The Cult of Chucky promotional steamroller pushes steadily on towards that October release, with a new image banner showing the titular scamp wielding a hypodermic.
Chucky is once again voiced by Brad Dourif in the film, which is the seventh in the Child’s Play franchise. Dourif’s daughter Fiona reprises her role from 2013’s Curse of Chucky, while Jennifer Tilly steps back into Tiffany’s psychotic 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.
Franchise creator Don Mancini, who wrote all the Child’s Play films 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.
Cult of Chucky will land on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on October 3rd. Extras will include a behind-the-scenes making of and a look at Alterian, the studio behind Chucky’s puppeteering, as well as a commentary with Mancini and head puppeteer Tony Gardner.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)