After watching the incredible Toy Story movies, kids might exclaim, “Wow, would not it be great if toys came to life?” I say, “No, because they could be evil and try to assassinate you and everyone you love.” Hmmm. I start to understand why my friends never ask me to babysit. Well. Your loss!
The murderous ginger doll Chucky debuted in 1988 in the supernatural horror movie Child’s Play. In the film, a widowed single mother gives the popular Good Guy doll as a gift to her six-year-old son Andy Barclay. But they do not know that “Chucky” is obsessed with the soul of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray. (After the police shot Ray dead, he transferred his soul to the doll with a Hatian voodoo spell – good that he chose this pliable Good Guy doll, not Ninja Turtle, Cabbage Patch Kid, or Slinky.
Chucky wants to own Andy’s body so that he can be reborn as a human. A conspiracy that continues through the sequels Child’s Play 2 and Child’s Play 3. The next two films, Bride of Chucky and Seed Of Chucky, become humorous Jennifer Tilly as Chucky’s doll bride with her son Glen / da. (Yes, the two dolls do, and the doll contains the souls of two twins, Glen and Female Glenda.) The next two films, Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky, return the series to their serious horror roots Andy Barclay as an adult return.
Like Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Meyers, Leatherface and Pinhead, Chucky is an instantly recognizable horror icon. And just like these other characters gets his long-running film series a restart. The creator of Child’s Play, Dan Mancini, and the unforgettable voice of Chucky, Brad Dourif, are not involved. This film is unrelated to the previous entries in the series and gives a new twist to classical history.
On reboot, a mom played by Aubrey Plaza (Legion, Parks and Recreation) buys Kasdan Corporation’s newest doll, Buddi, which is much more high-tech than the Good Guy. As her son Andy unpacks the box, the creepy doll immediately scans his face. Then Chucky goes around on his own and murders people, and there is total chaos.
It is not known if the movie will use the Hatian Voodoo Soul Transfer plot of the original, but I would say that this is unlikely. This is not mentioned in the trailer. In addition, Comic Book reported last August that the film features “A Broken Buddy Doll” whose program code has been hacked so that it has no restrictions on learning and violence. “This seems to be a more appropriate angle for 2019.
But if you’re a fan of the original series, good news: creator Dan Mancini and original Chucky voice Brad Dourif are working on a Child’s Play TV show for SyFy and planning to continue Universal. It’s not clear what the eight-hour series is about, but Mancini said it will take place after the events of the last film Cult of Chucky. (Spoiler alert: Chucky jumps out of the Good Guy doll and into the body of a young woman played by Brad Dourif’s daughter Fiona Dourif.) “We definitely want to signal that we’re getting darker, darker than ever “Mancini told Bloody Disgusting. “It’s getting very scary.”
On the 21st of June, the same day as Toy Story 4, the re-launch of the children’s program will be released in theaters. If my friends let me babysit their children, I’ll say we go to Toy Story 4 and bring them to Child’s Play instead. Wa ha ha!