BY TIM SCOTT
This Halloween season, we have the battle of the dolls: ANNABELLE vs CHUCKY. Two maniacal, demented, evil little stuffed toys battle it out to see who comes out on top. Wow, I can’t believe we’re actually talking about this, but what the heck — it’s awesome fun for Scare Guys like myself. And I’m sure I’m not the only Horror Freak out there who’s done this…. actually…..
I’M NOT. The Annabelle vs. Chucky throwdown is raging online right now. Here’s a sample:
FROM SYFY Wire:
That creep factor is played up big time this year with Annabelle: Creation out in theaters this week and Cult of Chucky premiering at Fright Fest London later this month before its Oct. 3 release. So which killer doll should you fear the most? Let’s lay it all out there and pit these two against each other — that way they’re not coming after us!
Annabelle! With a narrow victory and a score of 4-3 thanks to the two draws, Annabelle is the killer doll we’d least like to see show up at our doorstep. That doesn’t mean you should send the SYFY offices a Chucky “Good Guy” doll, though. Seriously, let’s just keep all the dolls away from us. Forever. Thanks.
Read full SYFY Wire article here >>>
Horror movies based on horrible real life cases are usually a safe bet for a terrifying storyline, but Chucky creator Don Mancini has some pretty interesting ideas… Speaking to USA Today, Don explained his wild doll horror dreams:
I am hoping that at some future point we have Annabelle and Chucky team up. We would be into it, the only problem is that we are in different studios. That would probably be years worth of red tape to work it out. But if it all could be worked out, then yes, we’re very into it.
Read full Moviepilot.com article here >>>
WHAT DO WE THINK?
Well, here’s the deal…. we think Annabelle is creepy as !#4&…. and then some. But there ain’t no doll that’s gonna get the best of Chucky. I’m not saying he’ll win at the box-office. Nope, our money is still on Annabelle to clean up whereas Chucky might just be collecting small change. As a matter of fact, the first three Chucky films have only brought in about $75 million domestically, as compared to the $85 million domestic haul by just the first Annabelle. If you factor in the worldwide box-office, the first Annabelle KILLS IT with nearly $257 million. Chucky’s three films only got $99 million worldwide. Yeah, there’s some inflation to factor in, but the Girl’s got it going on with the box-office.
But when it comes to bad-assery, Chucky has a huge body count in all his films, a crazy girlfriend who’ll kill you as soon as look at ya, and an entire franchise to lean on.
Here’s the determining factor — if you’re walking down a dark alley, which doll would make you crap your pants more if you saw it waddling down the alleyway toward you? CHUCKY! That little turd packs a wallop. Annabelle, on the other hand, will stare at you until you cry. And cry some more.
In this BATTLE OF THE KILLER DOLLS, our money’s on Chucky. He’s the scarier doll–and a lot more fun….. but Annabelle is BY FAR the better franchise.