With Cult of Chucky about to premiere at FrightFest in London this week before dropping worldwide in October, Child’s Play fever is running hot! The franchise launched by Tom Holland and Don Mancini in 1988 has become an enduring cult classic, thanks in no small part to the addition of Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) in 1998’s Bride of Chucky. Both diminutive devil-dolls are now firmly entrenched in popular culture, with parodies and tributes galore on YouTube.
Down Twisted Shorts is “a series of insanely dark and twisted short animated films” and one of their most recent offerings is a reimagining of the original Child’s Play—with many modern innovations! The deceptively childlike animation style is surprisingly intelligent (with allusions to Kafka’s Metamorphosis), not to mention gory as hell! Have a look-see and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: The blood will fly as two teenage girls and their little brother get trapped inside a high-rise apartment with the murderous doll. Will any of them make it out alive? Find out in the newest animated short film!
Cult of Chucky arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on October 3rd, the same day it hits VOD platforms. Also arriving in virtual and retail stores the same day is Chucky: The Complete 7-Movie Collection. Check out the trailer and synopsis for Cult 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.”
Chucky: The Complete 7-Movie Collection is available for preorder now on Amazon, HERE.