After bringing nightmares to the big screen in Truth or Dare and Fantasy Island, filmmaker Jeff Wadlow and producer Jason Blum have reteamed to create more macabre movie magic in Imaginary, which introduces viewers to a supernatural entity that wreaks havoc on a fractured family through a seemingly cute (but seriously creepy) teddy bear named Chauncey.

Ahead of Imaginary's March 8th theatrical release via Lionsgate and Blumhouse, Daily Dead caught up with Jeff (who also co-wrote and produced the film) and Jason (as well as Chauncey the Bear) in a new video interview to discuss their latest collaboration, including how the movie originally came together, working with an incredible cast that includes the iconic Betty Buckley, coming up with the cute yet creepy look of Chauncey, the importance of balancing franchise films with original movies featuring new characters at Blumhouse, and their hopes to return for another round of frightful fun with Chauncey in an Imaginary sequel.

Below, you can watch our full interview with Jeff and Jason, and be sure to catch up on our previous coverage of Imaginary leading up to the film's March 8th release in theaters!

Synopsis: From Blumhouse, the genre-defining masterminds behind FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S and M3GAN, comes an original horror that taps into the innocence of imaginary friends – and begs the question: Are they really figments of childhood imagination or is something more terrifying lying just beneath?

When Jessica (DeWanda Wise) moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice (Pyper Braun) develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basement. Alice starts playing games with Chauncey that begin playful and become increasingly sinister.

As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

Lionsgate and Blumhouse present, a Tower of Babble production.

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

Written by: Jeff Wadlow & Greg Erb & Jason Oremland

Produced by: Jason Blum, Jeff Wadlow, p.g.a.

Cast: DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Pyper Braun, with Veronica Falcon, and Betty Buckley

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