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Thinking Outside the Box: An Interview with Bill Watterson of 'Dave Made a Maze'

None With his girlfriend Annie (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) out of town for the weekend, Dave (Nick Thune) decides to build a maze out of cardboard boxes in their living room. Upon her return, she discovers that he has become trapped in his own creation. Initially calling upon Dave's trusted friend Gordon (Adam Busch) for help, soon their curious oddball friends, including an aspiring documentary filmmaker and his cameraman, have assembled in their apartment. Entering the maze -- which is much bigger...
Tags: Feature, Music, UK, Comedy, Interview, Horror, Adventure, Dave, Stanley Kubrick, Mira, Tiki, Digital HD, Bill Watterson, Christoph Behl, Sidney Lumet, Tim Nordwind


Sequel Bits: ‘Zombieland 2’, ‘Child’s Play’, ‘Jurassic World 3’, ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Thomas Middleditch has joined Zombieland 2. Bride of Chucky star Jennifer Tilly is not a fan of the Child’s Play remake. Chris Pratt was “blown away” by the Jurassic World 3 story, but he can’t tell you what it is. Kevin Smith is giving fans a chance to be in his new movie. Thomas Middleditch, of Silicon Valley, Verizon commercials, and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, has joined the cast of Zombieland 2. Variety broke the news, but have zero de...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Abigail Breslin, Sequels, New Orleans, Chucky, Bob, Chris Pratt, Smith, Jay, Steven Spielberg, Remakes, Thomas Middleditch, Kevin Smith


Exclusive: The ‘Child’s Play’ Television Series is Tentatively Titled ‘Chucky’, Will Return to the Tone of the Early Films [TCA 2019]

Last month, Syfy officially announced the Child’s Play TV series that creator Don Mancini has long been teasing. Mancini will collaborate with Channel Zero creator Nick Antosca, who hired Mancini as a writer on Channel Zero . Antosca spoke with /Film about his new Hulu series The Act , but  we were able to get an update on the Chucky series he’s developing with Mancini. It’s All in the Name Chucky is so famous that many casual viewers may not even remember that the fra...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Syfy, Chucky, Hulu, Don, Mancini, Brad, Jennifer, Tiffany, Fiona, Nica, Film to TV, Nick Antosca, Channel Zero


Jennifer Tilly Joins Chucky’s Creator in Not Approving of the Child’s Play Remake

Oh, Child’s Play. What a strange horror franchise you are. The most remarkable thing about it is that it’s gone so long without a reboot, maintaining a straight series of bizarre sequels featuring Chucky, his wife, and his whole terrifying doll family until now. But, the reboot is a-comin’, and not everyone approves.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Childs Play, Chucky, Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly


‘Child’s Play’ Remake Trailer Breakdown: Hey, This Doesn’t Look Awful

The Child’s Play remake trailer is here, and…it looks okay? If you’ve been reading my work here at /Film, you know I’m not a fan of the idea of this film. I’m a die hard Child’s Play franchise fan, and there was no need to launch a remake. For one thing, the original franchise is still going, with original creator Don Mancini at the helm. Why start over again? And yet, if I’m being honest, I don’t hate what I see here. Child’s Play Remake Trailer First and foremost: this is more of a te...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Chicago, Aubrey Plaza, Chucky, Movie Trailers, Remakes, Andy, Henry, Mancini, Freddy, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Trailer Breakdown, Don Mancini


The Trailer for the Child’s Play Remake is Here!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The trailer for the Child’s Play remake is here! MGM and Orion have released the first official trailer for the upcoming Child’s Play remake, a re-imagining of the classic 80s horror movie. Check it out in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googlet...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Orion, Chucky, MGM, Andy, Mancini, Seth Grahame Smith, Movie News, Brad Dourif, Aaron Schmidt, Don Mancini, David Katzenberg, Gabriel Bateman, Chris Ferguson, Dourif


‘Child’s Play’ Trailer: Are You Ready for the New Chucky?

