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->''"You'll wish it was only make-believe."''

A horror film franchise that began in 1988.
* ''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) ([[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD]][[invoked]])
* ''Child's Play'' (TBA) (remake of the first film)
* ''Chucky'' (cancelled) (video game)

For his birthday, 6-year-old Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) gets the "Good Guy" doll he saw advertised on TV. Little did Andy know that the doll, later to be known as Chucky, is actually a Main/SoulJar for the SerialKiller Charles Lee Ray (Creator/BradDourif). His babysitter Maggie Peterson (Dinah Manoff) is only the first of several people to die. His mother Karen (Catherine Hicks) has to find what is going on in time to save her son from becoming Charles' next host.

The second film does not feature Karen Barclay, though the character survived the previous film. But her story about a killer doll resulted in her being taken away for "psychological evaluation". The 8-year-old Andy has been placed in the [[FosterKid Foster Care System]]. He is placed in the care of Phil and Joanne Simpson (Gerrit Graham and Creator/JennyAgutter). But Charles Lee Ray's doll host has been rebuilt and reanimated and he is still obsessed with the boy. He soon locates Andy and the incidents start again. Unfortunately the Simpsons suspect fostered teen Kyle (Christine Elise) as the culprit. Now Andy and Kyle have to face the killer with no outside help.

The third film features a 16-year old Andy Barclay (Justin Whalin). He has apparently lost contact with Kyle and been through several foster homes. He failed to adapt and is currently attending a MilitarySchool. His main problem being Lieutenant Colonel Brett C. Shelton (Travis Fine), a high-ranking cadet who is notorious for bullying weaker recruits. Andy is developing an attraction to female student Kristen De Silva (Perrey Reeves). Meanwhile, the old "Good Guy" doll line is being revived for a new generation. Charles Lee Ray immediately possesses one and goes in search of Andy again, which spells doom for the military school.

The fourth film is actually a [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror Horror Comedy]] with an emphasis on comedy. It opens with events immediately following the previous film. The Chucky doll has been destroyed and Charles may be gone for good. However, his former lover and accomplice Tiffany (Creator/JenniferTilly) has other ideas. She crudely stitches Chucky's remains back together and reenacts the voodoo ritual which instilled Ray inside the doll a decade ago. Charles is successfully revived. Tiffany at first makes fun of his condition and torments him. He retaliates by killing her body and transferring her soul to a female doll. Now they both need new bodies and local teenage rebels Jade (KatherineHeigl) and Jesse (Nick Stabile) seem good candidates. Meanwhile Charles and Tiffany explore their mutual feelings of love, lust and hate for each other.

The fifth film was again a Horror comedy and features the returns of both Charles and Tiffany. Six years have passed since the events of the previous film. However the film focuses on their son Glen, born during the events of the previous film. He makes a meager living as a ventriloquist's dummy and dreams of meeting his famous parents. He successfully tracks the dolls to Hollywood and revives them. They have somewhat unique approaches on parenthood. Now they want to have some family fun, with Tiffany intending to possess actress Jennifer Tilly who portrayed her on screen.

Following a recent trend of remakes for classic horror films of the 1970s and 1980s, plans for a [[http://www.movieweb.com/news/childs-play-remake-finally-moves-forward-at-mgm Child's Play remake]] were announced in 2008. The creators intend to abandon the comedic approach and make Chucky scary again. The new film, entitled ''[[http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/childs-play-sequel-curse-of-chucky-is-heading-straight-to-dvd/ Curse of Chucky]]'', is a Direct-to-DVD sequel, with Don Mancini having directed it.

[=TikGames=] [[http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/12509/childs-play-videogame-series-announced announced]] a videogame series based on the property in which you play as Chucky in a ''literal'' murder simulator.

Not to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/ChildsPlay the charity]] or [[Series/ChildsPlay the Bill Cullen game show]].
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!!This film series provides examples of:
* AdultFear: When Mrs. Barclay thinks her son might be a killer and later when she finds out there's a serial killer after him who aims to steal his body.
