For those not too in the know, the Child’s Play series has been keeping a single story alive for 30 years now. For some reason I don’t completely comprehend, Chucky has been a horror icon to many and a joke to more. But regardless the seventh entry in the series, Cult of Chucky, is now in the works!
According to Bloody Disgusting, Cult of Chucky will begin filming next week with most of the original series’ team returning for it. Don Mancini is returning to write and direct, Brad Dourif is once again voicing the killer doll, Jennifer Tilly (who once also voiced a killer doll before becoming human), and even the original Child’s Play‘s Alex Vincent. It’s pretty damn neat the series has keep a single canon going rather than softly reboot the series each entry like other popular slasher franchises.
Cult of Chucky will release directly on home video later this year. Check out the announcement trailer and plot synopsis below.[via Bloody Disgusting]
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.