The Chucky movies are a horror movie franchise that has spanned decades. The first Chucky movie was released in 1988, and since then, there have been 7 Chucky movies (with the most recent release being Curse of Chucky).
What’s the best order to watch the movies? There are many different opinions on this topic; some people say to start with Child’s Play 1-3 because they’re the best, while others say to just watch them all at random. So, we decided to take it upon ourselves to find out which is true!
Child’s Play (1988)
Chucky is a serial killer (read doll) with strong sadistic tendencies who stalks and terrorizes a family that adopted him.
The date on the screen is 1958, making Chucky’s age 2 years old at this time. As Chucky becomes 20 years old, Chucky’s current body begins to fail him, so he sets out to find a new host for his soul. Chucky goes directly to young Andy Barclay, who lives with Kristen, Mary, and Tommy. The family adopts Andy after the death of his parents. He has a bad temper and often gets into fights at school, so no one believes him when he claims that someone is committing murders in their neighborhood. Chucky being Chucky begins to terrorize Andy until it becomes apparent that there is a killer out on the loose.
The cast includes Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, Michael Benyaer, Summer H. Howell, and Brad Dourif, who plays Chucky in the Chucky movies.
The duration of the movie is 90 minutes.
Child’s Play 2 (1990)
Child’s Play 2 (1990) is a horror and comedy directed by John Lafia and written by Don Mancini. It stars Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, Gerrit Graham as Charles Lee Ray/ Chucky, and Jenny Agutter as Maggie Blake.
The story revolves around the little Andy Barclay, who has been played by Alex Vincent in the previous movie, Child’s Play 1 (1988). He is being terrorized by Chucky, a toy doll he got from Saint James Hospital for his birthday. Chucky has been brought to life by Charles Lee Ray, who is a serial killer. Chucky does not want Andy to tell the truth about him being alive and kills everyone that he comes across. He does this for his soul to remain on Earth as a living doll forever with no one knowing of it. Chucky, after killing their neighbor Mrs. Kettlewell, tries to kill Andy, but he manages to escape and run away. He chases him up the stairs of a house which is where Karen Barclay, who is played by Jenny Agutter, lives with her daughter Jill Robinson (played by Christine Elise).
The movie earned between 12 to 14 million dollars on its opening weekend, and the duration of the movie is 95 minutes.
Child’s Play 3 (1991)
In this movie, Andy Barclay (Gabriel Bateman) is shipped off to military school due to the events of Child’s Play 2019. Chucky is shipped to Andy’s room by mistake. The doll plans on using this opportunity to transfer his soul into another body, but Chucky runs into a young boy named Jeremy (Colton Jimenez). Karen’s happy to be home from work and makes coffee for Andy but is unaware that the Chucky doll they received as a gift has been broken by Andy. As she goes into his bedroom to clean up, she finds an envelope addressed to her left on the floor with money inside it along with a note reading “KILL HER.”
Alex Vincent, John Ritter, and Jenny Agutter star as Andy Barclay, Tom Chaney, and Joanne Simpson in Child’s Play. Andy is one of Chucky’s more popular victims due to his adorable appearance as a child with blonde hair cut short along with blue eyes. Beatrice Winde, Gerrit Graham, and Christine Elise also play key roles.
The duration of the movie is 93 minutes, and it was rated R on its original release. The budget of Chucky is estimated at $11 million, and it earned $28 million in the United States alone.
Bride of Chucky (1998)
In this movie, Tiffany is killed by Chucky, who then transfers her soul into a bride doll, which he then terrorizes. Bride of Chucky is a movie that was originally released in 1998 and was directed by Ronny Yu. The film follows Chucky chan as he chases his original body-which has been resurrected as a child. The original Chucky chan has been possessed by a serial killer who has designed to use the doll and Tiffany to kill the remaining members of the Haffling family.
The cast includes Brad Dourif as Chucky chan, Tiffany (played by Jennifer tilly), Chucky chan’s child body (Nicolas Cage), and Chucky chan’s original human body-its adult form played by Katherine Heigl.
