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Blu-Ray Review: Child’s Play (Collector’s Edition)
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Child’s Play
Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Directed by: Tom Holland
Written by: Don Mancini, John Lafia, Tom Holland
Cast: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 87 Minutes
Release Date: October 18, 2016

“Hi, I’m Chucky, and I’m your friend till the end. Hidey-ho!”

Chucky, the pint-sized killer doll from 1988’s Child’s Play, is often mentioned in the same breath as slasher icons like Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, but there’s something very unique about the denim dungaree-wearing antagonist in Tom Holland‘s film. While films like Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street play on teenage anxieties, punishing high school kids for drinking, smoking marijuana, and having premarital sex, Child’s Play is fixated on the fears of small children.

Five-year-old Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) is entranced by commercials for “Good Guy” dolls on TV. The ads play during a “Good Guy” cartoon series, which Andy watches while wearing his “Good Guy” pajamas and eating “Good Guy” cereal. The commentary on Reagan-era consumerism is hard to miss here. His mom, Karen (Catherine Hicks), a widow struggling to make ends meet, buys Andy a “Good Guy” named Chucky for his sixth birthday, unaware that the doll is a plastic prison for the soul of Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif), a serial killer and voodoo practitioner.

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This Radio Shack Super Bowl Ad Spot Is Filled With 1980s Icons (Video)
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As usual with Super Bowl commercials, the ones that have aired during this year’s Big Game have not disappointed, but a standout for sure has to be the Radio Shack one, in which almost every single icon from the 1980s is represented in a quick montage after a Radio Shack store receives a phone call from, as the clerk, puts it, “The 1980s, who said they wanted their store back.”

We won’t spoil the fun of what memorable visuals and icons are in the commercial, but pay close attention, some of them jump out at you and some you have to kind of squint to see them! Check out the commercial here below. (Updated to include also the extended version.)

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NYCC 2013: Chucky 25th Anniversary Panel
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The sixth installment in the Child’s Play franchise, Curse Of Chucky went direct to DVD and Blu-ray on October 8, 2013, along with Blu-ray and DVD box set for Chucky: The Complete Collection, which contains all 6 Chucky films: Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse Of Chucky.

Chucky creator Don Mancini made an appearance today at New York Comic-Con, along with franchise stars Brad Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent (the original child, Andy, from Child’s Play), and Jennifer Tilly, at a panel moderated by Ain’t It Cool News founder Harry Knowles discuss the horror film series’ 25th anniversary.

In the new movie, Fiona Dourif stars as a young women who receives a package containing the classic Chucky doll, which, unbeknownst to her, is possessed by the spirit of a serial killer. Brad Dourif, Fiona’s dad (who you’ll know as Wormtongue in the Lord Of The Rings films), has provided the voice for the murderous doll beginning with the 1988 film that started it all, Child’s Play. In Curse Of Chucky, the little red-headed doll is back to play again, and there will be blood!

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Watch Killer Doll Chucky Invade ‘Psycho’ and Other Horror Films (Video)
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Everyone’s favorite killer doll is back! And not only is he starring in Curse Of Chucky, the latest installment of his popular Child’s Play franchise, but Chucky is also invading some other horror films.

Check out the videos here below where the foul-mouthed, red-head diminutive killer bursts into movies like Psycho, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell, and Mama. Brad Dourif, who has provided the voice of Chucky throughout the franchise, returns for these videos as well.

Curse Of Chucky was released this week on DVD and Blu-ray. Also out on Blu-ray and DVD now is the Chucky: The Complete Collection box set, which contains all 6 Chucky films: Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse Of Chucky.

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Geek Gear: Batman ‘Bat MANIACS’ & Horror Killer ‘MANIACS IV’ Shirts
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RIPT Apparel has two Animaniacs-inspired mash-up designs by RatiganProductions on sale today: “Bat MANIACS,” featuring Batman villains, and “MANIACS IV,” featuring famous horror movie killers.

The shirts went on sale at RIPT today, Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes). See images on product page for shirt colors. You can also get the design on coasters for $25; iphone (4/4s & 5) cases for $18; prints 18″x24″ for $20 and 24″x32″ for $40; and headphones for $40. If you purchase both designs, you’ll save $1.

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