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Cult Of Chucky Review

Don Mancini’s Cult Of Chucky is an anomaly; Hollywood’s smallest horror icon “jumps the proverbial shark” but instead pulls off a daring scripted stunt that sticks its revitalized landing. We’ve come a long way since 1988 – Andy Barclay fighting his Good Guy nemesis – far enough to introduce a bride, child and now congregation into Chucky’s life. Mancini plays as wacky-and-loose as he wants with plot – it doesn’t get less believable than a murderous children’s toy possessed through a voodoo curse. So why not evolve mythology and upgrade Charles Lee Ray’s murderous capabilities? In keeping with the tradition of a forward-thinking franchise focused on reinvention, Chucky’s latest playdate strives for vigorous kills, legacy unquestioned and a logical blend of 80s-meets-modern-classics slasher intuition.

I’ve screamed it before and I’ll pontificate again – Child’s Play is the strongest horror franchise still running, ever created,
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Good Guys Finish First: Don Mancini’S Durably Deranged Killer Doll Returns In Cult Of Chucky

Let’s talk memorable movie killers for a second. Since Mrs. Bates first slashed her way through the shower curtain in Room 1 of that roadside motel in Psycho (1960), franchise-minded murderers have had a hard time of it in the consistency department, regardless of how strong they may have lunged out of the gate. Established classics of the genre, like Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street have all given birth to an array of sequels, remakes and reboots that may have extended their nasty protagonists’ shelf life, but none could approach their origins in terms of frights or filmmaking quality.

The exception to this rule of inconsistency and ever-diminishing returns in serial killer movie franchises seems to be the maniac who may have been the most unlikely to succeed, or certainly to endure, to begin with. He would be Charles Lee Ray (played with customary intensity
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Cult Of Chucky review

In Cult Of Chucky, the murderous doll returns to wreak more havoc, but is the seventh film in the franchise anything to get excited about?

It might sound like a very silly thing to say, but the Child's Play franchise has always remained fairly grounded.

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Despite the ludicrous central conceit - serial killer Charles Lee Ray has used a voodoo ritual to transfer his soul into a mass-marketed child’s doll; slashing ensues – Chucky hasn’t ever been to space. Y’know? We’ve never had a Chucky In The Hood. There’s no Chucky Vs Annabelle in the works (that I’m aware of). The killer doll may be utterly demented, but even during his weirder
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Frightfest 2017: ‘Cult of Chucky’ Review

Stars: Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Elisabeth Rosen, Michael Therriault, Zak Santiago, Grace Lynn Kung, Ali Tataryn, Adam Hurtig | Written and Directed by Don Mancini

Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica (Dourif) is wrongly convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new group-therapy tool — a “Good Guy” doll — a string of grisly deaths plague the asylum and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy (Vincent), Chucky’s now-grownup nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.

Picking up the story following the end of Curse of Chucky, this seventh
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Frightfest 2017: Cult of Chucky Review: Dir. Don Mancini (2017)

Cult of Chucky review: The possessed Good Guy doll, Chucky, is back to terrorise audiences with the seventh film in the horror franchise.

Cult of Chucky review, Kat Hughes at Frightfest 2017.

Cult of Chucky review

It was almost thirty years ago that cinema audiences were first introduced to Charles Lee Ray, better known as Chucky. Since then, the tale of the possessed Good Guy doll has unfolded over three decades and six films; now it’s time for lucky number seven – Cult of Chucky.

Tonally the films have shifted over the years. The first three films were your typical late eighties / early nineties video nasties. They were creepy as Hell and were the cause of many bouts of Pediophobia (that’s fear of dolls). The trio of terror followed youngster Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) as he tried to keep his body, and soul, away from the voodoo practising Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif). Then,
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Horror Channel FrightFest Review – Cult of Chucky (2017)

Cult of Chucky, 2017

Written and directed by Don Mancini

Starring Fiona Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, Elisabeth Rosen, Michael Therriault, Zak Santiago, Grace Lynn Kung

Synopsis:

Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.

Sorry Jack – Chucky’s back… again.

The serial killer doll Chucky – who has been terrorising people since 1988 – was given a new lease on life following 2013’s fantastic Curse of Chucky. It was a movie that took Chucky back to his darker roots following the campy Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky, and was well-received by fans and critics. Original creator Don Mancini – who wrote and directed Curse of Chucky – is back again with Cult of Chucky, the seventh entry in this long running franchise. But has he found the same success twice?

