Chucky appears to have been relieved of an arm in the latest image to be released from his latest outing, Cult of Chucky. One-armed, but far from unarmed however, he’s making up for it with the other hand, which wields a big fucker of a power drill.
Scheduled for a DVD, Blu-ray and Digital release on October 3rd, the seventh film in the almost-30-year-spanning Child’s Play franchise once again sees Brad Dourif voicing the titular psychotic scamp. Dourif’s daughter Fiona reprises her role from 2013’s Curse of Chucky, while Jennifer Tilly steps back into Tiffany’s tiny shoes. Alex Vincent – who starred in the first two films, rejoining the series with Curse… – and Summer H. Howell also return. As hinted at at the end of Curse…, the new film looks to be tying together the previous three instalments and, with the return of original star Vincent, bringing the whole series full-circle in an epic story arc.
Child’s Play creator Don Mancini, who wrote all the films in the series and directed the last two, directs from his own script.
Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her 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 (Alex 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 (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)