Chucky, the Notorious Killer Doll Day | October 25
(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)



Chucky, the Notorious Killer Doll Day is observed annually on October 25th. 


For those who aren’t Chucky fans, you have a pass. All others, get your popcorn and beverages of choice and hit play! Some who celebrate, dress up as Chucky. Those who collect Chucky merchandise add to their collection. Others, take a thrill in learning new behind-the-scene facts or reading up on Chucky fan pages. 

This creepy horror flick staple of the 1980s has a full name – Charles Lee Ray. And he gets it from three real-life and notorious killers. Can you guess who they are?

Horror films often have a crossover interest. Whether an actor, character or element bleeds over into another film, fans love to pick up on the nuances. This time of year, film buffs and Halloween fans meet. This holiday brings them together under one banner of fear, thrills, and trivia. 


Test your movie knowledge. While you’re at it, watch the various Chucky movies. Invite friends to join you and get them hooked, too. Play Chucky trivia or visit a haunted house dressed as Chucky. Host a Chucky themed pumpkin carving contest or a costume contest. Give prizes to the guest who can name the most number of actors in each of the films. 

Make your favorite movie-watching treats and turn into a party. Name the foods after the movies. Here are some suggestions:

  • Child’s Play Popcorn
  • Bride of Chucky Wedding Cake
  • Pumpkin Spawn of Chucky Seeds
  • Curse of Chucky Chicken Wings
  • Cult of Chucky Dipping Sauces

If you’re looking to add a little more fright to this holiday season, check out 8 Freaky Faces of Horror Movies.

Be sure to use #ChuckyTheNotoriousKillerDollDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this frightening holiday.

Chucky FAQ

Q. Besides Chucky, what other creep dolls have been featured in films?
A. Like clowns, dolls find a way to send chills up our spines. Their staring eyes ever watchful put us on edge. Chucky doesn’t dominate the screen alone. Oh, no. Filmdom loves to freak us out with possessed dolls. Check these out:

  • Corky – In 1978, Anthony Hopkins and Ann-Margret Olsson star in Magic about a disturbing ventriloquist dummy named Corky.
  • Benson – Even children’s movies embellish their stories with a little bit of chill-factor. Another ventriloquist dummy, Benson joins the Toy Story 4 cast alongside voiceless Gabby.
  • Annabelle – In the film, Annabelle, The Conjuring series centers around a doll whose frozen smile redefines fear factor.
  • Brahms – Babysitting is challenging enough. But Brahms ups the ante in the 2016 film The Boy when an old couple leaves for a trip and leaves Brahms in the care of a younger couple. He seems innocent and sweet in his grey sweater and neatly combed hair. They soon learn just how demanding a job it really is.


October 25th Celebrated History


During the Crimean War, Allied troops met the Imperial Russian Army in the Battle of Balaclava. Alfred, Lord Tennyson would immortalize the 600 plus troops who fought in the failed battle in his poem The Charge of the Light Brigade.


DuPont sold the first nylon stockings to its employees in Wilmington, DE before they were sold to consumers.


Davis entered the military in 1898. During his career, he became the first African-American to earn the rank of Brigadier General.


For the first time, home cooks could prepare a meal in a microwave oven designed for home use. At a cost of $1,295, Tappan brought the domestic microwave oven to the market.


At the Rig Technical University of Latvia, 2,208 dancers set a record for the longest contra line.

October 25th Celebrated Birthdays

Helen Blanchard – 1840 

The prolific inventor achieved her greatest success with the invention of a zig-zag machine.

Pablo Picasso – 1881

The artist exerted an immense influence on 20th-century art. In a variety of media, Picasso produced more than 20,000 pieces.

Bobby Knight – 1940

The notorious basketball coach started his coaching career in 1964 at West Point. He ultimately coached for Indiana University bringing home 11 Big Ten Conference titles and 3 NCAA championships as well as coaching the 1984 Olympic basketball team to gold. Knight wrapped up his coaching career with Texas Tech University and retired in 2008.

Speech – 1968

Born Todd Thomas, the rapper is a member of the hip-hop group Arrested Development.

Katy Perry – 1984

The award-winning singer-songwriter rose to prominence with hits like “I Kissed a Girl” and “Dark Horse.” In 2017, she joined judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie in the re-launch of the singing competition show American Idol.

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