with them friends and lovers.
  • We have the introduction of Fiona Dourif in Curse of Chucky.

Unrelated but vital points

  • KT is a movie podcaster and will fight you in these Twitter streets.
  • Role play gets tasty, friends and lovers.
  • Merch idea: sex smell air.
  • Experiencing Chucky early voyeurism
  • KT only wants Major Payne with Damon Wayans.
  • KT is the correspondent of pop culture and confirms it is still cool to say Stan.
  • Oti takes a shot at Lebowski again.
  • KT made a period joke through Colin Firth and Pride and Prejudice.

For Your Reference

Oti

Child's Play (1988) 1h 27min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller | 9 November 1988 (USA) Summary: A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Countries: USALanguages: English

KT

Trick 'r Treat (2007) 1h 22min | Comedy, Horror | 27 November 2015 (Latvia) Summary: Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.
Countries: USALanguages: English