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Why Chucky Chose To Target Hackensack, New Jersey

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Chucky season 1, episode 1.Chucky episode 1 saw the iconic villain unleash his unique brand of horror upon Hackensack, New Jersey — here's why he chose that town and how it ties to his origin. Since Don Mancini created him in 1988, the Brad Dourif voiced Chucky has rampaged through a variety of locations. In his human form, the serial killer was dubbed the Lakeshore Strangler and terrorized Chicago for years. After Charles Lee Ray transferred himself int...
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The First Episode Of Chucky Is Streaming Online For Free

Don Mancini's psychotic serial killing doll has been terrorizing the big screen since 1988's "Child's Play." Now, Chucky is taking a stab at television in a new series from SYFY, fittingly titled "Chucky." The "Child's Play" franchise lives on, just as bloody as ever and right on time for spooky season. But if you're not confident the killer doll can make the big leap to the small screen, the network is offering some extra assurance: the first episode of "Chucky" is available to stream for free ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Syfy, Chucky, Usa Network, Mancini, Jake, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, Charles Lee Ray, Nica Pierce, Andy Barclay, Tiffany Valentine Alex Vincent


Chucky Season 1 Episode 1 Recap & Analysis: Death by ‘Misadventure’

Diving into a franchise that has produced eight feature films certainly isn’t child’s play, but the latest adventure centered around everyone’s favorite homicidal doll has one thing going for it that its predecessor did not. Whereas Don Mancini, the writer for every other film in the series, wasn’t involved in the 2019 Child’s Play reboot, he’s back at the helm for Chucky’s first venture into television. As a result, this adaptation automatically benefits from the feeling that it stays true to t...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Syfy, Chucky, Usa Network, Mancini, Jake, Hackensack, ComingSoon, Don Mancini, Lexy, Jake Wheeler, Charles Lee Ray, TV Features, Chucky Featurette


Daily Podcast: Mini-Water Cooler: The Last Duel, Ted Lasso Season 2, Chucky, And More

On the October 12, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by senior writer and chief film critic Chris Evangelista to talk about what they've been up to at the virtual water cooler.Opening Banter:What we've been Doing:What we've been Reading:What we've been Watching:Ben watched House (1977), Mortal Kombat (2021), and Ted Lasso season 2.Chris watched Squid Game, The Last Duel, and Free Guy. And also Chucky.What we've been Eating:What we've been Playing:All the othe...
Tags: Podcast, Movies, News, Chucky, Chris, Ben, Ben Pearson, Chris Evangelista, Sam Hume, Ted Lasso, Nicole HolofcenerTed Lasso


Cult Of Chucky Ended On A Cliffhanger To Set Up The New TV Show

One of the best things about the "Child's Play/Chucky" franchise is that with the exception of the canonically unrelated remake, writer Don Mancini has been behind every single screenplay in the franchise. And for the latter three films, he also served as the director. The "Chucky" franchise is Don Mancini, and because of that, the consistency in lore and storytelling is unmatched compared to other horror heavyweights like "Halloween," or "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre."In a recent interview with...
Tags: Usa, Television, Movies, News, Chucky, Andy, Mancini, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Comicbook, Don Mancini, Charles Lee Ray, Alex Vincent, Andy Barclay, Charles Lee Ray Brad Dourif, Syfy Chucky, Nica Pierce Fiona Dourif Ray


Chucky Review: Everyone's Favorite Killer Doll Makes A Bloody Jump To TV

Horror franchises come and go, but Chucky is forever. The tiny ginger killing machine has survived over the years because his franchise is so fluid. Rather than stick rigidly to familiar beats, series creator and driving force Don Mancini has kept the "Child's Play" franchise fresh by changing it as it went along. Changing things up so drastically from film to film could've backfired, but Mancini and company managed to make it all feel perfectly natural. So much so that we could easily believe t...
Tags: Reviews, Halloween, Movies, Wheeler, Chucky, Mark Hamill, Ray, Brian De Palma, Mancini, Jake, Hackensack New Jersey, Glen, Brad Dourif, Devon Sawa, Don Mancini, Charles Lee Ray


How Chucky Opens a New Chapter for the Cult Series While Staying True to Its (Bloody) Roots

Creator Don Mancini and the young cast of USA and Syfy's Chucky series talk to io9 about horror legacies, bullies, and working with a...
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Opinion: Jon Gruden's racist email exposes truth about the man behind 'Coach Chucky' image

Raiders coach Jon Gruden's racist email from 2011 revealed an ugly layer to "Coach Chucky." His damage-control effort showed he's a moron, as well.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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The 10 scariest, most haunting horror movie villains, from Chucky to Jason and Freddy

