CHUCKY (CHILD’S PLAY)
Charles Lee "Chucky" Ray
Child’s Play (1988)
Child’s Play 2 (1990)
Child’s Play 3 (1991)
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Cult of Chucky (2017)
Charles Lee “Chucky” Ray, also known as the Lakeshore Strangler, is the titular main antagonist of the Child’s Play franchise. He is Tiffany’s husband, Glen and Glen/Glenda’s father, and Andy Barclay’s arch-nemesis and former “best friend”.
Chucky is the walking and talking textbook example of a complete and utter psychopath: with a complete inability to feel guilt or remorse, Chucky is a sadistic, egotistical and foul-mouthed individual. He also holds strong grudges, and never forgets when someone has crossed him. He is a relentless hunter of victims, but if the hunting of a certain victim is slow going, he will divert his attention and kill others, sometimes if they threaten to expose him, or sometimes just for fun. In fact, he is extremely proud of the fact that he is a very destructive and homicidal murderer, and killing seems to be his livelihood, as far as he was distraught when his son, Glen did not want to kill people.
Chucky has a problematic relationship with all women in general. The most prominent one is with Tiffany, who was his one-time girlfriend and later became his wife. Chucky claims he wanted an occasion fling with her as he fell in love with Sarah. Chucky went as far as to murder Sarah’s husband so he can have Sarah and her daughters as his family but he began to despise her for calling the police on him and killed her in revenge years later. Despite Tiffany’s years of devotion to Chucky, he never fully appreciated her and even killed her to transfer her soul into a doll to punish her for refusing to help him find a human host after he refused to marry her. Eventually, Chucky exhibited signs he does care for Tiffany much more than he lets on and actually apologized to her for “everything”. Chucky admits that he does love Tiffany due to their mutual love for murder and declares her as his wife, and convinces her to have sex with him while in doll form. However, their violent natures come into conflict with each other frequently to where they try to kill the other. But they still forgive each other and rekindle their relationship. Although he tortures Nica by killing her family and frames her for the murders, Chucky never intended to kill her because he sought to torture her more so by possessing her body, to the point he saved her from committing suicide.
Chucky’ relationship with his children are dysfunctional and mixed with awkwardness. When he learns he is a father, Chucky faints in shock and is shocked furthermore when he sees his child has no genitalia. However, Chucky accepts his child without hesitation and declares it to be a boy, whom he names Glen. He eagerly tries to teach Glen how to kill and is dismayed when Glen has no interest in it. Chucky had little to no interest in having a daughter but when he finds out Glen has a twin sister, Glenda, Chucky was more shocked by her ruthlessness that was more than his own.
Chucky also possesses a sarcastic and manipulative wit, and also blurts insults at the most random of times, usually for comedic measure. As well as this, Chucky has a sexual and voluptuous fetish for monsters, being unimpressed with pictures of normal woman and had to look at images from Fangoria in order to get his rocks off. However, Chucky does posses some form of morals; he has no problem with murder but is disgusted with any form of rape and sexual abuse, as he decides to kill Dr. Foley for assaulting Nica and called him diabolical. He even avenged Nica for her abuse with “This is for Nica” for brutally crushing he doctor’s head.
Chucky also has a sense of sexism: he angrily remarks on Kyle’s driving skills (saying “You God Damn women drivers!”). He also doesn’t hold much regard for Tiffany and has made other rude and opprobrious remarks towards other females through out the series, even upon seeing his offspring’s lack of a genitalia, he defiantly referred to him as a son. He is also politically incorrect and disagreeable, as the idea of a gender fluid child made him feel very uncomfortable.
The non-canonized novelization of Child’s Play 2 goes into Chucky’s backstory. As a child, Ray had a difficult life. His Irish-American mother had come from a wealthy family and was a bartender and dancer, but because she was a dwarf, other kids made fun of Ray. To make matters worse, his Austrian-American father was a raging and obnoxious alcoholic who abused him and his mother.
It is implied that members of Ray’s family were also murderers in Seed of Chucky when he tells Glen that killing has been in the family for generations. This might be where Ray got some of his psychotic personality traits from. Ray apparently went to a man named John Aelsop Bishop (also once known as “Doctor Death”) to learn about Voodoo magic as to find a way to cheat death (although John was unaware of Ray’s true motives). At some later point Ray met and befriended Daniel Pierce and was introduced to his family: His wife Sarah (who was pregnant with Nica at the time) and his daughter Barbara.
Ray fell secretly in love with Sarah and wanted the two of them to be “family”. At some point later, he murdered a woman named Vivian Van Pelt and stole her $6,000 ring for unknown reasons. He also met Tiffany Valentine and she became his girlfriend (though Ray did not view her as such, as he was still in love with Sarah). He also killed Tiffany’s mother. One night, Ray found Daniel walking home and offered him a ride home. At some point he managed to subdue and drown him. He later attended his funeral along with Sarah’s family. He later kidnapped Sarah and held her in the basement of a building (possibly the same apartment building located at 730 Stony Island Avenue on the south side of Chicago). He revealed his true motives to her and everything he did to her family (now believing himself to be “part” of the family). At some point Sarah managed to gain access to a phone where she dialed 911. The police showed up to the building and Ray realized what happened. Enraged at Sarah’s snitching to the cops about “us”, he stabbed Sarah with a voodoo knife (the same one used later by Chucky) in the stomach. This caused Nica’s paraplegia (paralysis of the legs) later after she was born. From there the Child’s Play film series unfolds.
