Scariest movie monster: Chucky or Pennywise? | The Tylt
It's October and we've resurrected our Monster Madness bracket. In round two, it's Chucky versus Pennywise—monsters who enjoy terrorizing children. Chucky is a foul-mouthed doll possessed by a serial killer. (He was also last year's reigning champion.) Pennywise is an omniscient evil entity who poses as a clown and feeds off of children. He's also the antagonist of "It," the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Which movie monster is scarier?
Scariest movie monster: Chucky or Pennywise?
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. Still, it's anyone's game—with new contestants Jigsaw, the Creeper and Pennywise eyeing the haunted throne in our second round. 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.
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Pennywise the Dancing Clown was created by Stephen King for the 1986 horror novel "It," and adapted for television in 1990 by horror journeyman Tommy Lee Wallace and most recently for film by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman. Released on September 8, 2017, "It" has gone on to become the highest-grossing horror film of all time.
Pennywise is just the most recent disguise for the nameless evil that has terrorized the town of Derry, and Earth, for time immemorial. It originated within the Macroverse, a dimension filled with unspeakable horrors, and came to Earth millions of years ago—probably the result of an asteroid collision.
It has taken on the guise of Pennywise the Dancing Clown to prey on children; kids are easier for Pennywise to fill with terror, which "It" says is like "salting the meat." It awakens every 30 years or so, after a tragic event, to feast and then goes into hibernation.
Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Pennywise.