Cult of Chucky
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He's Not Gone Yet - Official Trailer for 'Cult of Chucky' Horror Sequel

"Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play?" He's back for more! An official trailer has debuted for the latest Chucky doll film, titled Cult of Chucky. This is technically the seventh film in the seemingly never-ending Child's Play series, after Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, and Curse of Chucky most recently. This one is also going straight-to-dvd and we're making an exception to post about it, just because it's another Chucky movie so why not. The story follows Fiona Dourif as Nina, who is in an insane asylum where she has been convinced she murdered her entire family, not Chucky. Things are getting better until the doctor brings another "Good Guys" doll in as a therapeutic tool. Also starring Jennifer Tilly, Alex Vincent, Michael Therriault, and Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky. This looks like more of the same from the others, but what do I know. Here's the first
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It is Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel with this Red Band Trailer for Cult of Chucky

A Red Band trailer has been released for Don Mancini's Cult of Chucky. Slated for an October home entertainment release, the clip shows horror's most famous doll, returning to kill. Actor Brad Dourif voices Chucky. Brad's daughter, Fiona Dourif, also returns to her role as Nica. This character was scarred from the previous film, Curse of Chucky (2013). This time events take place an asylum, for the criminally insane. This confined space makes it easy for Chucky to kill again, again and again.... The trailer shows Nica in group therapy. A psychiatrist (Michael Therriault) tries to convince her that she has killed her family, not Chucky. In order to desensitize Nica to her trauma, a Good Guy doll is entered into the mix. Then, the killing mysteriously begins again. Meanwhile, Chucky's bride, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), also enters the fray - furthering bloodying matters. Cult of Chucky will have a home entertainment release,
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Damien: A&E Releases 'Many Names" Trailer for Omen Sequel Series

The Devil has many names! Below, watch A&E's new "Many Names" teaser for the upcoming premiere of the new Damien TV series. This sequel to The Omen film stars Bradley James as a grownup Damien Thorn. Damien premieres Monday, March 7th at 10:00pm Et/Pt on A&E.

In addition to James, the cast of Damien includes: Barbara Hershey, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Omid Abtahi, David Meunier, Brody Bover, Melanie Scrofano, Michael Therriault, Tiffany Hines, and Juan Carlos Velis.

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Starz’s upcoming television series “The Girlfriend Experience” gets its first trailer

Numerous films over the year have had tv adaptations, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Fargo, with many of them enjoying critical and commercial acclaim. With shows such as Spartacus and Party Down once part of their channel, and a current lineup that includes Ash vs. Evil Dead and Power, Starz is set to add another television adaptation to the mix with an adaptation of Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film The Girlfriend Experience.

Executive produced by Soderbergh, the series, whose first season will consist of 13 episodes, will be written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz, marking the duo’s transition to television as well. Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Riley Keough takes on the lead role, joined by Mary Lynn Rajskub, Michael Therriault, and Paul Sparks. While a premiere date for the show has yet to be announced, the first trailer for the series has now been released, and can be seen below.
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Heroes Reborn episode 6 review: Game Over

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A familiar face arrives in Heroes Reborn, but will it be enough to make up for inconsistent character development elsewhere?

This review contains spoilers.

1.6 Game Over

Game Over is not an easy episode to wrap your head around. It continues Heroes Reborn’s rapid pacing and an awful lot happens in each character’s story arc but worryingly, much of this week’s action comes out of leftfield, contradicting previous character and story development.

Luke’s suicide attempt, for example, wasn’t how most viewers would’ve expected the character to develop, yet it’s baffling how quickly his resolve to end his life disappears after being rescued at the hands of Malina and some shoddy special effects. Watching the farcical scene in which the ex-Evo hunter is looking rather sheepish after his attempted drowning and Malina passes him a hot drink, you’d think the guy
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Pattinson to Play E.T. Spaceman in Mystery Sci-Fier for Veteran Auteur Denis

Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does
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Who's Going to Pull a Taylor Swift and Object During Reign's Wedding?!

Who's Going to Pull a Taylor Swift and Object During Reign's Wedding?!
Speak now or forever hold your peace. Hope you've already picked out your gown and have bought a gift because we're about to attend another wedding on Reign! Greer (Celina Sinden) is set to finally say "I do" to Lord Castleroy (Michael Therriault) on the CW hit this Thursday, right in front of her former love, Leith (Jonathan Keltz). But will the baker-turned-King Francis' (Toby Regbo) Bff pull a Taylor Swift and object during the wedding?! (Hey, they both do love to bake!) We've got your exclusive first look at Greer and Lord Castleroy's wedding in the sneak peek above... But Leith might have good reason, aside from his feelings for Greer, to object as he and Bash...
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'Reign' Episode 2.5 Photos: Will Greer Get Married?

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'Reign' Episode 2.5 Photos: Will Greer Get Married?
Official photos for Reign Season 2 Episode 5 titled, "Blood For Blood."

