Child's Play (1988) Poster



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Followed by 

Remade as 

Zapatlela (1993)
Marathi remake of Hollywood movie.

Edited into 

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004) (TV Mini-Series)



Halloween (1978)
The Shining (1980)
In the scene where chucky tries to slash his way through a door with a knife, is a clear homage to the scene from the shinning where Jack breaks a door with an axe.
The Pit (1981)
A boy and his evil talking toy.
Muppet Babies (1984) (TV Series)
An image of Baby Beaker & Bunsen appear on a Muppet Babies Playhouse set in Andy's closet.
The Terminator (1984)
The villain is seemingly burned to death, only to come back in a more frightening form.
She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985) (TV Series)
the first scene in the toy store there is a "She-Ra" action figure in plain view when Chucky is running from the cops
The Real Ghostbusters (1986) (TV Series)
Just after the explosion in the toy store at the beginning of the movie, a lone Kenner Ecto-1 box can be seen in the background on the shelf as Detective Norris stumbles around looking for Charles Lee Ray.

Referenced in 

The Exorcist III (1990)
Brad Dourif, the voice of the Chucky doll, says, "It's child's play." We cut to a young boy who looks like the doll.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Dolly Dearest (1991)
Evil, killer living doll.
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel mentions it in reference to the sequel.
Dispatches: Beyond Belief (1992) (TV Episode)
This film's video box is featured.
Full House: The House Meets the Mouse: Part 1 (1993) (TV Episode)
Stephanie says 'yeah right, and Chucky was just a doll'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: He looks like a Middle-aged Chucky.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: They've found Chucky!
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Kitten with a Whip (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Chucky!"
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy II (1996) (TV Episode)
The plot involves a dummy coming to life after a curse is read out.
Black Sheep (1996)
Fear (1996)
Con Air (1997)
Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy III: Part 1 (1997) (TV Episode)
Doll comes to life.
Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy III: Part 2 (1997) (TV Episode)
Doll comes to life.
The X-Files: Chinga (1998) (TV Episode)
When Scully mentions to Mulder that a doll maybe the source of the bizarre happenings, he mentions Chucky.
Goosebumps: Bride of the Living Dummy (1998) (TV Episode)
Doll comes to life.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Good Will Haunting (1998) (TV Episode)
The plot of the episode revolves around an evil doll.
The Muse (1999)
Malcolm in the Middle: Sleepover (2000) (TV Episode)
Reese talks about the movie
Leprechaun in the Hood (2000) (Video)
In reference to Leprechaun, the gangsters called him "Chucky on crack".
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.2 (2000) (TV Episode)
In "Let's Make a Date", Wayne plays evil horror movie doll Chucky.
That's My Bush!: An Aborted Dinner Date (2001) (TV Episode)
A woman calls the abored baby politician Chucky in reference to the tiny villain from this film.
The Nightmare Room: Scareful What You Wish For (2001) (TV Episode)
Buddy's line "Hi, I'm Buddy. I'll be your best friend forever. Want to play?" is modeled after Chucky's "Hi, I'm Chucky, want to play?"
Charmed: A Paige from the Past (2002) (TV Episode)
There is a doll of the character of Chucky in Paige's room.
Charmed: Womb Raider (2002) (TV Episode)
Piper calls the demon baby Chucky
Jackie Chan Adventures: I'll Be a Monkey's Puppet (2002) (TV Episode)
As Jackie, the puppet, chases the Monkey King. The Monkey King says "Here come's Chucky" The killer doll from the child's play movies
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Chameleon (2002) (TV Episode)
One of Chuck's victims is named Maggie Peterson.
The King of Queens: Taste Buds (2003) (TV Episode)
Doug wants to rent four of the "Chucky" movies at the video store.
Jason vs. Sadako (2003) (Short)
Freak Out (2004)
Killer doll.
Legend of Siren: Erotic Ghost (2004)
character named after film villain (Chucky)
What I Like About You: Don't Kiss the Messenger (2005) (TV Episode)
Holly and Vince go see a Chucky marathon
When Chucky Became Mary (2005) (Short)
The Ringer (2005)
when jeffy and the gang are in the tent telling scary stories, one of the guys acts like Chucky from "Childs Play"
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Rod Gudino mentions it. Also, a Chucky doll is shown.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
A Chucky Doll was seen.
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Leslie mentions Chucky
Littleman (2006)
quote in movie
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
The Ex (2006)
Vecinos: Re-Pintando la vecindad (2007) (TV Episode)
Lorena tells Benito that he is ready for the role of Chucky when he had an angry face.
The Making of 'Stupid Teenagers Must Die!' (2007) (Video)
Mentioned by cast member as a favorite horror film.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Monster Squad (2007) (TV Episode)
Chuckie was listed among the horror figures to get his own franchise.
The Irate Gamer: Zombies Ate Neighbors (SNES) Halloween Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Chris says that some enimes are killer dolls.
Private Practice: In Which Dell Finds His Fight (2007) (TV Episode)
Chucky mentioned.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
Screenwipe: Episode #5.5 (2008) (TV Episode)
Andy Nyman compares a kids' show to this.
The Reinactors (2008)
Hollywood Boulevard costumed character is dressed as Chucky doll from movie
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Hannah Montana: You Gotta Lose This Job (2009) (TV Episode)
Rico refers to Jackson's ventriloquist doll Frankilin as "Chucky"
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Episode #1.13 (2009) (TV Episode)
Conan mentions it.
Psychoville: Joy (2009) (TV Episode)
The Little Freddy Fruitcake doll appears to become alive and tries to murder Joy. Numerous visual cues are copied from the film.
America's Next Top Model: Let's Dance (2010) (TV Episode)
