7 Child’s Play movies to watch before the Chucky TV series

CHUCKY -- "Just Let Go" Episode 104 -- Pictured: Chucky -- (Photo by: SYFY)
CHUCKY -- "Just Let Go" Episode 104 -- Pictured: Chucky -- (Photo by: SYFY) /

Get ready for some spine-tingling thrills with the new addition to the Child’s Play franchise just in time for the spooky season! The highly anticipated third season of the Chucky TV series, created by Don Mancini, has finally landed on Syfy, making its eerie debut on October 4, 2023. For those new to the twisted world of Chucky, it’s not just any doll – it’s the infamous Good Guy doll possessed by a malevolent force. This TV series is a direct sequel to Cult of Chucky (2017), where the story took a shocking turn.

In this latest installment, Chucky’s insatiable hunger for power leads him to an unthinkable residence – the White House, home to America’s First Family. The official plot synopsis, courtesy of Collider, reads:

"“In Chucky’s unending thirst for power, season 3 now sees Chucky ensconced with the most powerful family in the world — America’s First Family, inside the infamous walls of the White House. How did Chucky wind up here? What in God’s name does he want? And how can Jake, Devon, and Lexy possibly get to Chucky inside the world’s most secure house, all while balancing the pressures of romantic relationships and growing up? Meanwhile, Tiffany faces a looming crisis of her own as the police close in on her for ‘Jennifer Tilly’s’ murderous rampage last season.”"

If you’re new to this addictively thrilling series and wondering where to start, you’re in the right place! We have the full list of Child’s Play movies that you need to watch before delving into the TV series, in release order, below!

7 Child’s Play movies to watch before the Chucky TV series

To fully immerse yourself in the world of the Chucky TV series, it’s essential to kickstart your journey with the Child’s Play movies in release date order. These films form the backbone of Chucky’s twisted saga, and they’re packed with memorable moments, iconic kills, and character evolution that you won’t want to miss. Here’s a list of the must-watch movies:

  1. Child’s Play (1988): Where it all began. Meet Chucky, the killer doll possessed by a vengeful spirit, and follow his chilling reign of terror.
  2. Child’s Play 2 (1990): Chucky is back, and this time, he’s more relentless than ever. Watch as he continues his murderous rampage, targeting a new victim.
  3. Child’s Play 3 (1991): Chucky’s reign of terror extends to a military academy, where he wreaks havoc on unsuspecting cadets.
  4. Bride of Chucky (1998): Things take a twisted turn as Chucky finds a partner in crime, Tiffany, and the murderous duo embarks on a darkly comedic spree.
  5. Seed of Chucky (2004): Join Chucky and Tiffany’s offspring, Glen or Glenda, as they grapple with their murderous lineage in this campy, self-aware installment.
  6. Curse of Chucky (2013): Chucky returns to his horror roots in this atmospheric installment, where secrets from his past come back to haunt him.
  7. Cult of Chucky (2017):  Chucky resurfaces within a mental institution, wreaking havoc as he continues his relentless pursuit of new victims, while the line between reality and madness blurs.


In 2019, a remake of Child’s Play was released. While it offers a modern take on the iconic character, it’s not considered essential viewing if you’re short on time or prefer to focus on the original series. Check out the trailer for the thrilling remake below:

Where to watch Child’s Play movies?

Currently, you can stream all the Child’s Play movies on Peacock. And if you want to catch up on the first two seasons of Chucky, you can find them there too!

Season 3 of Chucky will have eight episodes. It will be split into two parts, with the first part airing from October 4 to October 25, 2023.

New episodes will be released every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy and can be streamed on Peacock afterward. The second part of season 3 is scheduled for 2024.

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