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After discussing the original “Child’s Play” trilogy, we explore the evolution of Chucky from a campy anti-hero back to a classic slasher.

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Previously, Angel Krause joined me to discuss the turning point in the Child’s Play series, where the filmmakers embraced the weird and the campy with Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky. On this episode, returning guest Amber Knapp joins to talk about the franchise’s return to more of its horror roots with Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky

Bride of Chucky is a 1998 American black comedy slasher film written by Don Mancini and directed by Ronny Yu. The fourth installment in the Child’s Play franchise, the film stars Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, John Ritter, Katherine Heigl, and Nick Stabile. Unlike the first three films, Bride of Chucky takes a markedly humorous turn toward self-referential parody.

A sequel, Seed of Chucky, was released in 2004. Once again written by series creator Don Mancini, who also helmed this installment in his directorial debut, the film is set six years after Bride and follows a young doll named Glen, the son of Chucky and Tiffany. Glen resurrects his murderous parents, resulting in chaos. It continues the series’ evolution from the pure horror genre of the first three films to a hybrid horror-comedy.

Seed was the last Child’s Play film from the original continuity to be released in theaters, with all future installments to be released direct-to-video until the 2019 reboot.

Listen to your hosts discuss Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky below. 

Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky

The film was followed by another sequel, Curse of Chucky, which was released on home video and Netflix in 2013. Curse of Chucky sees a return to the franchise’s source material, bringing back the straightforward horror elements found in the first Child’s Play film, as well as Chucky’s classic appearance.

Curse was followed by Cult of Chucky in 2017. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and, as of October 2017, grossed over $2 million from DVD and Blu-ray sales.

Listen to your hosts discuss Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky below. 

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ABOUT THE SHOW:

Creepy and Geeky is a podcast about horror/comic book movies and so much more. Creepy double-feature episodes come out every Monday, and Geeky comic book episodes are released every Friday. Your host, Robert, is a geek through and through, absorbing all manner of pop culture, but specifically addicted to comic books, movies, and horror.

New episodes drop every Monday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or right here on Morbidly Beautiful.

We’ll be sharing every horror episode shortly after it drops. But if you love the show as much as we do, we encourage you to tune into the weekly comic book episodes as well.

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