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Horror Channel has announced eight prime-time weekend film premieres for May, including the UK premieres of José Manuel Cravioto’s pulse-pounding thriller Bound to Vengeance and Mary Lambert’s evil-spirited gripper Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, along with network premieres for Don Mancini’s killer-dolls spin-off Seed of Chucky, starring Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly & Billy Boyd, Xavier Gen’s unsettling post-apocalyptic horror The Divide, the epic vampire-battling Daybreakers, starring Eithan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, Stephen Kay’s monster in the closet chiller Boogeyman, Jamie Blanks’ teen slasher Urban Legend and Ryuhei Kitamura’s mystery-man rampaging No One Lives.
Fri 5 May @ 21:00 – Boogeyman (2005) *Network Premiere
Tim (Barry Watson) is haunted by traumatic memories from his past, linked to the death of his father. Desperate to resolve his issues, he returns to the house where he grew up. But while Tim wants to convince himself the ghostly memories he carries are just a figment of his imagination, »
- Gary Collinson
A few years ago, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the death of influential film critic Pauline Kael, I wrote the following:
“I think (Kael) did a lot to expose the truth… that directors, writers and actors who often work awfully close to the surface may still have subterranean levels of achievement or purpose or commentary that they themselves may be least qualified to articulate. It’s what’s behind her disdain for Antonioni’s pontificating at the Cannes film festival; it’s what behind the high percentage of uselessness of proliferating DVD commentaries in which we get to hear every dull anecdote, redundant explication of plot development and any other inanity that strikes the director of the latest Jennifer Aniston rom-com to blurt out breathlessly; and it is what’s behind a director like Eli Roth, who tailors the subtext of something like Hostel Part II almost as »
- Dennis Cozzalio
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Seed of Chucky is the best Child’s Play movie by John Waters that he never directed. And to me, it’s probably the most underappreciated entry in the entire series, because if you take a moment to look at what Don Mancini did with this 2004 sequel, you’ll realize it’s a brilliant celebration of B-movies that also cleverly mixes up the Child’s Play franchise formula once again.
Seed of Chucky picks up after the events of Bride of Chucky, addressing the deaths of both Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) and Tiffany (voiced by Jennifer Tilly), and the birth of their unlikely progeny, who was rescued from the graveyard by a ventriloquist named Psychs (Keith-Lee Castle) and now works as a dummy named “Shitface” (voiced by Billy Boyd). One night, Tiffany and Chucky’s offspring sees what »
- Heather Wixson
Filming is officially underway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Cult of Chucky, the seventh Child’s Play film that’s being directed by franchise creator Don Mancini (who also helmed Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky). Universal Home Entertainment is celebrating the return of Chucky by providing Bloody Disgusting with an exclusive look at the first shot of an actual piece of the […] »
- Brad Miska
You know a franchise has been around for awhile when the teaser trailer for an upcoming film touts it as “an all-new movie.” Such is the case with Cult Of Chucky, the seventh installment of the madcap Child’s Play series, a collection of films that make a better case for horror icons’ continued redeployment than, say, the Friday The 13th movies. After the first three films, the series took a more expressly comic turn with Bride Of Chucky and Seed Of Chucky, before returning to its darker and gorier roots with 2013’s Curse Of Chucky. Sadly, if you watched that one on Netflix, you were denied the chance to see a post-credits scene that featured the return of original star Alex Vincent, back for more tussles with the murderous doll imbued with the spirit of serial killer Charles Lee Ray (voiced by Brad Dourif).
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- Alex McCown-Levy
The face of terror, in overalls
Is everyone ready for another round of musical chair with Charles, our friend 'til the end? Well, get ready because the seventh installment of Child's Play has been announced. Cult of Chucky begins production on January 9th, with long-time series director Don Mancini at the helm. Mancini has written every single film in the series sine the 1988 original, and wrote and directed the last two sequels, 2004's Seed of Chucky and 2013's Curse of Chucky. Say what you will about the Child's Play series, the first two were classics and this one brings back Andy!
According to Entertainment Weekly, the story follows Nica Pierce (Fioan Dourif), introduced in the last film, Curse of Chucky, who's been confined to an insane asylum for the past four years and still believes that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. However, several grisly murders start to suddenly »
- Tyler Richardson
Not only is the iconic killer doll Chucky back for his seventh big screen outing, this latest sequel promises to be something very special. As Cult of Chucky is bringing back a character from the original 1988 horror classic Child's Play. Yup! Andy finally returns. And this time, he has a very personal score to settle with his ol' pal.
Universal 1440 Entertainment today announced that Cult of Chucky is the official follow up to 2013's Curse of Chucky. And it will continue that movie's storyline, bringing in some familiar elements from the entire horror series. This is the seventh movie in the Child's Play franchise. Production is scheduled to begin in Canada next week. And the movie should arrive on Blu-ray and VOD just in time for the Halloween season. Says Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment.
"It's hard to believe that it's been nearly 30 years since »
Tony Sokol Jan 6, 2017
Child’s Play 7 starts filming next week, and an announcement trailer has landed.
A true classic never goes out of style. Your friend til the end is starting a cult and you’d have to be crazy not to join. The seventh installment in the Child’s Play haunted doll franchise, Cult Of Chucky, will begin filming in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on Monday, January 9th. This Monday, for short.
Brad Dourif will reprise the voice of Chucky that he’s been doing since the original 1988 film. His daughter Fiona will once again take on the role of Nica Pierce that began in Curse Of Chucky. Jennifer Tilly, who played the female doll Tiffany in Bride Of Chucky before she became a real girl in Seed Of Chucky, is also back as well as Child’s Play vets Alex Vincent and Summer H Howell.
Cult of Chucky is a sequel, »
It has been rumoured and teased for some time, but Entertainment Weekly have announced today that Charles Lee Ray will be back for a seventh outing in Cult of Chucky. The synopsis reads:
Cult of Chucky will catch up with [Nica from Curse of Chucky] at an asylum for the criminally insane where she has been confined for the past four years and is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when Nica’s 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, 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, Chucky’s long-ago bride, »
- Luke Owen
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