Up next from SCREAMBOX is festival hit Living With Chucky, a full-blown Child’s Play documentary that celebrates the entire franchise, and our friends over at Dread Central have shared the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray art this afternoon. The documentary from director Kyra Elise Gardner will be released on Blu-ray on April 18, 2023.
But first, look for Living with Chucky on SCREAMBOX and on Digital on April 4, 2023!
Storming into pop culture in the late 1980s, the three-foot menace known as Chucky proved that Child’s Play was anything but. 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. The documentary details the history of the Child’s Play films by the cast and crew, in addition to Gardner’s relationship with the series and the impact it had on her family.
Gardner, who grew up alongside Chucky the killer doll, seeks out the other families surrounding the Child’s Play films as they recount their experiences working on the ongoing franchise and what it means to be a part of the “Chucky” family.
Co-written by Jason Strickland, Living With Chucky shows the franchise’s impact on the evolution of horror, which remains prominent at the box office and on our television screens. The 2019 remake of Child’s Play brought in nearly $45 million at the box office, and the second season of the USA series “Chucky” premiered this past October.
Living With Chucky enlists the franchise’s mainstays to deliver behind-the-scenes anecdotes and making-of details. Through Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, Billy Boyd, Don Mancini, franchise producer David Kirschner and more, we gain new perspectives on our favorite movies.