A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Director: Tom Holland
Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent
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For his sixth birthday, Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) asks his mother, Karen (Catherine Hicks) to buy him a Good Guys doll that he wants. When a peddler has one for a good price, Karen buys the doll, not knowing that it is possessed by the ghost of the infamous murderer, Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif), who had used voodoo to imprison his spirit in the doll when he was gunned down so he could continue to murder people. When Andy is being babysat by his Aunt Maggie (Dinah Manoff), Charles Lee Ray, who is in a doll called ‘Chucky,’ feels the urge to kill someone and pushes Maggie from the kitchen window of the Barclays’ fifth-floor apartment, thus letting his little secret slip out to Andy.
After the police are called, Homicide Officer Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon), who, coincidentally happens to be the cop that shot Charles Lee Ray, comes to investigate the crime. When Andy tries to tell the adults that Chucky is the killer, they think he’s mentally ill and want him institutionalized. When Karen finds out the truth about Chucky, she tries to tell Officer Norris that Andy isn’t crazy, but Norris thinks she’s being ridiculous and is demented as well. When she asks why he doesn’t believe her, he tells her it’s because he’s sane. When Norris realizes Chucky really is alive, it looks like it may be too late. Is it too late for him, Andy, and Karen to make a comeback?