Grace Poole mentioned in the second film that Ray murdered a total of one dozen people during his killing spree in Chicago (despite only having three confirmed victims and only one is actually seen on camera). In Cult of Chucky, Nica mentioned she read about Ray having murdered 22 people before he was killed by the police.
One night in Chicago, Ray is being chased by the police Sarah had called earlier. Among the officers involved in the chase is detective Mike Norris. He tries his hand at shooting Norris but misses, and he is shot in the foot by him. He sees his partner, Eddie Caputo, in the van up ahead and limps towards his direction, but Norris calls his partner, Jack Santos, to chase the van. Ray is then forced to hide behind a wall, despite his attempts at calling his partner to wait for him. Missing Norris with his gun again, he is told to give up and surrender. Cornered and unable to go anywhere, Ray takes cover inside a toy store, and is soon fatally shot by Norris in the chest. Before dying, Ray removes his trench coat, swears vengeance on Norris and Eddie, and continues to hide from him. He begins to lose his balance and leans forward on boxes of “Good Guy” dolls, knocking them down, and uses a voodoo ritual to transfer his soul into one of the dolls. The store is then struck by lightning and it burns to the ground. Norris presumes Ray died in the explosion.
Later that morning, 6-year-old Andy Barclay tells his widowed mother, Karen, that he wants a Good Guy doll for his birthday after watching a TV commercial about it. Unable to afford the full price, Karen buys a stolen doll from a street peddler, which is the same doll Charles Lee Ray had earlier transferred his soul into.
That night, as Andy is playing with the doll (who has introduced himself as “Chucky” through the talking feature of the doll), Karen’s friend, Maggie Peterson, who is babysitting her nephew Andy, scolds him for turning on the evening news and placing Chucky in front of the TV. When Andy tries to tell Maggie that he did not put Chucky in front of the TV, she does not believe him. Maggie is then viciously struck with a toy hammer and falls out of the apartment window, falling several stories below to her death. The killer’s identity is left ambiguous. Andy, when questioned, insists that Chucky has revealed himself to be alive and that he killed Maggie, though he defends Chucky’s decision by stating that Chucky told him that “Maggie was a real bitch” and that she “got what she deserved”.
The next day, Andy, apparently upon Chucky’s request, visits the house of his accomplice Eddie Caputo, missing school in the process. Chucky is revealed as being alive. He sneaks into Eddie’s house and blows out the pilot light on the stove and turns up the gas; Eddie, in panicked self-defense, fires his gun and the house explodes, killing him inside.
Later, authorities place Andy in a psychiatric ward after he is found near the crime scene. Karen believes the doll to be the true culprit after she realizes that his batteries had never been put in and she threatens to throw him into the fireplace unless he reveals himself to her. Chucky comes alive in her hands, bites her on her forearm and runs out of the apartment. She contacts Detective Norris, who is now investigating Maggie’s death. Although he initially doubts her story, the homeless man who sold Karen the doll confirms that he retrieved it from the burnt down toy store where Charles Lee Ray was killed.
Detective Norris becomes a firm believer after he is attacked by Chucky in his car and survives only by shooting the doll. He had attempted to strangle him, forcing Norris to drive recklessly, and stab him with his knife. Suffering a cigarette burn to his cheek and a gunshot wound, Chucky begins to question himself why he was bleeding following the attack.
Chucky later meets with John Aelsop Bishop, his voodoo instructor from years past, and asks why his gunshot wound bled. John, under torture via voodoo doll, informs him that his body is slowly becoming that of a human’s and he will soon be trapped in the body if he does not transfer his soul into the body of the first person he revealed himself to, which is Andy.
Offhandedly remarking that he will “get to be six years old again,” Chucky stabs the voodoo doll in the chest and leaves John to die. Karen and Detective Norris, following leads from Charles Lee Ray’s case file, find John as he lays dying and receive instructions on how to kill Chucky, although Chucky is a doll, his heart is fully human and vulnerable to fatal injury. Chucky kills the head doctor, Dr. Ardmore, while Andy escapes from the psychiatric unit, now aware Chucky is after him. The authorities believe Andy killed the doctor while escaping.
Mike and Karen rush back to the apartment hoping that Andy is there. Chucky reaches the apartment where Andy is and knocks him unconscious with a baseball bat before beginning the same incantation to steal his soul. Karen throws him away as she and Norris check on Andy, only for Norris to be stabbed in the leg by Chucky. After a prolonged struggle, Chucky is thrown into the fireplace by Karen and is lit on fire by Andy after he throws the lighted match in the fireplace. He tried pleading with Andy that they were friends until the end, but Andy told him this is the end.
Andy and Karen, thinking Chucky is dead, go to help the injured Mike Norris. After Andy gets the first aid kit from under the sink, he discovers Chucky is gone. Very burnt but alive, Chucky chases after Andy and Karen, who barricade themselves in the bedroom; Karen shoots him several times, missing his heart, but scattering his head, an arm and a leg in the hallway. After Norris’ partner, Jack, arrives, the scattered doll parts attempt to attack under the instructions of Chucky’s screaming, severed head. Karen, remembering John’s last words, tells Norris to shoot Chucky in the heart. Norris does so and makes a direct hit, killing Chucky, again.
