In this weeks episode of The Child’s Play Rewatch, Cory and Nathan are continually followed by paparazzi scum as they discuss “Seed of Chucky.”
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Production on a new film called Son of Chucky began on October 18, 1998, two days after the successful release of Bride of Chucky, whose director Ronny Yu was unable to return due to scheduling conflicts. Don Mancini, who is homosexual and was interested in exploring LGBT-related themes in the next film, decided to write a screenplay inspired by the 1953 cult classic Glen or Glenda in which Chucky’s son is an innocent person suffering from gender dysphoria. He also decided to continue the shift in the series towards comedy after noting that horror villains such as Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, and Freddy Krueger became less scary as they became more familiar with audiences
Universal Pictures, which produced the previous three films and had expected a more conventional slasher film with the son being a murderous villain, rejected the script with the note “This is too gay.” Production ultimately resumed when the project was approved by Focus Features after the successful release of Cabin Fever in 2003, and was ultimately released through Rogue Pictures. Mancini claimed in a podcast that prior casting Redman, he had offered to cast Quentin Tarantino as himself but he declined. Seed of Chucky was filmed almost entirely in Romania. All of the animatronic and makeup effects were the handiwork of Effects Designer Tony Gardner and his company Alterian, Inc.
Roger Ebert gave the film two stars out of four stating, “Seed of Chucky is actually two movies, one wretched, the other funny.”
The TV spots for this movie displays an unusual disclaimer: Britney Spears Does Not Appear In This Movie. This disclaimer was inserted into TV spots because Britney’s management was concerned that people might be led to believe that Britney actually appears in the movie. It is not her in the movie; but a look-alike.
As of 2016, this is the only Child’s Play/Chucky film that contains nudity.
This is the only film in the series that does not mention Chucky’s full name Charles Lee Ray.
Only movie in the franchise that Chucky does not use his good guy doll voice.
Chris Sarandon was approached to reprise his role as Det. Mike Norris from the first film, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.
The role of “Pete Peters” was written specifically for John Waters as he was a fan of the Child’s Play movies.
This is currently the last time a Chucky movie was released in theaters, until Child’s Play (2019)
What’s Up Next?:
Next week we’ll be discussing “Curse of Chucky.”
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