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Mancini Says ‘Cult of Chucky’ is the “Craziest Chucky Tale Of Them All”

Don Mancini Says ‘Cult of Chucky' is the "Craziest Chucky Tale Of Them All"

Cult of Chucky director Don Mancini spoke with CBC about the latest sequel, which recently wrapped filming in Canada. Mancini goes on to reveal that this will be the craziest Chucky tale of them all.

Universal Home Entertainment will be releasing an unrated version of Cult of Chucky on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD this fall, perfect timing for Halloween.

Speaking with the website, he reveals:

I wrote it with snow in mind. We shot all night outside for one sequence, and we got snowed out with a blizzard. We had to shut down for safety reasons. Our zoom lens also froze. But the snow was great — that really paid off. It gave the film a Shining-like feel.

In Cult of Chucky, we’re doing a mental institution movie. There will be dream sequences and lots of surrealism. This will be Chucky on drugs. To me, I don’t know why people would take the approach of doing the same things with a sequel. Sequels offer the opportunity to subvert expectations. All good storytelling is about good surprises. Sequels, by their very nature, bring baggage — how can I subvert them in a fun way?

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Synopsis:
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.

Brad Dourif will once again return to voice Chucky. Other returning cast will include Fiona Dourif, who will reprise her role from Curse of Chucky as (Nica Pierce), joining her will be veterans Alex Vincent (Andy Barclay) and Jennifer Tilly (Tiffany). Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky) will also return. Cult of Chucky is written and directed by Don Mancini, who co-wrote the original film and directed both Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky sequels.