** And then when she tells the story of what happened, she is put into psychiatric care and her son is thrown into the Foster system.
** Not to mention the way Chucky first approaches Andy in the second movie has some ''serious'' shock.
* AdultsAreUseless: Most of them can't accept the reality that a killer doll is on the loose. Probably because it's the last thing they'd suspect.
* AffablyEvil: In contrast to [[JerkAss Chucky]], Tiffany can be genuinely sweet and caring. She's concerned about Glen even before [[spoiler: learning that he's her son.]]
* AshFace: When Chucky gets burnt.
* AccidentalMurder: In the third movie Colonel Cochran suffered a fatal heart attack before Chucky even got a chance to stab him.
-->'''Chucky:''' Oh, you've gotta be fucking kidding me...
* AdamWesting: Creator/JenniferTilly in ''Seed''.
* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: The Good Guy Doll being alive was supposed to be a twist in the first film... wouldn't you know? The original poster of the first film just showed a woman crashing through a window out of a building (the first murder victim of Chucky in the film) and giant evil eyes in the stormy sky.
* AnAxeToGrind: Both ''Seed'' and ''Curse of Chucky'' feature axe-murdering.
* AndIMustScream: It's implied in the ''[[HackSlash Hack/Slash]]'' crossover that Chucky is stuck in a state similar to this whenever his body is destroyed.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The nanny points out that Glenda punched a kid's nose, [[KickTheDog took pictures of it and showed it for show-and-tell]], [[UpToEleven called the cat the c-word]], and possibly stole money from her purse.
** "You killed my mummy and daddy. And now you're pissing your pants. You're pissing your pants! YOU'RE PISSING YOUR PANTS!!!"
* ArtificialLimbs: In ''Child's Play 2'', Chucky replaces his hand with a knife after tearing his old one off to escape.
* AsHimself: In ''Seed'', Redman has decided to branch out from the music industry into film-making.
** ''Seed'' also has special effects technician Tony Gardener[[note]]Responsible for the effects & puppets in this film and others, including ''Film/WarriorsOfVirtue'', ''TheTommyknockers'', ''Film/LastActionHero'' and ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation''. As well as the iconic robot helmets for Music/DaftPunk[[/note]] getting killed off at the beginning.
* AssholeVictim:
** ''Child's Play'' has [[DirtyCoward Eddie Caputo]] and [[DrJerk Dr. Ardmore]].
** ''Child's Play 2'' has [[YourCheatingHeart Mattson]], [[SadistTeacher Miss Kettlewell]], Andy's JerkAss foster father Phil and Andy's TookALevelInJerkass foster mother Joanne.
** ''Child's Play 3'' has [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Sullivan]], [[JerkJock Shelton]] and [[PsychoForHire the barber]]. Downplayed for [[DeanBitterman Cochran]], aside from being apathetic to Andy's dilemma (as he views him as a "troublemaker") and being somewhat neglectful to Shelton's bullying, he is not as vile as former three listed victims.
** ''Bride of Chucky'' has the couple who steal Jesse and Jade's money, and Jade's [[DirtyCop Uncle Warren]], as well as [[DirtyCop police officers Robert Bailey and Norton]]. Downplayed for [[DirtyCoward David]] though, whose own [[KickTheDog foolish actions]] that led to his [[KarmicDeath death]] are a result of TookALevelInDumbass more then TookALevelInJerkass.
** ''Seed of Chucky'' has the photographer (played by JohnWaters) stalking Jennifer Tilly and taking pictures of her, her boyfriend, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Chucky masturbating]].
** ''Curse of Chucky'' has [[JerkAss Barb]] and [[TookALevelInJerkass Ian]] who both border on this, especially [[YourCheatingHeart Barb]], as well as [[DirtyCoward Jill]] and [[DirtyCop Officer Stanton]].
* AttemptedRape: The homeless guy who sold Chucky to Karen attempts it on her when she encounters him again, but Mike saves her.
* AuthorAvatar: According to Don Mancini, the character of Glen / Glenda was based on his own relationship to his father and his sexual confusion.