An ambulance arrives to take Norris to the hospital. Karen and Jack help him walk out the door, but Andy stays and looks over the burnt remains of Chucky. Karen returns and leads Andy out of the room and turns off the lights. Andy turns to look at Chucky one last time before leaving.
Child’s Play 2
~ Chucky, meeting Andy Barclay.
Two years after the events of the first film, Play Pals Toys repaired the burned Chucky doll, insisting that there was nothing wrong with it, while Andy is sent to foster care due to his mother being sent to a mental hospital for psychiatric evaluation for backing up Andy’s testimony on Chucky. When the workers at Play Pals rebuilt Chucky manually, the dreaded Lakeshore Strangler was revived.
Later that night, Chucky was being taken home by the CEO’s assistant, not knowing that Chucky was truly alive. When he received a call from his girlfriend asking if he remembered the Vodka for their 2-week anniversary. He replied with a yes, hang up, and angrily drove to the liquor store. When he got out of the car, Chucky got the phone and called the orphanage and asked if Andy was there. They said no, but also asked who he was, which he replied “This is his uncle, Charles.” When the man came back to the car, irritated that Gold Cards were never accepted at the liquor store, he was attacked by Chucky. Chucky forced him to park the car, where he killed him with a plastic bag.
Chucky found his way to Andy’s new home, owned by Phil and Joanne Simpson, and destroyed Andy’s Tommy Good Guy Doll with Joanne’s China figurine. The figurine was destroyed as well in the process, which resulted in Andy and his foster older sister, Kyle, getting grounded.
That night, Chucky had successfully fooled Andy into making him thinking he was Tommy, which allowed Chucky into his bedroom. There, Chucky had tied Andy to the bed and literally put a sock into his mouth. He began the ritual to place his soul in Andy’s body, but was interrupted when Kyle began to crawl in through the window after sneaking out for a date. She began to untie Andy, but did not believe his story of Chucky. Andy, with his newly-freed hand, punches Chucky off of the bed. Joanne and Phil arrive, and Phil takes Chucky to the cellar.
The next day, Chucky followed Andy to school, where he wrote profanity on Andy’s test paper. The teacher, Miss Kettlewelll, believed it was Andy who wrote it, and kept him at school for detention. There, Miss Kettlewell had found Chucky and locked him in the closet. Andy, knowing where Chucky was, escaped through the window and made his way for home. Not long after, Miss Kettlewell returned to the classroom, where she noticed Andy was missing. She heard a noise from the closet, and assumed that was where he was. She opened the door and searched everywhere, but was ambushed by Chucky and was beaten to death with a yard stick.
That night, Andy went into the cellar with an electric knife to kill Chucky. He searched everywhere, but was attacked by Chucky who began to bite his ear. Chucky was hit in the side of the head with the knife, and made an escape by hiding behind the stairs. Phil began to slowly walk downstairs, attempting to calm Andy. Unfortunately, Chucky found a harpoon and used it to dangle Phil from the stairs. He released Phil, who fell to his death.
About an hour later, Chucky had murdered Joanne in her bedroom and was now using Kyle to drive him to the orphanage, where Andy was living once again. Kyle had stepped on the breaks, making Chucky shatters the window and falls out of the car. He was on the hood, but Kyle stepped on it, making it harder for Chucky to hold on. She once again stepped on the breaks, forcing Chucky to fly off the car and hit a fence. She attempted to ram him, but got out of the way just in time. She got out of the car and found Chucky on her shoulders.
Kyle took Chucky to the orphanage, where he pulled the fire alarm. Kyle and Andy were taken to the matron (Grace Poole)’s office, who was killed by Chucky. Kyle attempted to help Andy escape, but Andy was taken away by Chucky instead. Chucky told Andy to get in the back of a truck, where he attempted the ritual a second time. He was once again stopped by Kyle, and Chucky forced Andy to flee to the Play Pals Toy Factory while Kyle was being harassed by the truck driver.
In the factory, Chucky attempted the ritual a third and final time, and finally finished it. Fortunately, too much time had been wasted and he was trapped in the doll’s body. He attacked, but was stopped by Kyle. In an epic battle, Chucky who is covered in a liquid material used to make plastic dolls, was killed when Kyle forced an air tube in his mouth, making his head explode and thus leading to Chucky’s second demise.
Child’s Play 3
“I’m new and improved.„
~ Chucky, after meeting Ronald Tyler.
Eight years had passed, and Play Pals, Inc. had finally healed from the bad publicity it had been dealing with. They used Chucky’s corpse as a mold for the new line of Good Guy Dolls of the 1990s, which transferred his soul from the corpse to a brand new doll, bringing him back to life.
The company decided to give the CEO the first doll as a present, oblivious to the fact that Chucky had been revived. That night, the CEO placed the doll package on his couch while he played putt putt golf in his office. He then noticed weird things happening around the room, such as when the TV turned off by itself and the remote went missing. Eventually, Chucky attacked the man with a golf club and choked him to death with a Yo-Yo. Chucky got on his computer and looked in the files, and found Andy’s new location – Kent Military School.
He sent himself to the military school via the mail, excepting the package to go to Andy. Instead, he was opened by an 8-year-old boy named Ronald Tyler. Realizing he had a new body, he told Tyler his secret, thus making Tyler eligible for the soul transfer. Chucky began the ritual, disguising it as a game called “Hide-the-Soul”, but was interrupted by the head of the school, Colonel Cochran. Cochran, believing Chucky to be a simple doll, put him in the dumpster. The garbage man arrived, putting everything from the dumpster into his truck. Chucky yelled for assistance, and the garbage man went to the back of the truck to find him. Chucky, however, snuck to the drivers seat and turned on the trash compacter, slowly killing the garbage man.