Well, we all knew this day was coming, and now it’s here. Our first real look at the Child’s Play remake has arrived, showing off the new direction MGM is taking with Chucky. No longer a serial-killer possessed plastic toy, this Chucky is new and improved, with high-tech upgrades. Don’t worry, though – he’ll still kill you. Watch the Child’s Play trailer below. Child’s Play Trailer The original Child’s Play franchise is still going, with Cult of Chucky released in 2017, and an upcoming ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Aubrey Plaza, Chucky, Movie Trailers, MGM, Parks, Remakes, Henry, Don, Mancini, Don Mancini, Brian Tyree Henry, Kirschner, Childs-Play, David Kirschner


Your Buddi Has a Knife in New Teaser Image for Child’s Play

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Your Buddi has a knife in new teaser image for Child’s Play Ahead of the trailer premiere later this week, MGM and Orion have released a new teaser image for the Child’s Play remake, featuring a hint of the new version of the killer doll Chucky armed with a knife. Check it out in the gallery below and look for the trailer this Friday! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Orion, Chucky, MGM, Andy, Mancini, Seth Grahame Smith, Movie News, Brad Dourif, Aaron Schmidt, Don Mancini, David Katzenberg, Gabriel Bateman, Chris Ferguson, Dourif


‘Child’s Play’ Remake Viral Video Teases the Release of Buddi (and a Trailer)

The Child’s Play remake that no one seems to want is almost upon us. We’ve yet to see any actual footage of the film, but that’s going to change this week. A new Child’s Play remake viral video teases the release of the new Buddi Doll, stating “A special Buddi® reveal is heading your way on February 8, 2019!” That reveal will (likely) be the first trailer. For now, you can watch the viral video below. Child’s Play Remake Viral Video Above you can check out a video featuring Tim Matheson...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Chucky, MGM, Remakes, Video Clips, Don Mancini, Tim Matheson, Brian Tyree Henry, Childs-Play, Buddi, Kaslan, Henry Kaslan, Kaslan Corporation The Kaslan Corporation, Kaslan Language Acquisition App Connectivity, Kaslan VAC


Viral Clip for Child’s Play Remake Introduces the Buddi

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Viral clip for Child’s Play remake introduces the Buddi Ahead of the trailer premiere this Friday, MGM and Orion have released a viral clip for the upcoming Child’s Play remake, setting the stage for the all-new “Buddi” doll. Check it out in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Orion, Chucky, MGM, Andy, Mancini, Seth Grahame Smith, ComingSoon, Movie News, Brad Dourif, Aaron Schmidt, Don Mancini, David Katzenberg, Gabriel Bateman, Chris Ferguson


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 ‘Child’s Play’ TV Series is Officially Moving Forward at Syfy, Original Creators On Board to Write and Produce

Nearly a year ago, we heard the first rumblings of a Child’s Play television series that would bring Chucky the killer doll to the small screen. Now, it’s official: Syfy has announced that it is developing a TV continuation of the long-running horror franchise, with the writer and producer behind every film in the series on board. So consider this a shot across the bow of the upcoming big screen remake that fans really, really, really do not want. The news was announced (via IndieWire) along...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Syfy, Chucky, Lorne Michaels, Indiewire, Mancini, Nick Antosca, Don Mancini, Kirschner, Childs-Play, David Kirschner, Syfy Original Creators On Board


‘Child’s Play’ Remake Chucky Revealed in New Behind-the-Scenes Image

News surrounding the Child’s Play remake hasn’t exactly been received with welcomed arms by horror fans. Many feel a remake is unnecessary since the franchise is still going, and creator Don Mancini isn’t happy about this at all. Perhaps in an attempt to assuage fan concerns, a new behind-the-scenes pic has been released, highlighting the film’s practical effects being used to create the new Chucky. Horror fans love practical effects, and at the very least, this confirms there won’t be a CGI Ch...
Tags: Images, Movies, Horror, Orion, Chucky, MGM, Remakes, Jason Ward, Lars, Don Mancini, Childs-Play, Keith Arbuthnot, Buddi, Todd Masters, Josh Raymond, Chucky Horror