* AxCrazy: Charles Lee Ray, the actual murderer and by extension, Chucky in all films.
** [[spoiler:[[EvilTwin Glenda]]]] counts too.
* BadassBoast: Chucky delivers the best one in ''Seed of Chucky''.
--> '''Chucky:''' If this is what it takes to be human, then I'd rather take my chances as a supernaturally-possessed doll! It's less complicated that way! Think about it, Tiff! What's so great about being human anyway? You get sick! You get old! You can't get it up anymore. I'm not looking forward to that ... As a doll, I'm fucking infamous! I am Chucky! The killer doll!
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Seed'', Tiffany successfully takes over Jennifer Tilly's body.]]
** Chucky inevitably comes back to life every time he dies. Meanwhile, no one believes Andy and some even suspect him in some of the murders. At the end of the third movie, it's implied that he will face life in prison or death.
*** As of the sixth movie it turns out [[spoiler: Andy is perfectly fine]].
* BalefulPolymorph: While Chucky [[SubvertedTrope put himself in the doll to begin with and is especially dangerous in that form]] (as he can hide pretty much anywhere and almost no one is suspicious of a toy) he laments being stuck in "this goddamned body" and spends most of the series trying to BodySurf into a human. And in ''Bride of Chucky,'' Tiffany tickles him and locks him in a playpen. Ultimately subverted altogether when Chucky realizes that he's more infamous as a doll than he ever was as a human (see BadassBoast above).
* BathKick: Tiffany manages to fend of Chucky with one leg. If she did more than scream her fool head off, she might have escaped the collapsing television.
* TheBechdelTest: Most of the movies pass, providing that talking about Andy doesn't count as "talking about a man". Seed and Curse in particular feature many female characters who interact a lot.
* BigBad: Chucky.
* BigNo: Chucky gives out a very BigNo when he finds out that its too late to bodysurf into Andy.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Chucky, of course, since who would ever suspect a Good Guy doll of being an infamous voodoo-practicing serial killer?
** Even Andy and Tyler, his first two intended [[SoulJar Soul Jars]], think he's a nice guy at first when he reveals to them that he's actually alive.
* BittersweetEnding: Seems to be a thing for the first three films:
** At the end of the original, [[spoiler:Chucky is dead and Andy is saved, but nobody besides Mike, Jack, and the Barclays are going to believe a doll committed the murders.]]
** Then, at the end of the second film, [[spoiler:Chucky is dead yet again, but Andy and Kyle are left homeless after Chucky had basically killed off Andy and Kyle's foster family.]]
** THEN, at the end of ''Child's Play 3'', [[spoiler:Chucky is killed... again, but Andy is arrested and likely will be sent to prison for Chucky's crimes. This could even count as a DownerEnding.]]
** Finally, at the end of ''Bride of Chucky'' [[spoiler:Chucky, along with Tiffany, is killed yet AGAIN, but, like the original, no one (save Jessie, Jade, and a detective) is going to believe that these dolls committed the murders.]]
*** Subverted in the end as [[spoiler: the detective who was on the case faked Jessie's and Jade's deaths so they could be cleared.]]
** At the end of curse [[spoiler: Nica is declared criminally insane as no one believed her, Chucky is alive and comes back after Alice to possess her but it doesn't seem to work as six months later Chucky is sent to Andy Barclay by Tiffany, to presumably possess him, only for Andy to blow Chucky's head off with a shotgun.]]
* BlackLikeMe: Though it doesn't happen, [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready obviously]], in ''Child's Play 3'' and ''Seed of Chucky'' Chucky showed great interest in having his soul transferred into a black guy's body.
** "Chucky's gonna be a bro!" (''Child's Play 3'')
** [[JiveTurkey "I'm down with that."]] (''Seed of Chucky'')
* BloodierAndGorier: Each successive installment just gets messier.
* BloodUpgrade: Chucky starts to take things more seriously in 2 when he sees that he's getting nosebleeds, indicating his time to possess Andy is running short.
