I wonder what's in it...
A "Good Guy" Doll. I always wanted one when I was a kid....
Oh Crap It's alive and dosen't look like a good guy, it looks like it wants to kill me, but shockling enough this is my 11th favorite Movie Villain.
CHUCKY (VOICED BY BRAD DOURIF)
FROM CHILD'S PLAY 1,2 AND 3
This was a favorite of mine when I was in Middle School. I loved Chucky as a villain. He's scary, psychotic and fun to watch. I remember seeing his image on VHS cases of him when I was a kid and I was scared. My friend also had a Doll of him and on the night I was sleeping over, I was afraid that she was going to put the Doll in my bed, while I was sleeping. I enjoy this Villain so much that I enjoy watching him in the sequels. So this discussion on why I enjoy this Villain so much is going to be divided into three separate posts from Childs's Play 1 to 3.
For those who are wondering why I'm not including "The Bride Of Chucky" and "The Seed Of Chucky", two reasons. The first reason is I see these two movies as a series of it's own despite being a sequel to the previous three, since Chucky is now married; looks different; has a partner and the films are not even called "Child's Play". The main reason is I think these two movies are the goofiest ones out of all the Chucky films. Sure Chucky was goofy in the sequels but at least he still managed to be scary. In this, he's over the top goofy and isn't scary. Sure he has that cool scar but that doesn’t save him from being flat out funny. Even his wife is annoying and when we got to the final film, it's more of a parody on Chucky and pop culture than a horror flick. OK I find the last two entertaining, but they don't add up to when Chucky was solo and became an over the top but scary and respected slasher villain. Now with that out of the way let's talk about Chucky in the first film.
WARNING:THERE WILL BE SPOILERS
Chucky wasn't a Doll that magically came to lige. It's actually a killer’s soul transferred into a Dolls body. The killers name is Charles Lee Ray but his nickname is Chucky and he is best known as "The Lakeshore Strangler". He spends most of his time with his close friend John, who teaches him Voodoo spells. However, John disapproves him for using the spells for evil instead of good. His partner in crime is Eddie, who backs him up in shoot outs and is the getaway driver. His name Charles Lee Ray is named after three killers, Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald and James Earl Ray. This guy looks scary and I wish at the time they would do a prequel on his back-story because I would really love to see more of Chucky when he was a human. By the way is it just me or does he kind of look like "A Good Guy Doll"? Getting to the origin, one night during a shoot out with Detective Mike Norris, his partner Eddie leaves him behind as a Cop Car chases Eddie. With Detective Norris on his tail he hides in a Toy Store. While hiding out in the Toy Store, Detective Norris finds him and shoots him. Chucky quickly hides from him again and finds out he is dyeing. He finds a Doll and uses one of the Voodoo spells to transferee his soul into the Dolls body. Before he performed the spell, he vowed that he is going to kill Eddie and the detective.
Chucky now a Doll spends the first half of the movie acting like a Doll. He is found by a homeless peddler and sells the Doll to a woman named Karen so she can give it to her six year old son Andy as a Birthday present. Andy becomes very attached to the Doll and starts hearing weird things from The Doll. Chucky tells him his name and says he was sent from heaven by his Dad to play with him. However, Chucky makes Andy look like he's mentally ill and frames him for murders that Andy didn't commit. I think my favorite shocking moment of Andy talking about the doll being alive is when he tells her Mom that Chucky said "Aunt Maggie was a real bitch and got what she deserved". In the first half of the film, Chucky commits murders and we don't see him commit them. We just see through his eyes; see foot prints; hear him laughing; get a quick glimpse of him running across the room; and see his hand picking up things. Kind of like what they did to the Shark in "Jaws", not seeing the shark but makes the audience knows it's there. These scenes are creepy because you don't know what the Doll is up too or if it will pop out giving the audience a heart attack. If they're trying to make it look like Andy did it, it's not scary. I mean we feel bad for the kid because he's telling the truth and nobody believes him and thinks he's nuts but we all know it's Chucky because of the poster; see the killer transferring his soul into the body; hearing what Andy says to his Mom about Chucky's identity; and of course the sequels.