Tyler began a game of Hide and Seek, forcing Chucky to hunt him down. After a frustrating time trying to find him, he found Tyler in a closet, but the two were eventually found by two girls. They put lipstick on Chucky and the three kids made their escape when they heard Colonel Cochran coming. Chucky hid behind a corner and jumped out with a knife, which gave Cochran a fatal heart attack and died.
Chucky slit the throat of the school’s barber and replaced the paint balls for the War Games with real ammunition bullets. That night, Chucky took hostage a girl named Kristen DeSilva, one of the same two young cadets who found Tyler and foolishly used a lipstick on Chucky which only made him angry, hoping that Andy would bring Tyler to him. The Red and Blue teams met and fired on each other. This resulted in the death of Lieutenant Colonel Shelton. Chucky tossed a grenade into the crowd, but one of the students, Whitehurst, made a noble sacrifice and jumped on top of the grenade, killing him instead.
Tyler escaped to a nearby amusement park, but Chucky had gotten there first, killed the security guard and forced Tyler into a haunted house ride-attraction. Andy and Kristin followed them, and a battle began. Kristin was injured, leaving it up to Andy to deal with the doll on his own. When Chucky was underneath an animatronic statue of the Grim Reaper, it swung its scythe, slicing part of Chucky’s face clean off. Chucky began the soul transfer spell, and Andy blasted his left arm off in the process. Finally, Chucky got his right hand severed with a knife and was thrown off of the fake mountain of skulls and into the giant fan at the bottom, where he was sliced and died once more.
Bride of Chucky
“Let me put it this way. If this were a movie, it would take three or four sequels to do it justice.„
~ Chucky to Jesse and Jade.
Tiffany, a former lover and henchwoman of Charles Lee Ray, acquires Chucky’s remains (Chucky was chopped up at the end of Child’s Play 3) after bribing and later murdering a police officer Robert “Bob” Bailey who removed the dismembered “Good Guy” doll parts from an evidence locker at the Lockport police department by slashing his throat. Believing Ray’s soul to still be inhabiting the doll, Tiffany crudely stitches Chucky back together and reenacts the voodoo ritual which instilled Ray inside the doll a decade ago.
Though her chants initially fail to produce results, Chucky unexpectedly springs to life and kills Tiffany’s goth-wannabe admirer, Damien, torturing him by ripping off his labret piercing while his hands and feet are cuffed, and suffocating him with a pillow while Tiffany watches with excitement. Tiffany and Chucky then get into an argument because Tiffany believed Chucky wished to marry her while still wearing a diamond ring once belonged to previous victim Vivian Van Pelt who was killed and dumped in a river by Chucky during his days as the infamous Lakeshore Strangler, and that she found it on a mantle the night of his death and never took it off.
Upon learning he had no intention of doing so, Tiffany throws him in a playpen she built for a nursery and locks him in it. She then later gives him another doll in a wedding dress with the same diamond ring removed from her finger to mock him. While Tiffany is watching TV while taking a bath, Chucky escapes by cutting through the wood of the play pen with the diamond part of the ring and kills her by pushing the television set into the bath. Then, using the same voodoo spell, Chucky gains further revenge against Tiffany by transferring her soul into a female doll so she could feel what Chucky went through as a living doll. Chucky, who is still intent on becoming human again, concocts a plan with Tiffany to retrieve an amulet known as the Heart of Damballa named after the Voodoo sky god whose very name is the extremely important part of the soul-transfer spell used by Chucky numerous times in the past since he first chanted the spell as Charles Lee Ray. Chucky also explained that he was wearing the talisman around his neck the same night that he gunned down and it was currently buried with his human corpse in Hackensack, New Jersey. They planned to use the bodies of Tiffany’s neighbor Jesse and his girlfriend Jade as a means to return to their normal lives.
Tiffany sends Jesse a message asking him to take the two dolls to New Jersey in exchange for cash. Jesse convinces Jade to go with him and helps her pack. Meanwhile, Jade’s police-officer uncle Warren breaks into Jesse’s car and plants a bag of marijuana to frame Jesse, whom he dislikes. Afraid of him ruining their plans, Chucky and Tiffany kill him by setting up an airbag to launch nails into his face. After the dolls hide the body under the backseat, Jesse and Jade return and begin their trip.
Outside a convenience store, they are pulled over by Officer “Needlenose” Norton, who asks to search Jesse’s car for the planted drugs. After he finds it, he goes to his car to report to Warren. During this time, Chucky crawls over and shoves a cloth into Norton’s gas tank and lights it. Norton is killed when his car explodes and, seeing the explosion, Jesse and Jade flee the scene. Soon, they stop at a wedding chapel/hotel and are married. During that time, Jade’s uncle, still alive, tries to run away but is stabbed numerous times in the back by Chucky. While in the hotel, Jesse and Jade meet a con-artist couple Russ and Diane who steal Jesse’s money. As the criminals have sex in their room, Tiffany, who had seen them take Jesse’s money and said how the woman “doesn’t deserve to wear that ring”, takes their bottle of champagne and throws it into the mirrored ceiling, sending down shards of glass and killing the two promiscuous con-artists. Impressed at what she just did, Chucky reveals his true feelings for Tiffany, and then proposes to her. After accepting and putting on the ring, both dolls begin to have sex.