* BodyHorror: What happens to Chucky over the course of the first few films to a degree. He becomes 'more human' the longer he's in the doll, which ultimately makes him this twisted fusion of flesh, blood, plastic, and wires. Kind of light, except it also makes him still feel pain, but unable to die (or so it seems) from more normal biological things like blood loss and shock.
* BodySurf: Chucky's goal for much of the series is to transfer his soul into a human body.
* BuryYourGays: David in ''Bride''.
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler: Glen does this in ''Seed''.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Glen:''' "No, dad! It's me, your boy! Your chip off the old block! You proud of me now, daddy?! Are ya?!" (says this while chopping Chucky up with an ax)]]
* CassandraTruth: No one ever believes Andy about Chucky. When they do, they usually die.
** After the first film Karen Barclay was locked away in an asylum because she insisted the killer doll story was true even when the police didn't back it up.
* ChekhovsSkill: Andy learning how to aim a gun in 3.
* ChildHater: Chucky says "I hate kids" during the finale of 2.
** Phil and Miss Kettlewell in 2 seems to be this.
* ClusterFBomb: "YOU STUPID BITCH, YOU FILTHY SLUT! I'LL TEACH YOU TO FUCK WITH ME!"
* ComingOutStory: ''Seed of Chucky'', directed by openly gay Don Mancini, who wrote all of the films, stated that Glen's sexually confused character was a metaphor for his own coming out.
* ContinuityReboot: A remake of the first movie is currently in production.
* ConveyorBeltODoom: The climax of the second movie involves some near misses with one in the Good Guys doll factory.
* CoolBigSis: Kyle in 2.
* CowardlyLion: Whitehurst in 3, who knows Chucky's alive but refuses to help or back up Andy out of sheer terror. That is, until he grows a pair and makes a HeroicSacrifice at the end.
* CrapsackWorld: The apparent setting of the films, as it's a universe filled with [[JerkAss jerks]] (who [[AssholeVictim most deserved]] Chucky's wrath), supporting characters who are mostly either TooDumbToLive, [[TheScrappy The Scrappys]] or have TookALevelInJerkass and protagonists who are [[TheWoobie The Woobies]] and [[HeroWithBadPublicity Heroes With Bad Publicity]].
* CreepyDoll
* DangerouslyCloseShave: In ''Child's Play 3'', Chucky kills Botnick by slashing his throat with a razor blade while Botnick stupidly attempts to give him a haircut.
* DeadlyRotaryFan: Andy throws Chucky into an industrial-sized fan at the end of ''Child's Play 3''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Chucky, especially in ''Seed.''
--> '''Tiff:''' Oh no! I am not getting pregnant again! Like my mother always said, once is a blessing, twice is a curse.
--> '''Chucky:''' Well that would explain your sister.
** Also Kyle in ''Child's Play 2'':
--> '''Chucky:''' ''Floor'' it!
--> '''Kyle:''' Get real. This is a station wagon.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The FlashBack in Curse of Chucky, with the odd SplashOfColor.
* DespairEventHorizon: Glen loses it when [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon Chucky kills Tiffany]]]].
* {{Determinator}}: Chucky to the T. Even missing a hand, having his face sliced off, or worse, nothing stops the Chuck from killing or stalking his prey. It's even more impressive considering he lacks the 'feel no pain' a lot of his slasher peers have.
* DevilInPlainSight: Nobody noticing Chucky is semi-justified by the fact that nobody seems to think too much of a doll sitting there. Only semi because people rarely question why a doll would be where they find him.
* DinkyDrivers: Mockingly discussed in ''Bride of Chucky''. It actually comes into play in ''Seed of Chucky''.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Tiffany disembowels Redman when Jennifer Tilly states that Redman may have caused her to become pregnant.
** She also kills the nanny when she belittles her daughter, even though she has been doing terrible things.
* DontExplainTheJoke: In ''Seed'', Chucky and "Glen" are out joyriding, when Chucky [[CrossesTheLineTwice runs Britney Spears off the road]]. This would've been a lot funnier if every trailer didn't contain the disclaimer "Music/BritneySpears Does Not Appear In This Movie" in big bold letters.
