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‘Chucky’ TV Series Bringing Back Franchise Actors Alex Vincent and Christine Elise

Alex Vincent, who starred in Child’s Play and Child’s Play 2, and Christine Elise, who co-starred with Vincent in Child’s Play 2, are returning to the franchise for Chucky, the new TV series headed to SYFY and USA. They join returning franchise players Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, and Fiona Dourif for the series, which comes from Child’s Play co-creator Don Mancini. The series is set in a small town that’s thrown into chaos when a Chucky doll shows up at a yard sale. Chucky really is shaping...
Tags: Usa, Television, Movies, Casting, Horror, Syfy, Chucky, Elise, Vincent, Andy, Kyle, Film to TV, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini, Fiona Dourif, Charles Lee Ray


‘Chucky’ TV Series Cast Includes ‘Final Destination’ Star Devon Sawa

Once upon a time, Chucky, the Child’s Play TV series, was going to arrive in 2020. That didn’t happen thanks to the pandemic, and the show hasn’t even begun filming yet. But production is expected to begin soon – and now we know more about the cast. It’s already been reported that original Chucky Brad Dourif would be lending his voice to the show, and that franchise player Jennifer Tilly would be involved as well. Now it’s been reported that Final Destination star Devon Sawa is part of the cast...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Horror, Syfy, Devon, Chucky, Mark Hamill, Rob Zombie, Jake, Logan, Hackensack, Arthur, Collider, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Briones, Film to TV


How One Iconic Scene in ‘Child’s Play’ Rewrote the Movie’s Rules With Chilling Effect

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: a terrifying and memorable scene in Child’s Play marked the transition from atmospheric chiller to full-blown practical effect driven extravaganza.) Of all the horror icons to emerge from the ‘80s, killer doll Chucky and his  Child’s Play  franchise seems to have left slasher titans like Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger in the dust. Between last year’s reboot and upcoming Syfy ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Chicago, Karen, Holland, Chucky, Charles, Maggie, Andy, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Mike Norris, Charles Lee Ray, Featured Stories Sidebar, Childs-Play


The ‘Chucky’ TV Series Gets a Straight-to-Series Order at SyFy [TCA 2020]

Ahead of SyFy’s panels for the Television Critics Association, the cable channel announced the Chucky television series, based on the Child’s Play horror franchise, had been given a straight-to-series order. /Film has been following the Chucky TV series for a couple years, from creator Don Mancini’s comments after the last film Cult of Chucky, to executive producer Nick Antosca talking about the show last year at the TCAs. So it’s nice to see the series get a home. Cult of Chucky, the seventh...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Syfy, David, Sequels, Chucky, NICK, Television Critics Association, Don, Mancini, Tiffany, Nica, Nick Antosca, Brad Dourif, Chris McCumber


Dr. Jonathan Hemlock's Artsy-Fartsy, Historical-Shmistorical Sanctionistic Summer Vacation Movie Quiz

Dennis Cozzalio of the Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule blog has posted another of his famous movie quizes, and as always, I'm excited to participate. Previous installments answering questions from Professor Hubert Farnsworth, David Huxley, Professor Fate, Professor Russell Johnson, Dr. Smith, Professor Peabody, Professor Severus Snape, Professor Ed Avery, Dr. Anton Phibes, Sister Clodagh, Professor Arthur Chipping, Miss Jean Brodie, Professor Larry Gopnick, Professor Dewey Finn, Ms. Eliza...
Tags: Star Wars, New York, Movies, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Disney, Chicago, Jimi Hendrix, Broadway, Evans, Philadelphia, Chris Hemsworth, Hitler, Henry Cavill, Birdman, Lucio Fulci


‘Child’s Play’ Remake Makes Chucky More Sympathetic, If That’s Something You’re Interested In

Sympathetic villains can often be intriguing, but sometimes you just can’t beat a straight-up-evil antagonist. While watching the films in the original Child’s Play franchise, I never once stopped and thought, “I sure wish Chucky were more sympathetic!” But that’s apparently exactly what we’re getting in the upcoming Child’s Play remake, at least according to Lars Klevberg. Klevberg says the big change in the new Chucky’s backstory ultimately turns him into something of a tragic figure. Well, t...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Chucky, Mark Hamill, Remakes, Frankenstein, Don Mancini, Charles Lee Ray, Lars Klevberg, Klevberg, Childs-Play, Lars Klevberg Klevberg