Halloween puts horror movies back at the top of watchlists, offering classics that continue to scare adults and provide nightmares to new generations.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Red Light, Green Light Doll From Squid Game Is Real, And You Can Visit It

This just in — everyone's worst fear has come true. The creepy doll from "Squid Game," who hosted a lethal round of "red light, green light" isn't just a fictional creation. She's real.The cinematic canon has more than enough creepy dolls as is. Chucky has haunted generations, Annabelle has scared the best of us, Jigsaw always finds his way back into our lives, and even that porcelain weirdo Brahms is carving out a corner for himself. But if you think those itty-bitty villains are scary, then I ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Netflix, Chucky, Seoul, Manila, Annabelle, Brahms, Jigsaw, Jincheon County


The 5 most anticipated new TV shows premiering in October

"CSI: Vegas." CBS Every month, Insider looks at the most anticipated new TV shows using data from the app TV Time. The list is derived from US users who use the app to track and react to what they're watching. The original "CSI" series will be revived this month, and Apple will debut sci-fi series "Invasion." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. 5. "Ghosts" - CBS/Paramount+, October 7 CBS Description: "Samantha and Jay throw both caution and money to ...
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Chucky Trailer Previews the Killer Doll’s Homecoming

SYFY and the USA Network have released a brand new Chucky trailer for Don Mancini’s forthcoming Child’s Play series, which serves as a continuation to the hit horror franchise. The series is currently scheduled to make its debut on Tuesday, October 12. The video features some new footage teasing the titular killer doll’s plans to wreak havoc on his hometown as he terrorizes a whole new generation of kids. The trailer also confirms that the series will give fans more insight into his previous hum...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Horror, Syfy, Netflix, TV News, Chucky, Usa Network, Tiffany, Child's Play, Alyvia Alyn Lind, ComingSoon, Nick Antosca, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini


Chucky Trailer: The Child's Play TV Series Wants To Play

It's here! It's here! The moment that we (or at the very least, I) have been waiting for has finally arrived! SyFy and USA Network are kicking off October in a huge way by finally releasing the trailer for the new "Chucky" series, a continuation of Don Mancini's beloved franchise about horror's favorite possessed killer doll. Following the release of first-look footage earlier this week of Chucky's first kill in the series, the new trailer highlights familiar faces, brutal deaths, and offers add...
Tags: Usa, Television, Movies, News, Trailers, Chucky, Usa Network, Jake, Hackensack New Jersey, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini, Charles Lee Ray, Alex Vincent, Andy Barclay, Nica Pierce Fiona Dourif, Jennifer Tilly Tilly


Behind The Monsters Trailer: Shudder's Doc Series Slices Into Horror History

Some monsters make the journey from horror villain to cultural icon look easy, so Shudder is scoping them out. The new docu-series "Behind The Monsters" delves into horror's most famous villains, chatting with the creatives who helped shape them and tracing each terrifying rise to fame. So, if you've spent hours upon hours watching Michael Myers hunt down his victims, or ever delighted in a chilling Freddy Kreuger nightmare, this might be exactly what you need in your life.Check out the new trai...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Trailers, Chucky, Jim Doyle, Candyman, Tom Holland, Freddy Krueger, Blumhouse, Wes Craven, Virginia Madsen, Freddy Kreuger, Catherine Hicks, Doug Bradley, Michael Myers


Online Horror Film Festival Nightstream Will Return

Genre fans, rejoice! The virtual Nightstream Film Festival is set to return for its second year, the full program has been announced. This year's Collaborative Virtual Event presented by the Boston Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival, and Overlook Film Festival will return October 7–13, 2021.  A Killer Lineup Of Features And Shorts Nightstream unveiled its program of films and special events set to take place virtually next month for U.S. audiences....
Tags: Movies, News, Chucky, David Lowery, Satoshi Kon, Gwar, Greg Nicotero, James Wan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Don Mancini, Camille Rowe, Steven Barnes, Scott Friend, Akela Cooper, Sunrise Movement, Nightstream


The First Chucky Clip Features A Dissection Gone Terribly Wrong

Until the 2019 remake, the "Child's Play" franchise held the distinction of being the only franchise in horror history to keep the same screenwriter for every installment. Don Mancini scarred a generation by bringing to life the creepiest ginger-haired doll this side of Annabelle. In preparation for the new television series "Chucky" for SyFy and USA Network, a new clip from Don Mancini's return to the franchise has been released reminding us all just how vicious everyone's favorite Good Guy dol...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Chucky, Usa Network, Jake, Nick Antosca, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini, Charles Lee Ray, Alex Vincent, Andy Barclay, David Kirschner, Zackary Arthur, First Chucky Clip Features, Chucky About


