Chucky (Full name: Charles Lee Ray) is one of the sub icons of Halloween Horror Nights: Ripped from the Silver Screen at Universal Orlando.
Character Description Edit
Charles Lee "Chucky" Ray (also known as "The Lakeshore Strangler") is the main antagonist in Child's Play, Child's Play 2, Child's Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky. He is voiced by Brad Dourif. Many people see Talking Tina (The Twilight Zone - "Living Doll" episode) as the archetypal "killer doll", being the inspiration for Chucky from the Child's Play series as well as other possessed doll types.
(according to Child's Play)
Charles Lee Ray was a violent criminal from the streets of Chicago. One evening while being pursued by Chicago Police Department Detective Mike Norris, Charles sought refuge in a toy store, however, it wasn't long until Detective Norris caught up with Charles and fatally shot him. Before dying, Charles, who was underneath a series of Good Guy dolls (an obvious spoof of the My Buddy dolls which were popular at the time), recited a voodoo chant which caused his soul to be transferred to one of the dolls before a lightning bolt caused the store to explode.
The following morning, a homeless peddler obtains the Good Guys doll, and ends up selling it to Karen Barclay, (who is unaware about the doll's history) who in turn gives it to her son, Andy. Later that evening while babysitting, Karen's sister, Maggie Barclay ends up being killed by Charles (or Chucky), While Det. Norris is rather reluctant to believe that Andy's doll would be responsible for Maggie's death. The following day, Andy ends up going to school, but under Chucky's orders he goes to where Eddie Caputo, Charles' colleague lives. and while Andy relieves himself, Chucky ends up killing Eddie by turning his gas line all the way, and while it's on, Eddie fires his gun which sparks a massive explosion. Once again, Andy is suspected of being responsible for Eddie's death, and while Andy is sent to a facility for mental evaluation, Karen ends up being attacked by Chucky (while not using his batteries) later that night, and after dismissing her after her testimony, Det. Norris is attacked by Chucky as well.
The following day, Chucky meets up with John, the voodoo practicioner who taught him the chant, in regards to why he is bleeding. John explains to Chucky that he is slowly beginning to become more human, and the only way to avoid an adverse effect, is by transferring his soul to a human (which in this case, it's Andy). Chucky understands what to do now, and then he kills John with a voodoo doll. Detective Norris and Karen who are searching for Chucky find John and realize what Chucky is up to.
That Night, Chucky attempts to perform the transferring ritual, but not before Det. Norris and Karen intervene. After a long battle, Andy traps Chucky in a fireplace, and burns him, however, Chucky is still alive, despite being charred completely. Finally, Detective Norris shoots Chucky's heart which finally kills him. However, when The Barclays leave the apartment, Andy notices that Chucky's remains are nowhere to be found.
Inspiration for Chucky Edit
Chucky is modeled after several dolls (particularly the popular My Buddy doll line from the mid 1980s), and his name is a blend of 3 notorious murderers:
- Charles (after Charles Manson)
- Lee (after Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who assassinated president John F. Kennedy)
- Ray (after James Earl Ray who is responsible for assassinating Martin Luther King)
Appearances at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Edit
- Chucky: Friends til the End (2009)
- Horror Nights: The Hallow'd Past (2010)
- HHN: 20 Years of Fear (2010)
- Dollhouse of the Damned (2014)
- All Nite Die-in: Double Feature (2015)