‘Living with Chucky’ Review: ‘Child’s Play’ Documentary Explores Found Family

In the late ‘80s, writer Don Mancini came up with a strange script about a friendly-looking doll coming to life and terrorizing a family.

That story would be used by director Tom Holland to create Child’s Play, one of history’s most influential horror movies.

Over three decades, Mancini helped release six sequels and a successful TV show that’s getting a third season this year.

After all this time, Chucky became more than a horror icon as the killer turned into a highly recognizable pop culture symbol that crossed the boundaries of genre cinema to inhabit our nightmares forever.

Love it or hate it, it’s hard to argue that Chucky has touched the lives of millions of fans worldwide.

But what about the people who made the franchise? How did Chucky shape their personal experiences? Written and directed by Kyra Elise Gardner, daughter of special effects legend Tony Gardner,

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