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 make more movies that remain in continuity with the original film franchise.
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Attention, citizens: do not panic. It’s time for a trailer round-up. We’ve cast a wide net into the sea of trailers, and hauled back some keepers for you. Thank us later. Below you’ll see new trailers for the Syfy series Nighflyers, the horror movie Wildling, the TBS series The Last OG, the drama An Ordinary Man, the uplifting sports movie The Miracle Season and the Adventure Time series finale.
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Wildling is Fritz Böhm’s first feature film, and it’s such an assured debut, darkly mystical and elegant. This nighttime fairy tale tells the story of Anna (Bel Powley), a young woman who’s spent much of her life locked in a room like Rapunzel, with only “Daddy” (Lord of the Rings’ Brad Dourif, in an equally untrustworthy role) as company.
Daddy treats Anna with tenderness, warning her against “the wildling” that stalks the woods surrounding their remote fairy tale tower. He seems loving and protective – but he’s also keeping Anna in seclusion. We watch her grow from toddlerhood to young womanhood in the confines of the same tiny room – and all the while we keep seeing Daddy inject a mysterious substance into Anna’s tummy. These opening scenes are disorienting, diving right into the narrative instead of offering any tidy context, immediately eliciting intrigue and perplexity from the audience. The context comes later, as Wildling’s story grows clearer but never less strange. Read More »
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 the films as well.
Now, as Cult of Chucky, the latest film in the series, hits Blu-ray and Netflix, it’s time to do the only logical thing: it’s time to rank the Chucky movies.
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What cool tidbits did you miss from New York Comic-Con? Want to learn more about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game? Which woman from Agent Coulson’s past could show up in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? How did James Gunn pay tribute to the end of production on Guardians of the Galaxy? Is there a way for you to see the set of Thor: The Dark World? Did Weta release a video about their work on the end of Iron Man 3? What update just occurred in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 viral? Which Lord of the Rings actor did Tim Burton want to play Joker in Batman? Where can you buy The Dark Knight Trilogy Blu-ray cheap? Did someone make a fake trailer for Aquaman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
The original Child’s Play in 1988 sent a whole generation of kids running away screaming from their My Buddy dolls. But the series has taken a turn for the comedic in more recent years, with 1998’s Bride of Chucky and 2004’s Seed of Chucky. Now the franchise is returning to its scary roots with the first installment in nearly a decade, Curse of Chucky.
Brad Dourif returns once again to voice the plaything from hell, who mysteriously shows up at the home of a woman named Nica (played by Dourif’s daughter Fiona Dourif). Her visiting niece quickly takes to the doll, but as the body count starts to rise Nica comes to suspect that the innocent-looking toy may have something to do with all the bloodshed. Watch the new red-band trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
Karl Urban is pinning his hope on the fans to make Dredd 2 happen. Also after the jump:
- Sharknado 2 will terrorize New York City
- The Chinese government welcomes The Smurfs 2
- The Expendables 3 adds Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz
- Charlie Day says Horrible Bosses 2 might film this fall
- Mac and Farva say Super Troopers 2 will shoot this year
- Christopher Guest hints at a Spinal Tap reunion in 2014
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 poster takes to the sky
- See two new pics from Curse of Chucky
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Brad Dourif is a great character actor, as seen in decades of film work. Most people recognize him as Wormtongue from The Lord of the Rings or Doc Cochran from Deadwood, but if you haven’t seen his early turn in John Huston’s Wise Blood, get that Criterion release in your hands now. It’s great stuff, with Dourif capturing a petulant but particularly driven character in an unforgettably unique way.
Despite those roles there’s an audience for whom Dourif will always be Chucky first and foremost. That’s one of the weird/great things about the film business — voice a demonic doll once, and you might get to spend your life going back to the material.
Curse of Chucky is the sixth film to feature Dourif as the voice of the doll Chucky; this time his daughter Fiona Dourif is on board to play one of the family members tormented by the latest incarnation of the possessed toy. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
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If ever a horror character deserved to be resurrected, it’s Chucky. The Good Guys Doll, who’s not good at all, made his debut in 1988 and was last seen in 2004’s Seed of Chucky. Since then a remake has been languishing in development hell, and a video game was rumored to be in the works. But now, finally, Chucky fans can rejoice.
Curse of Chucky, the previously announced sixth installment in the Child’s Play franchise, began filming in Canada Wednesday, aimed at a direct-to-DVD release. Brad Dourif (The Two Towers, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) returns as the voice of Chucky. The doll will stalk a character played by Dourif’s own daugther, Fiona Dourif, who will soon be seen in The Master. Read the plot description and see a behind the scenes image after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012 by Angie Han
Today’s Sequel Bits is bursting with plot details — for Kick-Ass 2, Cloudy 2, and Curse of Chucky. There’s even a tidbit of info about what we might or might not see in Beetlejuice 2. After the jump:
- Kick-Ass 2‘s plot involves mean girls and identity crises
- Set videos reveal A Good Day to Die Hard footage
- Child’s Play 6, a.k.a Curse of Chucky, headed straight to DVD
- Seth Grahame-Smith plans to use Beetlejuice sparingly
- Kristen Schaal joins Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers
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