A new set of Cult of Chucky motion posters introduce Chucky’s potential victims. While Chucky has never quite gotten the same level of respect that some of his fellow ’80s horror icons like Freddy, Jason, and Michael Myers tend to receive, in some ways, the diminutive death dealer has a more respectable track record overall.
For example, while Freddy, Jason, and Michael have all seen their series continuity get rebooted, and new actors take over playing the characters, Chucky’s franchise has not seen the need to erase a single entry from the mythology, somehow managing to balance a world in which the dark original film and silly Seed of Chucky both happened. Plus, Oscar nominee Brad Dourif has been steadily providing the voice of Chucky since back in 1988’s original Child’s Play, with no abrupt performer switches for fans to deal with.
One area where Chucky loses out a bit is that – starting with 2013’s Curse of Chucky – his franchise now resides on home video instead of in theaters like the other aforementioned killers. Still, despite its DTV origins, Curse garnered some of the best reviews since the original film, with most fans eagerly anticipating Cult’s October debut. With that in mind, the official Chucky twitter account has released a bunch of new motion posters for Cult, which serve to shine a spotlight on the former “Lakeshore Strangler’s” potential victims. Check them out below:
The top poster features Nica (Fiona Dourif), the returning heroine of Curse. Fans will recall that Curse ended with Chucky framing Nica for the murders he committed in that film, and she’s since been locked away in an asylum for the criminally insane. That Chucky, he’s not a nice guy. The second poster is of Carlos (Zak Santiago), an orderly at the asylum. The third poster features Malcolm, a fellow patient in the asylum who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. Finally, the last poster is of Madeline (Elisabeth Rosen), a character Chucky is able to manipulate and use for his own purposes.
In addition to the returning Nica, fans will be happy to know that Chucky’s original nemesis Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) is also coming back for Cult, after making a brief cameo at the end of Curse. Knowing Chucky’s true nature, Andy seeks to help Nica and clear her name, but standing in his way is Chucky’s bride Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), whose soul now resides inside the body of famous actress… Jennifer Tilly. Seed really did get weird, didn’t it? One wonders what Chucky and Tiffany’s kids are doing during their dad’s latest rampage.
Cult of Chucky slashes into Blu-ray and DVD on October 3.
Source: Universal Studios (via Bloody Disgusting)
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