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Mezco Toyz Displays Massive Collection of Upcoming Horror Toys at New York Comic Con

Horror News Network was on site at Day One of the 2018 New York Comic Con to bring you the hottest horror toys on display at the show! This year, Mezco Toyz’s booth was jam packed with tons of incredible properties in a variety of different formats. Featuring 12″ figures, puppets, dolls, and even jack in the boxes, nearly every popular horror franchise was represented, including Halloween, Friday the 13th, Ghostbusters, Evil Dead 2, Dawn of the Dead, The Warriors, A Clockwork Orange, Kong: Skull Island, Living Dead Dolls, It, The Nun, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Annabelle, The Exorcist, Chucky, Beetlejuice, Trick ‘r Treat, and Hellraiser, there was literally something for everyone! You can check out all of our photos from the event below: read more

First Photo of Chucky from ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Revealed

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

CT HorrorFest 2018’s ‘Child’s Play’ Panel with Alex Vincent

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

‘Child’s Play’ Remake Coming From ‘Polaroid’ Director

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

Could a ‘Child’s Play’ TV Series be in the works?

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.

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— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) June 22, 2018 read more

HNN’s Coverage of The 2018 New York Toy Fair

This weekend, the Jacob Javits Center in New York City played host to the cultural phenomenon known as Toy Fair 2018.  For four glorious days, national and international toy producers, re-sellers and developers converged on the West Side of Manhattan to display their current products and provide a glimpse of what the future holds for their catalogs as well.

Horror continues to play an integral part in the toy market, and Horror News Network was there to cover all of the excitement and wonderfully-gory products that both casual and hardcore collectors (and their kids!) can expect throughout 2018 and even into next year.  Staff Journalists Larry Dwyer and Sean McLaughlin made the trek ready to report, and thanks to an assist by our friends at Action Figure Collectors (www.actionfigurecollectors.com) we were able to provide thorough coverage of all announcements and news relevant to the horror masses. read more

New Red Band Trailer Released for 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

Chucky Returns in 2017

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

Horror Hunting! Edition #15

    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