Glen from Seed of Chucky (Child's Play) Doll Toy Review
By: Karl Stern
Photos by: Tonya from When It Was Cool
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As part of #MonsterMonth When It Was Cool takes a look at the Child's Play Seed of Chucky Glen Doll.
I have personally never seen so much as a minute of any of the Child's Play movies (Update: I have now watched the 2019 Child’s Play movie with Mark Hamill voicing Chucky, we will review that this month here at When It Was Cool) but whenever I walk into our closet at home I see this Frankenstein looking doll staring at me. The doll belongs to Tonya from When It Was Cool. I just assumed it was some sort of cute version of Frankenstein or something but one day I asked her about the story of this doll.
Seed of Chucky was a 2004 supernatural comedy slasher film, the fifth of the Child's Play series, and follow up to 1998's Bride of Chucky. The film was written and directed by Don Mancini who created the series and has written all of the films. Seed of Chucky is set six years after Child's Play 3 and Bride of Chucky and follows a young doll named Glen (that's the doll we speak of), the son of Chucky and Tiffany, resurrecting his parents.
The film was shot in Romania of all places and continues the series' evolution from the horror genre to a hybrid horror-comedy. It was the last Child's Play film to be released in theaters until the reboot I spoke of in 2019.
Glen is the kind son of Chucky and Tiffany and has a nightmare where he murders a little girl's parents. In reality, he is living a life of embarrassment as a ventriloquist's dummy. After being forced to perform and locked inside a cage, Glen sees Chucky and Tiffany on television.
Wanting to know his parents, Glen tracks Chucky and Tiffany down to Hollywood, where they are first shown killing a man who is dressed as Santa Claus for a movie. Glen manages to escape his owner and mail himself in a box to California. He wakes up in the prop room of a horror film, which includes the Chucky and Tiffany dolls.
Glen uses an amulet to bring them back to life. When Chucky finds out that Glen is his child, he faints. However, Tiffany is delighted and hugs her child. Chucky and Tiffany argue over whether Glen is a boy or a girl. Chucky decides to continue labeling him as a boy, while Tiffany labels him as a girl, calling him "Glenda."
I still have no idea what to make of this Glen doll. He is quite creepy and that movie sounds horrible, but at least now I know the story of the cute wanna-be Frankenstein doll in my closet.
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