In 1988, American screenwriter Don Mancini debuted the film "Child's Play," which would go on to become a cult phenomenon. The first film, which was directed by Tom Holland, follows a serial killer named Charles Lee Ray who's on the run from the police in the South Side of Chicago. Ray breaks into a toy shop and proceeds to use a voodoo spell to transport his soul into the body of a Good Guy doll. The doll is purchased by a single mother for her son Andy's birthday and the family soon discovers that Chucky is back to his old murderous ways.
The film opened at number one in theaters and went on to inspire an entire franchise—complete with six sequels and a remake. The first two sequels, "Child's Play 2" and "Child's Play 3" premiered back to back in 1990 and 1991, following Chucky's pursuit of Andy as he grows up. The fourth film, however, takes a turn and centers on Chucky's relationship with the serial killer's former girlfriend and accomplice, Tiffany. "Bride of Chucky" premiered in 1998 and actor Jennifer Tilly was cast as Tiffany Valentine, who's turned into a doll by Chucky. Tilly reprised her role in the fifth film, 2004's "Seed of Chucky," which gave the doll couple a child. The franchise went on to create two more sequels, which were direct to video, 2013's "Curse of Chucky" and 2017's "Cult of Chucky." In each of the seven films in the original franchise, actor Brad Dourif voiced Chucky and played Charles Lee Ray as a human. Dourif's other notable film credits include playing Billy Bibbit in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and Grima in "The Lord of the Rings" film series.
Chucky was given a brand new look in the 2019 remake of the original 1988 film, which took a modern approach with the addition of AI technology. This film deviates from the original, as instead of being possessed by a serial killer, the remake focuses on the insidious side of technology. The film cast Mark Hamill to voice Chucky, who's best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" film series. As for the future of Chucky, Mancini has stated that he wants to continue the franchise and aspires to make a crossover film with Freddy Krueger—titled "Child's Play on Elm Street."
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