This year marks the 30th anniversary of the original Child’s Play film, and it would appear as if the series is going on as strong as ever. With seven feature films behind them, series mainstays Don Mancini and David Kirschner are developing a television series surrounding the pint sized slasher.
Back in February, the good folks at Bloody-Disgusting broke the news that Mancini and Kirschner were in the process of bringing Chucky to the small screen, and it would appear that Mancini himself officially confirms that the series IS happening with a tweet:
Mancini told Bloody-Disgusting that the series was “deliberately set up at end of the last movie,” and that it’s “tone is dark and disturbing.”
“We plan to use Child’s Play in the title,” Mancini explained. “We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy.”
He also confirmed that the legendary Brad Dourif will once again reprise his role as the voice of Chucky in the series.
I for one am looking forward to this series. I’m a huge fan of the franchise as a whole, including some of the lesser liked sequels, and am very excited that we will get an 8 part, hour long Child’s Play series that is dark and brutal.
Ah now for the one thing everyone loathes...writing about themselves!
Well for starters, my name is Chuck, and I am a south Jersey transplant living in Amish country. I’ve been a horror fan since 5th grade, about 16 years ago. My horror fandom started when I got my hands on a copy of Jay Anson’s novel The Amityville Horror. The book terrified me, and I knew I just had to watch the movie. An older cousin of mine had a copy of it, and that was the genesis of my obsession with the genre.
Over the years I have expressed my horror fandom in many ways. Since about 2005 I have been regularly attending horror conventions. These have been great ways to amass collectibles, movies, and to meet some of my favorite celebrities. My best friend Mike and I used to run our own horror blog years ago, and we also dabbled in script writing. I am looking forward to going back to writing about horror, something I’ve always loved.
When I’m not working (I work at PNC Bank), my non-horror interests are studying theology and economics, watching Japanese tokusatsu, and doing play-by-play commentary for professional wrestling. I’m also a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and singing in a Barbershop quartet. Oh, and I’m probably the biggest fan of the Golden Girls you’ll ever meet.
My top 5 horror flicks (definitely subject to change):
1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
2. Basket Case (1982)
3. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
4. The Beyond (1981)
5. Dawn of the Dead (1978)