On Thursday morning, Don Mancini debuted the trailer for Cult of Chucky, the seventh entry in the Child’s Play franchise he created back in 1988. After Mancini’s declaration that the film is “…definitely the goriest of all of the movies” however, the more-or-less gore-free trailer felt somewhat lacking, so why watch that when we’ve got the blood-drenched Red Band version for you here!
Series mainstay Brad Dourif returns to voice Chucky, with his daughter Fiona reprising her Curse of Chucky role and the eternally awesome Jennifer Tilly stepping back into Tiffany’s psychotic shoes. Andy Barclay is back, with original star Alex Vincent co-starring, having rejoined the franchise in Curse… Mancini, who wrote all the Child’s Play films and directed the last two (2004’s Seed of Chucky and 2013’s Curse…), directs from his own script. 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.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)