Child's Play features one of the most iconic film villains of all time. Chucky, the killer doll, is instantly recognizable and continues to scare fans to this day. Voiced by Brad Dourif since 1988, the murderous toy currently features in the television series Chucky, which is set to debut its second season on Oct. 5, 2022.
There are quite a few Child's Play movies in the franchise in addition to the USA TV series. Here's how to watch the Chucky movies in order, as well as the answers to all of your Chucky-related questions—because we're your friends 'til the end!
Chucky Movies In Order
1. Child's Play (1988)
Aside from several flashbacks in the television show, the Chucky story begins with the original 1988 Child's Play. Serial killer Charles Lee Ray transfers his soul into the body of a doll to escape the police. When a young boy receives the doll as a present, chaos ensues.
2. Child's Play 2 (1990)
Child's Play 2 is set two years after the first. Andy, the boy from the first movie, is living with a foster family after the events of the previous film. Chucky tracks him down, needing Andy so that he can transfer his soul out of the doll's body.
3. Child's Play 3 (1991)
Despite being released only a year after the second movie, Child's Play 3 takes place several years later. Andy is now a teenager and attending a military school. Chucky is once again resurrected and begins stalking one of Andy's classmates, once again seeking a human host for his soul.
4. Bride of Chucky (1998)
Set after the events of Child's Play 3, Bride of Chucky starts with the killer's girlfriend, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) retrieving Chucky's destroyed body. After putting his body back together, she resurrects him. Eventually, she ends up stuck in a doll's body as well and the two go on a multi-state killing spree.
4. Seed of Chucky (2004)
Before both of the evil dolls were killed in the previous movie, Chucky impregnated Tiffany. That film ended with her giving birth before dying. Seed of Chucky picks up several years later, with the child-like doll resurrecting the two killers to reconnect with his parents.
5. Curse of Chucky (2013)
Set in 2011, the direct-to-video movie Curse of Chucky shows Chucky returning after disappearing years ago. He terrorizes a seemingly random family, although it turns out that the family may have played a role in Chucky's creation. This movie is also notable for its cast, which includes Brad Dourif's daughter Fiona playing a young woman terrorized by Chucky (voiced once more by her father).
6. Cult of Chucky (2017)
After surviving the events of Curse of Chucky, young Nica is living in an asylum. Not surprisingly, Chucky eventually shows up, only this time, it seems like there might be more than one Chucky. Tiffany, once again living in a human body, makes her return in Cult of Chucky as well.
7. Chucky (2021-)
The Chucky television series shows what happens to a small town when Chucky turns up at a suburban yard sale. During the events of the show, Andy, Tiffany, and other characters from the franchise return to either help or fight Chucky. The first season debuted in October 2021, and the second will premiere on October 5, 2022.
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8. Child's Play (2019)
Child's Play (2019) is a remake that takes place in a completely different timeline from the main series. In this series, Chucky is an AI-programmed children's toy that goes haywire when its programming is screwed up during its production. Unlike the original Chucky, this version mainly kills to protect its friendship with Andy.
Is Chucky a boy or a girl?
Chucky is a doll possessed by male serial killer Charles Lee Ray. While the doll was originally a normal doll (meaning it was just plastic and fabric), the magic that allowed Ray to put his soul has slowly turned the doll into an organic creature. At this point, Chucky is a male.
What is Chucky's real name?
Serial killer Charles Lee Ray used magic to place his soul inside the body of a doll before being killed during a police chase. The actor who plays both Ray and Chucky is Brad Dourif. Chucky is short for Charles.
Was Chucky based on a real story?
The Child's Play movies are about a serial killer who uses magic to place his soul in the body of a plastic doll and then goes on a murder spree. It is pretty clearly not based on a real story. However, the Good Guy dolls are based on a real toy line.
What made Chucky evil?
The Chucky doll is possessed by the soul of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer. He used magic to place his soul in the doll's body to escape the police. Ray was seemingly born with the urge to kill and has spent most of his life as a murderer.
How did Chucky have a son?
When Charles Lee Ray transferred his soul into the Chucky doll, the doll started to become more human. Years later, Ray transferred his girlfriend's soul into a Tiffany doll, which underwent the same transformation. The two dolls then had sex and Tiffany become pregnant.
How was Chucky born?
Charles Lee Ray, the serial killer whose soul inhabits Chucky's body, was born the normal way most people are (and if you're unsure how that works, ask your parents or a health teacher). He used voodoo magic to transfer his soul into the doll to escape the police. After spending too much time in the doll, Ray's soul became trapped and he was stuck in the doll forever.
What does Chucky always say?
Chucky has several catchphrases, loosely based on the lines that Good Guys dolls would say when someone pulled the string on its back. He often says "Hi, I'm Chucky, your friend till the end."
How old is Chucky's wife?
When Tiffany first appeared in Bride of Chucky, she was about 30 years old. Since then, she's died and been resurrected, so it's unclear, technically, what her current age would be. Since she was 30 in 1998, she would be in her mid-50s now.
Is Chucky scary or funny?
Depending on the viewer's taste, Chucky is both scary and funny. The original Child's Play movie is generally considered to be a fairly straight-forward horror movie. The series would eventually develop a comedic tone, and films like Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky are clearly meant to be horror comedies.
What does Chucky say to switch bodies?
Charles Lee Ray used the "Damballa Chant" to switch his soul into the doll. The chant is a form of forbidden voodoo magic and is a prayer to the god Damballa. The chant includes the phrase "To the almighty Damballa, give me the power I beg of you!"
Is Chucky alive?
Yes, Chucky is alive. When Charles Lee Ray transferred his soul into the doll, he started the process of turning the doll into a living creature. The longer he stayed in the doll, the more human he became until he eventually became stuck in the doll.
How many kills does Chucky have?
Since the first movie in the series, Chucky has killed just over 70 people. In the first movie, it is said that Charles Lee Ray had about 18 victims prior to becoming Chucky. Several of the movies state that Chucky has killed people in between movies, so the true number is unknown.
Why was Chucky so strong?
Chucky has at least the strength of a full-grown man, despite being trapped in the body of a child-sized doll. It is possible that Chucky's connection to the voodoo god Damballa provides him extra strength as well. Throughout the series, Chucky has shown that he is strong enough to kill an adult human with little trouble.
How old is Chucky now?
Based on Charles Lee Ray's backstory, Chucky is about 64 years old now. As a doll, however, he doesn't appear to age. Also, he's been killed and resurrected several times, so his true age is difficult to measure.