Many Chucky fans, including yours truly, have been speculating about Don Mancini’s Cult of Chucky for a few months now, wondering how Mancini will breathe new life into the franchise this time around. Will Glen/Glenda make an appearance, for an example? And… uhhh… what the hell is going on with Chucky’s hand?!
A new Cult of Chucky image released this week sure has us scratching our heads, as it highlights something super strange about Chucky’s right hand. In this particular shot, Chucky is holding a canister of compressed oxygen; though his left hand looks totally normal, his right hand is weirdly deformed and monstrous.
We have NEVER seen Chucky’s hand looking like this before, that’s for sure.
All we can really even speculate here is that something crazy is going with Cult of Chucky. We have no idea what, but we’ve got a good feeling Mancini is planning on blowing a whole lot of minds this Halloween season. Here’s hoping he does.
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.