I, personally, grew up in the slasher movie era! As a bonafide 80’s kid…one of those “Stranger Things” kids with my friends…hehehe, it’s like I can still hear those voices from the other kids at school. “Nerds! Comic books and computers and video games and horror movies will NEVER be cool!” Hmmmm…I wonder where those kids are now. Weird.
Anyway, I have so many nostalgic memories of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Leatherface! But there’s no way that you can talk about the slasher movie ‘Crimson Age’ without mentioning our favorite killer doll! Charles Lee Ray…’Chucky’! Your all time friend to the end! Hehehe!
Jump forward to 2021! And Chucky is finally getting the kind of treatment that he deserves! (Even though, I kind of liked the different take that directors took on the “Child’s Play” reboot in 2019. Love you, Gabriel Bateman! Hehehe!) And even though the announcement of another chapter in this franchise made me raise a suspicious eyebrow at first…seeing a bit more of what went into this new series has made me a true believer!
First of all, this is not a reboot! Nor is it ignoring the rest of the cannon that has gone into this franchise over the past 30 years or so! It is acknowledging that all of these previous movies have happened in the past, it continues the lore, and it is even bringing back MANY of the original actors from past movies! Including Alex Vincent, the original ‘Andy’ from the very first movie!
Hehehe, if you haven’t seen the original “Child’s Play” movie from 1988…you’re missing out! Hehehe! And it was filmed in Chicago, so my friends and I used to go looking for all of the places that appeared in the movie. Because we were horror freaks, and we loved it! Seriously, though…’Andy’…every single WORD that came out of that little boy’s mouth in that movie was like, “AWWWWWWWWWW…!!!” It was almost too cute to comprehend! And then you’re full of cuddles and warm fuzzies and it almost makes you melt right into your chair…until Chucky straight up murders somebody in cold blood and ruins it, bringing you back down to Earth! LOL! And that was the end of that adorable moment!
The fact that this franchise has outlasted some of the ones that came before it, and is still fresh enough to be reborn for a whole new audience is mind-blowing to me. And this new addition to the Chucky mythology comes with an added bonus!
This time around, this TV series is going to be a no holds barred, R-Rated, gore fest! Exactly like a Chucky movie should be! Cursing and all! But the main character, played by the very CUTE, Zackary Arthur, will be the main protagonist in this story. And he will be playing the role of a gay teenager! ‘Jake’ will be trying to navigate his way through high school with Chucky’s evil persona right there whispering in his ear the whole time. Which could really give this series an entirely different feel than any of the others that have come before it. I’m thinking that this could be a really cool way to take an effective spin on this story!
A gay boy with a super cute potential boyfriend, and killer doll egging him on the entire time to do evil and murderous things to the other boys that bully him on a daily basis? I’m all in! Definitely! Where do I sign up?
Born in Los Angeles, California, this talented beauty started acting in commercials and doing voiceover work when he was only five or six years old, beginning with an ad for the Burlington Coat Factory outlet store. And from there, it wasn’t long before he made his way to making appearances on award winning television shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Transparent” (About a father who comes out as being transgender, and decides to live the rest of his days as a woman).
It was then that Zackary made his big film debut with one of the leading roles in the sci fi movie, “The 5th Wave”, with actress Chloe Grace Moretz, and later in the killer thriller, “Mom And Dad” with Nicholas Cage. An impressive leap forward. And Zack has been moving up the industry ladder ever since, making a name for himself in Hollywood as one of the best boys to bet on in the near future to reach the top!
A big fan of theater, he’s definitely on his way! And I’ll be looking for his performance to truly take the whole “Child’s Play” franchise to a level that it’s never been to before! I’m expecting an extra level of depth to this one, and I’m excited to see what they do with it. Not to mention the fact that I’d love to see the cast of the older movies come back to interact with the new generation. So, it should be something awesome for this year’s Halloween season!
And I hope he gets to dance a bit in some of these episodes! I mean…look at those moves, baby! Hehehe! Yeah! Get it! I need more of that too! ::Giggles::