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Will Child’s Play Work As a TV Series?

** Contains Cult of Chucky Spoilers ** Recently we were all hit by the killer news that Don Mancini and long-time Child’s Play producer David Kirschner will be developing a TV series based on the Child’s Play franchise. Chucky on the small screen? I’m there. But as enthusiastic as all of us here at Dread […]

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A ‘Child’s Play’ TV Series Is On The Way

There are no less than seven Child’s Play movies out there presently, and now it looks like the franchise is moving towards the smaller screen as a new television series is announced.

The first Child’s Play movie was released all of the way back in 1988. It revolved around a widowed mother who gives her son a doll for his birthday, unaware that the doll is possessed by the soul of an infamous serial killer named Chucky.

According to Bloody Disgusting, filmmaker Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner are plotting an original series based on the franchise, which will be comprised of eight one hour episodes.

The word is that the series will hit screens as the franchise celebrates its 30th anniversary later this year and Brad Dourif is said to be returning to voice the role of Chucky.

More news on the new TV series as we get it.
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Don Mancini and David Kirschner Developing “Child’s Play” Television Series

Don Mancini and David Kirschner really need to be thanking the fans that have made Child’s Play relevant for this long. Otherwise developing a series based on the movie wouldn’t have even been a thought that they should be having. Personally I think I watched this tale up until the third movie and then shook my head when more kept coming out since the story line has just continued to devolve into something that’s kind of like Saw in that it’s only good for shock value and not much else. The original film had something that the others have been

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Don Mancini Announces Child’s Play TV Series!

In what just might be the most exciting news we’ll get this year, it turns out that Child’s Play creator Don Mancini and franchise producer David Kirschner are developing a TV series based on Chucky and the Child’s Play series! The filmmakers broke the news to our buddies over at Bloody Disgusting with Mancini telling […]

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Chucky heading to the small screen for Child’s Play TV series

Horror icon Chucky is heading to the small screen, with Bloody Disgusting reporting that franchise creator Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner are in development on a Child’s Play TV series.

“We plan to use Child’s Play in the title,” said Mancini. “We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than everbefore. It’s going to be very creepy.”

Mancini went on to reveal that the premise for the series was “deliberately set up at the end of the last movie”, referring to last year’s Cult of Chucky, the seventh instalment in the franchise, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

The series is being developed as an eight-episode hourlong, with Brad Dourif confirmed as reprising the role of Chucky, a.k.a. serial killer Charles Lee Ray.

The first Child’s Play was released in 1988, and was followed by the sequels Child’s
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‘Child’s Play’ TV Series in the Works from Don Mancini and David Kirschner

Chucky has been brewing up fresh batches of nightmare fuel for moviegoers for thirty years, and now the pint-sized terror is finally set to bring his quips and kills to TV. Bloody Disgusting reports that franchise creator Don Mancini is working with long-time franchise producer David Kirschner to develop a TV series inspired by the iconic killer doll. Brad Dourif, who has voiced Chucky in every Child's Play film, is also set to return for the series. According to Mancini the series was "deliberately set up at the end of the last movie." (If you need a …
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Child’S Play TV Series in the Works

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Following the well-received release of the seventh Chucky movie in 2017, it looks like the Child's Play franchise could be heading to the small screen.

Don Mancini, a writer on all of the Chucky movies and director of four of the films, exclusively told Bloody Disgusting that he is developing a Child's Play television series with producer David Kirschner.

While details on the series are mostly under wraps, Mancini did let Bloody Disgusting know that the series was "deliberately set up" at the conclusion of the latest film, Cult of Chucky, and that the tone of the show is going to be "darker than ever before."

Mancini also mentioned that Brad Dourif will reprise his role as the voice of Chucky, and Kirschner confirmed that the series will be a continuation of the franchise rather than a reboot. Bloody Disgusting also reports that the series, which will have Child's Play in the name,
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There's a Child's Play TV Series Being Developed By the Writer of the Film Franchise

The Child's Play horror franchise has had a long and successful run. The fact that they keep making these films means that the franchise has been pulling in some good money. Now it seems that the creative talent of the series is looking to keep the franchise running as a TV series.

