Iconic monsters of horror may appear to die, but they always come back when you least expect them. Friday the 13th‘s Jason Voorhees and Halloween‘s Michael Myers are set to return, along with the Saw franchise’s Jigsaw and even the dusty old Amityville house is getting new residents. Now it’s time for another 1980s horror character to make a comeback as Child’s Play‘s Chucky is once again set to hit screens in 2017.
This teaser announces Cult of Chucky, a new straight-to-DVD/Blu-ray/VOD release from writer-director Don Mancini (who wrote the original Child’s Play with Tom Holland and John Lafia).
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.
Cult Of Chucky begins shooting soon for an Autumn/Fall 2017 release.