In Defense Of: “Child’s Play 2” (1990)

Nearly thirty years have gone by since everyone’s favorite killer doll, Chucky, was introduced to the world in November of 1988 through Child’s Play, and it didn’t take long for the character to ascend into pop culture, standing shoulder to shoulder with slasher icons of the era including Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. To say that he arrived at just the right time to be relevant would be an understatement, as the franchises of many of his famous contemporaries had either begun to dwindle in popularity or were on the verge of their downturn as widespread interest in the subgenre was waning.

Michael Myers was dragged back out for the first time in seven years to revitalize the Halloween franchise with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers mere weeks before the release of Child’s Play only for that series to go back into hibernation
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