Horror History: Happy Birthday, CHILD’S PLAY Creator Don Mancini
On this day in horror history, George Donald Mancini aka Don Mancini was born in 1963. Mancini is, of course, well known around these parts for being the creator of the classic killer doll franchise, Child’s Play.
Mancini started out in 1988 by writing the script for Charles Band’s Cellar Dweller (as Kit Du Bois). That same year, the original Child’s Play was unleashed into theaters. It was quickly followed by Child’s Play 2 and Child’s Play 3. Then director Ronny Yu (Freddy vs Jason) helmed his killer (soft) reboot Bride of Chucky in 1998.
Mancini then took over directing duties as well on Seed of Chucky. He also wrote and directed the most recent installment Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky.
He is not involved in the 2019 reboot.
That said, Mancini has also had quite a career in TV. He started out by penning the Tales from the Crypt episode “Fitting Punishment.” He then returned to TV years later as a writer-producer on NBC’s Hannibal and SyFy’s Channel Zero.
And it looks like Mancini will be sticking to TV for the foreseeable future. Up next he has the long-awaited Child’s Play TV series coming soon dubbed Chucky.
Which Chucky flick is your favorite?