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Child’s Play Is Heading Home Next Month On Blu-Ray And Digital

While horror movies are typically associated with October and Halloween, 2019 is looking to buck that trend entirely. So far this year, we’ve been treated to Jordan Peele’s sophomoric effort Us, another adaptation of a Stephen King novel, and a slasher flick that isn’t afraid to poke fun at genre conventions.

And of course, who could forget Child’s Play, the remake/reboot of the long-running series that originally kicked off all the way back in 1988. 30 years after its debut, it seems the idea of killer dolls can resonate with audiences, even if the new incarnation of Chucky is decidedly more high-tech. The latest from director Lars Klevberg did fairly well at the box office (raking in roughly $40 million globally), and he’s already teased a few ideas for a potential sequel.

If you didn’t get the chance to check out Child’s Play when it was in theaters though,
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‘Child’s Play’ Remake Brings Your New Best Buddi Home in September

In the wake of scaring up $30 million earlier this year, Orion and director Lars Klevberg’s remake of Child’s Play is now headed home just in time for the Halloween season. Child’s Play will be available on Digital September 10 and Blu-ray/DVD September 24. Bonus features include: The Making of Child’s Play Bringing Child’s Play’s Chucky […]
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Child's Play Good Guys Cereal Is Finally Real and You Can Eat Some Right Now

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Child's Play Good Guys Cereal Is Finally Real and You Can Eat Some Right Now
It's been over 30 years since the original Child's Play hit theaters. Throughout the years, horror fans have always wondered what Andy's Good Guy cereal tasted like. The wait is finally over as Fye is exclusively selling limited edition boxes of the cereal and it's something you can actually eat. Prop boxes from the movie have shown up in collectors' hands and fans have even gone ahead and started making detailed replicas, which means this is going to be a highly sought after box of cereal.

The limited edition Good Guys cereal is currently only available at Fye in their stores and online. Child's Play fans can purchase a box for $9.99, so don't pay any more than that on third-party sites which have the boxes going for three times the original price. With that being said, it looks they are selling pretty quickly. You can read a description of the cereal below.
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Giveaway – Win a Child’s Play movie poster

To celebrate the release of Child’s Play – out now in cinemas in the UK and Ireland – we are giving away an official film poster.

Child’s Play stars Mark Hamill (Star Wars) as the voice of Chucky, along with Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry and Gabriel Bateman.

Child’s Play has been produced by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith under their KatzSmith banner, whose film adaptation of Stephen King’s It has earned over $700million worldwide. The film is directed by new talent Lars Klevberg (director of the forthcoming horror chiller Polaroid), and written by Tyler Burton Smith, based on the original script.

Aubrey Plaza stars as a single mother who buys her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature. Chucky, the doll, is voiced by Mark Hamill, who says of his new role, “I can’t wait to bring such an iconic character to life,
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Movie Review – Child’s Play (2019)

Child’s Play, 2019.

Directed by Lars Klevberg.

Starring Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio, David Lewis, Marlon Kazadi and Tim Matheson.

Synopsis:

A teenager bonds with a high-tech doll given to him by his mother, but the doll becomes dangerously attached to him, with fatal consequences.

The horror community is one of the most loyal and vibrant fanbases for any type of popular culture. But with that said, the reaction to the new take on Child’s Play has been divided. Don Mancini’s original series, which started way back in 1988 and stars Brad Dourif as Chucky, is still going relatively strong, with Cult of Chucky arriving to positive reviews in 2017. Mancini ain’t happy with this new reboot and said he felt “patronised” when MGM called him to ask for his approval. Against that backdrop, the new Child’s Play had to
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A Cujo Remake Wouldn't Work According to Star Dee Wallace

Recently Orion and director Lars Klevberg released their remake of Tom Holland and Don Mancini's Child's Play upon the masses. Now, I don't know about you guys, but the film more than proved to all of us here at Movieweb that sometimes a horror flick remake can really hit the nail on the head. But today we have word via E.T. and The Howling actress Dee Wallace that she doesn't think a remake of Stephen King's Cujo would work. Not only that but the 70-year-old actress has no interest in seeing or taking part in any new version.