The next morning, a maid finds the corpses of the couple and Jesse and Jade drive away with their best friend David, who knew about their plan to elope and heard about the recent murders. He reveals that Jesse and Jade have been pinned for all of the deaths and (while searching for the source of a foul smell) finds Warren’s body and demands that Jesse pull over. While he is confronting them, the dolls come alive and hold them hostage with guns, demanding for them to keep driving. David turns and is accidentally broken by a truck that taxes speeding, horrifying Jade and Jesse. Jesse and Jade drive away with the dolls. They are then chased by police, which Chucky is able to shoot the cars and make them go off the road. During that time, the dolls reveal their plan to them and get Jesse to drive in a mobile home to keep the cops off them by using a different vehicle. While preparing Jade for the body-switch, Tiffany begins talking with Jade, who manages to turn Tiffany against Chucky. A fight between the two dolls ensues and Jade seizes an opportunity by kicking and locking Tiffany into the oven while Jesse pushes Chucky out the window. Chucky shoots at Jesse, causing the RV to run off the road and into a ditch.
Chucky finds Jade and forces her to take him to his grave site in a cemetery within Hackensack, New Jersey, while Jesse takes a weak Tiffany (burnt from the oven, but still alive) and follows them. While the medical examiner is digging, Chucky shoots him in the back of the head and orders Jade to open the casket and give him the amulet. After she breaks it off his skeleton’s neck, she throws it out at him. Jesse then appears with Tiffany and they trade hostages. While Jesse and Jade embrace, Chucky is about to throw his knife at Jade until Jesse sees and turns her around; being stabbed in the back. After Jade pulls the knife out of his back and holds him, they are tied up for the ritual.
Before Chucky starts the body-switching chant, Tiffany distracts him by kissing him while she pulls the knife out of his pocket, stabbing him in his back, telling him why she tells him that they belonged dead (a reference to a famous quote from Bride of Frankenstein). They fight until he stabs her in the heart, where she collapses to the ground. While distracted, Jesse knocks Chucky into his grave who demands to be let out. A private investigator arrives to see Jade pointing a gun into the hole. He sees Chucky and is clearly shocked by what he sees. The investigator then watches Jade shoot Chucky several times while he yells he’ll come back as he always comes back. The investigator soon gets on the phone with the police, saying that Jesse and Jade are innocent of the murders and sends the couple away.
While stumbling upon and investigating Tiffany’s doll body, Tiffany suddenly springs to life and gives birth to a doll child before finally dying. The baby seems to attack the investigator brutally.
Seed of Chucky
“Wait a minute! I’m not gonna let you poison our son’s mind with your touchy-feely twelve steps bullsh*t. If you two don’t wanna kill anymore, that’s your loss but don’t look down your noses at me. I’m not ashamed to be a killer, I’m proud of it. It’s not an addiction; it’s a choice! And it’s not something you should have to hide in the closet! „
~ Chucky to Tiffany and Glen.
The film opens the night Jesse and Jade get married in Bride of Chucky as the second parody of Look Who’s Talking in the Child’s Play series where Chucky’s sperm reach Tiffany’s egg and a baby is conceived and grown over time. At the end of the scene, the baby passes through the birth canal as seen in the last moment in Bride of Chucky.
6 years after the events of Bride of Chucky, the film then shows Glen, the son of Chucky and Tiffany, point of view having a nightmare in which he slaughters a little girl’s parents and living a life of embarrassment as a ventriloquist’s dummy. Desperate to know his parents, Glen tracks them down to Hollywood. Chucky and Tiffany are first shown killing a man dressed as Santa Claus for a movie. Upon tracking down his parents, who are now dummies in one of Jennifer Tilly’s films, Glen uses a voodoo amulet to bring them back to life. Shortly afterward, when Chucky finds out that Glen is his child, he faints. But as for Tiffany, she was very happy and hugs her child. Tiffany and Chucky have a dispute over whether Glen is male or female. Chucky decides to label him as a boy and Tiffany labels him as a girl, calling him “Glenda”.
When a puppeteer, Tony Gardner begins taking Tiffany apart, she and Chucky cut his head off with a piano wire. Jennifer Tilly sees the beheaded body and calls the police. Glen/Glenda is horrified by this, and later asks them why they murder others, as he feels that violence is bad. Tiffany and Chucky then make an agreement to quit killing, although Chucky only pretends to agree.
Jennifer tries to get a role as the Virgin Mary in Redman’s directorial debut film “Virgin Mary”, but after Redman says that Jennifer is not right for the part, she invites him over to her house. Chucky and Tiffany make plans to transfer their souls into Redman and Jennifer. Jennifer and Redman start to have sex, only for Tiffany to knock them out. While they are unconscious, Tiffany inseminates Jennifer with Chucky’s semen. Chucky leaves and takes Glen/Glenda with him. After driving Britney Spears’ car off the road, killing her, they proceed to go to a photographer’s darkroom. The photographer, Pete Peters, had taken pictures of Tilly having sex with Redman, and of Chucky masturbating. Glen/Glenda tries to warn Peters that Chucky will kill him, only for Peters to bump into a shelf, causing a jar of acid to fall and accidentally kill him. Chucky, overjoyed, believes Glen/Glenda did this on purpose and takes a picture to celebrate.
