TAGLINE FOR CULT OF CHUCKY: “Friends till the end, remember?”
WHAT’S ON THE MENU: A number of veterans of the Child’s Play franchise return for this straight-to-video release, once known as Child’s Play 7: Brad Dourif again voices Chucky, Jennifer Tilly is back as the doll’s ex-wife (long story), and Alex Vincent returns, all grown up now, as the perennial victim of Chucky’s wrath. Fiona Dourif (Brad’s daughter) reprises her role as Nica from the last installment, 2013’s Curse of Chucky . It looks like some halfway decent CGI will liven up the stiff movements and facial expressions of the 1988 original.
Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.
Interestingly, there’s a fan campaign to coax Universal Pictures to grant Cult of Chucky a limited theatrical run, preferably in IMAX theaters. Not sure this makes a lot of sense, as the film was not shot with IMAX cameras. But hey, if you’re interested, you’ll find a link to the petition below. Cult of Chucky is slated for release on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on October 3, 2017.