"There's nothing more I could do with that part than I did. I went as far as I could go, as truthfully in that emotion as I could do it. And then they'd want to do the dog in CGI, which the fans [would not like]."

Along with her above-mentioned roles in Steven Spielberg's E.
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Just How Scary Is the Child's Play Remake? Let's Break It Down

Just How Scary Is the Child's Play Remake? Let's Break It Down
Child's Play is now in theaters, which means Chucky is giving nightmares to an entirely new generation. Are you ready?

The first iteration of the killer doll franchise began in 1988 with creator Don Mancini and director Tom Holland's film of the same name, featuring Brad Dourif's distinctive voice as the knife-wielding doll demonically possessed by a serial killer. Lars Klevberg's 2019 edition has since stirred up controversy since Mancini isn't involved (the MGM-owned Orion Pictures only has the rights to the first in the franchise) and replaces Dourif's menacing vocals with Mark Hamill's.

So, is seeing the new Child's Play worth it if you're a fan of the original? How scary is it, exactly? And is the gore graphic enough to make you want to hurl into your popcorn? We're answering all those questions and more ahead. Just be warned: major spoilers ahead!

Related: Exclusive: Aubrey Plaza
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‘Child’s Play’ Review – Second Opinion

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Stars: Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Brian Tyree Henry, Tim Matheson, Marlon Kazadi, Ty Consiglio, Beatrice Kitsos, David Lewis, Anantjot S. Aneja | Written by Tyler Burton Smith | Directed by Lars Klevberg

Child’s Play, directed by Lars Klevberg, is the long-awaited remake/reimagining to the 1988 film of the same name directed by Tom Holland. Klevberg film has caused quite the stir within the internal fan base of the Chucky franchise as original director Holland and stars of the series Alex Vincent and Jennifer Tilly who have publicly voiced criticism and frustration at this 2019 rendition due to the original franchise still a living breathing property, with a brand new TV series on the horizon.

Klevberg’s reimagined feature of the cult classic is a dumb and laughably bad horror and an otherwise bland and completely forgettable remake. The stand out is, of course, the performance of Aubrey Plaza who brings
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Child's Play 2019 Ending Explained, Will Buddi Bears Replace Chucky in the Sequel?

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Lars Klevberg's Child's Play is currently out in theaters and the director is already teasing a sequel. Now that the movie has premiered, many horror fans are left to wonder about what comes next and how the latest incarnation of the franchise can move on. As Klevberg says in a new interview, a sequel will all depend on the fans and if they want to see more of Mark Hamill's Chucky on the big screen. There are Spoilers for the Child's Play remake below, so read ahead at your own risk.

The origin story of Chucky has been changed for Child's Play 2019. Instead of being possessed by a serial killer, the doll's technological safety features are turned off by an angry employee at the Vietnamese plant where the Buddi Doll is constructed. The worker later jumps out a window. Chucky ends up with his new friend Andy and
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Annabelle Loses Her Head Over Chucky in Latest Child's Play Poster

Annabelle Loses Her Head Over Chucky in Latest Child's Play Poster
Chucky has shifted his focus from the Toy Story gang to Annabelle in the latest poster for Child's Play. The horror remake finally arrived in theaters over the weekend and the results, in pretty much every way, were better than expected. Heading into its second weekend, the horror flick will be doing battle with Annabelle Comes Home. As such, Chucky has now turned his attention toward the iconic possessed doll.

Prior to this latest poster, the marketing team for Child's Play had released a string of posters in which Chucky killed off the likes of Woody, Buzz and Slinky Dog, since the movie was opening up against Toy Story 4. Now, in a similar fashion, this poster sees Chucky, seemingly in the Warren's room of possessed objects, as seen in The Conjuring. He's smashed open Annabelle's case and taken her head off. The new version of Chucky, via his reflection,
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Why Child's Play Is the Perfect Horror Movie Remake

Why Child's Play Is the Perfect Horror Movie Remake
The Child's Play remake has finally arrived and is now playing in theaters, setting the stage for what all horror movie remakes should strive to accomplish. It's directly inspired by director Tom Holland and writer Don Mancini's original movie from 1988, starring Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky. That slasher classic tells the story of a young, single mother gifting her son with a trendy doll, unaware of its homicidal nature. What makes the new Child's Play work as well as it does is that it keeps the heart of this story the same, but tells a new version of it in a drastically different way. This makes it so the movie checks all the boxes on being a faithful homage while still offering a completely fresh take on the material to make seeing the remake an all-new experience.

