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Blu-Ray Review: Child’s Play (Collector’s Edition)
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Blu-Ray Review: Scream Factory's Collector's Edition of CHILD'S PLAY

Child’s Play
Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Directed by: Tom Holland
Written by: Don Mancini, John Lafia, Tom Holland
Cast: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 87 Minutes
Release Date: October 18, 2016

“Hi, I’m Chucky, and I’m your friend till the end. Hidey-ho!”

Chucky, the pint-sized killer doll from 1988’s Child’s Play, is often mentioned in the same breath as slasher icons like Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, but there’s something very unique about the denim dungaree-wearing antagonist in Tom Holland‘s film. While films like Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street play on teenage anxieties, punishing high school kids for drinking, smoking marijuana, and having premarital sex, Child’s Play is fixated on the fears of small children.

Five-year-old Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) is entranced by commercials for “Good Guy” dolls on TV. The ads play during a “Good Guy” cartoon series, which Andy watches while wearing his “Good Guy” pajamas and eating “Good Guy” cereal. The commentary on Reagan-era consumerism is hard to miss here. His mom, Karen (Catherine Hicks), a widow struggling to make ends meet, buys Andy a “Good Guy” named Chucky for his sixth birthday, unaware that the doll is a plastic prison for the soul of Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif), a serial killer and voodoo practitioner.

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Blu-ray Review: Curse Of Chucky
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Blu-ray Review: Curse of ChuckyCurse of Chucky
DVD | Blu-ray
Director: Don Mancini
Screenwriter: Don Mancini
Cast: Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, A Martinez, Brennan Elliott
Universal Home Entertainment
Unrated | 97 Minutes
Release Date: October 8, 2013

Directed by Don Mancini, Curse of Chucky picks up four years after 2004’s Seed of Chucky. Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) mysteriously arrives at the family home of paraplegic Nica (Fiona Dourif) and her mother, Sarah (Chantal Quesnelle).

Writing off the delivery of a creepy Good Guys doll as some sort of weird prank, Sarah tosses Chucky in the garbage. Later that night, Nica hears her mother screaming in pain, only to find her dead from an apparent self-inflicted stab wound as an inanimate Chucky watches from a chair nearby.

Nica, grieving over the gruesome, unexplained suicide of her mother, is visited by her sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) and her family: husband, Ian (Brennan Elliott); daughter, Alice (Summer H. Howell); and live-in nanny, Jill (Maitland McConnell), to help settle their mother’s affairs.

Curse of Chucky is the sixth film in the Child’s Play franchise – a series of horror films featuring Chucky, a demonic doll possessed by the spirit of Charles Lee Ray (Dourif), a serial killer. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, the basic idea is that Chucky is an asshole. He’s a quick-witted, foul-mouthed doll with a little man complex. Here, he is resurrected once again to murder bisexual babysitters, insufferable sisters, and Catholic priests.

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NYCC 2013: Chucky 25th Anniversary Panel
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NYCC 2013: Curse Of Chucky panel

The sixth installment in the Child’s Play franchise, Curse Of Chucky went direct to DVD and Blu-ray on October 8, 2013, along with Blu-ray and DVD box set for Chucky: The Complete Collection, which contains all 6 Chucky films: Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse Of Chucky.

Chucky creator Don Mancini made an appearance today at New York Comic-Con, along with franchise stars Brad Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent (the original child, Andy, from Child’s Play), and Jennifer Tilly, at a panel moderated by Ain’t It Cool News founder Harry Knowles discuss the horror film series’ 25th anniversary.

In the new movie, Fiona Dourif stars as a young women who receives a package containing the classic Chucky doll, which, unbeknownst to her, is possessed by the spirit of a serial killer. Brad Dourif, Fiona’s dad (who you’ll know as Wormtongue in the Lord Of The Rings films), has provided the voice for the murderous doll beginning with the 1988 film that started it all, Child’s Play. In Curse Of Chucky, the little red-headed doll is back to play again, and there will be blood!

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Watch Killer Doll Chucky Invade ‘Psycho’ and Other Horror Films (Video)
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Child's Play Chucky Invades Psycho

Everyone’s favorite killer doll is back! And not only is he starring in Curse Of Chucky, the latest installment of his popular Child’s Play franchise, but Chucky is also invading some other horror films.

Check out the videos here below where the foul-mouthed, red-head diminutive killer bursts into movies like Psycho, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell, and Mama. Brad Dourif, who has provided the voice of Chucky throughout the franchise, returns for these videos as well.

