CHILD’S PLAY Marathon to Slaughter SyFy This April Fool’s Day

This April Fool’s Day, SyFy will be broadcasting all seven Childs Play movies. The marathon will not include the recent remake with Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky.

Here’s the full schedule:

  • 7 a.m. ET — Childs Play (1988)
  • 8:58 a.m. ET — Childs Play 2 (1990)
  • 10:57 a.m. ET — Childs Play 3 (1991)
  • 1 p.m. EST — Bride of Chucky (1998)
  • 3:02 p.m. ET — Seed of Chucky (2004)
  • 5 p.m. ET — Curse of Chucky (2013)
  • 7 p.m. ET — Cult of Chucky (2017)
  • 9 p.m. ET — Childs Play (1988)
  • 11 p.m. ET — Childs Play 2 (1990)
  • 12:59 a.m. ET — Childs Play 3 (1991)
  • 3:01 a.m. ET — Bride of Chucky (1998)

This is an opportunity for all fans of the franchise to familiarize themselves with both old and new characters in anticipation of Chucky’s upcoming eight-episode series that hits SYFY later this year. Devon Sawa (Idle Hands) stars with Zackary Arthur (Transparent), Teo Briones (Ratched), Bjorgvin Arnarson (PEN 15), and Alyvia Alyn Lind (The Young and the Restless). Not to mention franchise favorites like father Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, and Fiona Dourif.

The show begins after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a yard sale, an American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky’s past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.

Franchise creator Don Mancini will write, serve as showrunner, direct the pilot, and executive produce with David Kirschner (Hocus Pocus, Frailty), Nick Antosca (The Act, Channel Zero), and Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks, Channel Zero).

Mancini says the show will use almost “100 percent puppetry,” teasing: “I think it’s so important to keep Chucky as a practical puppet effect, partly because it’s important for the actors to have something to respond to on set…I also think it’s important that Chucky have the feel of a doll, of a puppet. He should be a little bit herky-jerky.”

SyFy’s Childs Play kicks off at 7 a.m. ET on April 1st.

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