Let's be clear. If the exact same course of events
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Child’s Play Director Teases His Plans For A Potential Sequel

Child’s Play arrived over the weekend, unleashing the rebooted version of Chucky onto the world. As the franchise has been around for 30 years and counting, it wouldn’t be a surprise if this revamped take on the homicidal doll got a sequel. But where would that go? Well, director Lars Klevberg already has some ideas.

Bloody Disgusting caught up with the filmmaker for a spoiler-y chat on where things could go next for Andy (Gabriel Bateman), Karen (Aubrey Plaza) and Mark Hamill’s techno-toy killer. Klevberg revealed that he’d like to do more with the idea of the Buddi Bears that are briefly touched on in the movie’s climax.

“For me, this was just trying to make this the best movie possible. Like, never foreshadowing any detailed plan of where you want to go as a franchise. But yeah, for me I think I love the Buddi Bear concept.
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Exclusive Interview: Special Effects Legend Todd Masters on Paying His Respects to the Original Chucky, Working with Director Lars Klevberg, and More for Child’S Play (2019)

This weekend, Orion Pictures unleashed a new Child’s Play into theaters everywhere, along with a brand new version of the Buddy doll (now known as Buddi) to terrorize a new batch of victims (and a few other surprises to boot). Behind the more AI-centric redesign of Chucky and all the glorious kills in Child’s Play (2019) are legendary effects artist Todd Masters and his brilliant team at MastersFX, who worked endlessly to give fans a super fun slasher but also a bold new version of a horror icon as well.

[Spoiler Warning: The following contains some spoilers about specific plot points in Child’s Play (2019), so if you haven’t seen the film yet, and don’t want to have the experience spoiled, be sure to come back to this interview once you’ve seen the remake.]

While there is always that innate pressure that comes with taking on an established and iconic horror character, Masters instead saw the new design of the Buddi doll in the remake as his way of paying tribute to one of his compatriots as well as taking the character in a new direction that was more befitting of this new Child’s Play story.
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Child's Play Franchise: Chucky's 10 Most Memorable One-Liners

The beginning of the notably successful Child's Play franchise came in 1988. The original series consisted of seven films, all helmed by Don Mancini. Child's Play is one of the most famous horror franchises ever, and everyone - even those who aren't necessarily fans of macabre - undoubtedly knows the name Chucky.

The idea of an evil possessed doll running around and killing people wasn't even a very original plot back when the first Child's Play movie hit theatres, but Don Mancini managed to make this whole concept successful. The demented serial killer turned Good Guys doll gained such a cult following, that the series is widely regarded as immortal, and Chucky is inarguably a horror icon.

It seems that we will not be seeing the end of our favorite supernatural doll anytime soon, as Lars Klevberg's remake has just hit theatres, and original creator Don Mancini will be running
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Bo Report: ‘Toy Story 4’ works its magic as Damon Gameau’s ‘2040’ hits $1 million

Toy Story 4’ (Photo credit: Disney/Pixar).

The fourth installment in the Disney/Pixar Toy Story franchise has smashed the opening weekend record for an animated title worldwide, ending a run of sequels and reboots which audiences showed they did not want or need.

Directed by Josh Cooley, Toy Story 4 grabbed $244.5 million, beating Incredibles 2‘s $235.8 million, although the $120.9 million domestic debut was only the fourth biggest for the genre, trailing Incredibles 2 ($182 million), Finding Dory ($135 million) and Shrek the Third ($121 million).

It was a buoyant weekend in Oz as Toy Story 4 and Universal/Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets sequel drew kids and families and fans of Indian cinema turned out for Kabir Singh and Shadaa.

