Exclusive ‘Cult of Chucky’ Featurette: Reinventing the Look to Make It Pop
At last, Chucky (Brad Dourif) is back in writer, director, and franchise creator Don Mancini‘s Cult of Chucky, the latest entry in the Child’s Play franchise, which finds another serial killer-possessed Good Guy Doll on the hunt for a new host, this time within the walls of an insane asylum where he once again goes up against Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) and Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) with the help of his beloved Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly).
Set within the walls of a sinister, snow-covered mental hospital, Cult of Chucky has a unique look from the previous films in the franchise. Sterile and cold, the seventh installment has a distinctly minimalist design, and as our exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette reveals, that was an intentional choice, driven by the desire to make the bloodshed pop on screen more than ever before. And boy does it. Cult of Chucky is one of the goriest, most creative installments in one of horror’s longest lasting and consistently evolving film series.
Also starring Grace Lynn Kung, Michael Therriault, Zak Santiago, and Summer H. Howell, Cult of Chucky arrives on Blu-ray, VOD, and Netflix Tomorrow, October 3. For now, get a taste of the film’s style in our exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette.
Here’s the synopsis for Cult of Chucky:
“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.”