Heartbreaking news this weekend when the Lafia, the family has announced it will be the end of the John J. Lafia, as a co-author of the first “Child’s Play” and the director of the sequel, which many consider to be the best in the franchise.
“It is with great sadness that we announce that the father, a film and television writer, director, producer, and musician, John J. Lafia passed away on Wednesday, April 29,” according to a press release from Lafia, the family, which is also nice to look back on his career.
Born in 1957, in Lafia was influential in the Los Angeles experimental music scene in the 1980s before launching a successful film career.
“Lafia and attended UCLA. The first film was made The Blue Iguana (1988), which he wrote and directed, as well as the production of the album. It is recommended that you use a theme song by Kurtis Blow, was, for Dylan McDermott’s role as a leading man, and starred a diverse cast, including the likes of Flea, Jessica Harper, Pamela Gidley and James Russo. The Blue Iguana, was screened at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.
“The most striking feature is, of Lafia co-wrote the screenplay for the American #1 is the theatrical horror movie “Child’s Play” (1988).
What a lot of people don’t know is that John came up with the name “Chucky”, and may have contributed to the cinematic classic line: “Hi, I’m Chucky, wanna play?”
“Lafia was right Child’s Play 2 (1990), and New Line Cinema Man’s Best Friend (1993), which he wrote and directed. Other notable highlights of her career include several episodes of the tv series “Babylon 5”, “Dead Zone,” “Dark Justice” and TV movies, such as In the Rat, Chameleon 3: Dark Angel, Monster, Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstoneand Code 1114 for Paramount, Fox, A&E, CBS, and UPN.
“In the mid-1990s, Lafia will also be in charge of the Digital Pictures/Sega, a live-action video game The Corpse Of The Killer and a featurette, interactive Bombmeister Sony/Interfilm. These two early will work associated with computers and technology with live-action footage, and digital imagery to immerse the audience in an interactive environment.
In 2012, In Lafia, independently released his passion project, a musical drama, called The Ballad of Frank and Cora,. He wrote, directed, shot, and edited the film and co-produced the soundtrack to the musician, and Bill Jones. In the film, the song of Lafia and Michael, Rene and I played Irena, Costa, and Tobias Jelinek. It was to be his last film. Check out his latest work here.
“Child’s Play” creator Don Mancini will be shared with the following statement:
“Devastated by the news. John was a key part of the Chucky family as from the very beginning. He wrote the original “Child’s Play” the script together with the director of the Tom Holland and to me, and John, and directed Child’s Play 2 the consensus of a favorite movie with Chucky fans out there. John was an incredibly generous artist. He let me tag along with him to the meeting, and in the shadow of him on the set; he taught me more about filmmaking during the production of the film in more than one semester in film school. John was also one of the most naturally curious and constantly creative people I’ve ever met a person who is always taking pictures, and jotting down ideas. Much love, Beverly and John, the children, Kane, Alex, of whom he was so proud of that.“
Bloody Disgusting send our thoughts and prayers to John’s surviving family and friends.