CBC Canada recently interviewed Child’s Play franchise scribe and often-director Don Mancini, following the wrapping of the latest installment, Cult of Chucky, in Winnipeg. It gives an excellent overview of the entire series, from its horror roots to its switch to horror comedy, and then back to horror again with 2013’s morose Curse of Chucky. As for what we can expect next, Mancini sums up Cult of Chucky in a single sentence:
“This will be Chucky on drugs.”
“I wrote it with snow in mind,” says filmmaker Don Mancini. And that, as it turns out, was a good thing. Mancini has just wrapped shooting Cult of Chucky, the seventh feature in the hugely successful franchise that features a wise-cracking, possessed, serial killer doll in Winnipeg, where the weather lived up to the reputation
“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? In Cult of Chucky, we’re doing a mental institution movie. There will be dream sequences and lots of surrealism.”
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Mancini also took a moment to explain how Chucky feels about Donald Trump, as the infamous devil doll appeared on numerous “Separated at Birth” memes in the run-up to last year’s US presidential election. Think Chucky’s a Trump fan? Think again!
“I had joked that Chucky was a Republican who probably supported George W. Bush — but Trump? Chucky is a crook and a con artist, and I think he’d be able to see through Trump in an instant. I don’t think Chucky would support Trump, not at all.”
Check out the announcement teaser for Cult of Chucky below. The film is slated to arrive in time for Halloween, so hopefully, we’ll be seeing a full-length trailer soon. Stay Tuned!
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.”