Have you ever wondered about the people and stories that went into creating Chucky? The Child’s Play franchise has been around for over 30 years. The killer doll has captured the minds and hearts of millions of horror fans over the years. The franchise’s evolution from outright slasher to something undescribable in recent years is fascinating. Now with Living With Chucky, we’ll finally get to hear all about the doll and the people behind it.
Here’s the synopsis of the documentary from Screambox.
Living with Chucky takes an in depth look at the groundbreaking Child’s Play franchise from the perspective of a filmmaker who grew up within it. Featuring interviews with cast and crew such as Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Alex Vincent, creator Don Mancini, and much more, this personal film recounts the dedication, creativity and sacrifice that went into making the franchise and its long-lasting impact on the horror community.
Storming into pop culture in the late 1980s, the three-foot menace known as Chucky, proved that Child’s Play was anything but. The horror film went on to spawn six sequels, a television series, a reboot, comic books, a video game and merchandise.
Written and directed by Kyra Elise Gardner, daughter of legendary special effects artist Tony Gardner, Living With Chucky looks back at the groundbreaking horror franchise by those there from the beginning. The documentary details the history of the Child’s Play films by the cast and crew, in addition to Gardner’s own relationship with the series and the impact it had on her family. Gardner, who grew up alongside Chucky the killer doll, seeks out other families involved with the Child’s Play films as they recount their experiences working on the franchise and what it means to be a part of the “Chucky” family.
This is another fantastic horror doc about one of the genre’s icons.
Living With Chucky streams exclusively on Screambox on April 4th.
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