The trailer for Cult of Chucky dropped online today. Have you seen it? If not, you need to stop reading right now and click on the video below!
Cult of Chucky picks up after the events of Curse of Chucky, finding Nina (Fiona Dourif) now in a mental hospital trying to come to terms with Chucky’s murderous rampage. But no one, including her psychologist, believes that Chucky (Brad Dourif – Fiona real-life father) was the one who committed the murders, thinking that Nina committed them instead.
But Chucky is very much alive and he’s ready to settle not only the score with Nina, but a face from his past…Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent from Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2). But this time Chucky’s not alone and getting some extra help from his girlfriend Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly – Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky) who is now in the body of actress Jennifer Tilly.
Much like Curse of Chucky, Cult of Chucky seems to go back to its horror roots and for this, I’m very thankful.
After Child’s Play 3 (which was released in the 1991) the series seemed to be dead until it was revived with Ronny Yu’s Bride of Chucky. Bride of Chucky was more of a tongue planted firmly in cheek moment in the series, and played the dark comedy angle up more than any of the previous sequels had to that date. It was very self-aware movie, (a horror product of its time, post Scream),while adding something new with the addition of Tiffinay into the mix – Chucky’s homicidal girlfriend.
Seed of Chucky was to follow in 2005, and would take this angle of Chucky’s growing family one step further with the introduction of Glen/Glenda, Chucky’s confused kid.
I enjoyed Bride of Chucky a lot when I saw it in the theater in 1998; I thought it was fresh and fun; the shot in the arm that the Child’s Play series needed at that time. As for Seed of Chucky, I was not (and still am not) a huge fan of that movie. It has its moments that I enjoy – the opening good done all in Glen/Glenda’s POV. My biggest complaint with Seed is that it’s just boring, and the silliness and tongue and cheek quality that Bride of Chucky seemed to pull off effortlessly, had already outstayed its welcome in the series.
I wanted the Chucky I grew up with back…the scary Chucky that stalked my hallways and haunted my dreams.
Thankfully Don Mancini understood this and in Curse of Chucky, Mancini returned Chucky to his roots. Did I think that was possible? No. After five movies, I did not expect to be so scared watching another Chucky movie. But I was! I REALLY WAS SCARED!
Mancini had built the wait up for Chucky to strike so well that I nearly came out of my skin with anticipation. And the scene at the dinner table was amazingly done, with tension so thick one could hardly breath – who did Chucky poison? I also really liked that Mancini was able to tie all the movies together in one little line and didn’t bog the film down with exposition.
Will Cult of Chucky follow in the path of Curse of Chucky and be scary as hell? Once can only hope. But from the trailer, it looks like we are going to be in for another scary, wild ride with our favorite Good Guy Doll.
‘Friends to the end. Hi-de-ho, hahaha!’
Cult of Chucky hits Blu-Ray and DVD October 3rd 2017.
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