When they move into their stepmom's (DeWanda Wise) childhood home, a forgotten imaginary friend becomes an all-too-real nightmare for sisters Taylor (Taegen Burns) and Alice (Pyper Braun), and they must rely on each other and their stepmom to save themselves from the wrath of the seemingly cute (but seriously creepy) teddy bear Chauncey and the other versions of the Entity that seeks to destroy their family in the new horror movie Imaginary.

Ahead of its March 8th theatrical release via Lionsgate and Blumhouse, Daily Dead had the great pleasure of talking with actors Taegen Burns and Pyper Braun (as well as their co-star Chauncey the Bear) to discuss the making of Imaginary, including what drew them to play their intriguing characters, interacting with Chauncey on set, working with the film's impressive practical effects (especially during a very eerie scene with teddy bear eye applications), and collaborating with DeWanda Wise and director Jeff Wadlow.

Below, you can watch our video interview with Taegen and Pyper, go here to catch up on our previous coverage of Imaginary (including our video interview with DeWanda Wise), and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more 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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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.