Although the horror genre has produced some incredibly large franchises, it hasn’t had as much luck in crossing them over. The best recent examples of crossovers would have to be Freddy vs Jason and Alien vs Predator – and both of those were well over ten years ago. But now Child’s Play series creator Don Mancini has voiced his desire to bring together infamous killer doll Chucky with dream stalker Freddy Krueger.
Mancini has kept the franchise alive through decades of genre changes and tropes, and although it may be direct-to-video at this point, Chucky is still stronger than ever. Now Mancini thinks it’s only a matter of time before the killer doll should meet up with Freddy Krueger, and even has an idea of how it’d work.
While speaking on the Necronomicast, this is what he had to say:
“I’ve talked about this a lot over the years and it’s actually an idea that I think is cool and doable. It’s just… it would require arranging all the legal red tape between two different studios. But I think Chucky versus Freddy would be awesome. Because they both have distinct personalities, and they both talk, they would be a really fun double act.
“My idea for the movie is to do it as a horror movie version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. It’s called Child’s Play on Elm Street. Chucky ends up in the bedroom of a house on Elm Street. And Freddy meets him there. And they’re, like, fans of each other. So they have this rapport. But then they realize Elm Street isn’t big enough for the two of them. It only can contain one killer.”
It’s certainly a cool idea, but seeing as both franchises belong to different companies and Robert Englund has since retired from the Freddy role… It’s probably never going to happen.
But one can dream about the murderous bonding between two supernatural slashers, right? Maybe one day.
Meanwhile we still have the new Child’s Play sequel Cult of Chucky on the way – the synopsis of which reads:
Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.
Cult of Chucky hits home video on October 3!