The most killer toy ever is back, as the official trailer has arrived today for Universal Studios’ seventh film in the Child’s Play horror franchise, Curse of Chucky, to be released this October.
Cult of Chucky is written and directed by franchise creator Don Mancini, who co-wrote the original 1988 film and also wrote and directed the last two movies in the series, 2004’s Seed of Chucky and 2013’s Curse of Chucky, and it picks up after the events of Curse.
The film’s cast includes the great Brad Dourif, once again voicing the possessed doll Chucky, as well as some other returning characters, including Dourif’s daughter Fiona, who is reprising her Curse role of Nica Pierce, and fellow franchise veterans Alex Vincent, who starred as Andy in the first two Child’s Play movies and had a surprise cameo in an after-credits scene in Curse, and Jennifer Tilly, who voiced Chucky’s soulmate Tiffany in Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky and was also featured briefly in Curse.
Cult of Chucky will catch up with the younger Dourif’s character Nica Pierce at an asylum for the criminally insane where she has been confined for the past four years and is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when Nica’s 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 (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 (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 be released in an unrated version on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on October 3.
The releases include two featurettes: a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, called Inside the Insanity of Chucky, and a peek into Alterian, the studio behind Chucky’s puppeteering, called Good Guy Gone Bad: The Incarnations of Chucky. The movie also comes with a commentary featuring writer-director Mancini and head puppeteer Tony Gardner.
In addition to these individual releases, Cult of Chucky will be part of the Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection Blu-ray set, also releasing Oct. 3.
You can watch the official trailer for Cult of Chucky, as well as the red band version, and see the Blu-ray box art below!
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