Chucky's first victim is Andy's Aunt Maggie who is good friends with his mother. She babysits on the night of his Birthday while Karen is working late. At first she think Andy is playing games with her but then she feels like she's not alone with Andy. Chucky hits her in the head (Off Screen) with a Toy hammer which sends her flying out the window. Odd way to die but I'll take it. Hey, if you're laughing at this, so is Detective Norris's buddy when he sees the weapon.
Chucky's second victim is his partner Eddie. He gets the kid to take him downtown to see his "friend" Eddie. While Andy goes to take a "Tinkle" Chucky sneaks into Eddies house, opens the stove oven and turns on the gas making the gas spread around the kitchen. Eddie hears Chucky's laugh and thinks he's in the kitchen. He burst opens the door and shoots, KA-BOOM he's dead for accidentally shooting the stove in a room full of gas. WOW these two murders should be on the TV show "A Thousand ways to die".
Andy is sent to a mental asylum for being crazy and suspected of committing those murders because he tells them his Doll did it. Karen comes home and discovers there's no batteries in the Doll and it's been moving on it's own the whole time. She threatens the Doll to talk by throwing it into the fire place if it doesn't talk. This then results to the first time we see the Doll alive. Chucky response is "You stupid Bitch! You filthy slut! I'll teach you too F--k with me”! After saying one of his best lines, he bites Karen's arm and tries to strangle her with his bare Doll hands. He gets tossed and escapes to get his next victim Detective Norris. He tries to kill him by strangling him and stab him with his knife while Norris is driving. The car flips over and Chucky is about to kill him when all of a sudden he's shot and runs away.
Chucky then pays a visit to his friend John and asks him why he's bleeding by the gunshot and why it hurts, since nobody can hurt him while he's in the Dolls body. John tells him he's turning human and the more time he spends in that body the more human he becomes. John refuses to tell Chucky how to get out of the dolls body and as a result, Chucky takes a hidden Voodoo Doll of John and breaks John's arms and legs. John finally tells Chucky that to get out of the Dolls body, he must transfer his soul into the first person that he revealed his secret too, which was Andy. Chucky laughs and stabs the Voodoo Doll with his knife causing John to die. This whole sequence is personally one of my favorite killing scenes from "The Child's Play" films.
Chucky then tries to get Andy at the asylum but Andy escapes and Chucky runs after him but not after giving the head Doctor shock therapy on high voltage, resulting his face to be brutally burned while coughing out blood which is another one of my favorite killing scenes from the series. He follows Andy home and instead of going through the locked front door, he goes down the chimney, what a clever killer. He knocks Andy out with a bat and starts his Voodoo chant which always gets me nervous every time this scene comes on. Almost finishing the chant, he is stopped by Karen and Detective Norris. Chucky wounds Detective Norris by cutting his leg and knocking him out with a bat. While he tries to get Andy, the mother tries to stop him. She succeeds by throwing him in the fireplace with a cage in front of him. Just as Andy is about to set him on fire, Chucky sweetly reminds Andy "We're friends till the end, remember?”; Andy then responds in one of the coolest and coldest come back ever "This is the end friend." and sets Chucky on fire. Finally Chucky's dead and the films over...or is it?
Chucky is still alive (Looking scarier as ever) and is still after Andy since he's not completely human yet. The mother takes Norris’s gun and shoots Chucky's head, leg off and arm off and now Chucky is now finally dead...or is he? Just as we are completely relaxed, Chucky's hand pops out and tries to strangle Detective Norris's buddy (Who just came in) while Chucky separate head is still talking and his burned body (with only one hand arm and leg) tries to get them. Karen tells Detective Norris to shoot him in the heart since it's the only way to kill him. Chucky is shot in the heart and his last words from his real voice to doll voice is "Hi, I'm Chucky, want to pppppllllllllllaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy." Chucky is now finally dead...or is he?!
TO BE CONTINUED