Can you name the horror movie these dysfunctional families are from?

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For those like yourself who revel in all things dark and mysterious, home is where the horror is and notably, this chilling genre has had no challenges expanding into the realm of family ties and unhealthy relationships. Whether it be an abusive parent, turmoil among siblings, or the trauma of being raised in a world of emotional dysfunction, the world of horror has created some of the most conspicuously, flawed family of foes this side of the loony-bin. So, if you’re feeling knowledgeable enough, claim your place in the ranks of fandom by naming the following films that depict these fearsome folks. 

#1: The murderous family stuck in a plastic prison 

This franchise sprang forth to the big screen in 1988 and has hence created seven more thrilling movie installments featuring the fiery serial killer we all know and love. Although he struggles with his forced imprisonment inside the creepy Good Guy Chucky Doll, this character never ceases to hide his devilish humor for some wicked bloodshed. Needless to say, Chucky isn’t the only sick, twisted individual in his family of decrepit dolls, Tiffany also possesses a murderous drive of her own, which together, was passed on to their offspring. In fact, their viciously volatile relationship extended into a feature film with a son/daughter added to the mix. Whether you call this character Glen or Glenda, it’s clear that using a voodoo amulet to resurrect your dead parents is almost a step above the typical definition of dysfunctional. 

So, if you’re a true fan of horror films, which Child’s Play flick includes all of these hair-raising misfits? 

#2: The clan of pure craziness 

There’s no question that a family this kooky belongs inside the walls of an insane asylum, but the Firefly clan still manages to find their sanity through the torture of kidnapped teenagers. Moreover, this twisted family tree features its own brand of devilish cruelty, and even when fighting, find unhealthy ways to display their affection. Hobbyist of maiming, murder and satanic experiences, this tribe of kin has a penchant for gruesome blood and gore and even some horror movie action figures to immortalize them as fearsome foes. 

Which horror film features this hellish clan?

#3: Grave robbing kith and kin 

Even estranged families should take the time to sit down to a home-cooked meal and if the household consists of a group of graverobbers, it wouldn’t be weird for barbecued human flesh to be the main dish on the menu. Nevertheless, one of the most dangerous, dysfunctional families in the horror world has got to be none other than the Sawyers’. Notably featured as collectible horror movie action figures, this group of miscreants isn’t capable of living in the boundaries of everyday society, which is why they reside out in the backyard boonies of the Texas wilderness. Wearing masks made from human skin, suckling blood and murdering tourists, this bunch is as bizarre as they’re murderous. 

Which horror film features this cannibalistic family? 

How many of the above horror movies families do you know and love? Drop a comment below to compare with our readers.

A behind the scenes look into the Child’s Play franchise

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Horror fans who crave a tasteful combination of chilling, slasher suspense and comedy absolutely adore everything about the Child’s Play franchise. This particular horror series takes a very original approach to the motives behind a stereotypical, creepy living dead doll. While the Good Guy Chucky Doll — a toy that’s possessed by the notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray — looks innocent, he is indeed obsessed with cursing, sexual desires and figuring out how to transfer his soul into a living human body. It’s safe to say that this authentic storyline has fanatics constantly wondering what might happen next. Needless to say, while you’re already familiar with the voodoo-practicing, menacing murders and a whole lot of blood, there are still a lot of intriguing facts about the franchise that you probably didn’t know.

Chucky’s real name was inspired by serial killers

While we’re most familiar with the provocative, knife-wielding character, Chucky’s threatening persona as a doll is actually based on his psychopathic tendencies in his original human form. Charles Lee Ray, also known in the Child’s Play franchise as the Lakeshore Strangler is a fictional killer disciplined in the ancient art of voodoo rituals. Although the character is fictitious, his name was inspired by three infamous murders throughout history — Charles Manson, American cult leader, Lee Harvey Oswald, the sniper who shot John F. Kennedy and James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Martin Luther King.

Chucky loses a hand in many of the films

SPOILER ALERT! Before Chucky “dies” in Child’s Play, Andy’s mother shoots his right hand off with a gun. During the second film, Child’s Play 2, Chucky is forced to rip his own hand off while escaping, later replacing it with a knife. How classic? And finally, during the third installment of the original Child’s Play franchise, Andy gets his chance to chop off Chucky’s hand. The best part is, this hand-chopping tradition is continued on in the sequel films.  

Bride of Chucky pays homage to classic horror films

If you look closely during the opening scene of Bride of Chucky, some horror Easter eggs have been left behind for the slasher film fans. Freddy Krueger’s razor-tipped glove, Michael Myers’ killer disguise, Jason Voorhees’ hockey-mask and Leatherface’s chainsaw is locked away in the police evidence depository.

A Child’s Play reboot and TV series are in the works

Production is currently underway on a Child’s Play reboot that aims to breathe a fresh take on the infamous horror franchise. While this contemporary reimagining is changing up the persona of the 1988 classic, it will still possess the same seat-jumping, horrifying blood bath that the original franchise is known for. The best part is that this modern-day film will be jam-packed with technological upgrades in order to entice a new generation.

Not to be confused with the upcoming Child’s Play TV series, which is keeping the classic undertones of the original horror franchise. Said to be honoring the storyline of Chucky’s menacing adventures, this creation has room to expand his character, explore the bloodthirsty playground and tell a little bit more of the backstory.

Are you excited for the new Child’s Play franchise installments? Tell us what’s on your mind in the comments section below.