During an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Don Mancini, who has written every film in the franchise and has directed the past three films, reveals that he is now developing the series. He said:

"We plan to use Child’s Play in the title. We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy."

Mancini goes on to say that the series was "deliberately set up at end of" the last movie, Cult of Chuck and then made sure to add that the "tone is dark and disturbing.
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Child's Play Creator Wants a Chucky Movie Set in WWII

Child's Play Creator Wants a Chucky Movie Set in WWII
Could we be seeing Chucky up to his murderous ways during WWII? If Don Mancini, the man who created the Child's Play franchise, gets his way, it may very well happen. Cult of Chucky was released last year as the seventh movie in the long-running horror franchise and, even though it didn't get a theatrical release, the movie was rather successful. That in mind, we're likely getting more Chucky movies and one of those movies could take place during WWII.

During a recent interview, Don Mancini was talking about some ideas he has for future movies in the franchise. Surprisingly, Mancini revealed that he would love to do a World War II-ear entry in the Child's Play franchise. He even has an idea of how this could make sense, relatively speaking. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I would love to do a World War II-era Chucky movie; I think would be awesome.
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Chucky's back as Don Mancini is developing a Child's Play TV series

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Unlike several of his '80s brethren, Chucky has managed to keep trucking along over the decades, proving that he may very well end up being our friend to the end. Don Mancini, who has written every installment of the series in addition to directing the last three, seems more than happy to keep the Child's Play series going for as long as possible, and the next addition to the franchise may... Read More...
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Chucky’s Coming To The Small Screen In A Child’s Play TV Show

The homicidal killer doll Chucky has proven to be cinematically immortal, surviving being set on fire, shot through the heart, dunked in molten plastic, sliced up by a giant fan, dismembered with an axe and decapitated. Still, you can’t keep a good doll down, and it’s just been confirmed that the iconic horror villain is set to terrorize audiences in a Child’s Play television series. The news comes courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, who spoke with Chucky’s creator Don Mancini and franchise producer David Kirschner.

Mancini explained that the origins of the show have already been “deliberately set up” in the finale of last year’s Cult of Chucky (which (spoilers) concluded with Chucky’s severed head being tortured). He went on to add that, in a departure from the series’ recent campy, comedic tone, it’s set to go back to its “dark and disturbing” horror
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Child’s Play TV Series Being Developed By Franchise Creator

After seven feature films, franchise creator Don Mancini is preparing to bring Chucky the murderous doll to TV, in the form of an eight-part series. While by no means the most popular horror franchise to come out of the 80s, Child’s Play is certainly no slouch, having maintained a consistent fanbase for decades. Last year brought fans the highly praised Cult of Chucky, which saw the titular slasher slice his way through a mental asylum.
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Chucky Creator On What The Future Holds For The Devil Doll

Proving that Bad Robot’s Cloverfield isn’t the only franchise capable of relocating to World War II (read: Overlord), Don Mancini has shared an idea that would see Chucky journey back to a time of Nazis, Hitler and the latter’s rumored obsession with the occult.

While speaking to Portal 13 (h/t Bloody Disgusting), Mancini leveled on the future of Chucky, and revealed that even after 30 years of horror shenanigans, he still has plenty of “ideas and notions” for the world-famous Devil Doll. All we need now is for a studio to issue the green light on his ideas or, in the spirit of Cult of Chucky, organize a direct-to-video launch to appease the franchise’s legions of fans.

I’ve been doing it for 30 years now, so I have files of different ideas and notions, and scenes, and set pieces, and characters, and situations. It’s a constantly evolving thing.
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Cult of Chucky Director Wants A WWII-Era Chucky Movie

Cult of Chucky director and Child’s Play writer Don Mancini has discussed the future of the Chucky series, and it may well end up taking the doll to the past. Chucky as a character has been terrorizing viewiers since 1988’s Child’s Play, and the possessed Chucky doll has jumped from horrifying adventure to adventure ever since, before something of a dry spell following 2004’s Seed of Chucky.
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Don Mancini Talks Chucky’s Future and Shares Crazy “Chucky in Ww II” Idea

Don Mancini Talks Chucky’s Future and Shares Crazy “Chucky in Ww II” Idea
Most longtime fans of the Child’s Play franchise agreed that last year’s Cult of Chucky was another win for the long-running series, again staying true to the core mythology while feeling way fresher than you’d ever expect the seventh installment in a franchise to feel. As long as Don Mancini remains in charge, we’re in good […]
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New Chucky Shirts, Socks & Enamel Pins from Fright Rags

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Do you feel like you're in a Good Guys groove since watching Don Mancini's Cult of Chucky last year? If you're looking to add the devious doll to your wardrobe, Fright Rags has you covered with their new Chucky collection of shirts, enamel pins, and socks.

