Even though actor Brad Dourif confirmed his participation in an upcoming Child’s Play sequel and franchise creator Don Mancini promised Chucky would be haunting our nightmares once again, many skeptics believed Seed of Chucky marked an end for the red-haired devil doll.
Well readers, here is the concrete evidence everyone was waiting for.
Not only that, but a much more in-depth plot description has been released, along with the first official casting updates.
Here’s what we can expect from Chucky’s sixth feature:
In the film, Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in tow to help settle their mother’s affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica’s plans for the future, Barb’s young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (voiced again by Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail. But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn’t know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He’s determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he’s going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end.
Universal 1440 Entertainment hasn’t exactly assembled a jaw-dropping cast, but a solid one nonetheless.
We knew Brad Dourif would be returning once again with his iconic voice, but the addition of his daughter Fiona (The Master/True Blood) is an interesting one.
The Dourifs will be joined by A Martinez (General Hospital), Danielle Bisutti (Get Smart), and Brennan Elliott (Flight 93), with the potential for more casting news as production moves on.
As I’ve stated before, with Don Mancini reverting the franchise away from a more forced horror comedy tone, I believe Chucky can once again be revered as the horror icon he once was.
Mancini also made the right move in advancing his franchise further with a sequel instead of remaking established material, being able to craft a brand new story while hitting on the nostalgia of original plotlines
So there you go non-believers. The Curse of Chucky is very real, but only time will tell if the curse should be feared.
What do you think? Can Mancini make his murderous doll relevant once again with a fifth sequel?