“The family that slays together, stays together,” is the motto of the Child’s Play documentary. I watched this several weeks ago, however, wasn’t able to post about it earlier due to March being dedicated to the Women in Horror Month interviews I had planned. I’ve always been a huge fan of killer dolls, ever since I watched the 80’s horror Dolls. Then when I was younger, my mum’s friend had me watch Child’s Play for the very first time, and I became obsessed both with the character of Chucky and the trope of killer dolls.
What sets this documentary apart from other horror documentaries is that you soon start to notice that many of the crew members that began working on the franchise are still working on the franchise and series today. It’s almost as if Chucky has somehow created a big horror family out of Don Mancini’s creation. Even the actors, like Jennifer Tilly who claims to be retired from acting, will make an exception to be on the Chucky series.
The documentary doesn’t explore the new SyFy series, but it doesn’t go in-depth about each film from the franchise, and how Chucky has evolved over the years. It was really interesting to see how the first screenplay came to be and how it has grown as a franchise. If you’re a fan of Chucky, I suggest that you don’t miss this one out. You can currently watch Living with Chucky on Screambox or Blu-Ray.
*Thank you so much to Emma Griffiths & Cinedigm for an early screening of the movie.
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