"She looks like Chucky" is said and a picture of Chucky is shown on screen
Sons of Tucson: The Golden Ticket (2010) (TV Episode)
Ron calls raging Robby "Chucky".
The Ricky Gervais Show: Noises (2010) (TV Episode)
Ricky mentions Chucky
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Self-Esteem (2010) (TV Episode)
Penn mentions Chucky.
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) (Video)
DVD case is shown.
How I Met Your Mother: Baby Talk (2010) (TV Episode)
The character of Chucky the doll is discussed by Marshall and Lily.
Conan: Paper or Plastique? (2010) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien (while interviewing actor Joel McHale) mentions the character Chucky in this movie
The Cleveland Show: Beer Walk! (2010) (TV Episode)
Rallo dressed up as Chucky to scare his sister Roberta and her boyfriend Federline
Supernatural: Mannequin 3: The Reckoning (2011) (TV Episode)
Dean mentions Chucky
Fear from Beyond! (2011) (Short)
Toy chucky doll can be seen in the backround of some shots
Nostalgia Critic: The Langoliers (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among Tom Holland's other films
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
The PoseidonGodofWater20 Movie Collection: Monster on the Chair (2011) (TV Episode)
A Chucky doll is used as the monster of the title
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Child's Play No More (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Simpsons: The Falcon and the D'Ohman (2011) (TV Episode)
In Wayne's flashback to his training, he is attacked by Chucky.
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Halloween 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
One kid is seen dressed as Chucky.
The Cleveland Show: Brown Magic (2012) (TV Episode)
Black Chucky
Castle: Once Upon a Crime (2012) (TV Episode)
Ryan says to Esposito, "Ever since Chucky, I haven't been able to look at a doll."
The Office: Test the Store (2012) (TV Episode)
Kevin mentions the Gremlins and "Chucky the doll" as examples of things that are "little but dangerous."
Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, poster and photographs are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Making of a Nostalgia Critic Episode (2012) (TV Episode)
Doug mentions this movie during the coffee maker scene.
Raising Hope: Lord of the Ring (2013) (TV Episode)
title visible on one of the Chances' video tapes
After Lately: Research & Annoy (2013) (TV Episode)
Monica Potter calls Brad "Chucky".
The Simpsons: Gorgeous Grampa (2013) (TV Episode)
Chucky mentioned
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case and a Chucky doll are shown.
Ooga Booga (2013)
A character calls the doll "Spear Chucky"
Castle: Scared to Death (2013) (TV Episode)
Ryan refers to "those Chucky movies"
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.71 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the character Chucky.
Trailer Failure: Curse of Chucky (2013) (TV Episode)
The original is mentioned
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Halloween Horror Nights (2013) (TV Episode)
Chucky's name is seen on a list of monsters yet to be created for the mazes.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Tony Gardner and Alterian Inc (2013) (TV Episode)
Tony references inheriting Chucky and Tiffany's designs from the previous movies.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Alien: Resurrection (2013) (TV Episode)
James comments that Brad Dourif uses his Chucky voice in one scene.
JonTron: Goosebumps: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Picture of Chucky is seen.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Shepherd (2013) (TV Episode)
"Well, outside of a Child's Play movie..."
The Super Phelous Angry Reviewing Meta-Show or Something...: Psycho Santa (2013) (TV Episode)
"I guess this IS the end, friend."
Last Man Standing: Elfie (2013) (TV Episode)
Eve mentions the character Chucky
The Super Phelous Angry Reviewing Meta-Show or Something...: The Gingerdead Man (2013) (TV Episode)
"Have you ever wanted to see Child's Play with Gary Busey instead of Brad Dourif?"
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night (2013) (TV Episode)
"We'll get you a Good Guy doll for Christmas, that should cheer you up."
Doll Killer (2013)
A Chucky doll can be seen in the background
Eretz Nehederet: Episode #11.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Miri Regev asks why the Chucky doll is here
The PoseidonGodofWater20 Show (2014) (TV Series)
A Chuck doll can be seen on the shelf. Episode 1.6
Night of the Demon with Richard Weinman (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Annabelle (2014)
A building called The Barclay is shown. The Barclay family is the family terrorized by Chucky in Child's Play (1988)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Gordon Ramsay/Fallonventions/Little Big Town (2014) (TV Episode)
Photo of Chucky shown in the Halloween Instagrams segment
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night IV: Initiation (2014) (TV Episode)
"Just like how Warriors of Virtue is a spin-off of Child's Play..."
1-800-Ghostbegone (2014) (Short)
character Charley Barklay
The Cinema Snob: Hell of the Living Dead (2015) (TV Episode)
"Only now, he looks like Chucky."
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #5.29 (2015) (TV Episode)
Part of a question
The Goldbergs: Happy Mom, Happy Life (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Miss Taraborelli.
Adam Green's Scary Sleepover: Tom Holland (2015) (TV Episode)
Writer/director Holland discusses the film.
NCIS: Los Angeles: Blaze of Glory (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Sam.
Face Off: Deadly Dolls (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster seen
Ted 2 (2015)
A man is dressed as Chucky at Comic-Con
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 August 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Jon Gruden says he doesn't mind the name Chucky (which is derived from the character Chucky in this movie) even though the character is foul-mouthed
Danza Macabra (2015)
The movie is in the continuity of the same story with evil puppets.
Whophead (2015) (Short)
character name
Flash Forward: That's My Baby (TV Episode)
Miles refers to Becca and Tucker's doll as "Chucky."