Bride of Chucky was a commercial success, making over $35 million at the box office on its opening weekend alone before eventually earning about $48 million overall in theaters worldwide. The duration of the movie is 95 minutes.
Seed of Chucky (2004)
The film goes back to Chucky’s origins with Charles Lee Ray (Dourif) transferring his soul into a doll in order to hide from Lt. Donaldson (Mancini). Meanwhile, the newly widowed Karen Barclay (Heigl) personalizes her son Andy Barclay’s (Alexis Arquette) Good Guys doll. The film borrows the scene of Chucky being blown apart and his pieces reassembling himself from Child’s Play. The son of Chucky and Tiffany (played by Billy Boyd and Jennifer Tilly, respectively) is born, but the little devil doll disposes of his parents.
Seed of Chucky (2004) is an American horror comedy film, the seventh in the Child’s Play series. It was directed by Don Mancini and written by Mancini and Jennifer McQuiston. It stars Brad Dourif as Chucky, a serial killer that has possessed a doll named “Glen.” Co-stars include Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile, Jennifer Tilly, and John Waters. The duration of the movie is 87 minutes.
Chucky’s Vacation Slides (2005)
In this film, Chucky is now a young boy. He is taking his vacation with his family in New Orleans. Once again, the family chases Chucky, and this time Chucky has a new and improved body to avoid them and cause havoc. As Chucky starts to terrorize his niece and neighbor, there are moments where Chucky scares Chucky’s little sisters and Chucky’s mom, but Chucky’s dad still seems to be oblivious. The end of the movie has the family talking about the vacation as they all sit back in their chairs, looking tired. They notice Chucky is gone and start shouting “Chucky” until they find him under the couch. Chucky’s dad then asks Chucky if he had a good time on vacation and Chucky replies saying, “oh yeah.”
Brad Dourif and Daniel Bisutti star as Chucky’s parents in this horror sequel. Fiona Dourif plays his niece Alice, while Danielle Bisutti portrays his mother. The duration of the movie is around 50 minutes.
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Curse of Chucky is a 2013 American slasher film in the Child’s Play series. It is the first film to use computer-generated imagery as its main visuals. In this story, Chucky is back after decades of being dormant in a doll body and begins hunting again to continue his family line, which leads him to the Lambert household, where he comes face-to-face with Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif), who has been confined to an insane asylum since she was framed for the murder of her family. Meanwhile, Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis who survived his attack as a child, has moved on to live an ordinary life until Chucky shows up at his house and threatens everyone he holds dear.
The film also marks the return of the original protagonist Chucky after his absence from “Bride of Chucky” and “Seed of Chucky.” It grossed over $24 million worldwide.
The cast includes Brad Dourif as Chucky, with the voice talents of Alex Vincent (Child’s Play), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), and Jennifer Tilly (Bound). The duration of the movie is 93 minutes.
Cult of Chucky (2017)
Cult of Chucky (2017) is a Chucky movie that was released on October 3, 2017. It has been directed by Don Mancini and written by Don Mancini and Brad Dourif. The film stars Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly, and Brad Dourif. Chucky, the serial killer doll, armed with a lethal hammer, wreaks havoc after he’s revived in a post-apocalyptic underground society plagued by an evil dictator who controls the young girls but is challenged by a rebel girl gang.
This Chucky movie takes place after Chucky is resurrected and faces off against an evil dictator who has created Chucky to control the young girls of the country; Chucky later faces off against the leader’s daughter, with who Chucky has a history.
The duration of the movie is 89 minutes.
Child’s Play (2019)
It stars Gabriel Bateman as Andy Barclay. As he plays with his best friend’s new toy when it suddenly becomes life-like and tries to kill his friend. Soon after, the doll becomes possessed by Charles lee ray, which is Chucky’s original identity. Chucky then kills Andy’s friend and his mother. Chucky tries to kill Andy, but he escapes, only for the doll to find him again at a foster home where Andy is staying put.
Child’s Play (2019) is the latest installment in the Chucky franchise. The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, Colton Jimenez, and Mark Hamill. It has grossed over USD 189 million worldwide.
The duration of the movie is about 100 minutes.