Chucky Sneak Peek: The Killer Doll Helps a Friend Out in Class

SYFY and the USA Network have released a Chucky sneak peek clip for Don Mancini’s long-in-development series adaptation of the hit Child’s Play film franchise. The horror series is currently scheduled to make its debut on Tuesday, October 12. The video features Zackary Arthur’s Jake as he struggles with dissecting a frog during his science class due to his repulsion of blood. Fortunately for him, he has a knife-wielding expert beside him, who’s willing to help a friend out. i know i’m a tease… ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Syfy, Netflix, TV News, Chucky, Usa Network, Jake, Tiffany, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Nick Antosca, Don Mancini, Fiona Dourif, Nica Pierce, David Kirschner, Madison Iseman


Chucky Featurette: Child’s Play Franchise Creator Don Mancini Teases Season 1

A new Chucky featurette has been released with Don Mancini, the creator of the Child’s Play franchise, teasing what fans can expect from the first season of the SYFY and USA Network series. The series creator and executive producer discusses wanting to take the story back to its Child’s Play roots, this time involving teenagers, and how they used Chucky “as a metaphor for bullying.” He also notes that fans will scream and laugh, but Mancini hopes to make people cry due to the “real-life pain” de...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Horror, Syfy, TV News, Chucky, Usa Network, Mancini, Tiffany, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Nick Antosca, Don Mancini, Fiona Dourif, Nica Pierce, David Kirschner


Why Syfy’s ‘Chucky’ Will Dive Into Charles Lee Ray’s Origin Story

When “Chucky” comes to Syfy as a dramatic horror series, the new arm of the franchise will dive into the backstory of Charles Lee Ray, aka the titular doll’s human form who was also known as the Lakeshore Strangler (despite not actually choosing strangulation as his method or murder). “Exploring Charles Lee Ray’s origins has […]
Tags: News, Syfy, Chucky, Devon Sawa, Jennifer Tilly, Charles Lee Ray


The 14 Best Film Acting Debuts Of All Time

As with most creative pursuits, there's a lot to be said for good, old-fashioned experience. It takes time to get comfortable in front of the camera on a film set, even if you worked on stage or television before. So it makes sense that, most of the time, actors tend to start in small, unobtrusive roles and work their way up to leading man or leading lady status. That said, there is something very special about fresh-faced actors walking right onto set -- maybe with some theater experience or a ...
Tags: England, Hollywood, Movies, Malcolm McDowell, America, Reagan, United States, Frances Mcdormand, Wes Anderson, Marlon Brando, Stanley Kubrick, Josh Brolin, Chucky, Mumbai, Rushmore, Alan Rickman


There's A Teddy Ruxpin Movie In The Works, Because We Really Do Live In The Weirdest Timeline

The dead are rising, friends. "Space Jam" was recently exhumed by the studio suits at Warner Bros.; our Good Guy friend to the end Chucky got a new re-imagining in 2019 with "Child's Play" (same title as Don Mancini's 1988 original) and a SyFy series to drop in October of 2021; "Masters of the Universe" has a new series and audience at Netflix, and just last year, "Sonic the Hedgehog" picked up a golden ring or two to the tune of over $300 million at the box office. When there is no more room in...
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17 Bloody Great Horror Movie Part 2s

is a low-budget horror classic. Its sequel, conveniently titled Evil Dead II, came out six years after the original and is also a classic—an amped-up version of the first film that adds more humor and gore with the help of a larger budget. However, not every “part 2” in the scary-movie realm manages to…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Films, Thrillers, Dennis Hopper, Chucky, Ed, Sandman, Bruce Campbell, Pinhead, Hellraiser, Kane, Scream, Mike, Stephen Spielberg, Frankenstein


The Best '90s Movies You Can Stream On Netflix Right Now

There's something magical about '90s movies. Looking back, the '90s seem like a simpler time. The economy was booming, and movies were greenlit faster than ever. Summer popcorn flicks from the '90s are a thing unto themselves -- huge, bombastic blockbusters that rival today's superhero movies in terms of pure fun. There's something charming about the special effects, which didn't age all that well but were cutting-edge at the time. The costumes (and hairstyles) are ridiculous. The '90s was a dec...
Tags: Movies, Tim Curry, Los Angeles, Julia Roberts, Netflix, Kel Mitchell, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chucky, Peter Pan, Jack, Jeff Bridges, Alan Rickman, Paul Verhoeven, Steven Spielberg


