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Child's Play (Film series)
Childs play boxset
Directed by Tom Holland (1)
John Lafia (2)
Jack Bender (3)
Ronny Yu (4)
Don Mancini (5, 6)
Produced by David Kirschner
Don Mancini
Robert Lathan Brown
Grace Gilroy
Corey Sienega
Written by Don Mancini
Starring Brad Dourif

Jennifer Tilly
Alex Vincent
Catherine Hicks
Chris Sarandon
Jenny Agutter
Gerrit Graham
Christine Elise
Justin Whalin
Perrey Reeves
Jeremy Sylvers
Tommy Smerdlow
Travis Fine
Dean Jacobson
Katherine Heigl
John Ritter
Nick Stabile
Redman
Billy Boyd
Fiona Dourif

Release 1988–present
Running time 533 minutes (total)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $80 million (all 6 films)
Gross revenue $126,194,464 (United States)
$182,042,376 (Worldwide)

Child's Play (also known as Chucky) is a horror film franchise created by Don Mancini that consists of six slasher films, starring Academy Award nominee Brad Dourif. The first installment, Child's Play, was released on November 9, 1988. The film has spawned five sequels and has gone into other media, such as comic books. The films are all centered on Charles Lee Ray (played by Dourif) aka Chucky, a notorious serial killer known as the "Lakeshore Strangler" whose soul is trapped inside a Good Guy following a voodoo ritual to avoid the afterlife. The first, second, and fourth films were box office successes with all of the films earning $182,042,376 worldwide.

The series originally started out as straight horror with the first installment Child's Play, which appears to have more psychological horror elements while its successors are straightforward slasher films with elements of humor. As the films progressed, they became satirical and campy, until the series briefly became a horror comedy, beginning with 1998's Bride of Chucky and 2004's Seed of Chucky. On June 23, 2012, it was confirmed that a new sequel to Child's Play would be made under the title Curse of Chucky and be released direct-to-video. Unlike Bride and Seed, Curse of Chucky is a full-fledged horror film much like the original three installments. However, it does maintain the campy humor to a small degree. Chucky has also appeared in TV commercials and short films like "chucky's family vacation slides" .

List of Child's Play Films

Film Date released
Child's Play November 9, 1988
Child's Play 2 November 9, 1990
Child's Play 3 August 30, 1991
Bride of Chucky October 16, 1998
Seed of Chucky November 12, 2004
Curse of Chucky September 24, 2013
Child's Play
Films

Child's PlayChild's Play 2Child's Play 3Bride of ChuckySeed of ChuckyCurse of Chucky

Characters
Charles Lee RayAndy BarclayChuckyTiffanyNica PierceSarah PierceBarb PierceJillIanAlice PierceFather FrankOfficer StantonRonald Tyler

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