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It was nicely over 30 years in the past that we first met Charles Lee Ray within the unique Baby’s Play, a serial killer referred to as the “Lakeshore Strangler” who’s gunned down in a toy store one evening. In fact, Charles Lee Ray makes use of darkish voodoo magic to switch his soul right into a Good Guys doll earlier than he takes his remaining breath, giving start to the horror icon we all know and love as Chucky.
All through the course of seven films within the unique Baby’s Play franchise, we’ve develop into nicely acquainted with the killer doll, however we nonetheless don’t know all that a lot concerning the early days of Charles Lee Ray. That was till final evening’s episode of brand name new tv collection “Chucky,” in fact, which made good on creator Don Mancini‘s promise of “exploring Chucky’s character with a depth that’s uniquely afforded by the tv collection format.”
This week’s model new third episode, titled “I Like To Be Hugged,” delved into the origin story of Charles Lee Ray, which had been teased within the very first episode. Flashbacks all through the brand new episode gave us some perception into Charles Lee Ray’s early days as a baby, witnessing the brutal and bloody homicide of his father by the hands of a serial killer one fateful evening.
In response to witnessing the horrific act, a younger Charles Lee Ray picks up a knife and murders his personal mom in the identical vogue, impressed by the killer to develop into a killer himself. It’s a twisted first kill for the Lakeshore Strangler, to say the very least, revealing a completely new wrinkle within the story of a personality we’ve spent the previous 30 years hanging out with.
Thoughts you, movies together with Mancini’s Curse of Chucky have touched upon the pre-Chucky days of Charles Lee Ray, however that is first time we’ve gotten any precise perception into the killer’s childhood. And the flashbacks within the episode present key perception into Chucky’s newest journey as nicely, cluing us into exactly why he’s attempting to cross the knife, so to talk, to Jake Wheeler.
For these questioning, younger Charles Lee Ray is performed by actor David Kohlsmith in “Chucky,” who additionally performed younger Teddy in The Christmas Chronicles and younger Billy in Shazam!
New episodes of “Chucky” premiere Tuesday nights on SYFY and USA.