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‘Cult of Chucky’ Begins Filming; Early Art and Set Photos!

Filming is officially underway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Cult of Chucky, the seventh Child’s Play film that’s being directed by franchise creator Don Mancini (who also helmed Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky).

Universal Home Entertainment not only shared a few early pieces of promo art, but the cast and crew is already having a blast sharing photos from set. One has Mancini preparing for the shoot with Curse‘s Fiona Dourif, while the other shows the two of them celebrating the start of production with Alex Vincent returning once again as Andy Barclay.


Brad Dourif is confirmed to once again provide Chucky’s voice, while his daughter, Fiona, will be reprising her Curse role. Also returning are Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky), Jennifer Tilly (who became the popular female doll, Tiffany, in Bride of Chucky before transferred her soul into the body of actress Jennifer Tilly in Seed of Chucky) and Alex Vincent, star of the first two Child’s Play films who returned in a shocking post credits sequence in Curse. The film ended as if Mancini planned to tie the previous three films – Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky – together in this seventh film.

Here’s the official synopsis that came attached to the announcement trailer.

“Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, 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 long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.”

Cult of Chucky, which takes place in an asylum, will be released in an unrated version on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this fall, in time for Halloween.

A photo posted by Fiona Dourif (@fionadourif) on

A photo posted by Fiona Dourif (@fionadourif) on




  • Khy

    Never would’ve imagined a film with both Andy and Tiffany! This is the Chucky film 8 year old me dreamed of

    • Fracassi

      Didn’t Curse of Chucky have Andy and Tiffany?

      • True, but neither was integral to the plot. They were included as fun teases for this film.

        • Trevor Challoner

          I live in Winnipeg and work all around the city i see chucky will be the end of Chucky 5 ton sandwich lol no awesome good movie cant wait to see it

      • Trisha Tachanawa

        Technically it did but they didn’t actually come across each other if I’m not mistaken.

      • Jason Scarpelli

        Andy was in the end credits scene.

  • The Horror Hunter

    Kinda worried. I’m glad that they brought back Andy, But it seems kinda low budget. I hope i’m wrong. If only this wasn’t straight to DVD.

    • oh_riginal

      Curse was straight to DVD and it turned out fine. Seven movies in, I think this franchise deserves the benefit of the doubt.

    • The money can be made now in ways where theaters aren’t a necessity like they used to be. With horror films that’s a good thing because they can bypass the MPAA and release an unrated film with lots of gore, blood, and/or general carnage. Most cinemas won’t play NC-17 films or unrated films, so they have to tone down their films to get that R rating. All fans can access it at the same time also which helps cut down on spoilers. Reviews play a big part with theatrical films also, if a movie doesn’t screen for critics it’s often panned by Hollywood and not given much attention, if they do screen it for critics then they get harsh reviews because film critics aren’t the target audience of horror films. With a proven franchise like Child’s Play they can release it straight to the consumer without dealing with critics or the MPAA.

      I don’t think it matters much nowadays about a movie being straight to DVD/OnDemand for it to be good. Netflix, for example, has released a number of films that I’m sure would have been financially successful in a theatrical release but rather than split the pot of money multiple ways, theater chains, distributors, and advertising they can claim it all at once from the entire audience. Releasing it in theaters often requires a waiting period to release it for home video, OnDemand, Digital Release, or PPV which is put in place by theater chains in order for them to screen their films. Large chains won’t run films that come out OnDemand or PPV within a short period of time because they know most people will just wait to buy a copy for home viewing rather than paying around $10 a person to see it in theaters with overpriced concessions. They don’t want to waste the screen on something that has a very short shelf life so they implement time frames as far as when something they run will be available for home viewing so they can maximize their take. It reaches everyone at once when it’s straight to video/digital/ondemand though without needing to divvy up the revenue again with PPV/OnDemand companies, manufacturers for DVD/BluRay, and pay for advertising all over again. In all of that time they potentially miss out on some of the target audience who prefers to watch movies at home but have forgotten about the film since it’s theatrical run, or if it didn’t do well in theaters the production company may not want to spend much advertising it’s release on video. Some fans write it off also after a poor theater run because they think it sucked, regardless of how long it aired. In all that time though fans get the movie ruined for them via spoilers or critics also.

      • Khy

        Well said Bully.

    • John Connor

      It’s not the size that counts, asshole; its what you do with it.

  • oh_riginal

    I, for one, am pumped for this movie! I respect this franchise for being a rare horror series that bothers to keep up with continuity. It’s the attention to detail that keeps me coming back.

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  • Jason Scarpelli

    Having Andy in Cult of Chucky makes sense due to his end credits scene in Curse of Chucky

  • Blake Good

    Haven’t seen the winter setting since the 3rd film. How I miss it!

    Also, will Andy have a son or daughter in this one?

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    I’m just hoping for one chase scene with Andy stumbling over thin air and falling with no apparent reason why.

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    so this is not about a cult that worships Chucky? i am dissapoint, but i love thta the creator has stayed since the very beginning

  • Schwartz

    Can’t wait, love the Chucky movies.

  • Pc

    Fuck “cult” “seed” “what the fuck you wanna call it” titles.


  • wrestling fan 36

    Hopefully cult is as good as curse was but what up with these titles, Whatever happened to just using the numbers ?

  • THGrimm

    Curse was amazing. I hope Mancini has the juice to make Cult just as good. I’m also hoping for a good reason to use that title.

  • Sykes

    That shot with Alex, Fiona, and Don looking down at the camera…man, Fiona really does look a lot more like her dad than I previously thought.

  • marklola12 .

    god Fiona seems to have aged tons and badly since the last movie

    • PsychoMantis18

      Sadly noticed that too.

    • Radb707

      She was in make up. She’s supposed to be a mental patient.

  • c-s-a78

    cant wait,but still cant wrap my head around the title???
    who or what is the chucky “CULT”???
    please don’t turn out like curse of Michael myrers where the hospital was part of this weird cult!!!

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  • PsychoMantis18

    Cannot wait.

  • Blake Good

    Hopefully, this will be better than when they brought back Nancy in A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare or even Laurie in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. (also the 7th film of its franchise, much like Cult of Chucky and New Nightmare)

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