** {{Word of God}} says that wasn't meant to be funny. Britney's lawyers told them to put that in, so people wouldn't think that was actually her.
* DownerEnding: The end of ''Child's Play 3'' can qualify, depending on your interpretation.
** ''Seed of Chucky'' is another example.
** ''Curse of Chucky'' [[spoiler: Minus TheStinger]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Andy Barclay of all characters as revealed in ''Curse of Chucky''.]]
* EightiesHair: Maggie Peterson in the first film and Grace Poole in the second film.
* ElectrifiedBathtub: Chucky kills Tiffany this way in ''Bride of Chucky''.
** In the first movie this was originally going to be the babysitter's death, but the special effect would have been too expensive.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[NewMediaAreEvil "Paparazzi scumbag!"]]
** The scene where Glenda's persona reveals herself. Chucky while most of the movie trying to make his kid become a killer, is extremely freaked out by Glenda's insanity.
* EvilLaugh: In ''Child's Play 3'', Chucky is so busy indulging in maniacal laughter that the girl he keeps as a hostage takes advantage of the situation to run away.
* {{Evil Redhead}}: Chucky - at least as a doll.
* ExorcistHead: Chucky does this, most notably to mess with Damien Baylock in ''Bride'' and Andy's mother in the original after [[spoiler: she realizes he's been working without batteries.]]
* EyeScream: Towards the end of the second movie; a security guard falls onto the conveyer line where the dolls' eyes are put in.
*** The second movie overuses this trope. It opens with a close up of Chucky's eye being removed. In extended footage from the TV version, Chucky's eye falls into a vat of plastic and is built into a new doll.
*** It should be noted that the very first shot in ''Child's Play 2'' is the dead, burnt Chucky's eye staring straight into the camera.
** [[spoiler:Barb]] loses [[spoiler:her]] eye in ''Curse of Chucky''.
--> [[spoiler: '''Chucky:''' You have your mother's eyes... And they were always too FUCKING CLOSE TOGETHER! (Proceeds to stab her in the eye).]]
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: In ''Seed'', though Glen(da) isn't really into it like his/her parents are.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Chucky has pretty moments. As does Tiffany.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad / TheBrute: Chucky
** TheDragon / EvilGenius / [[spoiler:TheStarscream]]: Tiffany
** DarkChick / [[SixthRanger Fourth Ranger]]: [[spoiler:Glenda]]
** TokenGoodTeammate: Glen
* FriendsRentControl: In the first film, Karen is a single mom with a crappy job at a department store, and explicitly strapped for cash. Her Chicago apartment is frigging huge.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: [[spoiler:Barb and Jill in ''Curse'']]
* GoryDiscretionShot: When the garbage man gets his arm snapped off by a hydraulic press in ''3''.
* GratuitousJapanese: Spoken by Glen/Glenda in ''Seed''. Apparently justified by his doll being made in Japan.
* HauntedTechnology: Chucky and Tiffany
* HeManWomanHater: Chucky
-->''(After being thrown out of the car Kyle was driving)''
-->'''Chucky:''' "Ya goddamn women drivers!"
* HeroicSacrifice: Whitehurst jumps onto a grenade to save the distracted students.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Andy goes from foster home to foster home and eventually to a military school because no one believes him about Chucky. He is also suspected in many of the murders that occur.
* HollywoodVoodoo: This is how Chucky gets his soul in a doll in the first place.
* [[HonoraryUncle Honorary Aunt]]: Aunt Maggie
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Tyler in the third movie.
* HumanMail: Chucky mails himself to Andy in ''3.'' [[spoiler:Tiffany mails him to Andy again]] in ''Curse of Chucky''.
* IWasJustJoking: At the climax of ''2'', when Chucky is strapped to a ConveyorBeltOfDoom, he calls out to Andy, "I was only playin'!"
* IdiotBall: In ''Child's Play 2'', Kyle painfully drops a gate onto Chucky's now flesh and blood hand, trapping him temporarily. They don't take the chance to kill him. They don't even take away his knife. They run away. What the hell.
