It’s been 29 years since Child’s Play, directed by Tom Holland from a script penned by Don Mancini, arrived in theaters, and horror has never been the same! While more substantial slashers have been unable to impress in the 21st Century (I’m looking at you Freddy, Jason, and Michael), franchise villain Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) has endured in a way no one could have expected.
The first 3 Child’s Play films were pure terror, but the series took a detour into camp territory with Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky (released in 1998 and 2004 respectively) before returning to its horror roots with 2012’s Curse of Chucky. Cult of Chucky, the 7th Chapter in the franchise, hit VOD and Blu-ray/DVD last month, and it’s the most bat-shit crazy installment of them all!
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Just as the series has evolved over the decades, so has Chucky himself. Check out his evolution in film in the 6-minute video below via Then & Now. It’s the perfect way to reflect on how Chucky has grown up over the years—just like fans of the Child’s Play franchise! Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section.
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If you haven’t seen Cult of Chucky, peep the trailer and synopsis below!
Official 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.”
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