Throughout the course of the Child's Play films, the killer doll Chucky has mostly only squared off with any humans that stood in his way, with those foes proving difficult adversaries for a murderer the size of a doll. While a guest on the Necronomicast podcast, series creator Don Mancini revealed he has an idea of how to set Chucky's sights on Freddy Krueger, the murderer from the A Nightmare on Elm Street films.
“I’ve talked about this a lot over the years and it’s actually an idea that I think is cool and doable. It’s just… it would require arranging all the legal red tape between two different studios. But I think Chucky versus Freddy would be awesome,” Mancini revealed. “Because they both have distinct personalities, and they both talk, they would be a really fun double act.”
“My idea for the movie is to do it as a horror movie version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. It’s called 'Child’s Play on Elm Street.' Chucky ends up in the bedroom of a house on Elm Street. And Freddy meets him there. And they’re, like, fans of each other. So they have this rapport. But then they realize Elm Street isn’t big enough for the two of them. It only can contain one killer.”
Considering Chucky's stature, we could only assume Freddy would make quick work of the diabolical doll, so it makes sense that they'd both attempt to rack up the higher body count than actually go head-to-head with one another.
The '00s saw a slew of faceoffs in the horror world, which included Freddy vs. Jason and two Alien vs. Predator films. While the studios clearly wouldn't want one villain to emerge victorious when going up against one another, Mancini's idea would be a great way for the killers to shine independently without having to feature a scene where Freddy quickly kills Chucky.
The filmmaker appeared on the podcast to promote the next installment in the Child's Play franchise, Cult of Chucky, which lands on unrated Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital platforms on October 3. The film is written and directed by Mancini, who has written every single installment in the franchise, allowing the sequels to stay true to the creator's original vision for the mythology.