Child’s Play: A look at every official poster in the series

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Some Chucky movies can be pretty hit or miss with fans, but at least his posters are always awesome, as you can see in each official poster from the series.

In a genre full of reboots, we should all give the Child’s Play franchise some credit. Chucky’s fellow murderers like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees have since gone the way for the remake, but Chucky has been going strong since 1988 to as recently as last year. Though some of the entries in the film series may be wildly different in tone, all of the posters have been consistently rad.

Let’s look at each movie poster in the Child’s Play series, beginning with the original from 1988…

Child’s Play (1988)

via Universal

The original Child’s Play movie is still seen by many horror fans as the best one of them all. In the one that started them all, Brad Dourif plays serial killer Charles Lee Ray. With a vigilant detective closing in, Ray transfers his soul into the body of a Good Guy doll using black magic. Now calling himself Chucky, the evil doll plans to then take control of the body of six-year-old Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), lest he be trapped in plastic forever.

What’s interesting about this original poster is that it’s the only one to not show Chucky’s face. Sure, we can see his ominous eyes in the sky, but audiences were going to have to see the film to get a better look at him. The babysitter’s death in the film is featured prominently instead, just a small sampling of the murder and mayhem at the tiny hands of Chucky that was yet to come.