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‘Cult of Chucky’ Will Be the Goriest ‘Child’s Play’ Movie

Jennifer Tilly in Universal's SEED OF CHUCKY

Move over Jason, Freddy, and even Michael, I’m happy as long as I get a new Child’s Play sequel every few years.

Chucky, a doll inhabited by the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray, has been murdering since 1988. Over the course of nearly 30 years, Chucky has been revived time and time again, setting up one of the most unique and bizarre franchises in horror history.

Next up is the seventh film, Cult of Chucky, which is a direct continuation of 2013’s Curse of Chucky.

Monsterpalooza, which is currently ongoing in Pasadena, CA, hosted the cast and crew of Cult of Chucky, welcoming writer/director/franchise creator Don Mancini, along with stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif, and effects legend Tony Gardner. While their lips were sealed on what kind of twists and turns we could see, they did offer up some extended plot details.

Curse of Chucky ended with Nica, played by Fiona, being accused of murdering her entire family. Mancini explains how Chucky is inserted back into the game of musical chairs:

“[‘Cult of Chucky’] picks up the story of Nica after the bloodbath that happens in the last movie, and Nica has taken the wrap for all of Chucky’s murders,” Mancini told the Monsterpalooza audience. “She was sent to a mental institution, and after four years of shock therapy and drugs, doctors have convinced her that Chucky was just a delusion and that she had actually murdered her entire family.

“It’s a cool prescription for suspense, right?” Mancini Asked the audience before continuing: “Then her doctor complicates matters by introducing into her group therapy sessions…a Chucky doll.”

While Curse of Chucky was a return to the traditional horror roots of the first film, Mancini explains that Cult will be more like Chucky meets Inception:

“Chucky is such a versatile character that you can plug him into different sub genres,” says Mancini, who calls the new film surreal. “This one is the mind fuck, Chucky meets ‘Inception’ because you’re dealing with a bunch of characters whose perception reality is altered by their madness, the drugs that their on, and by hypnosis.”

Mancini assures the audience that he’s listened to fans – those wrongfully critical of Chucky’s look in Curse – and made a conscious effort to bring back the classic look of Chucky. While Tilly says Chucky “looks amazing in this movie,” Mancini explains that they “really finessed it.”

But the biggest reveal of all was that Cult of Chucky will be the goriest (and most disturbing) of all seven Child’s Play films.

“The gore effects in this movie….this is definitly the goriest of all of the movies,” Mancini stated while assuring the audience that he wasn’t pandering to them. “[This] wasn’t something [we] set out to do, it just sort of turned out that way.”

[Related] How ‘Curse of Chucky’ Completely Restored My Faith in the Franchise

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 with the initial 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 is expected to release this coming October through Universal Home Entertainment.

Curse of Chucky



  • Wez Za

    Another horror about a chick im starting to get bored of horrors

    • theundead

      Then why are u on here

      • Dave

        To complain and hope someone agrees with them so they can circle jerk together.

        • Vesuvian Villain

          That sounds pretty accurate with this guy. He can’t stop crying about women.

    • Khy

      …You do realize FEMALES DRIVE horror? Right? If horror was a gender it would be female. Always been, always will. Deal with it.

      • Vesuvian Villain

        Hahaha read the rest of this guy’s comments Khy. Every other one is about females ruining everything. He’s kinda obsessed. Maybe he just really really super duper likes guys a lot more.

        • And apparently he’s obsessed with Carebears too.

  • Munchie

    Not sure it needs to be the goriest but if it’s fun like Curse was I’m in.

  • diapers

    I’m good with goriest. Do we know if Nica’s character is still in her wheelchair this time? I ask merely because it certainly had a cool effect in Curse regarding chase scenes, getting trapped, etc.

    • Nicolas Caiveau

      Of course she’ll be in her weelchair. She’s paralysed since before her birth, because Chucky stabbed her inside her mother’s womb.

      • AdamX

        This needed a more hilarious response given the question but thank you all the same.

      • diapers

        I got confused b/c I just watched Jessebelle. I blame early onset dementia.

  • ABVega

    But, will this one utilize a fully animatronic Chucky? Because watching him walk down the stairs in Curse was difficult.

