The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.08 – “Chucky Actually”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in S02 of Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. Happy holigays, Chucky viewers! Leave it to show runner Don Mancini to wrap the second season with a full-blown Christmas horror episode, complete with […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.07 – ‘Goin’ to the Chapel’

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in S02 of Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. The time has come to finally tackle queerness in the Church. When it was revealed that Chucky S02 would take place at a Catholic […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.06 – “He Is Risen Indeed”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Season 2 of Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. RIP Nadine (Bella Higginbotham). I’ve spent a lot of time reminiscing on the character this week and thinking about what a fascinating contribution […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.05 – “Doll on Doll”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in S02 of Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. With episode 2.05 “Doll on Doll,” “Chucky” transitions into the back half of its second season; from a queer perspective, this is a relatively […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.04 – “Death on Denial”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in S02 of Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. Leave it to “Chucky” to not only pivot at the mid-way point of its second season to become a one-off campy murder mystery in […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.03 – “Hail, Mary!”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in S02 of Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. With the action cutting back exclusively to the School of Incarnate Lord, this week’s “Chucky” delivers an hour focused solely on the kids. And […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.01 – “Halloween 2”

Each week, Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Season 2 of Don Mancini’s “Chucky” series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. Welcome back to another year of Chucky coverage through a queer lens. Last year, I spent eight weeks exploring the various visual and […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 8 – “An Affair To Dismember” and Horror’s Newest Final Boy

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. It’s been a long, weird road to the season finale of Chucky and we’ve had plenty of great conversations about various queer facets of the show. […]

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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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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 5 – “Little Little Lies’

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. It’s time to talk about young love!  Without a doubt, one of the best components of Don Mancini’s new Chucky series is its unflinching commitment to […]

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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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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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“Chucky” Plays Some Games, Turns Jake to the Dark Side in Photos from Episode 2, “Give Me Something Good to Eat” [Images]

“Chucky” is finally here and the killer doll is slashing up Syfy on a weekly basis all the way through Halloween. The premiere was a bit of a mixed bag, but it looks as if things will be ramping up with the second episode, “Give Me Something Good to Eat”, in which Chucky (Brad Dourif) […]

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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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