* ImperiledInPregnancy: In ''Curse'', a pre-doll transformation Charles Lee Ray is seen stabbing a pregnant woman to cripple her unborn daughter after she rejected his advances.
* JawBreaker: In ''Curse of Chucky'', [[spoiler:Ian dies by getting his jaw hacked off with an axe.]]
* JekyllAndHyde: Glen is Jekyll and Glenda is Hyde.
* JerkAss: At least one per film. Notable examples include Col. Shelton in the third movie, Phil and Miss Kettlewell in the second, John Ritter's character in ''Bride'', and Chucky himself.
** JerkassHasAPoint: Phil may not be a saint, but his concerns about whether he and his wife are capable of caring for Andy and his emotional trauma aren't exactly unfounded.
* {{Joisey}}: In ''Bride of Chucky'', we learn that Charles Lee Ray's remains are buried in Hackensack.
* KarmicDeath: Chucky in all films.
* KickTheDog: Chucky is evil all right, but this gets quite [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] throughout the series.
** Possibly best exemplified when in ''Bride of Chucky'', he drinks a fish's bowl water.
* KillerRabbit: Many people find it hard to take Chucky seriously because he's a two-foot-tall doll. [[GenreBlindness Big mistake.]]
* LargeHam: "Don't fuck with the Chuck!"
* LeftForDead: Chucky is left for dead in all the movies.
* LudicrousGibs: David ''explodes'' when he gets hit by a truck in ''Bride of Chucky''.
* MamaBear: Andy's mother at first, then Kyle in the second film.
* MoodWhiplash: The last two films revel in this trope.
-->''(On killing Redman)''
-->'''Tiffany:''' ''(sobbing)'' It was a slip! Rome wasn't built in one day, you know? ''(abruptly harsh)'' Besides, the fucker had it coming.
* MoralDissonance:
--> '''Chucky:''' "This package was meant for Andy. Don't you know tampering with the mail is a federal offense?"
* MindScrew: Watch ''Seed of Chucky'' a few times. Most of it still won't make much sense.
--> '''Chucky:''' That's it! Everybody just shut up! This is ''nuts!''
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Glen, after he [[spoiler:kills his father, Chucky]].
* NighInvulnerability: Chucky can move with human-like reflexes after ''being lit on fire''. It also turns out that not even having half of his limbs torn off along with his head can stop him from moving & he can [[ImmuneToBullets take enough bullets to kill several people without dieing]]...[[spoiler:at least until they '''finally''' shoot his heart, & even then, its only temporary since its soul can just possess another doll.]]
* NightmareFetishist: In ''Seed'', Chucky needs to [[spoiler: [[ADateWithRosiePalms give a sperm sample]].]] He passe up several traditional fuels for this such as fashion magazines and swimsuit catalogs and instead opts for ''Fangoria''.
* NoOSHACompliance: The climax of ''Child's Play 2'' in the toy factory is a safety nightmare. The factory has machines which can maim, mangle, and kill and which don't seem to have any emergency shutoffs, the entire place is staffed at night by ''one'' guy, the layout seems to feature no paths between the machines (Andy and Kyle have to crawl ''through'' some of them, and even Chucky needs a vent at one point to get around), and there are pipes dripping molten plastic.
** The amusement park at the end of ''Child's Play 3'' has a giant, uncovered fan and a giant grim reaper that swings a real blade capable of chopping off half of Chucky's face.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Chucky.
* OhCrap: Chucky gets a genuine shit-your-pants one [[spoiler:during TheStinger of ''Curse of Chucky'']].
* OffWithHisHead: Chucky gets decapitated during the finale of the original, but it doesn't kill him. However, he does get killed when he's decapitated by [[spoiler:Glen]].
** In ''Seed of Chucky'', Tony Gardner gets murdered when Chucky and Tiffany wrap a wire around his neck and yank on it, slicing his head off.
* PerversePuppet: Chucky is almost the poster child to this trope.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Chucky is about the size of a toddler, and capable of taking down fully-grown adults.