    • What’s crazy is a lot of those shots WERE animatronic. I watched a BTS that showed them taking the puppet down the steps. I think the problem is they went overboard with digital cleanup.

      • ABVega

        I never would have guessed. Was that on throne release? Because I would really like to see that.

        • I actually saw it on YouTube, I believe. I’m sure you can still find it there.

        • Actually I found it. It’s called “Living Doll: Bringing Chucky to Life. It actually wasn’t animatronic in the shot but an actor in a suit.

  • Grimphantom
    • Creepshow

      I love this clip from Terminator 2…
      Whoops…my bad.

      • Grimphantom

        I didn’t get it at first but watching those guys i just realized they played the guard XD.

        • Creepshow

          Haha! I knew you’d get it.

    • Blake Good

      I want a Gremlins 3, dammit!

  • Jonathon Knight

    I loved Curse but Chucky did look “off” until the scene in which it’s revealed he has his stitches from Bride & Seed. At that point he looked just fine and I was happy with how he looked.

    • Dave

      I wish he looked how he did in the original 2 films. No stitches or anything. A bit more menacing that way. We will see what they do with this one!

      • I agree. I’ve been bored of stitches Chucky for years

  • Christopher Nickerson

    Curse is underrated and a great return to form after the horrendous Seed (at 2 years old my mom took me with her to see The Shining. I was unable to watch horror movies for years until Child’s Play made me want to watch one just from its ads, and I was hooked). I am very excited for Cult, I just hope a good answer is given for the stinger from Curse (with Alex Vincent returning I am assuming this is addressed).

    • The Shining at 2! I thought I was bad watching Hellraiser at 8, haha. Totally agree about Curse and Seed, Cult should hopefully be a great movie!

      • Christopher Nickerson

        My earliest memory of going to a movie is my mom and her friend taking me to a drive in and watching some movie that scared me so much (an elevator opened and an ocean of blood came out!) That I hid under the back seat and cried. Found out when I was a teenager it was The Shining, and I was 2 when that came out.

      • Vesuvian Villain

        When the Exorcist was rereleased in theaters I went with my dad and in the same row with us some trailer bitch brought her 5 kids with her, the oldest being like 6. I was like wtf but tried to ignore it. The scene where Regan’s head turns around, the 6 year old girl actually turned and looked at me with tears in her eyes and this face like “Please help me, please get me out of here.” It broke my heart dude. There was nothing we could do. Her face has haunted me ever since. That mother should have had her ass kicked.

    • Munchie

      Phantasm at 7. Never been the same since.

    • James

      That beats me. I watched the thing at 5 and it ruined me.

      • Christopher Nickerson

        In High school Read “Who goes there” (story The Thing was based on). I was familiar with the 1950s The Thing, so decided to checkout Carpenter’s and was hooked. I do not consider Carpenter’s to be a remake, but an actual adaption of the short story (Carpenter’s has wat more in common with the story than the 1950s adaption)

    • Curse of Chucky was such a nice surprise. I never thought I’d see another Chucky horror movie again.

  • Kaid Smith


    • Sykes

      And “…takes the wrap” too. Heh.

  • Nyghtfall

    I love a good mind fuck. I loved “Jacob’s Ladder”. I also saw “Inception”, but hated it. I’m trying to imagine Chucky in a similarly high-brow Horror flick. It’s not working. He may be versatile, but not that versatile. Just have him kill a dozen or so sex-crazed, scantily clad (or nude) College coeds, and I’ll be happy. “Chucky Goes to College”? Hell, yes!

  • marklola12 .

    who gives a shit if it will be the goriest if the movie is crap like the last few

    • Santana

      If you don’t like the movies why don’t you keep your negative comments to yourself bc no one wants to read you hateful negative words.

      • Vesuvian Villain

        Ehhh I dunno about that, it’s a place to give opinions about whatever the subject is. It’s not always going to be people heaping praise on things. Some of the more negative comments are hilarious, it’s just about how constructive or creative people get with them.

        This guy’s negative comment was pretty pointless other than maybe upsetting a few people but he certainly has the right to express it.