Tensions between Protestants and Catholics escalate when bloodshed at a Protestant service causes an already concerned Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Francis (Toby Regbo) to intervene on the eve of Greer's (Celina Sinden) wedding. Bash (Torrance Coombs) and Leith (Jonathan Keltz) lead a search for the guilty that reveals a surprising secret about Castleroy (Michael Therriault) that could destroy his union with Greer. Meanwhile, Francis receives an unwelcome gift from his dead father. Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) discovers a sex journal, with clues leading to the best lover at court, who just might be a match for Lola (Anna Popplewell).
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New Reign Season 2,Episode 5 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CW

Recently, CW released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Reign" episode 5 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Blood For Blood," and it turns out that we'll see the Protestants and Catholics create more drama to the point of bloodshed. A shocking secret about Castleroy gets exposed, and more. In the new, 5th episode press release: Tensions between Protestants and Catholics are going to escalate when bloodshed at a Protestant service, causes an already concerned Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Francis (Toby Regbo) to intervene on the eve of Greer’s (Celina Sinden) wedding. Bash (Torrance Coombs) and Leith (Jonathan Keltz) will lead a search for the guilty that reveals a surprising secret about Castleroy (guest star Michael Therriault) that could destroy his union with Greer. In the meantime, Francis is going to receive an unwelcome gift from his dead father. Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) will discover a sex journal with
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Adelaide Kane Deals with Religious Conflict -Reign Promo Stills

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Reign is clearly showing the world the less desired parts of being royalty. Adelaide Kane’s Mary finds herself in the middle of the religious battle between Protestants and Catholics. Despite of her concerns regarding this, she decided it was time to become more involved in the hopes of keeping the peace. Francis joins her in the cause, despite of having his own family drama. The episode “Blood for Blood” will air on October 30, just in time for Halloween if you wish to catch it. You can view the promo stills down below and here is the official synopsis of the episode.

Church Vs. State — Tensions between Protestants and Catholics escalate when bloodshed at a Protestant service causes an already concerned Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Francis (Toby Regbo) to intervene on the eve of Greer’s (Celina Sinden) wedding. Bash (Torrance Coombs) and Leith (Jonathan Keltz) lead a search for
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Adelaide Kane in Reign Season 2 Stills

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CW is starting to do their usual heavy promotion for the new season that kicks off in October. This time around they are doing it for Reign, a show all about Mary of the Scots. They are kicking off their heavy PR rounds by releasing a set of photos and the first 2 episodes of the seasons descriptions. The season sounds like it will a juicy one. You can check out all of stills down below, but here are the official descriptions they offered so far for for the first two episodes of season 2.

“The Plague” (TV-14, Dlsv) (HDTV)

Plague Rocks The Kingdom — The new King and Queen of France, Francis (Toby Regbo) and Mary (Adelaide Kane) are plummeted into chaos after the Black Plague ravages the land and creeps inside the castle, threatening lives and the stability of their new rule. Francis finds himself on the wrong side of the quarantined gates,
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'Reign' Episode 2.2 Photos: Back at the Castle

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'Reign' Episode 2.2 Photos: Back at the Castle
Official Reign photos from Season 2 Episode 2, "Drawn & Quartered."

In the aftermath of the plague, a powerful lord (guest star Craig Parker) discovers that Mary (Adelaide Kane) was responsible for the death of his son and demands vengeance, testing the loyalties of Mary, Francis (Toby Regbo) and Catherine (Megan Follows). Francis returns to the castle with Lola (Anna Popplewell) and their newborn son, creating tension with Mary. Greer (Celina Sinden) is torn by her loyalty to her fianc?, Lord Castleroy (guest star Michael Therriault), who blames Leith (Jonathan Keltz) for his daughter's demise. Meanwhile, Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) urges Bash (Torrance Coombs) to be formally recognized in his new role.
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Stranded Movie Review 2

Stranded Movie Review 2
Title: Stranded Director: Roger Christian Starring: Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio, Michael Therriault Rote, declamatory representations of paranoia, fear, delusion and counter-attack get cycled through in “Stranded,” a low-budget science-fiction actioner that unfolds on a heightened emotional pitch which doesn’t leave much room for intrigue or escalating tension. Starring Christian Slater, the futuristic movie is set on the lunar surface, but it lacks the overall virtuosity of “Moon,” the visual elegance of the flawed but interesting “Europa Report,” or even the outlandish lunacy of “Apollo 18.” In short, it’s a paycheck project for all involved, and nothing that those outside of diehard genre completists need waste their time on. [ Read More ]

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Review: Stranded

Seeing movies like Stranded makes one appreciate something like Alien even more. The former is a dime a dozen, while the latter is all too rare. Obviously Ridley Scott’s masterpiece proves what is possible despite a small cast and limited budget and locations. Too often though what we get is something like Stranded, derivative and unimaginative and a total waste of time.

The movie wastes no time getting started. A little more setup might have helped. After being informed that the action takes place on a moon base, a sudden meteor shower damages communication systems and thrusts the four crew members into an emergency situation. Said crew consists of Gerard (Christian Slater), Dr. Krauss (Brendan Fehr), Ava (Amy Matysio), and Bruce (Michael Therriault).

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