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] This Week’s Halloween Episode of “Chucky” Is a Killer Treat!

With introductions and setup out of the way, our favorite Good Guy doll can cut loose. Literally. Episode two of “Chucky”, “Give Me Something Good to Eat,” deepens character dynamics, unleashes Chucky’s personality in full force, sharpens its narrative, and gives the pint-sized murderer a loathsome target. More importantly, Chucky infectiously embraces the Halloween spirit. […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 1, “Death By Misadventure”

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. There are plenty of thrilling moments in the premiere of Don Mancini’s Chucky series on Syfy. In addition to homages to both the series’ films and […]

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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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[Fantastic Fest Review] ‘Black Friday’ Gifts Audiences With Toothless Satire

If there was ever a day of the year that deserved the horror movie treatment, Black Friday is the one. We’ve all seen the news footage of angry, zombie-like shoppers storming retail stores, desperate to get their hands on the latest deals with absolutely no regard for the overworked staffers. While this has been less […]

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Horror-Comedy ‘Black Friday’ Starring Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa Will Release in November

Ahead of the film’s World Premiere at Fantastic Fest, Casey Tebo‘s Black Friday, a horror-comedy starring Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa, has been picked up by Screen Media. Variety reports that Black Friday will be released day-and-date in November 2021! In the film, “On the busiest shopping night of the year, a group of disgruntled toy store employees must defend […]

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First Look at Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa in Toy Store-Set Horror Comedy ‘Black Friday’!

One of the upcoming horror movies that’s set to World Premiere at Fantastic Fest is Casey Tebo‘s Black Friday, a horror-comedy starring Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa (“Chucky”). In the film, “A ragtag group of toy store employees get more than they bargained for when Black Friday shoppers mutate into violent monsters.” Here’s the full […]

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[Review] Glenn Danzig’s ‘Death Rider in the House of Vampires’ Has All the Charm…and Flaws of ‘Verotika’

I was fortunate enough to attend the world premiere of punk legend Glenn Danzig’s first feature film Verotika back in 2019 during Chicago’s Cinepocalypse Film Festival. At that time, no one knew what a movie written and directed by the Misfits frontman would look like, so hopes were high that Danzig’s voice would be as […]

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