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As if dimly-lit bus stops weren't creepy enough at night, here comes a prank meant to promote Curse of Chucky. Watch as strangers shiver when the bus stop's lights shutter, then run in abject terror as the ad for this straight-to-DVD release bursts to life. Or more aptly--a knife-wielding Chucky bursts through the ad to chase them through the streets!
Men, women, children and dogs all flee the threat of Chucky! Special props to the dudes who chucked a backpack in their own defense, and to the little girl who knew something spooky was up.
Tipped on Facebook, this insane stunt came courtesy of the Brazilian variety show Programa Silvio Santos. And it's a pretty outstanding way to draw attention to the return of Chucky. This publicity stunt is also one in keeping with the show's disturbing brand of humor that plays on freaking people out in everyday situations. Check out this Child's Play-like segment where little people were dressed as dolls and placed in a toy store to traumatize shoppers.
If you grew up in the late 1990s, you were likely subject to the special brand of terror that was the Child's Play movies. The horror series about a doll that comes to life to kill was made all the more mind-bending by the popularity of the My Buddy dolls on which the design of the homicidal Chucky was based. I'm pretty sure if I'd been subjected to the prank up top, I'd never wait for a bus again. Full stop. But that's me.
Curse of Chucky marked the sixth installment of the Child's Play franchise, following the original trilogy, 1998's Bride of Chucky and the deeply wacky Seed of Chucky. Don Mancini, who co-wrote the first film, and wrote every one after, directs. Brad Douriff returns as the voice of Chucky, and his daughter Fiona Douriff joins the fun as a young woman whose family is plagued by this violent plaything.
This Brazilian stunt may well be more frightening than the straight-up trailer for Curse of Chucky.
To see the red band trailer for Curse of Chucky, click to the next page.