‘Child’s Play’ Remake Rated R For Gore and Intensity, According to Producer

While the MPAA has yet to issue an official rating for the Child’s Play remake, producer Seth Grahame-Smith wants to assure horror fans that the new take on Chucky will have a firm R-rating. According to Grahame-Smith, you can expect a whole lot of gore and intensity in the upcoming movie, so at least that’s one less thing to worry about. Not every horror movie needs an R-rating. There are plenty of fright flicks that manage to scare with a solid PG-13. But then there are titles that demand ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Karen, Mpaa, Chucky, Remakes, Gore, Andy, Mike, Seth Grahame-smith, Grahame Smith, Charles Lee Ray, Childs-Play


A Deadly Valentine’s: Cinema’s 17 Most Dangerous Couples

Rapturous admissions of love – with all their rose-colored dressings and happiest endings – are not strictly reserved for the purest hearts. Even those most wicked, villainous souls can experience companionship in any form required (human, demigod, demonic ruler, etc). Society doesn’t normally classify these “nightmare” stories as “romantic,” but cinema operates to argue otherwise. Love stories come in all moods, genres, and methods of display – or, at the very least, double as a facade for ev...
Tags: Movies, US, Los Angeles, Features, Harvard, Missouri, Oliver Stone, Jon Hamm, Warren Beatty, Kansas, Harley Quinn, Woody Harrelson, John, Las Vegas, Chucky, Quinn


Chucky Series in Development at Syfy, Network Orders Pilots for Two More Shows

In a competitive situation, Syfy has acquired the series development rights to horror icon Chucky. The potential series, centered on the red-headed doll possessed by the soul of dead serial killer Charles Lee Ray, will be written and executive produced by Don Mancini, who wrote the film franchise on which the series is based. David […]
Tags: News, Syfy, David, Child's Play, Don Mancini, Charles Lee Ray, Syfy Network Orders Pilots for Two More Shows


Syfy Lands Rights to Chucky TV Series from Creator Don Mancini

Syfy lands rights to Chucky TV series from creator Don Mancini Deadline brings word that Syfy has landed the rights to franchise creator/writer Don Mancini’s Chucky TV series. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([750, 0], [])...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Syfy, TV News, Chucky, Mancini, ComingSoon, Nick Antosca, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini, Charles Lee Ray, Kirschner, David Kirschner, Child's Play: The Series


The Top 10 Horror Movie Slashers

Top 10 Horror Movie Slashers You know their names. You know their history and the names of their victims. Freddy. Jason. Michael. Chucky. These names are as synonymous with the horror genre as Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman. They are, these days, perhaps even more iconic than the Universal Monsters of old. Each has their own unique look and their own unique way of taking their victims. Whether it’s by knife, by machete, by claw or by hook, the matter in which victims meet their demise i...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, New York, Movies, Ghostface, Chucky, Norman, Alfred Hitchcock, Jason, Mila Kunis, Psycho, Michael, Behind The Mask, Billy, Scream, Hewitt


‘Child’s Play’ Remake First Look: Meet the New Chucky

The Child’s Play remake no one wants is happening, so we might as well get used to it. The remake has begun filming, and as production kicks-off, we now have our first look at the new Chucky. He looks…sort of like the old Chucky, but with a facelift. See the full Child’s Play remake first look below. Without further adieu, here’s your first look at the new Chucky. In many respects, this looks like the Chucky we all know and love. He’s got the freckles, he’s got the mop of red hair, he’s got...
Tags: Images, Movies, Horror, Chucky, Polaroid, MGM, Remakes, Mancini, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini, Gabriel Bateman, Charles Lee Ray, Brian Tyree Henry, Lars Klevberg, Childs-Play, Child's Play Remake


‘Child’s Play’ Reboot Lands Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry

Yes, that Child’s Play reboot that we certainly don’t need is still chugging along at MGM, and the studio is currently lining up two cast members to keep the ball moving. FX stars Aubrey Plaza (Legion) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) are currently in talks to take roles in the Child’s Play reboot that is in the hands of It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith. But who are they playing? The new Child’s Play will take the basic concept of the original movie and update it for modern...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Horror, Aubrey Plaza, Polaroid, MGM, Remakes, Seth Grahame Smith, David Katzenberg, Charles Lee Ray, Brian Tyree Henry, Lars Klevberg, Brian Tyree Henry Atlanta, Childs-Play, Tyler Burton Smith, Aubrey Plaza Legion


There is Literally No Good Reason to Remake ‘Child’s Play’

