Kankakee Podcast
Kankakee Podcast
Oct 30, 2023
Inside Child's Play: Shapiro’s Role in Horror Film History
Play • 21 min

Join Jake LaMore in this spine-tingling episode of Kankakee Podcast as he unravels the eerie connection between the classic horror film, Child's Play, and the Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee, Illinois. Delve into the details of the iconic movie, which turned an innocent child's toy into a symbol of pure terror. Discover the behind-the-scenes stories of the film's production, including how the crew transformed Shapiro into a haunting backdrop for the movie. Hear firsthand accounts from Roy Collins, whose father was the director of Shapiro, and learn how the film's popularity led to increased curiosity about the location. Don't miss this intriguing exploration of the Kankakee connection to a cinematic legend.

Listen now and get ready for a journey into the chilling history of Child's Play and its ties to Shapiro Developmental Center.


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