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Don Mancini Previews Andy Barclay’s Major Role in ‘Cult of Chucky’

I was 6. My babysitter was murdered.

One of the most exciting things about Cult of Chucky is that Andy Barclay is back as a main character for the first time since Child’s Play 3. Barclay popped up for an awesome scene after the credits in Curse of Chucky, and Child’s Play and Child’s Play 2 star Alex Vincent is reprising the role proper this coming October.

But how big of a role will Barclay, Chucky’s greatest adversary, be playing in the new film? Chatting with Necronomicast, Don Mancini noted that it’ll be significant.

Andy is in this movie quite a bit, actually,” Mancini told the podcast. “I’m constantly musing, ‘What would happen if these characters collided?’… ‘What kind of PTSD would Andy Barclay be dealing with, 30 years later?’ If you imagine that this is really happening in our world, what would Andy Barclay be like? What would his life be like? Stuff like that is very interesting to me. So it’s fun to get to explore that. And put it on the screen.”

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 ChuckySeed 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.



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  • I hope Andy doesn’t die because he’s the “final girl” of Child Play’s movies, almost important as Chucky.

    • Blake Good

      The final girls of the Chucky series:

      Karen (Child’s Play)
      Kyle (Child’s Play 2)
      DeSilvia (Child’s Play 3)
      Jade (Bride of Chucky)
      Tiffany (Seed of Chucky)
      Nica (Curse of Chucky)
      ??? (Cult of Chucky)

      • Bla Blah

        I don’t think a Tiffany counts as the final girl since she wasn’t being antagonized but chucky until, like, the last few scenes. Her role in seed was the same as in Bride (where she toobwwsnt being antagonized by chucky until the very last few scenes.) The final girl of seed is Glen/Glenda

        • Blake Good

          Seed was a very odd entery in the series. Yes, it was the worst film of the series, but it was alright if you don’t look at it as an actual Chucky film.

          • Bla Blah

            I disagree. I think the concept of seed was very interesting and it stil holds up pretty well. I think even as a chucky film it’s still pretty good. It’s the most relaxed of them but still has plenty of great kills. Idk. Honestly i think child’s play 3 is the worst

          • Blake Good

            Child’s Play 3 was crap, but at least it still felt like a Chucky film. Seed felt like some kind of hokey parody (a la Scary Movie 4), rather than an actual Chucky film. Seed should’ve been more like Bride. Then we would’ve gotten Revenge/Curse of Chucky by 2008, instead of 2013.

            If you don’t look at Seed of Chucky as another Chucky film, it’s alright but if you look at it as an actual Chucky film, it sucks. So, just think of Seed of Chucky as a parody film and not the 5th Chucky film it really is. Same goes with the Super Mario Bros. movie, look at it as a Jurassic Park or Blade Runner knockoff and not a movie based off the greatest video game character of all time. It works better that way.

            I say this because both Seed and the Mario movie don’t do it for their source material or don’t quite feel they belong in the same franchise. I mean Seed felt like it wasn’t canon to the Child’s Play/Chucky series. Yeah Bride kinda did, but Seed felt more non-canon than Halloween H20 was to Halloween 4-6, which indeed, did ignore those sequels. At least H20 felt like it could’ve belonged to the same continuity as H4-6, unlike Seed did with the first four Chucky films and that’s saying something.

      • I don’t know if “final girl” is a good expression to call to Andy, but I mean he’s one of the most important victims.

  • pablitonizer

    Child’s Play C30: 30 years later

    • Blake Good

      Kinda does remind me of what they did with Laurie Strode in Halloween H20, over 20 years ago! At least this one won’t turn out to be a disappointment.

  • Necro

    Good to hear, but I still personally think Catherine Hicks should be involved some how.

  • Jay

    Good news! I wish Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, and Christine Elise could come back for Child’s Play 8. That be a pretty sweet finale!

  • Lushen72

    Good grief I feel like a little boy on Christmas I am so excited for this! I can’t begin to explain but I’ve loved ALL the Child’s Play movies. They are just good fun! So glad that Brad Dourif is the ONLY voice Chucky has ever had. Really hoping Chucky and Andy have a badass end fight!

  • Blake Good

    Mr. Mancini, please don’t kill him off! I don’t want another tradgic slasher movie death like Nancy Thomson, Laurie Strode, or Randy Meeks! The one that really hurt me the most was Nancy’s death from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors! You were rooting for her to survive and then Freddy stabs her, within the last 5 minutes of the film. I also hated that Randy was killed off, midway through Scream 2, as well. He was also another great character in the Was Craven cinematic slasher universe that sadly met his end, from the film’s slasher villain.

  • Christy

    They should have brought back Christine Elise (Kyle), since she helped Andy in part 2.

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