In 1988, audiences were introduced to the killer possessed doll that would inspire many a nightmares. With the innocent look of the popular My Buddy doll, it was a perfectly creepy villain every kid who snuck a peek at Chucky had in their home which only added to the film’s scare factor. As great as the original was, not every following film lived up to the very high bar it set and, as you’ll see, one would’ve been better if it had never been made - and, no, it’s not one of the of Chucky ones that went more dark humor than slasher scary. Anyway, enough of all that; let's get on with the list, yeah?
There's no question the first one is the best. Watching Chucky manipulate young Andy Barclay while leading his mother and the police think the boy is not only crazy but capable of murder is the highlight of the killer doll's career.
CHILD'S PLAY 2
The follow up successfully kept the spirit of the first as Chucky continued to terrorize Andy, who now lives with a foster family while his mother (who I'm guessing just didn't want to return) went the Sarah Conner route and ended up in the psychiatric hospital.
CURSE OF CHUCKY
This one brought the series back to its roots when Chucky goes back to the beginning and we learn a bit more about the diminutive killer's life before he was killed in that toy store.
BRIDE OF CHUCKY
With Jennifer Tilly's introduction into the series, this was the first installment to pull away from the actual horror and toward the dark comedy that this and its follow up revealed in. While not as good as its predecessors, it still managed to entertain.
SEED OF CHUCKY
This one is just flat out weird. Chucky has a kid - or kids, if you count both personalities. Funnier than it is scary, this is the farthest from the series' roots it went before turning back to darker things.
CHILD'S PLAY 3
The jump in time. The nuAndy. The military school setting. The new kid for Charles Lee Ray to possess. It's all bad and the reason the fourth film went in a different direction.
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