Out promoting his killer doll opus CURSE OF CHUCKY, CHILD'S PLAY creator Don Mancini found occasion to theorize what a Chucky team-up with Freddy Krueger would be like. To which we say: why the hell not?!
The news comes from Bleeding Cool, which got its info from the recent UK Frightfest premiere of CURSE. Evidently Mancini was talking about a theoretical "Chucky vs Leprechaun" film, and this is where it led:
It all just seems too obvious to me [Leprechaun vs Chucky]. I mean Freddy vs. Jason, I thought that was a fun movie… But for me the problem with that team up is that Jason doesn’t really have any personality and doesn’t talk. If Freddy and Chucky got together that would be a really funny double act. If you did a Child’s Play on Elm Street and did it like a horror movie version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. So Chucky and Freddy meet and Freddy says, Chucky I’m a big fan of your work. Chucky says, Freddy I admire your technique. And they decide that Elm Street is too small for the two of them so they have to have a contest to see who can kill the most teenagers before sunrise.
While that is most likely a dream that will never be realized, Mancini did offer up a small hint of what we might see in Chucky's future:
We’re always talking and we always have ideas but as always it depends on you guys. It depends on the audience and how well this movie is received. If you want more, buy the DVD [laughs]. We would love to do another one and I’d love to do another one with Fiona.
…John Waters and I used to talk about how great it would be to do a Chucky musical. It’s still honestly something that I would love to do it. Not necessarily as a movie but as a stage play. I think Bride of Chucky, the story of that, would lend itself to a musical.
But wouldn't that be taking Chucky back in the "goofy" direction that CURSE is trying to reverse? Well, guess it's still a fun idea to think about. (Tracks like: "Give Me the Power (I Beg of You)" and "F*ck Martha Stewart".)
CURSE OF CHUCKY comes out on October 8th.