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In celebration of Pride Month, SYFY will be airing a murderer’s row of Child’s Play movies all day on Wednesday, June 9, starting at 8 a.m. ET. The marathon will reportedly call attention to the well-loved horror series’ LGBTQ+ elements and serve up some summer scares at the same time.

All of this arrives ahead of SYFY and USA’s upcoming Chucky series, which premieres this fall with Child’s Play mastermind Don Mancini at the helm.

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In his announcement of the marathon on Twitter, Mancini posted a SYFY-exclusive video in which he explains how the series has transformed over the years into a LGBTQ+-friendly space.

“Starting with Bride of Chucky, I started to deliberately inject some LGBTQ elements into the franchise,” he says. “As a gay guy, it’s something that’s increasingly important to me.”

Longtime series star Jennifer Tilly, who voices fan-favorite character Tiffany, agreed and said, “I think a lot of the Chucky movies have been very gay friendly.”

Check out the Pride of Chucky marathon promo below:

SYFY’s Pride of Chucky Child’s Play marathon air schedule below. All times are ET:

Wednesday, June 9

8 a.m. – Child’s Play 2

9:58 a.m. – Child’s Play 3

12 p.m. – Bride of Chucky

2 p.m. – Seed of Chucky

4 p.m. – Curse of Chucky

6 p.m. – Cult of Chucky

8 p.m. – Child’s Play 2

10 p.m. – Child’s Play 3

Thursday, June 10

12 a.m. – Bride of Chucky

2:02 a.m. – Seed of Chucky

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SYFY and USA’s series, which will see the titular doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer turn up in an idyllic small town to wreak havoc on its unsuspecting citizens, premieres this fall.

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