In this weeks episode of The Child’s Play Rewatch, Cory and Nathan always cry at weddings and they discuss “Bride of Chucky.”
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Bride of Chucky was released in North America on October 16, 1998, and grossed $11.8 million on its opening weekend. It has a total North American gross of $32.4 million and another $18.3 million internationally. It is the most grossed film of the Chucky franchise and the second most financially successful Chucky film in the US.
After the release of Child’s Play 3, Don Mancini and David Kirschner decided that the series required a new direction, and decided against returning the character of Andy Barclay. Work on the film began in 1996, inspired by the release of Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Ronny Yu was hired to direct the film after Kirschner and Mancini were impressed by his film The Bride with White Hair, and accepted in exchange for greater creative freedom and the ability to hire his collaborators Peter Pau and David Wu from Hong Kong. Mancini claims to have decided to create the character of Tiffany after seeing a copy of Bride of Frankenstein in a video store. Jennifer Tilly was cast as the character largely due to her role in Bound.
The film takes place in 1998, a month after the third movie.
Brad Dourif favorite Childs Play movie.
To promote the film, Chucky made an appearance on an episode of WCW Monday Nitro. He interrupted a promo between Gene Okerlund and Rick Steiner and, in addition to promoting the film, mentioned that he was hoping for Scott Steiner to win an upcoming match between the brothers.
The date on Tiffany’s newspaper clippings at the beginning of the movie and the date of death on Charles Lee Ray’s tombstone is 8 November 1988, the release date of the first Child’s Play movie.
In the opening scene Michael Myers’ and Jason’s masks (from the Halloween (1978) and Friday the 13th (1980) movies), Leatherface’s chainsaw (from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) movies), and Freddy Krueger’s glove (from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) movies) are visible. Also in the evidence room in the beginning of the movie, there is “The Crate” from the movie Creepshow (1982).
Julia Stiles got the part of Jade, but later dropped out to play a role in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999).
There is a character in the film named Damien Baylock. In The Omen (1976), the satanic child is called Damien, while his evil nanny is called Mrs. Baylock.
When Tiffany’s in the bathtub, she’s watching Murder, She Wrote (1984) on the television which its episodes featured guest appearances by Jack Colvin who played Dr. Ardmore in Child’s Play (1988), Peter Haskell who played Mr. Sullivan in Child’s Play 2 (1990) and Child’s Play 3 (1991), Jenny Agutter who played Joanne Simpson in Child’s Play 2 (1990) and Brad Dourif who voices Chucky.
What’s Up Next?:
Next week the series takes a harder left turn and we’ll be discussing “Seed of Chucky.”
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