Scariest movie monster: Chucky or Jason Voorhees? | The Tylt
Scariest movie monster: Chucky or Jason Voorhees?
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 ran away with the whole thing, toppling Freddy Krueger, Pinhead, and Michael Myers for the crown of scariest horror icon ever.
Candyman, Ghostface, Pinhead, Leprechaun, the Babadook, Annabelle, Norman Bates and Pazuzu were all slaughtered in the first round. Jigsaw, Leatherface, the Creeper, and Pennywise were all gutted in the second round. Now it's down to the powerhouses Chucky, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.
Don't forget to cast your vote in our other head-to-head brawls below, and may the scariest monster win! 👻 🎃 😱
Chucky was created by American filmmaker Don Mancini in 1988, originally appearing in the 1988 film "Child's Play." The supernatural slasher film spawned six sequels and several comic book spin-offs. The franchise has grossed over $182 million at the box office.
Chucky is actually a possessed "Good Guy" doll, inhabited by the soul of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray. The doll is modeled after the Cabbage Patch Kids and, while only 28 inches tall, has the strength of a full-grown man. The franchise revolves around Chucky's mostly unsuccessful plots to transfer his soul to a human host. He has a love interest named Tiffany and is the father of a pair of twins named Glen and Glenda.
Also referred to as "the Lakeshore Strangler," Charles Lee Ray became the killer doll Chucky through the use of a voodoo amulet. Though his appearance has become scarred throughout the series, Chucky has shown to have supernatural regenerative abilities. It's hard to keep a Good Guy doll down.
Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Chucky.
Jason Voorhees wasn't the original serial killer of "Friday the 13th," it was mother—Pamela Voorhees. Jason made his debut in the second film, wearing a sack over his face, finally donning his iconic hockey mask in "Part III." Jason became the juggernaut of horror movie monsters in the early '80s, with "Friday the 13th" spawning 10 sequels and a reboot. The "Friday the 13th" franchise has made more than $380 million domestically at the box office.
Jason drowned as a small child in 1957 at Camp Crystal Lake from negligence, as camp counselors were not watching him. After his mother goes on a killing spree both in the '50s and '80s to shut down the camp, Jason makes his grand return. It's simple—he wants to avenge the death of his mother after her head is chopped in the first film. And he does just that!
Jason Voorhees, over the course of the franchise, becomes an unstoppable killing machine. If you are a teenager on his lawn, and you are engaging in sexual activity, drugs or alcohol then you are as good as dead. It's especially over for you once you hear that "ki ki ki ma ma ma" sound effect and a twig break in the woods.
Jason was in direct competition with Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger in the '80s, but neither of the other horror icons could match him in number of sequels or total kills.
Watch Jason's top 10 kills below, according to WatchMojo.