However Child’s Play, the remake of the 1988 horror movie about a ghastly voodoo doll named Chucky, found few takers for Roadshow. Among the specialty releases, Sony’s Never Look Away
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Movie Review – Child’s Play (2019)

Child’s Play, 2019.

Directed by Lars Klevberg.

Starring Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio, David Lewis, Marlon Kazadi and Tim Matheson.

Synopsis:

A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

With Hollywood listlessly remaking just about every classic horror property under the sun over the last decade-or-so, it was just a matter of time before some enterprising producers got around to revisiting the Child’s Play franchise.

It’s an especially interesting case, however, as while the Child’s Play brand and especially its murderous dull Chucky are unmistakably iconic, the series hasn’t quite gone the way of the dodo as, say, the likes of Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th had prior to their new(ish) updates.

Chucky has certainly had his lows over the years, but
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Bear McCreary's Child's Play 2019 Soundtrack Is Coming from Waxwork Records

Bear McCreary's Child's Play 2019 Soundtrack Is Coming from Waxwork Records
Waxwork Records is thrilled to release Child's Play (2019) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring music by Emmy&#174 and BAFTA Award winning composer Bear McCreary in a special deluxe double LP vinyl edition. Directed by Lars Klevberg and starring Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, and featuring the new voice of Chucky performed by Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Child's Play is the 2019 American horror film reboot of the 1988 film of the same title. The plot follows a family that is terrorized by a high tech doll that rejects its programming and becomes self aware.

Bear McCreary composed the music of Child's Play with his assembly of a "toy orchestra". McCreary uses his own voice to create an ominous "kids choir" and collaborates closely with legendary actor Mark Hamill who sings the track for the film, "The Buddi Song". Inspired by Chucky's toy origins, McCreary challenges himself by composing a score solely with toys and handheld instruments,
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Child's Play Remake Director Talks Possible Sequel Storyline

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Child's Play Remake Director Talks Possible Sequel Storyline
Child's Play (2019) director Lars Klevberg already has an idea of where he would like to take the sequel. The remake is currently number two at the North American box office after coming in at the lower end of the initial box predictions. Reactions to Klevberg's remake have been mixed thus far, but the director has a pretty interesting idea of keeping the franchise going and it doesn't necessarily have to do with bringing back the iconic Chucky doll. Will horror audiences be up for seeing a sequel?

In a new interview, director Lars Klevberg discussed his ideas for a possible Child's Play remake sequel. Klevberg's latest spin on Chucky changed his origin story and put it into today's world of technology and the use of A.I. The doll ends up gaining sentience and becomes a killer instead of being possessed by a serial killer. When asked about the possibility of a sequel,
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Film Review: Less Black Magic, More Black Mirror Succeeds in 'Child's Play'

Chicago – There are some fears in this world that seem irrational to us. Like a fear of clowns or the fear of using an elevator. Horror films are at the core of some of these fears, with the truly great ones creating new things to fear. The “Child’s Play” franchise may have had its roots in psychopathic soul transfers, but the update focuses on the ghost in the machine.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

There is nothing that can ever or will ever come close to replacing Don Mancini’s iconic “Child’s Play” saga, and luckily this reboot doesn’t even consider trying. Even the worst of the films were absolute products of their time. The poorly-aged humor and very early-2000s narrative aesthetic clearly mark each of them, like a cinematic brand etched into each installment. For better or worse, this cinematic universe has reached cult status, especially in its own mind.
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How 'Child's Play' Sets Up a Sci-Fi Sequel

How 'Child's Play' Sets Up a Sci-Fi Sequel
[This story includes spoilers for 2019's Child's Play]

Lars Klevberg's remake of the classic '80s horror film Child's Play was always going to have to reckon with the legacy of the original whilst subtly updating it. So when it was revealed in early trailers for the film that Chucky was no longer a doll possessed by the spirit of a serial killer, but rather an artificially intelligent robot who due to reasons unknown becomes utterly evil, the fact that the film was presenting a new take on the lore wasn't a complete surprise.

Now that Child's Play has ...
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