Don Mancini talks the style, gore, and doll of Cult of Chucky

Curse of Chucky Fiona Dourif

Just in time for Halloween of 2017, Universal Home Entertainment will be giving a Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD release to CULT OF CHUCKY, the seventh film in the CHILD'S PLAY franchise. Filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the sequel wrapped production back in February.

CULT OF CHUCKY picks up with CURSE OF CHUCKY character Nica Pierce (played by Fiona Dourif) 

at an asylum for the criminally insane where she has been confined for the past four years and is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when Nica's 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, 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, Chucky's long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.

Writer/director Don Mancini, who has been a writer on every CHILD'S PLAY/CHUCKY film and previously directed SEED OF CHUCKY and CURSE OF CHUCKY, is currently shepherding CULT through post-production, but still managed to find some time to attend the Monsterpalooza convention in Pasadena, California this past weekend (along with franchise stars Fiona Dourif and Jennifer Tilly and special FX artist Tony Gardner). While at the convention, Mancini shared a bit more information about CULT OF CHUCKY, and the Bloody-Disgusting folks were in attendance to take down what he had to say.

Calling CULT a "surreal" film, Mancini explained how the asylum setting makes this sequel stand out from the others:

Chucky is such a versatile character that you can plug him into different sub genres. This one is the mind-f*ck, Chucky meets INCEPTION because you’re dealing with a bunch of characters whose perception reality is altered by their madness, the drugs that they're on, and by hypnosis."

Mancini also revealed that CULT will stand apart as the goriest film in the series:

The gore effects in this movie... this is definitely the goriest of all of the movies. [This] wasn't something [we] set out to do, it just sort of turned out that way."

The filmmaker is fully aware that some fans were disappointed with the look of Chucky in CURSE OF CHUCKY, and assured that the doll's look in CULT will be closer to classic Chucky. Tilly was obviously impressed, saying that Chucky looks "amazing" in this one.

A better looking Chucky and a whole lot of bloodshed in a surreal mind-f*ck of a CHILD'S PLAY sequel? This all sounds great to me, and I can't wait to add CULT OF CHUCKY to my Chucky collection this October.

Fiona Dourif and Jennifer Tilly are joined in the cast of CULT by Grace Lynn Kung, Summer H. Howell, Alex Vincent, and Brad Dourif, who has provided the voice of Chucky once again.

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