Jennifer awakens the next morning, realizes that she is pregnant and claims it is Redman’s, though he states that this is impossible because he had vasectomy before he went into Hollywood business. In anger, Tiffany rips his intestines out because he says a “specific” version of Mary as a hot lady which made him sounded like somewhat a sexist pig rather then a visionary director and sealed his fate. The next day, Jennifer is horrified to find herself with a fully pregnant belly. The voodoo magic that fuels the killer dolls has also accelerated the pregnancy. Jennifer is captured by Chucky and her chauffeur, Stan, serving as Chucky’s replacement body due to Redman’s death is also captured. Jennifer’s assistant, Joan, tries to help her, but is brutally killed. It is then revealed that there were two souls in Glen: Glen and Glenda. Chucky also reveals that he killed three people and hid them in a closet like Tiffany did to Redman.
Jennifer gives birth to twins, a boy and a girl, and it is then that Chucky has an epiphany. After several years of being an infamous killer doll, Chucky finally accepts his circumstances. Disturbed, Tiffany rejects Chucky and resolves to take Glen with her.
An enraged Chucky throws a knife at Jennifer, but Stan jumps in front and is stabbed in the chest, he tells Tilly that he loves her as he dies. Before Glen can decide which baby to possess, the police arrive, forcing the dolls to flee. Jennifer is rushed to the hospital by the cops, but claims she wants to see her babies. Tiffany drugs Jennifer and begins to possess her using the magic of the Heart of Damballa, but Chucky breaks in and kills Tiffany with an axe.
Glen becomes enraged by this, and attacks Chucky by using his martial skills and than chopping off his limbs and his head with the axe. After suffering an emotional breakdown, Jennifer comforts her Glen.
Five years later, at Glen and Glenda’s birthday party, a nanny quits her job because Jennifer’s daughter, Glenda, stares at her with hatred and scares her. Jennifer lets her quit, only to kill her when she turns away, and Jennifer’s eyes switch to Tiffany’s, revealing that Tiffany was successful in possessing Jennifer’s body. Glen has taken the body of the son, and receives a strange and unnamed present. When Glen opens the present, he sees that it is Chucky’s right arm. Frightened, he wets his pants again as he did before in the past with the signature twitching of his sad eyes and he turns around. Chucky’s arm then grabs him, and he begins screaming as Chucky’s laugh is heard, meaning he will return, one day.
Curse of Chucky
“25 years. Since then a lot of families have come and gone; the Barclay’s, the Kincaids, the Tillys. But Nica, your family was always my favorite. And now you’re the last one standing…so to speak.„
~ Chucky to Nica.
Four years later after the conclusion of Seed of Chucky, a now-fixed Chucky arrives mysteriously in the mail to the Pierce house (erroneously referred to as the “Winters” house in the deleted scenes), family home of paraplegic Nica and her mother, Sarah outside the town of Highgate in Vermont. Sarah, not knowing who sent Chucky, throws him in the garbage. Later that night, Nica hears Sarah screaming in pain and finds her dead from a self-inflicted stab wound as Chucky watches from a nearby chair.
The next day, Nica is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb arrives in town, with her family: husband, Ian; daughter, Alice; and live-in nanny, Jill, to help settle their mother’s affairs. Also present is Father Frank, a priest from his local parish of St. Paul’s that came to council the family. Alice finds Chucky in the bathroom and develops a friendship with him. After Nica and Alice cook chili for dinner, they leave the kitchen to set the dinner table. In their absence, Chucky pours rat poison into one of the bowls. As night falls, Father Frank and the family sit down and eat. Father Frank leaves as a thunderstorm starts. Emergency personnel arrive at the scene of a car accident and find Father Frank, disoriented from the rat poison, pinned at the throat by the roof of his car. Firefighters remove the car’s roof, unintentionally severing his head.
Back at the house, Nica, Barb, Jill, and a half-asleep Ian are watching old home movies. Nica notices a human Charles Lee “Chucky” Ray in one of the movies. Alice comes downstairs and notifies everyone that Chucky is gone. Nica finds the return address from the package Chucky arrived in. She tries to call the number, but the storm is causing on and off blackouts and blocking cellphone signals. Jill puts Alice to bed and starts looking for Chucky. While in the kitchen, Barb comes in and passionately kisses Jill, indicating an affair. Nica returns to the living room and finds Chucky sitting on the sofa next to a two Ian. Nica uses the house elevator to take Chucky to Alice, but a blackout occurs and Chucky cuts her leg with a knife. The power returns and the elevator takes Nica to the second floor where Alice takes Chucky and goes to bed.
After everyone else goes to their rooms, Nica goes downstairs and looks up “Chucky Doll Evidence” on the internet, where she reads the stories of his murders and realizes that Chucky is alive. Jill goes to Alice’s room, strips down to her underwear, and starts video chatting with Barb in another bedroom next to Ian. While talking in video chat Barb tries to warn Jill that Alice is up (not knowing that is Chucky). Jill looks down and sees Chucky holding a knife. Chucky kicks a bucket of rain water over. The water touches Jill’s feet and a power outlet, electrocuting her to death and causing another blackout. Barb goes to check on Alice. A now awake Ian questions who Barb is really checking on, indicating that he put a nanny cam on Chucky and knows about the affair. Barb leaves the room after Ian puts in earplugs to tune her out.
