Michael Myers vs. Chucky: Who's the Ultimate Horror Movie Icon? | The Tylt
Michael Myers vs. Chucky: Who's the Ultimate Horror Movie Icon?
Michael Myers, also known as "the Shape" and the Boogeyman, was created by "Halloween" director and horror master John Carpenter. "Halloween" paved the way for future slasher horror films, creating a finely-tuned formula many have followed. The virgin lives, but her sexually active, drug-using friends die upon being stalked by an unstoppable serial killer. With many sequels, remakes and retcons—The latest "Halloween" (2018) in the franchise has grossed more than $255 million globally at the box office.
Michael murdered his 17-year-old sister on Halloween when he was a young child. Michael Myers broke out of a mental institution 15 years later to terrorize a babysitter and her friends on Halloween. Later sequels added more context to the killing spree: Laurie Strode, the babysitter, was actually his estranged sister.
Dr. Loomis said it best—there was pure evil behind Michael's eyes, and he wasn't joking. Michael Myers has butchered many over the years with his simple weapon of choice: the knife. The horror icon popularized the "silent, but deadly" persona before Jason Voorhees was even a twinkle in Pamela Voorhees' eyes.
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. This franchise has had many sequels and now a remake in 2019.
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.