Don Mancini during the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike
January 25, 1963 |
|Occupation||Film director, Film producer, screenwriter|
Don Mancini (born January 25, 1963) is an American screenwriter, producer and film director. Mancini is best known for creating the character Chucky and writing all the films in the Child's Play series. Mancini was also the executive producer of Bride of Chucky, and he directed Seed of Chucky as well as the recent installment in the Child's Play franchise, Curse of Chucky. Along with Michael McDowell and Clive Barker, Mancini is one of the few openly gay writers in the slasher film genre. In 2007, he won the EyeGore award for career contributions to the horror genre. He sometimes goes by the pseudonym Kit Du Bois (also spelled Kit Dubois). Mancini attended St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Virginia and Columbia University in New York City.
Filmography (as writer)
- Cellar Dweller (1988) (as Kit Du Bois)
- Child's Play (1988)
- Child's Play 2 (1990)
- Child's Play 3 (1991)
- Bride of Chucky (1998) — also executive producer
- Seed of Chucky (2004) — also director
- Curse of Chucky (2013) — also director and producer
- Hannibal (2015)
- Cult of Chucky (2017)
- Abley, Sean (2005-11-08). "Scary! In an era of "positive images" for gays and lesbians, can queer characters still get chopped up in horror movies?". The Advocate. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
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