We’ve been teased with the possibility of a seventh Child’s Play film for what seems like forever now (or, more accurately, since 2013’s excellent Curse Of Chucky), and now it’s finally been confirmed. At last!
EW reports that writer-director Don Mancini is putting the gang back together for another film about everyone’s favourite Friend Till The End, which will be picking up where Curse left off…
“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.”
Production starts on Monday 9 January with an eye to releasing it on home entertainment platforms for Halloween, and we’re very excited.
The Child’s Play franchise pretty much started as a slasher movie before becoming increasingly comedic and self-aware, with Ronny Yu’s Bride Of Chucky introducing Jennifer Tilly as Charles Lee Ray’s ex-girlfriend Tiffany, who becomes a living killer doll as well, and Mancini’s Seed Of Chucky going full Hollywood horror comedy, featuring Chucky and Tiffany’s son Glenn, Britney Spears jokes and John Waters as a tabloid reporter (dammit, we love John Waters). Through all of this, there’s been the great Brad Dourif lending his incredible voice to the killer doll, and just hearing that laugh again in the announcement teaser below made us so happy.
Curse Of Chucky was a bit of a course correction and found a great balance between horror and comedy. We were also great fans of Fiona Dourif’s Nica, and it’s great to see that she’ll be back for Cult along with Alex Vincent’s long-suffering Andy Barclay, who popped up for a cameo at the end of the last film. Yeah, we’re really looking forward to this.
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