Since we were kids our parents would let us rent whatever we wanted from the video store. One film that stuck with us for life was the original Child’s Play (1988). A creepy fugitive and serial killer loose on the streets practicing VooDoo who passes his spirit into a doll that a windowed mother ends up buying for her son's birthday.
From there… all hell breaks loose when Chucky takes over little Andy’s life. An action packed well paced horror with great suspense and tremendous acting from Katherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, Chris Sarandon, and more. The entire film crew were hands on behind the scenes to assure this doll was portrayed so realistically... it felt like Chucky was in your toy collection at home and can very well COME ALIVE.
We are so grateful to catch up with two actors from the film, the lovely and fun Dinah Manoff (Greese, Empty Nest, Ordinary People), who played Maggie the babysitter and Chris Sarandon (Fright Night, Dog Day Afternoon, The Princess Pride), who was a pleasure to talk to learning his preparation with the Chicago Police Department for his role as Detective Mike Norris.
We dug a little deeper and spoke with the visionary and legendary Tom Holland, who directed the film (along with some of our other favorites), who really sheds light on what it took to create such a terrifying film.
The team behind the camera is the backbone of every scene set up and we were happy to close out the episode with Arthur Anderson who was part of the First A.D team and has done a ton of fantastic films (Mission Impossible III, Face/Off, The Manchurian Candidate).
We immerse ourselves in our favorite scene between Chucky’s Voodoo instructor, John, who breaks the news to Chucky how to properly transfer his soul out from the doll’s body into another human. Bones break and Voodoo dolls get stabbed.
Once again, we really want to thank all of our amazing guests and Ruben Dax for mixing and mastering our episode. Make sure you don’t have Chucky living in your house and share this with your friends and fellow movie lovers.
LET US KNOW! HOW WOULD YOU KILL CHUCKY?
Rewind That Scene is a podcast by comedy duo and Brooklyn natives Mike Rizzo and Brian Bonz. They go back in time to dissect their favorite cult classic films and discuss them with the cast and crew members to gain valuable stories and insights on the craft of filmmaking, acting, writing and more. They explore how these cult films impacted the world and pop culture. At the end of every episode they perform a script reread of their favorite scene and maybe even a remix.
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