Hudson Valley Celebrates Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day
Happy National Chucky Day.
Observed annually on Oct. 25, Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day is a day for fans to celebrate the Child's Play star according to National Day Calendar.
Child's Play is an American horror slasher franchise created by Don Mancini. It follows Chucky, the notorious serial killer, who frequently escapes death by performing a voodoo ritual to transfer his soul into a "Good Guy" doll. The original Child's Play film was released in 1988 and spawned six sequels, a television series, a remake, comic books, a video game and merchandise. The first several films were box office successes earning over $182 million worldwide. The franchise has generated over $250 million from from sale sales of videos, DVD's and other merchandise.
In preparation for Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day, we asked the Hudson Valley which Chucky related films in the Child's Play franchise were their favorite, and here are the top 3.
Hudson Valley's Top 3 Favorite Chucky Films
3. Bride of Chucky
With a cast that includes Jennifer Tilly and John Ritter, you can't go wrong with Bride of Chucky, the fourth installment in the Child's Play franchise. Unlike the first three films, Bride of Chucky was more satirical and campy, and the film more of a horror comedy (which continued with the sequel, 2004's Seed of Chucky) focusing on Chucky and his former lover and accomplice Tiffany, who's soul is also transferred into a doll. The film grossed over $50 million worldwide on a budget of $25 million.
2. Child's Play 2
Child's Play 2 is the direct sequel to Child's Play, and the second installment in the franchise set two years after the first film, The plot follows Chucky continuing his pursuit of Andy Barclay, who was placed in foster care, and transferring his soul into him after being resurrected. The film grossed over $35 million on a budget of $13 million and was followed by a sequel, Child's Play 3, 9 months later.
1. Child's Play
Most people always love the original, and that includes the Hudson Valley. The first Child's Play film takes the number 1 spot as everyone's favorite film in the franchise. The plot follows a widowed mother who gives a doll (Chucky) to her son, unaware that the doll is possessed by the soul of a serial killer. The film grossed more that $44 million against a production budget of $9 million.
People love pulling Chuck pranks regularly, and literally scaring the hell out of people. Just a search of YouTube will find all sorts of crazy videos. We don't recommend anyone trying these pranks on their own, but they're entertaining to watch. Happy Halloween!