You just can’t keep a good, possessed killer doll down! Unlike most of his fellow ’70s/’80s horror icon brethren, Charles Lee Ray has yet to whether the remake storm. Our kind fiends at Universal unleashed an “announcement trailer” today for the upcoming seventh film in the Child’s Play series, Cult of Chucky. Be warned, however! This trailer features no new footage, as production hasn’t started yet, but I think it perfectly sets the mood nonetheless…
Creator Don Mancini is once again behind the wheel as writer/director/producer of this tale of diminutive terror. Pre-production is already in the final stages up in Canada, with filming expected to begin next week. Curse of Chucky star Fiona Dourif returns as lead Nica Pierce. Poor Nica has apparently been locked up in an asylum for years since the events of Curse, seemingly convinced that she was responsible for the deaths that occurred.
Lucky for us, but unlucky for Nica, her psychiatrist is apparently a weirdo who thinks a therapy doll might be the breakthrough that she needs. If you guessed that said therapy doll will happen to be of the Good Guy variety, you win a smile from me. You can’t see it, but I assure you that I am grinning. I think we all know that nothing good will come from a Good Guy doll being present in an insane asylum.
Brad Dourif will, as always, voice Chucky, and he’s not the only franchise regular returning in Cult. He will also be joined by Jennifer Tilly as Chucky’s soulmate, Tiffany, and Alex Vincent as original franchise protagonist Andy Barclay. Cult of Chucky is expected to arrive on VOD and home video later this year in unrated form, just like Curse before it. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can’t wait!