Scariest movie monster: Chucky or Annabelle? | The Tylt
Scariest movie monster: Chucky or Annabelle?
Just like a classic movie monster, our Monster Madness bracket is back and bigger than ever. We're pitting 16 heavyweight champions of horror against each other all month long, and you decide who wins the grand prize! Last year, Chucky was crowned of scariest horror icon ever yet again, toppling Leatherface, Freddy Krueger, Pinhead, and Michael Myers for the second consecutive year.
But this year, 15 other monsters—some new and some coming back with a vengeance—are eyeing Chucky's haunted throne. Click the bracket below to cast your vote in our other head-to-head brawls below, and may the scariest monster win! 👻 🎃 😱
Filmmaker Don Mancini created Chucky with the release of "Child's Play" in 1988, launching a new slasher horror franchise. The supernatural horror-slasher franchise has spawned six sequels and has a reboot in the making. So far, the franchise has grossed over $176 million globally at the box office. While not a huge box office draw, Chucky is arguably the most beloved out of all the horror movie monsters. He's the reigning champion of the monster madness bracket for two years in a row!
Chucky is a Good Guy doll possessed by "the Lakeshore Strangler" Charles Lee Ray. The serial killer uses a voodoo amulet to transfer his conscious into the '80s childhood doll. Throughout the franchise, Chucky attempts to transfer his soul into a human host, originally terrorizing poor Andy, who only wanted to Good Guy doll to play with. Later, Chucky's love interest Tiffany joins him in his murderous rampage. They are the parents of twins Glen and Glenda. Yep, two killer dolls reproduced! But reproducing isn't Chucky's only ability. He also has regenerative abilities and knows his voodoo! He's literally the last thing you'll expect to be a serial killer because he's a such a good guy!
Creepily enough—Annabelle is based on a true story by real-life paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren. Annabelle is a doll associated with occult magic and used as a vessel for a demon to cast fear and illusions into its victims. Annabelle's motive is to terrorize and possess her victims into her agenda of purely evil acts. The doll takes possession of her victims through vomiting what is called "black ectoplasm" into their mouths. ECK! So, she is definitely not a doll you want to own. Like the movies show, things didn't turn out well for those who do.