The return of the killer doll
‘Cult of Chucky’ will be the seventh installment of the infamous horror franchise. And the premiere will held in London, next August 24
This year the saga of Chucky (the disturbing doll with red hair and blue overalls that made its debut in ‘Child’s Play’ in 1988), will have a new terrifying chapter. The movie will be called ‘Cult Of Chucky’ and will be released via Blu-ray and DVD on October 3, 2017. The World Premiere is confirmed on 24 August at the Fright Festival in London.
The cast will include Fiona Dourif as Nica Pierce, Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, Grace Lynn Kung as Claire, Summer H. Howell as Alice Pierce, Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany and of course Brad Dourif (Oscar nominee in 1975 for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest’) who has always been the voice of Chucky, the hellish doll.
Those who grew up with the legend of Chucky and the first three films (‘Child’s Play’, ‘Child’s Play 2’ and ‘Child’s Play 3’, all released between 1988 and 1991) in 2013 were a bit frightened by the news that the legendary director Don Mancini wanted to produce a reboot, aka the sixth film of the series called ‘Curse Of Chucky’. The fear, of course, was that of ruining the original ‘Child’s Play’, directed with very few means by Tom Holland (the budget at the time was just 9 million dollars), but that Mancini movie worked well about gory and scary scenes. It was a work with an artistic sense of freedom in the Hollywood established modern horror.
It came from the fact that Mancini himself several times stated that he jumped into this project first of all to give artistic dignity to his doll after two comic-like and sarcastic films such as ‘The Bride of Chucky’ (1998) and ‘Seed of Chucky’ (2004). Neither in the film directed by Ronny Yu (a tribute to ‘The Bride of Frankenstein’, 1935 Universal classic) where Chucky met his partner Tiffany, nor the following film (where the improbably couple had a baby-killer called Glen) were a big success with the fans due to the exaggerated black humor that clashed with the rules of pure terror.
Mancini was very clear about this: «My 2013 movie was the only way possible to give a new life to Chucky and I accepted the proposal of the studios immediately. Because I wasn’t very satisfied with how the story had been developed in the last two episodes.». But now we are in 2017 and this fall will be time for another Chucky bloody adventure. Honestly we can’t wait for the London premiere…