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John Lafia passes away aged 63 years old

Screen writer John Lafia has died at age 63. Variety state that the co-writer of iconic horror films Child’s Play and Child’s Play 2 died by suicide April 29th 2020 at his LA home. Lafia’s Child’s Play collaborator Don Mancini commented:

“We’re devastated to hear of the passing of our friend John Lafia. He was a crucial part of the Chucky family from the very beginning. He co-wrote the original Child’s Play script along with director Tom Holland and myself, and John directed Child’s Play 2, — the consensus favorite film among Chucky fans. John was an incredibly generous artist. He let me tag along with him to every meeting, and shadow him on set; he taught me more about filmmaking during the production of that movie than several semesters in film school. John was also one of the most naturally curious and constantly creative people I ever met, someone who was always taking pictures, and jotting down ideas.”

As well as the Child’s Play franchise, Lafia also directed episodes of Freddy’s Knightmares, The Dead Zone, Babylon 5, Dark Justice, as well as the movies Man’s Best Friend, Bombmeister, Monster!, Chameleon 3: Dark Angel, The Rats, and Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone. He also directed the 1994 video game Corpse Killer.

Outside of film, Lafia was active in L.A.’s underground music scene in the 1980s, he released a double album “John Lafia 1980-1985” in 2019. He is is survived by his children, Tess and Kane, and his former wife Beverly.

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