* PrecisionFStrike: When Karen is starting to believe Andy about Chucky.
--> '''Karen:''' "Say something, you little... bastard!"
* PreMortemOneLiner:
--> '''Chucky:''' "Andy, no! We're friends to the end, remember?"
--> '''Andy:''' "This is the end, friend!"
** And in Curse of Chucky
--> [[spoiler: '''Andy''']]: "Play with this."
** Chucky himself has plenty of these.
* PrettyInMink: A couple scenes with Jennifer Tilly (playing herself)
* ParentalAbandonment: Post-''Child's Play'', Andy's mother is absent from his life due to being taken in for "psychological evaluation."
* RasputinianDeath: In the first three films, Chucky takes an absurd amount of punishment. Getting set on fire, dismembered, melted, and ''cutting half of his face off'' only slowed him down temporarily.
* RecoverySequence: In the opening sequences to ''2'', ''3'', and ''Bride of Chucky'', Chucky is shown being reconstructed.
* ReverseCerebusSyndrome: The series turned to self-parody from ''Bride of Chucky'' onward.
* SadistTeacher: Mrs. Kettlewell from the second movie.
* ScreamingWarrior: Chucky.
* ShoutOut: There are several, starting from ''Bride of Chucky''. References to ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' (Tiffany watches this very film while bathing, and even quotes later, ''"We belong dead"'') and ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' (''"Why does that look so familiar?"'' as a guy gets nails in his face).
** The part where Chucky is playing with a Speak & Spell and types in 'bitch' when it asks him to spell 'woman' is a reference to the scene in ''Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII'' where Leatherface is playing an electronic word game and he keeps typing in 'food' when it's showing a picture of a clown.
** In ''Seed of Chucky'', Tiffany and Chucky call their gender-confused child Glen and Glenda respectively, a shout out to the Creator/EdWood film, ''Film/GlenOrGlenda''.
*** Also, the evidence room in ''Bride of Chucky'' contains several pieces of evidence that are shout-outs to other movies, including Jason's hockey mask from ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' and Michael Myers' mask from ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''; additionally, in ''Seed of Chucky'', Chucky hacks through a door with an ax exactly like Jack from ''Film/TheShining'', but the shout-out is comically subverted because he can't think of anything to say.
** Child's Play 3 has a ShoutOut to ''Film/FullMetalJacket'', specifically "This is my rifle, this is my gun..."
* SirSwearsALot: Chucky has quite the filthy mouth.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: Starts out as fairly straight horror, but by the time of ''Bride'' it's become a splatter comedy.
* SmugSnake: Chucky.
* SoftGlass: Inverted, as in Bride of Chucky, breaking a ceiling mirror is enough to dismember everyone beneath it.
* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler: Chuckie to Glen at the end of Seed of Chucky, right before Glen kills him.]]
* StayingAlive: To the point that Chucky provides the page quote.
* TheStinger: ''Curse of Chucky'' features a post-credits scene in which [[spoiler:Chucky is mailed to Andy...only to be greeted with a shotgun pointed at his head when he emerges from his box.]]
* TakeThat: At Britney Spears.
-->'''Chucky:''' (after killing her) Oops, I did it again!
* TooDumbToLive: The voodoo priest who taught Chucky everything he knows about the dark arts. To make it even worse, he keeps a voodoo doll of ''himself'' around.
** Alice, Jill and Ian from Curse of Chucky certainly qualifies.
** Tyler in the third movie, big time. Along with the garbageman and carnival security guard who tries to comfort Tyler.
** Mattson, Joanne, the Play Pals factory workers and Grace Poole in the second film.
** David and Damian Baylock in Bride of Chucky.
* TookALevelInBadass: Andy at the end of every movie he's featured in. Glen in ''Seed''... although a really weird one. [[spoiler: Nica at the end of Curse of Chucky.]]
** [[spoiler: In ''Curse of Chucky'' Andy points a gun at Chucky before he even manages to get out of the box he was shipped in.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CInaU8ebb8 theatrical trailer]] for the original ''Child's Play'' spoils the fact that the doll is alive, most notably by cutting from Karen opening Chucky's battery compartment to her saying: "He came alive in my hand!"
