Bride Of Chucky Joins Fans Unimpressed By Child's Play Reboot Trailer

There was good news for horror fans yesterday as the first trailer dropped for the much-ballyhooed Child's Play reboot - or at least, you'd think that should've been good news. However, it seem not everyone is too thrilled about it.

Director Lars Kleberg has resurrected Chucky for a new generation - albeit without the involvement of original series creator Don Mancini - and this time the evil killer doll has got a fancy high-tech spin.

How does that work, you ask? Well, admittedly we're yet to see how that'll pan out in full, but the trailer does show the sinister doll scanning the face of his new owner - this is not the Chucky people knew from 1989.

Yes, the Good Guy Dolls from the classic have been rebranded as 'Buddi' dolls - however, it seems the manufacturers forgot to adjust the setting on this one from 'evil' to 'good'.

However, whether it's down to modern updates to the franchise or simply the principle of the thing, there's one person who isn't too happy - the Bride of Chucky herself, actress Jennifer Tilly.

After the trailer dropped, Jennifer said she wouldn't be watching the film, posting a tweet with the hashtag #NotMyChucky.

And she's not the only one who isn't too impressed with this robotic version of the murderous doll.

One person said: "The new Child's Play trailer looks fine, but I still don't feel good about this being made. @RealDonMancini created Chucky, wrote every movie, directed the past few, and the series is still alive. He didn't want them to make this but they're doing it anyway. That's disrespectful."

Bride of Chucky
Bride of Chucky

Another commented: "New Child's Play looks awful. They don't reveal the doll because it looks like shit. #NotMyChucky."

Meanwhile a third person said it didn't seem right that the reboot would see 13-year-old Andy (played by Gabriel Bateman) getting a doll for his birthday, given the character was much younger in the older movie.

Others seemed more concerned that the character who haunted their childhood nightmares would be making a return to the big screen.

One person said: "Ugh my childhood nightmare is back!!!!!!"

"Between the Pet Sematary reboot and the Child's Play reboot, it's like the nightmares of my childhood are coming back to haunt me," another said.

A third tweeted: "Literally been terrified of Chucky since I was a kid, but that new @ChildsPlayMovie teaser has me ready to face my fears."

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Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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