If you missed out (or completely ignored) 2013’s Curse of Chucky, you missed out on a fantastic installment of one of the 80’s most iconic horror series: Child’s Play. It was recently announced that Chucky will stalk and stab once again in a new sequel that begins filming on January 9th, titled: Cult of Chucky.
Filming will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with a cast that includes Brad Dourif, who will once again voice Chucky, and the actor’s daughter Fiona, reprising her role of Nica Pierce. Franchise vets Alex Vincent and Jennifer Tilly (!) will also co-star. Cult of Chucky is written and directed by Don Mancini, who co-wrote the original film and both wrote and directed the last two movies in the series—2004’s Seed of Chucky and Curse. The new film will be released in an unrated version on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this fall, in time for Halloween.
According to EW:
Cult of Chucky will catch up with the younger Dourif’s character at an asylum for the criminally insane where she has been confined for the past four years and is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when Nica’s psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.
With Mancini back in the driver’s seat, I’m totally on board for more Chucky. Curse transitions the series from tongue-in-cheek horror-lite back to its origins: a gory, surreal soiree. Check out this teaser trailer and watch Curse of Chucky on Netflix to prepare for the next bloodbath.