Warning: This put up accommodates spoilers for Chucky season 1, episode 1.
Chucky episode 1 noticed the long-lasting villain unleash his distinctive model of horror upon Hackensack, New Jersey — this is why he selected that city and the way it ties to his origin. Since Don Mancini created him in 1988, the Brad Dourif voiced Chucky has rampaged by quite a lot of areas. In his human type, the serial killer was dubbed the Lakeshore Strangler and terrorized Chicago for years. After Charles Lee Ray transferred himself right into a doll in Kid’s Play, he retained the identical stomping grounds for just a few extra outings earlier than shifting on. Chucky subsequently targetted a distant Navy Academy in Kid’s Play 3, went on a street journey in Bride of Chucky, after which resurrected in Los Angeles for Seed of Chucky.
After an prolonged hiatus, the titular doll returned for 2013’s Curse of Chucky. Happening a extra centralized homicide spree, he picked off the prolonged Pierce household solely inside the confines of their dwelling. Cult of Chucky adopted the same method, with the killer doll terrorizing the sufferers and employees of Harrogate Psychiatric Hospital. With the ending of Cult of Chucky, Mancini immediately arrange Chucky. Within the course of, he promised a a lot wider playground for each considered one of Chucky’s film kinds to inhabit and unleash havoc.
With Chucky season 1, episode 1, “Demise By Misadventure,” the present has already begun to dwell as much as that promise. The Kid’s Play franchise has been characterised by frequent reinventions and tonal shifts, so the selection to maneuver to Hackensack, New Jersey allowed Chucky to proceed that pattern and embody basic style tropes. The concept of a seemingly idyllic suburban city turned the wrong way up by blood-soaked carnage is a staple of different horror franchises as Halloween or A Nightmare on Elm Road. By adopting it, Chucky checked off one other field in demonstrating its franchise versatility and in addition arrange the sorts of homages and realizing references Kid’s Play has grow to be recognized for — all because the red-headed fiend picks off Chucky 2021’s new and returning forged of characters one after the other.
As teased within the closing moments of Chucky season 1, episode 1, “Demise by Misadventure,” Hackensack can also be Charles Lee Ray’s hometown. That reality was truly revealed through the aforementioned street journey in Bride of Chucky. Lengthy earlier than Chucky determined he cherished ruining lives as an unassuming doll, he sought to return to a human physique. In service of that quest, he aimed to retrieve an amulet that was buried together with his human corpse. Because the journey started, Chucky revealed his grave was in Hackensack, New Jersey. That is additionally the place Chucky’s personal genderfluid (and considerably murderous) little one was born and a ripe place to increase his “cult” even additional — at present by Jake (Zackary Arthur). As such, Chucky selecting that city as his goal was not random. As a substitute, it was a homecoming that may give the newest chapter of the Kid’s Play film/Chucky saga one thing of a full circle edge.
Just one episode into the Chucky TV present, it’s subsequent to unimaginable to find out his wider plan for Hackensack, New Jersey. As teased by Jennifer Tilly’s Tiffany within the trailer, nevertheless, there undoubtedly is one. Equally, it is unclear whether or not Chucky is being designed as an total conclusion or if Mancini already has future outings in thoughts. There’s at all times an opportunity Chucky will function each – wrapping issues up however permitting him the potential to come back again (as he at all times does). Utilizing Hackensack because the setting would lend the present a component of a conclusion, with issues ending the place they successfully started and maybe amid the descendants of some unique victims. As a lot as Hackensack is the right place to lastly inform Charles Lee Ray AKA Chucky’s full childhood backstory, it is also the right locale for a last showdown that Chucky has constructed in direction of for over 30 years.