Donovan's Brain (1953)
Maggie is watching this film after she puts Andy to bed.

Featured in 

Hollywood Halloween (1997) (TV Movie)
Masters of Horror (2002) (TV Movie)
clips from thes movie are featured throughout the show
I Love the '80s: 1988 (2002) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Super Secret Movie Rules: Slashers (2004) (TV Episode)
features clips from this film
Conceiving the 'Seed of Chucky' (2005) (Video)
clip shown
Evil Comes in Small Packages (2008) (Video)
Featured in making of documentary
It's Hard Being Evil (2008) (Video)
Making of
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Child's Play (2009) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Spontaneous Combustion (2009) (TV Episode)
A clip of Chucky was shown when James mention that Sam was portrayed by the same actor.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Chucky.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
part of the horror tribute
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Child's Play (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Nostalgia Critic: Alien: Resurrection (2012) (TV Episode)
Chucky's line of having a date with a six year old boy is inserted when Brad Dourif's character tries to smooch an alien.
The Super Phelous Angry Reviewing Meta-Show or Something...: Child's Play 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
"I have a date with a six year old boy" plays
The Super Phelous Angry Reviewing Meta-Show or Something...: Halloween Re-Phake (2012) (TV Episode)
Chucky's "date with a 6 year ol boy" is inserted into Dourif's dialogue
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Clip shown
The Cinema Snob: To Catch a Yeti (2014) (TV Episode)
Snob dubs Chucky's chant over Hank's howls
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Bride of Chucky (2014) (TV Episode)
James talks about the original

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror III (1992) (TV Episode)
Homer inadvertently buys Bart an evil Krusty doll for his birthday.
NewsRadio: Daydream (1996) (TV Episode)
Matthew appears as Chucky in one of Beth's daydreams
Jack Frost (1997) (Video)
The killer snowman taunts his victims similar to the voice of Chucky..
Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)
Joey's son Chucky resembles Chucky from this film series.
Scream 3 (2000)
Monster Mash (2000) (Video)
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000) (Video)
A student in the film named Chuckie resembles the doll from the film
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
The Simpsons: The Ziff Who Came to Dinner (2004) (TV Episode)
The killer doll movie that Bart and Lisa want to see is a Child's Play spoof.
Robot Chicken: Plastic Buffet (2005) (TV Episode)
In one skit, Chucky is running through a field and gets killed by cabbage patch kids.
Rosario + Vampire: Little Sister and a Vampire (2008) (TV Episode)
Kokoa chases Moka, wielding a Chucky doll.
Stan Helsing (2009)
parody character Lucky
Scary Movie 5 (2013)

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