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Charles Lee "Chucky" Ray
Occupation: Serial killer, voodoo practitioner, plastic doll
Weapons: Whatever he has at his disposal, voodoo knife
Archenemy: Grownups, fire, people who won't let him take over their bodies
Profile: Chucky's story has all the fixings for horror-film flights of fancy. He, Charles Lee Ray, is a serial killer and voodoo practitioner who manages to transfer his soul into a "Good Guy" doll after he is fatally shot by a police detective. Chucky ends up in the hands of Andy Barclay, who very soon regrets the day his mother brought home the redheaded, freckled doll, as the pint-sized terror resumes his murderous ways.
As is custom for horror-movie antagonists, Chucky manages to survive all the attempts at ending his "life" — including being set on fire and shot — in order to terrorize more victims in "Child's Play 2," "Child's Play 3," "Bride of Chucky" and "Seed of Chucky."
Once again, we turn to horror movie expert Brian Collins, the dedicated man behind Horror Movie a Day, to explain Chucky's long-lasting appeal.
"Chucky is awesome because in addition to going after Andy or whoever in order to get a human body, he tends to kill a lot of jerks: mean teachers, sadistic Army barbers, even Britney Spears. So, there's a little more variety to his victims than the usual anonymous knife fodder in the "Friday the 13th" or "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies," he explained. "Plus, he swore a lot. Swearing toys are always funny."
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