While there hasn’t been an official announcement from producers, industry database Upcoming Horror Movies has just added a release date for Cult of Chucky, the 7th installment of the much-loved Child’s Play franchise, launched in 1988. We just reported that the film had wrapped shooting in Winnipeg last week. The good news is that it’s probably arriving sooner than you think, but the bad news (if UHM is correct) is that the film won’t get a theatrical release.
Per UHM, producers are eyeing an October 31st, 2017 release date for Cult of Chucky, which will be going straight to VOD and DVD. The last installment in the franchise, Curse of Chucky, also went straight to VOD/DVD, but fans were hoping the unexpected success of that film, coupled with the sky-high hype over Cult, would see Chuck on big screens once again. The only silver lining of such a scenario (not getting a theatrical release) is that it means producers won’t have to worry about censorship by the MPAA.
We’ll keep you posted as additional Cult of Chucky details emerge. 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.”