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New Trailer For Chucky TV Series Has ALL Franchise Characters Returning!

Sorry Jack, Chucky’s back… Again! Coming to TV for his own show on Syfy – but he’s not the only Child’s Play movie character returning.

The series ready to go on USA & SYFY October 12th, 2021 has not some, but ALL the franchises’ key players involved in what is set to be, Chucky’s finest hour and a full-circle karmic event that was set in motion over 30 years ago. Brad Dourif, the obvious here, is of course back voicing the killer doll along with his ex-sweetheart Tiffany, Jennifer Tilly coming back to the scene to rage hell once more. Fiona Dourif who plays Nica, Alex Vincent as Andy, and Kimberly Elise as Kyle all have a hand in Chucky’s new role in a small town in suburbia with newcomer Zackary Arthur as the new doll-bearer. Kind of like Frodo and the ring- you know such a heavy deadly burden and all.

Per the press release:

In the new television series, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos after a vintage ‘Good Guy’ doll turns up at a suburban yard sale. Soon, everyone must grapple with a series of horrifying murders that begin to expose the town’s deep hypocrisies and hidden secrets. Meanwhile, friends and foes from Chucky’s past creep back into his world and threaten to expose the truth behind his mysterious origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.

CHUCKY is produced by UCP and executive produced by creator Don Mancini, David Kirschner, Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund. Harley Peyton will also serve as executive producer. Mancini, who penned the film franchise, wrote the television adaptation, will direct the first episode and serves as showrunner.

(Trailer) Rocky IV Director’s Cut Adds 40 Minutes of Unseen Footage… and Mickey?!

If I can change… And you can change… then Rocky IV can change too!

Sylvester Stallone’s long awaited ultimate director’s cut of the fan favorite Rocky IV finally has a trailer, release date, and some more details of what to expect in the anticipated version that fans have been clamoring for months on end. While we already know Drago has more dialogue and Sico the Robot has been scrapped entirely from the film, we also know that Mickey, Rocky’s trainer who died in the middle of Rocky III, makes an appearance in this film too in the form of flashbacks scenes in the finale fight with Drago. Along with some scenes of Adrian and Rocky from what appears to be the original film, the flashback scenes added to the fight supply dimension and the will for Balboa get up and beat Drago’s ass in what is supposed to be, his last fight ever.

So basically, they took the footage from Rocky V, and inserted it into Rocky IV. Got it.

Stallone himself has admitted on several occasions he wasn’t too pleased with the end result of Rocky V, and fans agree as it certainly is unanimously denounced as the weakest of the franchise. So perhaps it would be fitting for the guy to take some pieces of the film and add it to the beloved sequel to give it some depth. I mean, I don’t care how much you discard Rocky V, those dream sequences with Mickey were some tear-jerking emotional stuff that really does showcase the bond between the fighter and his trainer.

Rocky IV has an additional 40 minutes of unseen footage, some of which has been re-added from the original trailer from 1985- remember the original trailer had the Boxing Board discussing what to do about Drago himself, ” He’s had ONE fight, and ONE man is dead,”? Well that’s in there-finally because that always drove me nuts, as well as extended fight footage and new songs as well to montage out to! WOOHOO!

Rocky IV returns to theaters for ONE NIGHT ONLY via Fathom events on November 11, 2021, with the movie coming to VOD on streaming services the following day. Grab your tickets here!

Physiological Science Backed Study Concludes WHO Actually IS The Scariest Horror Movie Icon

Science and horror movies- two wonderful things that keep the Earth spinning, well in my own world anyway. Well, anyways folks over at All Home Connections conducted a horror fan approved science experiment to find out who exactly reigns supreme in the fear factor department.

Participants in this study watched 5,760 minutes of horror films while wearing a heart rate device to determine which villain scared them the most. This was all based on the variance of their resting heart rate and how the rate peaked throughout each film. And like all good science experiments, they surveyed 990 additional people to determine which movie villain they think is the scariest to compare the perception to the actual heart rate data.

Pretty neat, eh?! Although I’m dying to know how one would volunteer for such a project; I’ve seen several catchy jobs that make viral headlines around Halloween time that offer cash incentives for people to purely watch horror films. And I’m kind of perturbed I’ve never been hired for a job I’m beyond qualified for dammit.

Well anyway, according to this study and somehow not too surprising, Michael Myers came out on top as being the scariest to participating viewers with the average heart rate spiked to 119 beats per minute during the movie watching with an average resting heart rate of 74—that’s a 62% spike. Jason Voorhees came in at a close second according to the data. Movies included in the study were some straight horror classics across the board such as:

  • A Nightmare On Elm Street
  • Halloween
  • Child’s Play
  • Friday the 13th
  • Hellraiser
  • The Ring

Some other interesting findings in the study included The Ring, which has been named the #6 scariest horror movie of all time, main antogonist Samara Morgan was the least scariest according to physiological data. Also, according to the press release, the team found after surveying Americans asking which villain they thought was the scariest without watching the movies, only 19% thought Chucky would be the one to scare them. Ol’ Chucky boy came in second to last in rankings.

All information and graphics were provided by All Home Connections, and you can check out the original source of findings by clicking here!

What are your thoughts? Which infamous horror icon personally gets your heart racing? Sound off in the comments!