‘Behind the Monsters’ Series Will Dig Into the History of Horror’s Biggest Icons

As AMC’s genre-centric streaming service, Shudder is already packed full of horror, blood, and monstrosities. But soon, the spine-tingling streamer’s library will be joined by some of horror’s biggest icons in a new documentary series called Behind the Monsters. Deadline has learned that Shudder ordered six episodes of the docuseries that will focus on some of the most well-known killers from horror history: Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Pinhead, and Candyman. Each epi...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Amc, Chucky, Jim Doyle, Tom Holland, Freddy Krueger, Blumhouse, Wes Craven, Virginia Madsen, Catherine Hicks, Doug Bradley, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Heather Langenkamp


Behind the Monsters Docuseries Gets Series Order at Shudder

Shudder has officially granted a series order to a brand new documentary series titled Behind the Monsters, centering around cinematic horror icons including Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Candyman, Chucky, and Pinhead. The six-episode series is scheduled to make its debut on October 26, with episodes premiering weekly. “In the history of film, only a handful of stars and characters like Mickey Mouse or Marilyn Monroe have risen to the heights of fame to become instantly recogniz...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Marilyn Monroe, TV News, Streaming, Chucky, Hulu, Pinhead, Mickey Mouse, Jim Doyle, Candyman, Tom Holland, Freddy Krueger, Blumhouse, Wes Craven


SYFY & USA Network’s Chucky Series Wraps Production 

Child Play’s creator Don Mancini took to Twitter to confirm that production on SYFY and the USA Network’s long-in-development Chucky series has finally been completed, after more than five months of filming. The production wrap comes after the full trailer was released last month during [email protected] The series is currently slated to make its long-awaited debut on October 12, just in time for the Halloween season. THAT’S A WRAP! Chucky wants to honest the fuck thank everyone, in front of and ...
Tags: Comedy, TV, Movies, Lionsgate, Horror, Syfy, TV News, Chucky, Mark Hamill, Usa Network, Tiffany, Child's Play, Alyvia Alyn Lind, ComingSoon, Nick Antosca, Don Mancini


‘Chucky’ TV Series Wraps Filming, Bringing Us One Step Closer to the Return of Our Favorite Killer Doll

You can’t keep a Good Guy down. Chucky, the Syfy TV series that continues the Child’s Play legacy, has wrapped filming – bringing us one step closer to the return of everyone’s favorite killer doll. While there was a Child’s Play remake in 2019, Chucky is a series that exists within the continuity of the original franchise. It even brings back the original franchise team of Chucky creator Don Mancini and Chucky voice actor Brad Dourif. Don Mancini, the creator of Chucky and showrunner of th...
Tags: Usa, TV, Movies, News, Syfy, Chucky, Hannibal, Chris, Usa Network, Mancini, Bryan Fuller, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini, Chucky TV, Brad Dourif Don Mancini


‘Chucky’ Season 1: Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) If you see a creepy doll for sale, don’t buy it. This just seems like common sense, but maybe it’s been a few years since your last Child’s Play movie. No worries, the franchise is getting another day in the sun. More importantly, it’s returning to remind you why all dolls are evil. Here’s everything you need to know about the fi...
Tags: Usa, TV, Movies, Chucky, Hannibal, Mancini, Jake, Arthur, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, Charles Lee Ray, Nica Pierce, Alex Vincent, Andy Barclay


Syfy Wants YOU to Design New Chucky Posters

Are you a horror fan with a good eye for graphic design or an artist looking to get their foot in the door? Maybe you’re a serial killer who cursed your way into a child’s toy? If any of those sound like you, then listen up because Syfy is looking for you. Syfy put the call out to all horror fans to submit art for a contest that will land 8 winners a paying gig and the bragging rights to show off their work associated with the upcoming Chucky show. The idea is they’ll have 8 episodes and the...
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‘Chucky’ Trailer: ‘Child’s Play’ TV Series Promises to Terrorize Teenagers

He promised he’d be back — and everyone knows you can’t keep a good guy down. Hide your kitchen knives because the premiere of the SYFY TV series Chucky is bringing the homicidal doll back into our homes this fall. Check out the trailer for Chucky below. Chuck Trailer Chucky (Brad Dourif) is once again up to his old antics. And not just the part involving a murder spree — he’s returned to his old strategy of attaching himself to a child, whispering in their ear and terrorizing every ele...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Trailers, Chucky, Hannibal, Usa Network, Mancini, Jake, Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, Charles Lee Ray, Dourif, Nica Pierce, Andy Barclay