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Yup, That’s Devon Sawa Playing Twins in Chucky

The following story contains spoilers for Chucky episode 1. One of the most fun parts about watching a horror movie (including the movies in the Child’s Play franchise) is meeting characters in the first act—sometimes in the first five or ten minutes—and trying to figure out who’s going to make it out of the movie…

The following story contains spoilers for Chucky episode 1.


One of the most fun parts about watching a horror movie (including the movies in the Child’s Play franchise) is meeting characters in the first act—sometimes in the first five or ten minutes—and trying to figure out who’s going to make it out of the movie alive. General rule of thumb? If you’re a dick, you’re not long for this world. There are a lot of other rules at play here (as Randy from the Scream franchise would have you know), but if you’re a dick, and people in your movie are getting plucked off one by one? It’s not looking good.

This rule comes into play in a big way early on in Chucky, the eight-part series now airing on USA Network and SyFy centered on a brand new story for the iconic titular serial-killing doll. The new story, set in a town called Hackensack, follows a kid named Jake who loves vintage/retro toys and making weird pieces of art from them. His widower father, though, is not a fan. And while his dad tries his best when he’s sober, as soon as his bottle comes out, he’s a different guy.

That’s where the rule we mentioned comes into play. Jake’s dad, named Lucas Wheeler, is played by a totally unrecognizable Devon Sawa—who you should recognize from many movies and shows from the ’90s and 2000s. As soon as Lucas starts drinking, we see him change; Jake is gay, and Lucas refuses to have it. He’s both verbally and physically abusive, and is generally just a bad guy. So, once Chucky gets his groove back and starts getting that killing itch again, Logan seems like a natural first target.

And first target he is. Chucky lures a drunk Logan down to the basement, where he tricks Logan into electrocuting himself, dying in the process. But this isn’t the end of Devon Sawa in the series. As we saw earlier in the episode during a dinner scene, Lucas is a twin; his brother, Logan, is Jake’s uncle. We can’t make too many assumptions, because this is a horror series with many likely twists and turns, but he sure seems like a way more stable person than his brother.

After Lucas’ death, Jake goes to live with Logan and his family—including his wife, Bree (who has a secret) and son, Junior (who is kind of a dick) for the time being.

Devon Sawa plays both Logan and Lucas Wheeler in SyFy and USA Network’s Chucky

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Fans of the horror genre know that Sawa’s presence brings a bit of added instant credibility to the Chucky series. Back in 2000, he was the lead in the first Final Destination, one of the most gruesome and out of control horror movies of its time and one that eventually spawned its own franchise. He also had key roles in movies like Idle Hands and Casper in the ’90s; to many, Sawa’s sheer presence likely brings on good horror vibes.

People who keep up with music videos may also recognize Sawa from Eminem’s classic “Stan” video, where Sawa plays his character Stan. (If you’ve ever heard a superfan of someone or something referred to as a “Stan,” that’s a reference to the obsessive and violent superfan featured in both Eminem’s song and video here).

Clearly, Sawa is still having fun in the genre, and playing a pair of twins in a Chucky

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