Chucky is one of the film industry’s best-known horror-bound characters alongside Jason Vorhees, Freddy Krueger, and Michael Myers. The Diabolical Doll has eight films and is about to premiere a series that expands its story. However, few people know what Don Mancini was inspired by to create the character.
The origin of Chucky dates back to the eighties, when Don Mancini wanted to make a movie about a serial killer, due to the success of the slasher genre in those years. In different interviews, the director and screenwriter revealed who was the person who motivated him to create the horror story.
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Mancini revealed that he did not rely on any urban legend or some supernatural story to create Chucky, but someone close to him, his father: “My father is dedicated to advertising and marketing, I have been very exposed to all this and since I was little I was already aware of the cynicism with which companies sell products to children. I wanted to write a dark satire on how advertising affects children ”.
What began as a critique of television advertising became one of the most popular horror film franchises of the last 30 years. Although Chucky was bordering on comedy in the fourth and fifth installments, he returned to his origins in the last three films.
There are various media that indicate that the inspiration to create the little killer is Robert, a popular doll that is in the Fort East Martello Museum, a place where curious tourists come to hear accounts of witnesses who have supposedly seen him move, but the creator Chucky has denied that the doll was the inspiration to create the character.
Chucky movie list
- 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)
- Chucky, reboot (2019)