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: the Child’s Play series is doing just fine, so news of a remake is straight-up bullshit.) Let’s get this out of the way: I am not anti-remake. Some of horror’s most recent top-tier achievements have been remakes themselves (It or Evil Dead, for starters). Modernized technology, fresh visions, and altered perspectives can do wonders for “outdated” classics or ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Tim Curry, Features, Chucky, Smith, MGM, Curry, Remakes, Mancini, SFX, Sam Raimi, Tom Holland, Ash Williams, Pennywise, Brad Dourif


‘Child’s Play’ Remake Will Not Feature Brad Dourif, But the ‘Child’s Play’ TV Series Will

The Child’s Play franchise is in a weird place right now. Even though original creator Don Mancini has remained involved with the film franchise from the beginning, and a new sequel arrived last year, MGM is moving forward with a remake. While that happens, Mancini is moving forward with a Child’s Play TV series. And that’s not all: Brad Dourif, AKA the voice of Chucky, will be in the TV series, but not the movie remake. But wait, there’s more! While MGM makes its remake, Mancini also plans to ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Sequels, Universal, Chucky, MGM, Remakes, Mancini, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini, Fiona Dourif, Charles Lee Ray, Kirschner, Dourif, Nica Pierce


From Voodoo Rituals to Industrial Fans: All 67 ‘Child’s Play’ Kills Ranked

Let’s save wordcount and cut any intro fluff – I have ranked every single Child’s Play kill. From Charles Lee Ray’s very first “death” transference to the final frame of Don Mancini’s latest installation, Cult Of Chucky. Window drops, airbag nail bombs, heart attacks. The works. Why Because Child’s Play helped invigorate a glorious era of slasher dominance and has been inventively tallying a body count for almost 30 years. Respect your elders. And because it’s Halloween and it’s the perfect sea...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Netflix, Preston, Chucky, Eddie, Sarah, Alice, Andy, Frank, Ardmore, Harold, Kyle, Tiffany, Ashley


Chucky Never Dies: Ranking the ‘Child’s Play’ Franchise From Worst to Best

Against all odds, the Chucky franchise endures. Nightmare on Elm Street , Friday the 13th , and Halloween have all been rebooted, and even before they were rebooted, their original creators usually departed after one or two films. Yet the Child’s Play franchise has maintained the same driving force for almost 30 years. Writer Don Mancini was the person who came up with Chucky, and he’s been writing the series ever since, eventually making the shift to behind the camera to direct ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Chicago, Sequels, Chucky, Billy Boyd, Vincent, Andy, Ray, John Waters, Mancini, Glenn, Tiffany, Virgin Mary, Redman, Brad Dourif


‘Child’s Play’ Creator Don Mancini Talks ‘Cult of Chucky’ and Chucky in the Age of Annabelle [Interview]

Cult of Chucky is the seventh Child’s Play movie featuring Chucky, the killer doll. After the events of Curse of Chucky, Nica (Fiona Dourif) is in a mental institution where doctors have convinced her she made up Chucky to justify the murders. Chucky (still the voice of Brad Dourif) won’t stay silent as both Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) and Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) converge around Nica. Don Mancini has written every Child’s Play franchise screenplay and directed Seed of, Curse of and Cult of Chu...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Interviews, Horror, Features, Chucky, Andy, Glenda, Tiffany, Glen, Tom Holland, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini, Charles Lee Ray, Featured Stories Sidebar, Cult Of Chucky


/Answers: Our Favorite Horror Movie Villains

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the release of It and the re-introduction of Pennywise the clown, this week’s edition asks “Who is your favorite horror movie villain?” Vanessa Bogart: Freddy Krueger One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door… Out of all of the nursery rhymes from my childhood, I remember that one above all others. Equal parts catchy and spine tingling, the ominous warning, deliver...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, Movies, Features, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chucky, James Cameron, Jason, Psycho, Sarah, Answers, The Terminator, Mancini, Schwarzenegger, Brad, Elm Street


Mezco presents Good Guys 15-inch Chucky Talking Doll

Mezco continues their popular line of Chucky dolls with the one that started it all: the Good Guys doll. Before he became possessed by the Spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as "The Lakeshore Strangler," Chucky was just a harmless Good Guys figure. His face not yet scarred, his clothes not yet bloodied, Chucky appears cheerful and ready for fun. Just as he did in the films, Chucky speaks four movie accurate phrases when a discreetly placed button on his back is activated...
Tags: Chucky, Mezco Toys, Mezco, Charles Lee Ray, Lakeshore Strangler Chucky