The Child’s Play franchise is so canon it’s incredibly difficult to sum up, which is why recently broke down the entire timeline. Arriving this October is the seventh film in the franchise, Cult of Chucky, which takes place in a mental hospital where Nica (Fiona Dourif) is sent after the events of Curse of Chucky. While the latter film was more grounded, harking back to the film that kicked off this killing spree, the sequel is going to be epic fan service. With many familiar faces (some plastic) returning, the biggest is that of Jennifer Tilly. In this new image, we see the famous Good Guy Doll being held by Tilly, who is actually Chucky’s bride Tiffany. You see, Tiffany had her soul transferred to the body of the real-life Tilly in Seed of Chucky and would make a surprise cameo at the end of Curse, where she is shown shipping Chucky off to various people in the killer’s past for some bloody revenge. Now, Tiffany is returning in Cult and is still in Tilly’s body. Yet, an earlier released image shows that the infamous Tiffany doll will make its on-screen return. To say this is getting interesting is an understatement.
Cult of Chucky arrives October 3 on unrated Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.
Brad Dourif once again provides Chucky’s voice, while his daughter, Fiona, will be reprising her Curse role. Also returning are Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky), Jennifer Tilly (Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky and Curse 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.
In the film, “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.”
The Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital releases include two featurettes: a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, called Inside the Insanity of Chucky, and a peek into Alterian, the studio behind Chucky’s puppeteering, called Good Guy Gone Bad: The Incarnations of Chucky. The movie also comes with a commentary featuring writer-director Mancini and head puppeteer Tony Gardner.
In addition to the individual release, Cult of Chucky will be part of the Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection, also releasing Oct. 3.