Now Scream This: Celebrate the Holidays With These Streaming Horror Movies

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Deck, the halls with torment and bodies, fa la la la la – you get my drift. Yes, SlashFilm. It’s a very special Christmas horror edition of “Now Scream This,” as the smell of gingerbread attempts to overpower the burning embers left behind in Krampus’ wake. Zombie elves, exploding presents, murdero...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Martha Stewart, Features, Netflix, Chucky, Santa, William Shatner, Kiernan Shipka, Emma Roberts, Krampus, Chris, Perkins, Dan, Matt, Ashai


MastersFX Will Reimagine Chucky for the Upcoming Child’s Play Reboot

BEGIN SLIDESHOW MastersFX will reimagine Chucky for the upcoming Child’s Play reboot As the upcoming reboot of the horror franchise Child’s Play creeps closer to existence, MGM and Orion have partnered with the effects company MastersFX to reimagine what the homicidal Chucky will look like. Now rebranded as the BUDDI doll, a contemporary version of the iconic Good Guys doll, will help redefine Chucky for a new age. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Orion, Chucky, MGM, Andy, Mancini, Seth Grahame Smith, Child's Play, Jason Ward, Lars, ComingSoon, Movie News, Brad Dourif, Aaron Schmidt, Don Mancini


Daily Podcast: What Is & IS NOT a Christmas Movie, Golden Globe Nominations, Chucky, Jump Street, Resident Evil, MoviePass, Die Hard

On the December 6, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Filmed weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk the latest film and tv news, including Golden Globe nominations, Chucky, 21 Jump Street, Resident Evil, MoviePass, and Die Hard. And /Film Managing Editor Jacob Hall joins us to discuss what is and isn’t a Christmas Movie. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Ove...
Tags: Movies, Los Angeles, Chucky, Moviepass, Chris, Ben, Golden Globe, Andy Samberg, Ben Pearson, Peter Sciretta, Gianni Versace, Jacob Hall, Don Mancini, Awkwafina, Tiffany Haddish, Chris Evangelista


Chucky Creator Don Mancini is Really Unhappy About the ‘Child’s Play’ Remake

No one seems to be happy about the Child’s Play remake MGM is in the process of making – especially Don Mancini, the writer and director who has been involved with every Chucky movie in the past. Mancini has vaguely voiced his displeasure with the remake here and there, but now, the filmmaker is opening up about his feelings regarding the remake, and revealing why he declined to accept an executive producer credit on the project. We here at /Film haven’t been shy about our distaste for the C...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Aubrey Plaza, Chucky, MGM, Remakes, Mancini, Don Mancini, Brian Tyree Henry, Kirschner, Childs-Play, David Kirschner, Chucky Mancini, Buddi, Chucky Creator Don Mancini, Post Mortem Podcast Mancini


The Chucky Creator Was Offended By The Upcoming Remake

Don Mancini is not thrilled about someone else remaking the 1988 film he wrote which launched a horror icon.
Tags: Religion, Don Mancini


‘Child’s Play’ Remake Poster Introduces Your New Best Friend

The Child’s Play remake that no one wants continues to barrel towards us, so we might as well accept it. The horror remake, which will introduce a new version of Chucky the killer doll to audiences, has a new poster, and a release date – a date that will put it head-to-head with another living toy movie: Toy Story 4. See the familiar-looking Child’s Play remake poster below. The makers of the Child’s Play reboot certainly aren’t being subtle. As the poster above shows, they’re leaning right...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Aubrey Plaza, Remakes, Don Mancini, Brian Tyree Henry, Lars Klevberg, Childs-Play, Tyler Burton Smith, Buddi, Child s Play


Beatrice Kitsos & Ty Consiglio Join MGM’s Child’s Play Reboot

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Beatrice Kitsos & Ty Consiglio join MGM’s Child’s Play reboot Bloody Disgusting reports that child actors Beatrice Kitsos (The Exorcist) and Ty Consiglio (Wonder) have signed on to join the cast of MGM’s forthcoming reboot of Child’s Play. Kitsos and Consiglio will be playing the roles of Falyn and Pugg respectively, two friends of Andy Barclay in the new film which is currently shooting in Vancouver, Canada. Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Canada, Chucky, MGM, Andy, Mancini, Annabelle, Seth Grahame Smith, Child's Play, ComingSoon, Movie News, Brad Dourif, Aaron Schmidt, Casting News, Don Mancini


