[Review] LIVING WITH CHUCKY (2023, Screambox) A Heartfelt and Informative Look at the Child’s Play Franchise

The Grue-Crew review LIVING WITH CHUCKY (2023, SCREAMBOX) on Gruesome Magazine episode 419. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, lead news writer Dave Dreher, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to streaming horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!


A filmmaker who grew up alongside Chucky the killer doll seeks out the other families surrounding the Child’s Play films as they recount their experiences working on the ongoing franchise and what it means to be a part of the, “Chucky” family.

  • Available In Theaters on March 31, 2023
  • Directed by: Kyra Elise Gardner
  • Written by: Kyra Elise Gardner
  • Cast: Lin Shaye, Marlon Wayans, Brad Dourif, Abigail Breslin, Christine Elise, Jennifer Tilly, John Waters, Billy Boyd, Fiona Dourif, Tony Gardner, David Kirschner, Don Mancini, Alex Vincent, Tony Timpone


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.