Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Chucky Retrospective: CHILD'S PLAY 2
Child's Play 2
Director: John Lafia
Starring: Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Gerrit Graham, Jenny Agutter, Christine Elise
Okay, sport. We're gonna have a little game of Chucky Says. Chucky says move your ass.
Sorry it's taken a bit to get to this 2nd entry. I've been a bit busy :) But, I'm back! So let's do this.
until now) the Chucky home video box sets have always been missing the first film, it starts here. The first film was produced by United Artists and they also greenlit this film. Child's Play 2 was canceled while it was already in preproduction. United Artists was about to be bought out by another company. That company was not wanting to make horror films at all (what a buncha assholes, right?). So producer David Kirshner and Chucky were sent packing. While the first film was a hit, no other studio seemed keen on producing it's sequel. So Kirshner set out to independently make the film. Once the film was finished, Universal Studios picked it up for distribution. The first film in the series, however, had its rights remaining with United Artists/MGM. So that is why the original Child's Play was never part of a set.
I really found myself liking the set design and kookiness of Andy's foster parents' basement. There's just something a bit haunting about it, itself. Probably more creepy to me than Chucky. Andy's foster father also has a pretty grisly death in the basement as well. This following Andy fighting Chucky with an electric knife. Haha, so yeah, cool stuff happening in that basement.
Next Time: Bop Magazine staple Justin Whalen takes on the Chuckster!