It must be their likeness to children – human who by nature are very unsettling and frightening (at least to me anyway). Arguably the most infamous of creepy dolls is Chucky, who’s been slashing people up and giving gingers a bad name since 1988’s Child’s Play.
Like with every film these days, Child’s Play has been given a reboot, and the first trailer has dropped reminding us all just how terrifying that evil little sh*t is.
The film is described as a “contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic” which stars Aubrey Plaza (Legion, Parks and Recreation) who gives her son a doll who just so happens to be a murderous piece of work.
Just stop buying your kids dolls, it never ends well!
As you’ll see from the trailer, Chucky immediately scans the boy’s face – it’s 2019, dolls are clever -before his mother and detective Mike Norris (Brian Tyree Henry) realise that the doll is sentient and thirsty for blood.
Check it out here:
At this point it just looks like a comedy rather than a genuine horror film.
Now in terms of the rest of the films in the series, this will standalone as an unrelated flick.
Franchise creator Don Mancini isn’t involved with this film either, he’s busy making an upcoming Child’s Play-inspired TV show which is coming to Syfy that will continue the story that began in the 1988 film and went through six sequels.
According to Comic Book, he recently said in a statement:
“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us.
“The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorised audiences for over three decades now.”
So there you have it; time really hasn’t mellowed out dearest Chucky.
You can watch him target new victims on June 21st, 2019.
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