MGM and Orion are chugging forward with their Child’s Play remake and the latest from the film is a viral site called BestBuddi.com. The site showcases the latest product from the fictional Kaslan Corporation, a company that specializes in technological interconnectivity. Their current creation is a Buddi doll, a product which connects and controls all Kaslan products and smart home devices. The doll comes equipped with a cloud-backed voice recognition engine capable of identifying speech and can learn from human interaction.
Entertainment Weekly has landed the first official photo of Chucky from the Child’s Play remake. From what we can see, the doll looks pretty similar to the one used in the 1988 version of Child’s Play.
Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) is set to direct the film which is written by Tyler Burton Smith. IT producer Seth Grahame-Smith is overseeing the Vancouver shoot with his producing partner David Katzenberg.
Aubrey Plaza leads the cast as Karen Barclay, Gabriel Bateman has the role of Andy Barclay and Brian Tyree Henry will play Detective Mike Norris. read more
On Saturday September 15th, CT HorrorFest presented a Child’s Play panel and Q&A from the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT. On the 30th anniversary of that seminal horror film, HNN staff writer Sean McLaughlin was honored to interview actor Alex Vincent in front of the packed crowd.
At just six years old, Vincent portrayed Alex Barclay, the youngster terrorized by the murderous doll Chucky, in the 1988 film. The New Jersey native would go on to reprise the role in the 1990 sequel Child’s Play 2, before taking a break from the franchise (and acting in general) for more than two decades. 2013 would see Vincent’s surprise return to the Child’s Play lineage in the after-credits scene of Curse of Chucky. read more
James Wan may be getting a lot of attention for his upcoming DC Universe film Aquaman, but the man best known for scaring people with creepy dolls is back in the saddle with his new project M3GAN (and, you guessed it, it is about a terrifying doll that comes to life).
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on the eve of SDCC 2018, where it was learned that Jason Blum and Wan will begin production of the film this fall. Wan will not be directing the film and instead, “Gerard Johnstone, who directed the Australian horror movie Housebound, is on board to helm the project, which has a script by Akela Cooper, a writer-supervising producer who has worked on Luke Cage and American Horror Story.” read more
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Polaroid director, Lars Klevberg will be directing a Child’s Play remake that is set to start production this September in Vancouver. It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce the film which is based on a script by Tyler Burton Smith.
Just over a week ago we reported that Don Mancini teased a Child’s Play TV series via his Twitter account. Mancini, a legendary figure in the creation of the Child’s Play series most recently returned to the franchise in 2017’s Cult of Chucky. read more
On Friday, legendary genre director, Don Mancini teased Child’s Play TV series via his Twitter account. With the message “Do Not Adjust Your Set,” it certainly appears that Mancini, who has most recently worked on the series Channel Zero. With this year marking the 30th anniversary of the release of Child’s Play, the notoriously demonic Chucky doll has survived six sequels, with the latest being 2017’s Cult of Chucky.
Move over Annabelle, because Chucky is back in town and he’s ready to take back his horror-movie throne as Hollywood’s most sinister doll. IGN, through their official YouTube account, have released a red-band trailer for the upcoming sequel in the Child’s Play franchise entitled Cult of Chucky. Following up on 2013’s surprisingly decent entry Curse of Chucky, Cult is director Don Mancini and Universal 1440 Entertainment’s latest attempt to keep the original Chucky lineage (and spirit) going without having to reboot the entire franchise. Judging by the trailer, the general campiness and humor from earlier films in the series such as Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky are gone and the more serious, dark one set forth in the original film is back. That is until you see the Chucky doll throw up the middle finger defiantly. read more
It was announced today that “Cult of Chucky,” the seventh film in the “Child’s Play” franchise, will begin filming on January 9, 2017. It is anticipated that this film will be released in the fall of 2017 on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
Fans will get to see several returning cast members including Fiona Dourif (“Curse of Chucky”), Alex Vincent (“Child’s Play”, “Child’s Play 2”), Jennifer Tilly (“Monsters, Inc.”, “Bride of Chucky”), and Brad Dourif (“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”) as the voice of Chucky. Don Mancini, writer of the “Child’s Play” franchise will write, direct, and serve as executive producer. read more
DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 18, 2016
This week’s releases includes Bates Motel: Season 4, a special Limited Collection Edition Waxworks Compilation, along with several new blu-ray editions of older horror films, including Child’s Play, Salem’s Lot and Bride of Re-Animator. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.
Bates Motel: Season Four
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore
Synopsis: As Norman (Freddie Highmore) continues to spiral out of control, Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) desperation to help her son amplifies. Growing increasingly fearful of him, Norma goes to great lengths to find Norman the professional help he needs. This further complicates their once unbreakable trust while Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. As Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) finds himself drawn back into their lives, he must ask himself just how much further he is willing to go to protect Norma. Watch all 10 spine-chilling episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted in Bates Motel Season Four. read more
Welcome to the latest edition of Horror Hunting! The past month or so has been pretty exciting for horror fanatics, as several big and awesome conventions have given us a reason to look forward to the weekends (New York Comic Con and MA’s Rock & Shock, among others), and the requisite October haunted houses, costume parties and new horror films have hit the market. And this Halloween season the biggest film has to be John R. Leonetti’s The Conjuring-inspired demonic flick Annabelle. I said the “biggest”, not the “best” (check out the review by HNN’s own Lynn Sorel from October 6th, confirming this analysis). But one undeniable by-product of Annabelle’s success is the returning popularity of the “evil doll” market. Of course, throughout the long lineage of the horror genre within the pop culture realm two particular dolls have long formed my immense (and irrational) fear of the talking, stalking, killing plastic and stuffed novelty toy. And you’re in luck, as I’ve managed to track down a pair of cool horror collectables that pay proper respect to these pint-sized killers. Enjoy…… read more