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To celebrate the beginning of Pride Month, SYFY will be airing a murder of Child’s Play movies all day on Wednesday, June 9, starting at 8 a.m. EST. The marathon will call attention to the well-loved horror series’ LGBTQ+ elements and serve up some summer scares at the same time.
In his announcement of the marathon on Twitter, Mancini posted a SYFY-exclusive video in which he explains how the series has transformed over the years into a LGBTQ+-friendly space.
“Starting with Bride of Chucky, I started to deliberately inject some LGBTQ elements into the franchise,” he says. “As a gay guy, it’s something that’s increasingly important to me.” Mancini is, of course, referring to the addition of Chucky and Tiffany's gender-fluid child Glen, voiced by Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings trilogy).
Longtime series star Jennifer Tilly, who voices fan-favorite character Tiffany, agrees with Mancini's sentiment, saying, “I think a lot of the Chucky movies have been very gay friendly.”
In 2017, Cult of Chucky added another LGBTQ+ character with Zak Santiago's Nurse Carlos, who identifies as gay.
Check out the full video below:
For your convenience, here’s the schedule (or you could check SYFY’s handy on-air schedule as well):
8 a.m. EST – Child’s Play 2
9:58 a.m. EST – Child’s Play 3
12 p.m. EST – Bride of Chucky
2:02 p.m. EST – Seed of Chucky
4 p.m. EST – Curse of Chucky
6 p.m. EST – Cult of Chucky
8 p.m. EST – Child’s Play 2
9:58 p.m. EST – Child’s Play 3
12 a.m. EST – Bride of Chucky
2:02 a.m. EST – Seed of Chucky
That’s more than enough murder and mayhem to get you excited for the upcoming series, which will see the titular doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer turn up in an idyllic small town to wreak havoc on its unsuspecting citizens.
SYFY’s The Pride of Chucky Marathon starts Wednesday, June 9, at 8 a.m. EST and runs all day. SYFY and USA’s Chucky premieres this fall.