‘Child’s Play’ Creator Teases New Details for TV Series, Which Takes Place After ‘Cult of Chucky’

While a Child’s Play remake is coming together over at MGM, the franchise’s creator Don Mancini is hard at work on a TV series that will follow the events of the most recent horror comedy installment, Cult of Chucky. Speaking at 2018 Screamfest, Mancini offered up some new details about the series. However, in order to dive into them, we have to talk about some spoilers for the aforementioned Chucky sequel. Before we get into the Child’s Play TV series details, let’s talk about the end of Cult ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Sequels, Chucky, MGM, Andy, Don, Mancini, Kyle, Nica, Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly, Cult Of Chucky, Andy Barclay, Childs-Play


Don Mancini Reveals More Details About Child’s Play TV Series

  Don Mancini reveals more details about Child’s Play TV series Speaking at the 2018 Screamfest, writer Don Mancini along with producer David Kirschner offered more details about the forthcoming Child’s Play TV series which is still currently in development. Mancini confirmed that the series will be set right after the events of the 2017 film Cult of Chucky. RELATED: Child’s Play: The TV Series Confirmed by Don Mancini “We deliberately ended Cult with a bunch of cliffhangers to set up a TV se...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, TV News, Chucky, Don, Mancini, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini, Kirschner, David Kirschner, Child's Play: The Series


Chucky’s Creator Just Threw Shade At The Child’s Play Reboot

He's not the Good Guy you know and love, and now Chucky creator and Child's Play franchise writer Don Mancini has responded to the new look.
Tags: Religion, Chucky, Don Mancini


‘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’ Remake Won’t Have Supernatural Elements, But Will Be Similar to ‘Small Soldiers’ for Some Reason

The Child’s Play remake that no one wants continues to move forward, and some newly surfaced plot details reaffirm that this whole endeavor is ill-advised. The new take on the old story will allegedly remove all traces of the supernatural, and boil the plot down to something akin to Small Soldiers rather than Child’s Play. Comic Book has the potential Child’s Play plot details, and let’s just say they’re not great. A caveat: these details come from an unspecified, unconfirmed “source”, so th...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Chucky, Polaroid, MGM, Remakes, Mancini, Joe Dante, Don Mancini, Lars Klevberg, Childs-Play, Charles Lee Ray Brad Dourif, Tyler Burton Smith


They’re Still Moving Forward on That ‘Child’s Play’ Remake No One Wants

There’s still plenty of time for MGM to realize what a terrible mistake they’re making, but the studio is apparently hell-bent on this terrible Child’s Play remake idea. Director Lars Klevberg took to social media to announce the film is entering “week 1” – although it’s not entirely clear what this means. No cast has been announced yet, so it seems unlike production is gearing up already. But one thing is clear: the remake is still happening, and that’s stupid. A Child’s Play remake is a ba...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Chucky, Polaroid, MGM, Remakes, Don, Mancini, Seth Grahame Smith, Brad Dourif, Aaron Schmidt, Don Mancini, David Katzenberg, Kirschner, Lars Klevberg, Klevberg


Now Scream This: Close Out Summer With These Great Horror Movies

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Between San Diego Comic-Con, Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival and some much needed away-from-keyboards vacation time, Chris and myself decided to ditch a theme this week in favor of making things a tad easier on ourselves. Consider this week a celebration of streaming horror staples, as dictated b...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, America, Features, Netflix, Chucky, Anna, Hulu, MGM, Chris, Mancini, Dan, Matt, Adam Schindler


How Steven Spielberg Saved the ‘Child’s Play’ Franchise

Powerful filmmaker and confirmed mensch Steven Spielberg has a long list of credits to his name. But what you might not have known is that the man had a hand in saving the Child’s Play franchise from oblivion. That’s right – Spielberg saved Chucky. The Child’s Play franchise has been making headlines recently. MGM announced they were going to move ahead with an ill-advised remake, while original Child’s Play creators David Kirschner and Don Mancini announced they were going to keep making th...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Universal, Chucky, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, MGM, Cincinnati, Steven, John Waters, Mancini, United Artists, Don Mancini, Kirschner, Childs-Play, David-Kirschner


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