Writer Don Mancini and director Tom Holland may have butted heads during the making of 1988’s Child’s Play, but the duo successfully developed one of the most iconic horror villains ever imagined on-screen. Following the original Child’s Play trilogy, Chucky became drastically more playful in the sequels, pushing comedy into the forefront while horror was essentially placed on the back burner (remember that doll sex scene in Bride of Chucky? Yeah. Us, too).
While Mancini and the original voice of Chucky, Brad Dourif, are hard at work producing a new TV series for the Good Guy doll, Lars Klevberg’s modernized version of the classic 1988 film will be hitting theaters next month. Mark Hamill has taken over voice acting duties for Chucky, and from the most recent trailer, it sounds like we’ll get to enjoy a little of his famous Joker sound in the new iteration.
The best part, though, is that the trailer actually looks scary. Moving away from some of the sillier sequels, the remake appears to be going back to Chucky’s roots by reintroducing horror back into the horror franchise. Excited over the thriller vibes and a unique take centering on Andy Barclay (Gabriel Bateman) and his new AI Buddi, we decided to rank every Chucky movie based on which films of the series are the most terrifying.