Back in 2013, Universal joined forces with notorious Brazilian variety show The Silvio Santos Program to produce a series of prank videos in advance of Curse of Chucky’s straight-to-DVD release. They went all out, and the results were outstanding! The highlights quickly went viral, so chances are you’ve seen them already; even so, with Cult of Chucky dropping in October (September on DirecTV), it’s the perfect time to reminisce!
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The prank clearly pushes the line in terms of acceptable societal behavior, even appearing to put children in harm’s way. I wonder how many of these poor folks ended up needed therapy—and if Silvio Santos foot the bill? Still, you can’t argue with the results!
The same team produced a couple epic elevator gags as well, one featuring a ghost and another featuring a corpse (the latter is in especially bad taste!). Have a watch, if your so inclined, below.
Finally, check out the trailer & synopsis for Cult of Chucky, written and directed by original Child’s Play scribe Don Mancini.
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.”
Cult of Chucky will be arriving in physical form 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, a definitive retrospective of the long-running franchise launched by Tom Holland and Mancini in 1988.