Curse Of Chucky was released this week on DVD and Blu-ray. Also out on Blu-ray and DVD now is the Chucky: The Complete Collection box set, which contains all 6 Chucky films: Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse Of Chucky.

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Chucky’s Back! ‘Curse Of Chucky’ Wins At Fantasia Film Fest
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Chucky’s back!!!

Curse Of Chucky made its North American debut at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec at a sold-out screening on July 31, 2013 with over 800 people in attendance. Following the screening, there was a Q&A with director Don Mancini, as well as the film’s stars Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, and Chantal Quesnelle. It was announced on Friday that the film won the festival’s Audience Award for Best International Feature.

This direct-to-DVD offering comes to DVD and Blu-ray October 8, 2013. Creator of the Child’s Play horror film franchise, Don Mancini, who wrote every film of the series so far, returns to write and direct this sixth installment, which is being released through Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s Universal 1440 Entertainment. Also coming on October 8 is the Blu-ray and DVD box set for Chucky: The Complete Collection, which contains all 6 Chucky films: Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse Of Chucky.

You can watch the trailer for Curse Of Chucky here below, and check out the photos of the cast at the Fantasia Film Fest.

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Watch Now: Trailer For ‘Curse Of Chucky’ Aims To Re-Awaken All Doll-Based Fears
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In case you had not yet heard, they went ahead and made a sixth installment in the Child’s Play franchise, Curse of Chucky, which tells the tales of a child’s toy companion called a Good Guys doll that becomes possessed by a psychopathic killer known as Chucky.

A reboot of the franchise was in the works for a while, but those plans were put on hold and instead this movie was made. It will bypass a theatrical release and head straight for VOD services on September 24th, and Blu-ray and DVD on October 8th instead. But if you’re a fan of these movies, the most important ingredient, the voice of Brad Dourif as Chucky, is present and accounted for, so who knows! Dourif’s daughter, Fiona Dourif, is even getting involved in the franchise this time around, so it’ll be good ol’ family-friendly fun I’m sure! (Note: It would be super unwise to show your children this movie)

You can check out the trailer for Curse of Chucky below now.

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Game Review: Dishonored
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Dishonored
Xbox 360 l PlayStation 3 l PC
DEVELOPER: Arkane Studios
PUBLISHER: Bethesda Softworks
RELEASE DATE: October 9, 2012

Sequels to video games tend to take a little longer to make than sequels to movies, but they’re also much more accepted than movie sequels. Still, gamers yearn for those original titles—the next big games that could become great enough to warrant sequels—and one of the more anticipated original titles was Dishonored, the new game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.

A Neo-Victorian supernatural assassin game set in the foggy England-inspired fictional city of Dunwall. How could anyone not be extremely excited for that?

Now the game has arrived. So how does it stand up to all of the buzz and excitement? Should you run out and buy a copy right away?

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Movie Review: Halloween II
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Halloween II
Directed by Rob Zombie
Starring Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Chris Hardwick, Mark Christopher-Lawrence, Jeffrey Daniel Phillips
Rated R
Released date: August 28, 2009

A few years ago the Halloween franchise was in dire need of a change in direction worse than anything. The logical step from a Hollywood studio standpoint was to take the series’ iconic masked madman Michael Myers back to his roots and start anew. The idea of a remake of the original Halloween wasn’t warmly accepted at first among the franchise’s longtime fans with good reason but the series had long since scraped the bottom of the barrel so clean you could eat off it. The time had come for a new director to take the reins of Michael Myers’ gory exploits and put their own unique spin on the beloved horror series. Musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie was an odd choice for that job and the movie he ultimately delivered in the late summer of 2007 was greeted with the kind of warm enthusiasm Michael Myers usually reserved for his murder victims. I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve seen the remake several times and I even own it on DVD. It’s not a perfect film by any stretch of the imagination but I regard it as a fascinating failure possessing greater re-watch value than 95% of the horror remakes being released these days.

Zombie did the best job he could when you consider the circumstances but the slow-burning narrative of his remake’s first two acts was crippled in the third act by the crude insertion of a compact rehash of the original that gave us no time to really get to know the other characters. Even the character of Laurie Strode, one of horror cinema’s greatest heroines, was reduced to a giggly, perky cipher I had little or no sympathy for. Zombie was heavily criticized for attempting to give Michael Myers a detailed origin complete with a broken home, a family who couldn’t give much of a shit about him (with the exception of dear ol’ mum Deborah, a fine performance by the underrated Sheri Moon Zombie, the director’s missus), and a society that has written him off before they even knew him.

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