The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 7 – “Twice The Grieving, Double The Loss”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. We’re into the homestretch now. This penultimate episode of Chucky’s first season* really kicks the plot into overdrive as everyone descends upon Hackensack and the show […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 6 – “Cape Queer”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. Chucky continues to be a wild ride from week to week. As Meagan noted in last week’s review, the series does seem to be shifting (alternating?) […]

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[Review] “Chucky” Packs Episode Six Full of Shocking Moments and Vital Reveals

The last episode marked a dramatic turning point in “Chucky” with major strides in multiple plot threads. Paths started to converge with the arrival of Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) and Nica (Fiona Dourif), and smaller loose ends sought closure in Jake Wheeler’s world. Flashbacks into Tiffany’s first meet-cute with Charles Lee Ray ran parallel with the […]

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How “Chucky” Turned Fiona Dourif into Brad Dourif’s Charles Lee Ray for Flashbacks to the 1980s

We had been promised that this week’s episode of “Chucky” would bring Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky character Nica Pierce back into the mix, the character of course played by Brad Dourif‘s real-life daughter Fiona Dourif in the previous two feature films. But what we didn’t realize is that Fiona would be pulling […]

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[Review] “Chucky” Episode Five Marks Dramatic Shift in Series as Legacy Characters Arrive

So far, “Chucky” has toggled between Jake Wheeler’s life thrown in chaotic disarray, thanks to the murderous doll, and flashbacks that fill in the gaps of Charles Lee Ray’s ascension to serial killer. Episode five, “Little Little Lies,” pushes both elements forward in pivotal ways but finally brings the arrival of two legacy players. How […]

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Tiffany and Nica Enter the World of “Chucky” in Next Week’s Episode! [Video]

Don Mancini’s “Chucky” is back with a brand new episode on both USA and SYFY on Tuesday, November 9, and it’s set to be an episode you damn sure won’t want to miss. Why’s that, you ask? For starters, next week’s episode brings the film franchise’s original characters back into the mix, including Tiffany Valentine […]

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The Queer Horror of ‘Chucky’: Episode 4 – “Just Let Go”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. This is the first week of my Chucky coverage that I’ve been jealous of Meagan’s reviews because the hospital horror scenes in “Just Let Go” are pretty […]

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[Review] “Chucky” Episode Four Carves Out a Bloody Path Forward

“Previously on fucking Chucky,” the murderous doll went on a rampage at Lexy’s party, finally confronting the mean girl and setting her family’s historic home ablaze in the process. That’s where it ended, leaving a massive cliffhanger to one of the season’s most anticipated showdowns so far. “Just Let Go” centers on the very messy, […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky” – Episode 3, “I Like To Be Hugged’

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Don Mancini’s “Chucky” series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. Last week the discussion of episode two focused on how Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) used his non-binary, gender fluid child as a bridge to connect […]

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[Review] “Chucky” Episode Three Continues Its Focus on Nurturing a Murderer

Last week’s episode of “Chucky” delivered some Halloween tricks and treats and pushed Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur) further onto the path of following in his killer doll’s homicidal footsteps. This week’s episode, “I Like to Be Hugged,” focuses on Chucky’s drive to birth another murderer in his image while potentially laying the groundwork to humanize […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2 – “Give Me Something Good To Eat”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. After last week’s premiere tackled concerns about coming out to unsupportive parents, it’s fascinating to see parents back at the center of attention – albeit in […]

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[Review] “Chucky” Premiere Brings the Killer Doll Home to Play in Multiple Sandboxes at Once

Seven movies deep, Don Mancini’s Chucky series remains arguably the most cohesive of the horror franchises. Now it continues in TV series form, with an eight-episode inaugural season. Between the new story and ideas introduced to an already rich history, a backstory, and franchise veterans teased to arrive in the wake of Cult of Chucky, the […]

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“Chucky”: Full Trailer for the Upcoming ‘Child’s Play’ TV Series Unleashes the World Series of Slaughter!

Coming to SYFY and USA on October 12, Don Mancini‘s “Chucky” series brings the killer doll to the small screen for the very first time, and the full trailer has arrived today. Out of Comic-Con@Home tonight, the full trailer for “Chucky” is nestled within the “Legacy of Chucky” panel you’ll find below, which includes additional […]

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