      • PsychoMantis18

        There’s nothing wrong with negativity if it’s reasonable. This is how your ancestors shaped the world, snowflake.

    • Rick Marques


    • Khy

      Be gone, bitch.

    • James

      Last few have been terrible. This is actually one franchise I’d like to see rebooted at this point.

      • Vesuvian Villain

        If they did reboot it and changed up the look and replaced Brad Dourif it would do about as much success as Nightmare on Elm St. 2010. The look and sound is way too iconic at this point.

        • James

          I agree. It would never be the same without his look and Brad’s voice. It’s just at this point the story is incredibly weak and it worked better with the simple slasher and attempting to take over Andy. Starting with Bride it just got silly and stupid.

      • Adam Wells

        Reboot but sticking with Douriff as the voice of Chucky. I agree that the franchise needs one. The 1st – 3rd were genuinely scary and although Curse was more reminiscent of the first 3 it was still dragged behind by it’s ties to the more comedy/horror sequels that came after.

        • James


      • PsychoMantis18

        Oh shut the fuck up

      • Mavis Zene

        There will be a remake after this new film.

      • The last one was great.

    • PsychoMantis18

      As someone who loves Chucky’s and gore, I give a shit.

  • Chucky was one of the few horror franchises that wasn’t rebooted or remaked, I’m happy with the producers decision.

    • Mavis Zene

      Mancini said there’d be a remake after this new film. Honestly, I think it needs one.

      • John Titor

        Yeah, because remakes have such a great reliability rate of turning out great right? I’d rather watch 60 more sequels to Halloween or F13 then see another Zombie Disaster or Bay Butchering.

    • Bill Agans


  • Khy


  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Another Chucky movie. Eh… sure, why not. I do like that the series is still in canon.

  • Death Driver

    “Mancini assures the audience that he’s listened to fans – those wrongfully critical of Chucky’s look in Curse – and made a conscious effort to bring back the classic look of Chucky.” …. don’t tell me his scars are gone 🙁

  • Ray Felch

    awesome news i really can’t wait to see this new film chucky rock’s

  • Mr. Screamer
  • Pc

    Chucky’s titles are stupid. Just call it “Child’s play7”

    • thats fucking worse dude

      • Pc

        Xxxx of chucky is the being serious.

    • Rick-Taylor

      The Child’s Play titles ceased when it was no longer about a child.

    • bigval

      I’m pretty sure Mancini had to sell the rights to the Child’s Play name to get the first movie funded so that’s why he had to start going with the Chucky titles after the third one.

  • PsychoMantis18

    Awesome. Let’s hope it’s the tittiest one yet also.

    • Valak

      ( . Y . )

      • Creepshow

        That looks like angry eyes staring at me, for thinking about boobs.

    • Mavis Zene

      Or you know.. let’s hope it’s actually good.

      • PsychoMantis18

        Who was hoping it wasn’t?

        • Mavis Zene

          Oh I just thought you implied that this film will only be good if it showed lots of tits, but I guess that’s not the case here. My mistake.

          • PsychoMantis18

            No wukkas.

          • Mavis Zene

            Wukkas means? Lol

          • PsychoMantis18

            Oz expression. No worries = all good; no problemo.

  • PsychoMantis18

    Did they say it as an indication of the quality of the film or did they just say it was the goriest? Cause you know.. most horror fans like gore..

  • I was stunned at how much I enjoyed the last movie, especially since how awful Seed of Chucky was.

  • Dani

    I was surprised by curse of Chucky actually thought it went more to the roots of ‘Childs play’ yeah it was still a little cheesy but my god…

    .seed of Chucky……. just awful…

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    Jennifer Tilly is still amazing looking last time I saw her
    She just keeps getting MILFier and hotter

  • Rick-Taylor

    I think I am the only one who thinks Child’s Play 3 was the weakest of the series. Anyway, I am very excited for this movie.

    • Stay Puft

      “Chucky’s gonna be a bro”.

    • Michael Blackney

      Child’s Play 3 has the best quotes, Seed was the weakest imo.

  • Doctor Pretzels

    I was excited for Curse of Chucky because I thought the whole intention was to take it away from the Bride/Seed post Child’s Play 3 universe :/

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