Chucky in 2019: Empathizing with a Murderous Doll

How ‘Child’s Play’ turns a horror icon into a tragic, emotionally engaging character.

Still from ‘Child’s Play’ (1988) — Image via IMDb

“His way of becoming sympathetic — that was something I really wanted to look into. I viewed the story as a Greek tragedy [for] Chucky…” — Lars Klevberg

Still from ‘Child’s Play’ (2019) — Image via IMDb

“He was really like an innocent child, really, just learning from what goes around him.” — Mark Hamill, Den of Geek

Still from ‘Child’s Play’ (2019) — Image via IMDb

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