The Child’s Play franchise is one of the most enduring and unique franchises within the Horror genre. Over the last 20 years, the likes of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers have all gotten the documentary treatment, so it’s only fair that Chucky should finally receive the behind the scenes spotlight. What makes Living With Chucky by Kyra Elise Gardner stand out from the rest however, is the perspective of a special effects supervisor’s daughter who got behind the camera to not only deliver footage of the filmmakers discussing their craft, but revealing the emotional bonds forged while bringing a beloved killer doll to life.
My newest interview subject, Christine Elise, first made an impression on me via Child’s Play 2, the advertisements for which scared me when I was younger, but led to enjoyment of the film as I got older. I would later see Christine in projects like Head Of The Class and Beverly Hills, 90210, and be impressed by her acting skills. In addition to her acting, Christine Elise is also a writer who has not only written scripts, but a novel as well, Bathing And The Single Girl, and on top of that, she’s an accomplished photographer. After having met Christine Elise at the Chiller Theatre convention in April of 2019, as shown in this interview’s cover photo, I knew that I would love to interview her. We spoke about acting, writing, Christine’s punk rock background and more on January 31st, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know her.