One of my favorite genre franchises revolves around Chucky, star of the Child’s Play films and Bride of Chucky which was followed by Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky. Now, the little red-headed possessed doll is back in Cult of Chucky.
When we first met Chucky back in 1988, he stalked Andy, a young boy. Andy was played by none other than Alex Vincent, who also starred in Child’s Play 2 and 3. Vincent made his return to the franchise in Curse of Chucky and co-stars in the upcoming sequel Cult of Chucky. We got the chance to ask him a few questions about the franchise and more.
Horror Fuel: “What was it like to be a child actor on the set of Child’s Play?”
Vincent: “Working on the child’s play films as a child was a lot of fun! I got to leave school for a few months and go to LA to work on a film with a super cool electronic puppet. Any kid would be thrilled for an experience like that.”
Horror Fuel: “I bet that was a great experience.”
Horror Fuel: “Did the movie affect you in real life? Did it give you nightmares?”
Vincent: “Nothing about shooting the films were scary or gave me nightmares. It’s much different being on set than watching the finished product.”
Horror Fuel: “You were a tough kid.”
Horror Fuel: “What were you doing while taking a break from acting?”
In Cult of Chucky, written and directed by the franchise’s creator Don Mancini, Nica, played by Fiona Dourif, has been confined to a asylum for the criminally insane and is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky (Brad Dourif), 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 bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved possessed doll.