* TraumaCongaLine: Chucky undergoes a [[AssholeVictim very satisfying]] one at the end of ''Child's Play 2''
* TwentyMinutesWithJerks: It takes a ''very'' long time for anything to happen in ''Curse of Chucky''.
* UndersideRide: Chucky does this with a school bus in ''Child's Play 2''.
* UnholyMatrimony: Chucky & Tiffany.
* VerbThis: In the second movie, after Tommy the Good Guys doll says that he likes to be hugged, Chucky says "Hug this!", before bashing his face in.
* VillainBall: despite being logically running out of time before he turns completely human, Chucky sure wastes a lot of time killing random people ForTheEvulz in Child's Play 2 and 3 instead of going straight to Andy [[spoiler:(and Tyler in 3)]] to transfer his soul. You would expect him to hurry and keep a low profile until he gets his new body, especially considering where revealing himself led him in the first movie, but apparently, he doesn't learn from his mistakes.
* VillainDecay: Chucky. More and more after each film. He was pretty scary and played seriously when he first appeared. Then, he became more PlayedForLaughs and less scary as the series went on.
** Averted in Curse of Chucky. There's not much humour involving him, the deaths are simplistic, brutal, and pragmatic. Chucky himself is also a lot more angry, violent, and sadistic than he was in any of the past films.
* VillainProtagonist: Both Chucky and Tiffany arguably qualify in ''Bride of Chucky'', as the film focuses more on them than the heroes. Tiffany definitely counts, however, in ''Seed of Chucky'' as a [[VillainProtagonist villain deuteragonist]].
* VillainousBreakdown: In ''Child's Play 2'', Chucky goes complete rage mode when [[spoiler: he fails to transfer his soul into Andy's body.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Andy doesn't return after the third ''Child's Play'' movie. The movie ends with him being brought in by the police for questioning. Same thing applies to Tyler as well. [[spoiler: ''Curse Of Chucky'' however, shows that Andy seems to be doing just fine.]]
** Nor has the Good Guy Dolls company ever been mentioned, even though they're back in business. However, some dialogue from ''Bride'' implies they've been shut down again, this time for good.
** Ian's nanny cam, and the footage it shot in ''Curse''.
* WhamLine: This shocked many audience members the first time.
--> '''Mrs. Barclay:''' I said talk dammit or else I'm gonna throw you in the fire.
--> [[spoiler: '''Chucky:''']] You stupid bitch!!! You filthy slut I'll teach you to FUCK WITH ME!!!
* WhamShot: Some notable ones:
** The batteries not being in Chucky's Good Guy doll socket in Child's Play.
** Chucky[[spoiler:'s rubber mask beginning to fall apart revealing his still patched up face]] in Curse.
* WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: Chucky keeps going as a one-armed, one-legged torso in the original. In the second film, he loses his legs but doesn't stop trying to kill Andy and Kyle.
* WouldHurtAChild: Chucky most definitely would, if swapping souls doesn't work.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Post DespairEventHorizon, Glen briefly falls in this category, when [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon his father, Chucky, kills his mother, Tiffany]]]]. He then goes berserk and [[spoiler:[[TheDogBitesBack violently kills]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch Chucky]]]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Chucky more or less says this to his former voodoo teacher after torturing him into revealing how to escape the doll's body.
** This also happens in the second film, when Chucky discovers that it's too late to use Andy as his new SoulJar and decides to kill him instead.
* YourHeadAsplode: In ''Child's Play 2'', this is how Chucky is done in.
* WTHCastingAgency: [[invoked]] Parodied in ''Seed''. '''Redman''' (the rap star) is directing a Bible epic, and Jennifer Tilly is lobbying for the part of the Virgin Mary.
-->'''Jennifer''': But the character is pregnant!
-->'''Redman''': Yeah, I know, but I have a very specific vision of Mary. And what can I say? She gots to be hot.
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