While he’s a vicious serial killer, it’s hard not to be fond of Chucky. Luckily, we will soon have a new sequel and I can’t wait to see what that little red-headed, possessed, psychopath will do next. The sequel, which we first reported back in 2014, is titled Cult of Chucky. We’ve been following the film’s development closely and were ecstatic to be able to tell fans that the movie wrapped filming in February.
So far, we know that the movie picks up four years after the events of Curse of Chucky. Creator-writer-director Don Mancini has promised that Cult of Chucky will be the bloodiest and goriest film of the entire franchise. That says a lot taking inconsideration the scenes in Seed of Chucky.
During a recent interview with CBC, Mancini gave a little more insight into what we can expect from the film.
I wrote it with snow in mind. We shot all night outside for one sequence, and we got snowed out with a blizzard. We had to shut down for safety reasons. Our zoom lens also froze. But the snow was great — that really paid off. It gave the film a Shining-like feel.”
“In Cult of Chucky, we’re doing a mental institution movie. There will be dream sequences and lots of surrealism. This will be Chucky on drugs. To me, I don’t know why people would take the approach of doing the same things with a sequel. Sequels offer the opportunity to subvert expectations. All good storytelling is about good surprises. Sequels, by their very nature, bring baggage — how can I subvert them in a fun way?”
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 devil doll.
Don Mancini not only wrote and directed the film, he also serves as executive producer. David Kirshber and Ogden Gavanski will produce, with special-effects master Tony Gardner listed as associate producer.
Cult of Chucky will be arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD in time for Halloween.