Barb finds Chucky sitting on stairs that lead to the attic. Thinking that Alice is in the attic, Barb picks up Chucky and goes up to look for her. Meanwhile, with the elevator unusable due to the blackout, Nica crawls up the stairs to the second floor. In the attic, Barb notices the knife in Chucky’s overalls. She sets Chucky down on a trunk and continues her search for Alice. Barb turns around and sees Chucky sitting on a shelf. She notices that parts of Chucky’s face is peeling. Barb peels off the plastic coating on Chucky’s face, exposing his stitches and scars from the previous films. Chucky comes alive and gauges out one of Barb’s eyes with his knife.
Nica makes it to the attic’s stairs. Chucky throws Barb’s eyeball down the stairs. Barb then falls down the stairs dead. Chucky makes his way down the stairs towards Nica. Nica gets a wheelchair from the hallway closet and rolls away with Chucky in pursuit. Nica stops at Alice’s room and sees that she has disappeared. Nica makes it to Ian and alerts him of the situation. A skeptical Ian wheels Nica to the garage, then goes back to the house to find Alice, instead finding Jill’s and Barb’s dead bodies. Chucky locks himself in a car in the garage, starts it, and tries to kill Nica with carbon monoxide poisoning. Nica finds a hatchet and smashes a car window to attack Chucky. Ian returns to the garage and sees Nica with the hatchet. Ian, now suspecting Nica of the murders, disarms her. The stress of the entire situation causes Nica to suffer a heart attack and lose consciousness.
Nica regains consciousness. Ian has tied her to her wheelchair and looks at footage from the nanny cam that Chucky is irresponsible for the murders. The footage shows that Chucky is alive and hid Alice in a closet and the affair between Barb and Jill. Chucky comes in and uses Nica’s wheelchair to run Ian over. Chucky then uses the hatchet to chop off Ian’s lower jaw, killing him. Chucky attacks Nica lodging the hatchet into her knee, but she manages to break out of her restraints and knock out Chucky. Chucky gets back up and Nica uses the hatchet to decapitate him.
Nica turns her back to tend to her wounds. Chucky gets up and reattaches his head. Then he grabs Nica’s wheelchair, pushes her down the hall and through the balcony. Nica falls to the ground floor. Chucky walks downstairs and taunts Nica. Nica asks why Chucky is doing this. Through flashbacks, Chucky explains he was an old “friend” of the family. He was in love with Sarah, but she was married to Daniel and pregnant with Nica. Chucky killed Daniel and kidnapped her some time after the funeral. After Sarah rejected him, Chucky stabbed her in the stomach before fleeing from the police. The stab to Sarah’s stomach is what caused Nica to be born a paraplegic. The kidnapping led to Chucky’s death as a human, setting off the chain of events of his rampage.
The electricity returns long enough for Nica to make it into the elevator. Chucky cuts Nica’s fingers before dropping the knife into the elevator. Nica, now holding the knife, urges Chucky to attack her. Chucky lunges at Nica and is stabbed in the back. Nica tries to leave the elevator, but Chucky springs back to life. Officer Stanton, the young policeman who was in Father Frank’s parish long before he was present at his death, arrives at the house and hears Nica scream. He enters the house and sees Nica in the elevator, still holding the bloody knife. He looks around and sees Barb’s body upstairs while Chucky sinisterly watches from a nearby chair.
Some time later, Nica is found guilty of the murders and sent to an asylum for the criminally insane. As Nica is being wheeled out of court, she taunts Chucky (a piece of evidence) that she is still alive, just like his former victim Andy Barclay which she considers to be “completion anxiety” which is very common in males. The arresting officer takes Chucky and prepares to take it to an unknown person. Officer Stanton sees the plastic bag Chucky is in moving because of his breathing. Before he looks inside, Tiffany pops up in the backseat and slits his throat. Tiffany then mails Chucky to his next target.
Alice, now living with her paternal grandmother, comes home from school. Alice looks for her grandmother, but finds Chucky instead. She asks where her grandmother is and Chucky replies, “In the cellar”. Chucky persuades Alice to play “Hide the Soul”. The camera pans away as Chucky says the chant that will transfer his spirit to Alice’s body. Before the screen cuts to black, Alice’s screaming grandmother pops up on the screen with a plastic bag over her head. The chant failed for unexplained reasons, ranging from Alice’s grandmother stopping it to Chucky’s soul residing in the Good Guy doll for too long.
6 months later, Chucky is delivered to the now-adult Andy Barclay. When Andy turns his back to answer a phone call from his mother Karen, Chucky cuts his way out of the package. Chucky looks at an old photo of Andy and his mother from when he was a child and an old photo of his old friend and former adopted sister named Kyle, before turning his attention to Andy. Andy (anticipating Chucky coming after him) holds a shotgun to Chucky’s head. Andy remarks “Play with this”, before pulling the trigger.
Cult of Chucky
Four years after Curse of Chucky, Andy has kept Chucky’s head to torture him in revenge for his crimes. After coming home from a date with his girlfriend who breaks up with him over his past, Andy smokes a joint and Chucky asks for a hit and tries to bite Andy to scare him. Andy then burns Chucky who mocks him for getting dumped.
