What’s next for Chucky, after Cult?
While out promoting Cult of Chucky, headed to home video in just over a month, Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif took part in a Facebook Live chat today, where they answered questions submitted by fans.
During the chat, Mancini teased the future of the Child’s Play franchise.
“I think that the end of this movie, hopefully, sets up a world of infinite possibilities. That was the intention,” Mancini noted. “David Kirschner and I – he’s been the producer on all of the [Child’s Play] movies – are talking about a new iteration for the franchise. I know that sounds very vague. But that’s all I can say at this point.”
Well then. Sounds like things are about to get real interesting!
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.
Slashers Strike With ‘Minutes to Midnight’ [Trailer]
In the tradition of The Strangers, Minutes to Midnight chimes in on VOD July 3rd and DVD September 4th, Bloody Disgusting learned.
In the film, which boasts the incredibly cool piece of art shared below:
“What happens when a night of fun turns into a night of horror? Seven friends and a mysterious backpacker converge at a desolate ski lodge in the mountains and as the clock begins the countdown to the New Year, they discover that the end of the old year may be the end of all their years as they are systematically hunted down by ruthless masked men with a deadly agenda.”
Check out this insane cast:
Award-winning actor William Baldwin (Backdraft, Flatliners, Sliver), Richard Grieco (“21 Jump Street”), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), John Hennigan (Never Leave Alive), Dominique Swain (Astro), Viva Bianca (“Spartacus : War of the Damned”), Jared Cohn (Pernicious) and Christopher Judge (“Stargate SG-1”) star in a Christopher Ray (Circus Kane) film. Victoria Dadi and Christopher M. Don wrote the screenplay.
Dan Aykroyd Offering “Ultimate Ghostbusters Experience,” Including Lunch and Exclusive Access
If you’ve ever wanted to talk aliens and vodka with Dan Aykroyd, now’s your chance.
Being run through Omaze in benefit of The For the Win Project, which gives ill, disabled and disadvantaged children the chance to be their favorite heroes in their very own movie poster and trailer, Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd is auctioning off what’s being advertised as the Ultimate Ghostbusters Experience, with entries starting at $10.
If you win, you and a friend will:
- Get to know Dan Aykroyd (aka Dr. Raymond Stantz!) over lunch and take pictures in the original Ecto-1
- Score exclusive access to the Sony Pictures® lot, enjoy a private tour of the Ghostbusters® prop archive at the Sony Pictures® Museum, and visit Dan and Ivan Reitman’s production company, Ghost Corps HQ
- Have a photoshoot with the For The Win Project team and go home with a one-of-a-kind Ghostbusters® poster featuring YOU
- Be flown out to LA and put up in a 4-star hotel
“Throw on your Proton Pack, because you’re going where few Ghostbusters fans have gone before: behind the scenes! You’ll get VIP access to the Sony Pictures backlot to visit Ghost Corps HQ, the brainchild/production company of Ghostbusters’ director Ivan Reitman and star Dan Aykroyd. You’ll score a Ghostbusters poster (with you in it!) and check out some incredible Ghostbusters props—including the Ecto-1. Why not hop in, take a picture… and listen! Do you smell something? That must mean it’s time for your lunch with none other than Dr. Raymond Stantz himself, Dan Aykroyd. You came. You saw. And you kicked this day’s ass. Flights and hotel included.”
Head over to Omaze to pitch in and enter to win the experience!
Stars Jason Statham and Li Bingbing Reflect On Challenging ‘The Meg’ Shoot
Ahead of this coming August’s theatrical release here in the States, director Jon Turteltaub’s The Meg got its own press conference in Shanghai over the weekend, with stars Jason Statham and Li Bingbing on hand to answer questions and hype up the mega-shark flick.
During the event, Statham described the shoot as his toughest to date.
Via China.Org, “Jason Statham said The Meg was probably the most challenging film he had ever worked on. He added that it was very hard to communicate when shooting underwater scenes because they require a lot physical strength, endurance, and patience.”
As for Bingbing, there was a time on set where she thought she was going to die.
“I’ve always been afraid of water, but one of my scenes required me to be put in a cage five or six meters underwater, and I had to hold my breath for a very long time,” the actress told the crowd at the Shanghai International Film Festival. “We had to reshoot the scene again and again and I felt like I was going to die.”
She added, “When they took me out of the water, the director came to compliment me, but I was too weak to speak, then he started to fear that I was really close to death.”
The Meg will swim into theaters on August 10, 2018.
Flashback Bringing Brad Dourif and Tom Holland to Chicago for ‘Child’s Play’ and ‘Fright Night’ Reunions and Screenings!
The legendary actor Brad Dourif and director Tom Holland headline a 30th anniversary Child’s Play(1988) reunion at the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con to be held Aug. 3-5, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.
Other Child’s Play series guests include Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky, Cult of Chucky), Alex Vincent (Child’s Play 1 & 2, Cult of Chucky) and Christine Elise (Child’s Play 2). Vincent will be posing for photos with his screen used Chucky doll.
Tom Holland also hosts a Fright Night (1985) reunion featuring William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys, Jonathan Stark, and FX master Steve Johnson. A special make-up photo-op will be available of Stephen Geoffrey’s in his Evil Ed vampire make-up designed and applied by Steve Johnson (creator of the original 1985 make-up)!
Bloody Disgusting is presenting the Flashback Weekend Outdoor Horror Film Fest on a Drive-In Giant outdoor screen! Each screening will feature an extended discussion by the cast.
- Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, a 30th-anniversary screening of Child’s Play (1988) hosted by Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, and director Tom Holland.
- Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, will present Fright Night (1985) hosted by William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys, Steve Johnson, and director Tom Holland
Bloody Disgusting will also be on hand to screen WORLD OF DEATH episodes during the weekend.
Friday the 13th events include a Five Jason Costume Photo-op – you in one photo with Five Jason stars in costume including Steve Dash (Part 2), Ted White (Part 4), Tom Morga (Part 5), C.J. Graham (Part 6), and Ken Kirzinger (Freddy vs Jason), and a Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) reunion featuring Ted White (“Jason”), Peter Barton, Lawrence Monoson, and Judie Aronson, and
From “Ash vs. Evil Dead” Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly) and Ray Santiago (Pablo). Many additional guests including director / producer legend Charles Band (Full Moon Entertainment), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever), Paul T. Taylor (Pinhead in Hellraiser Judgment), Lynn Lowry (I Drink Your Blood), John Russo (Night of the Living Dead), and more to be announced!
Chicago Horror Host legend Svengolie (Rich Koz) will also be a very special guest posing for photos, signing autographs, and hosting the Sinister Visions Costume Contest on Sat. Aug. 4, 2018.