Horror Fans Are Divided On The New Child’s Play Trailer

Child's Play

The new Child’s Play trailer dropped earlier today, offering our best look yet at the reboot’s fresh take on the murderous little Chucky, and as it turns out, the internet is divided.

Much of the conversation seems focused on the remake’s tech-oriented storyline, which does away with the killer doll’s old voodoo origins and instead makes him a psychotic A.I. It’s a bold move to bring Chucky into the 21st century, but so far, not everyone is sold on the idea:

At the same time, the new Child’s Play clearly has its supporters, and the new trailer even seems to have earned the curiosity of a few doubters:

A.I. storyline aside, one of the main reasons that Lars Klevberg’s Child’s Play has been met with even more backlash than your average horror remake is the lack of involvement from series creator Don Mancini and original Chucky voice actor Brad Dourif. Complicating matters further is the fact that Mancini is currently working on a Chucky TV series that’s expected to maintain the original continuity of the franchise. The writer himself hasn’t been shy about voicing his objections to the reboot, and evidently, a lot of longtime fans feel the same.

Nonetheless, the Child’s Play remake seems to have some momentum behind it, and the recent announcement that Mark Hamill of Star Wars and Joker fame will be voicing the new Chucky has certainly helped matters. What’s more, Hamill isn’t the only noteworthy inclusion in a cast that also features Parks and Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry of Atlanta and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse fame.

Not too shabby, but we’ll find out if the new line-up can win the hearts of horror fans when Child’s Play hits theaters on June 21st, 2019.