At the remote facility known as Harrogate Psychiatric Hospital where Nica resides after she was recently transferred from Lochmoor State Mental Hospital, a Chucky doll is used in Nica’s therapy group and is claimed by a disturbed patient, Madeleine, as her baby. Nica, who has come to believe she was responsible for the murders and imagined Chucky, is unimpressed by the doll. The next day, Tiffany visits Nica to tell her that her niece, Alice, had died of a “broken heart” and gives Nica a Chucky doll that Alice wanted her to have. That night, the doll wakes up, takes a scalpel, and looks for Nica. Chucky comes across Angela, who believes she is dead, and tells him where Nica’s room is but she irritates Chucky when she denies he is real and he promises to kill her later. Chucky goes into Nica’s room and sees a pool of blood next to her bed after she slashes her wrist to try to commit suicide. The next morning, Nica finds her wrist stitched up and the words “Not yet” written in her blood. Angela is then found dead with her wrist slashed and the words “Chucky did it” written in her blood, leading everyone to believe she committed suicide. Nica realizes the woman she met earlier was Tiffany Valentine, Chucky’s girlfriend, and tells everyone Chucky’s history as a serial killer of 22 people before being shot by police. Claire, a patient who burned down her house, accuses Nica of killing Angela but Malcolm, who has multiple personality disorder, believes Nica. Nica suspects both dolls are alive somehow and demands Dr. Foley to prove to everyone she is right. He burns the doll’s right fingers and nothing happens. Nica asks him to try it on Madeline’s doll but she refuses and leaves. While walking in the cemetery, Madeline throws her doll into a grave and Malcolm gets in the grave to retrieve it and it appears Chucky has taken over his body. Claire is about to throw away the other doll but it bites her and she realizes it is alive. Dr. Foley however accuses her of harming herself and he sedates her. The Chucky then uses a compresent tank to shatter the ceiling window and the shards decapitate Claire.
Nica, who now realizes Chucky has been real all along and she is not insane, tries to convince Dr. Foley. He decides to hypnotize her to help her state of mind. During the session, it is revealed he has been sexually abusing her and Chucky, repulsed and envious by this revelation, knocks him unconscious with a glass, calling the doctor diabolical. He offers Nica to kill Dr. Foley but she refuses. Andy finds out about the deaths at the mental institution and rushes there to save Nica. He send a Chucky doll with short hair to Dr. Foley with a gun inside it so he can tell the difference. Madeline, who has been struggling to accept she smothered her baby, tries to suffocate her doll and then gives it a burial to accept her baby is dead. Her Chucky doll later emerges from the grave and gets into Madeline’s room. She allows Chucky to kill her so she can be with her baby and he shoves his hand in her throat, and pulls out part of her spleen, killing her instantly. He manages to restrain Nica in a body jacket and bring her into Dr. Foley’s office. Dr. Foley tries to assault her again and Chucky knocks him out again, torn between killing him or taking notes. He again offers her to kill the doctor but she refuses. Madeleine’s doll comes into the room and tells Chucky has arrived and Chucky criticizes how long it took for Andy to show up. Chucky reveals he came across a voodoo spell on the internet that allows him to spread his soul into multiple dolls. He also reveals Alice was one host but was killed when a victim fought back. He then orders Madeline’s Chucky doll to wake up the short haired Chucky doll. The three dolls kill Carlos when he walks in on them. The three dolls split up: the short-haired Chucky will kill Andy, Madeline’s Chucky will kill anyone else who comes around, and the other Chucky will deal with Nica.
Nica asks him to kill her already but Chucky says he never planned to kill her because there are worst things than death. He performs the voodoo chant to transfer his soul into her body, which gives Nica/Chucky the ability to walk. In Nica’s “honor”, Nica/Chucky stomps Dr. Foley’s face to death on the floor of his office with the red heels he put on Nica. Nica/Chucky finds Malcolm standing over the body of a nurse with a drill machine in her stomach and he claims he killed her because he is Charles. Nica/Chucky denies possessing Malcolm, whom he refers to as a poser. Malcolm admits he just wants to be somebody who matters and is stabbed through the head with the drill machine by Madeline’s Chucky doll, who says “at least it was a fun place”. The short-haired Chucky appears to Andy and stabs him in the leg but Andy manages to overpower Chucky and grabs the gun from inside Chucky, and shoots him five times before stomping his face repeatedly. Nica/Chucky appears and tells Andy shooting Nica/Chucky will also kill Nica. Andy tries to shoot anyway but is out of bullets. The hospital goes on lockdown and Nica/Chucky leaves Andy locked up to frame him for the murders, saying “tag, you’re it”. Madeline’s Chucky doll sits on the sofa and pretends to be a normal doll again (while the soul was still in it).
Nica/Chucky walks out of the hospital and is reunited with Tiffany, who greets him. They share a kiss, with Nica/Chucky saying “well, this is new” and Tiffany replying “works for me”. Tiffany mentions how bad she feels for Alice and how nice it was having her around. Nica/Chucky scoffs at this, saying “Nah, f**k that kid”. Nica/Chucky and Tiffany then begin manically laughing and the rear view mirror shows the Tiffany doll in the back seat is alive as well as they drive off into the night.
Meanwhile back at Andy Barclay’s cabin, Chucky sees a woman park her car outside and opened the sliding glass door upon entry, he recognizes her as Kyle, his another old surviving enemy. Kyle replies “Andy sent me. We’re gonna have some fun.”, before she begins torturing him in retribution for his heinous crimes in the past as Chucky screams in pain.