From Fright Rags: "Sorry Jack Chucky's Back! Our Officially Licensed Chucky Collection is Now Available! Four new tees, Two pairs of socks and Five enamel pins (incl. a Red Variant pin of the iconic Good Guys Feet)! Get yours now before Charles Lee Ray figures out another way to resurrect himself!

Shop Chucky:

Featuring kick-ass artwork by Eddie Holly, Nathan Milliner, Jason Edmiston, Matthew Skiff, Matt Ryan Tobin and Sara Deck!"

You can view the new Chucky apparel collection below, and to learn more about Fright Rags' new Chucky items, visit their official website.

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Heather’s Favorites of 2017

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Happy 2018, everyone! For most of us, 2017 was a bit of a challenging year, but what remained a constant bright spot for this writer was the deluge of amazing horror and sci-fi offerings that kept the last 12 months from feeling like a complete loss. I was fortunate enough to have been able to take in well over 200 movies throughout 2017, so when it came time to whittle down my list of favorites, let’s just say some tears were shed while I had to make some very difficult decisions about what to include here.

Also, because we listed The Shape of Water, Get Out, and It as our collective favorites over on Corpse Club, I’ve omitted them here because I’ve prattled on about that amazing trio of films enough already, and I wanted to go ahead and shine the spotlight on a few other movies (and some other stuff, too
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The “It” Crowd: 2017’s 20 Best Horror Movies

With 2017’s charred remains now in the rear-view, let’s take one final chance to reflect on the year’s best-of-the-best horror films (a single opinion, of course). It’s my favorite year-end tradition when it comes to recaps, because I get to look back on all the best genre content with fondness while hopefully turning readers onto films they might have somehow missed. These are the distinguished titles that left me stunned, psyched-out and wholly fulfilled as a horror lover. Filmmakers, you were too good to me this year – now let me try and return the favor.

Before we jump into the actual ranking, allow me take a minute to point out how many first-time directorial efforts deemed placement on this list. Out of my total thirteen main selections, six are feature debuts – two of which from female powerhouses. Maybe this was a fluke, or maybe this is what
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Giving Movie Thanks (2017 Edition)

I’d imagine every one of us, despite our individual life situations, however privileged or difficult they may be, wouldn’t have too much trouble coming up with a pretty long list of people and circumstances for which to be grateful, during the upcoming week traditionally reserved for the expression of thanks as well as throughout the entirety of the year.

Even in our brave new world, where gratitude and humility and generosity of spirit often seem to be in short supply, at the mercy of greed, abuse of power, disregard for the rule of law, and megalomaniac self-interest cynically masquerading as an aggressive strain of nationalist, populist passion, there are good, everyday reasons to look around and take stock of blessings in one’s immediate surroundings.

And speaking specifically as one who has the privilege and opportunity to occasionally write about matters concerning the movies, and even a (very
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Horror Montage Traces The Evolution Of Chucky

From Freddy Krueger to Jason Voorhees, Ghostface to Leatherface, the horror genre hasn’t exactly been left wanting for memorable villains through the years, but few are able to evoke the same level of primal fear as Chucky, that pint-sized devil doll that first scurried onto the silver screen via Child’s Play all the way back in ’88.

November 9th, 1988, to be exact, meaning that this week marked a very special occasion within the horror community. In fact, one could argue that November 9th ought to be celebrated as International Chucky Day, as John Lafia’s follow-up Child’s Play 2 also launched on that same day 27 years ago.

Since that time, Chucky has cemented his place in cinema’s pantheon of weird and wonderful movie villains, and this year’s Cult of Chucky proved that, yes, even after three decades, Brad Dourif’s demented Good Guy doll can still strike fear in our hearts.
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