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Cult of Chucky (2017)

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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.

Director:

Don Mancini

Writers:

Don Mancini (based on the characters created by), Don Mancini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allison Dawn Doiron ... Rachel
Alex Vincent ... Andy Barclay
Brad Dourif ... Chucky (voice)
Fiona Dourif ... Nica Pierce
Dan De Jaeger Dan De Jaeger ... Orderly #1 (as Dan DeJaeger)
Matthew Stefanson ... Orderly #2
Michael Therriault ... Dr. Foley
Zak Santiago ... Nurse Carlos
Ali Tataryn Ali Tataryn ... Nurse Ashley
Marina Stephenson Kerr ... Angela
Adam Hurtig ... Michael
Grace Lynn Kung ... Claire
Elisabeth Rosen ... Madeleine
Jennifer Tilly ... Tiffany Valentine
Summer H. Howell ... Alice Pierce (as Summer Howell)
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Storyline

After accused of murdering her family, Nica is taken to an asylum and thinks that she's the cause of the deaths of her family. However, when grisly deaths start to occur, she then realizes that Chucky, her illusion might not be make believe. She also finds out that the doll is slowly starting to possess anyone or anything to join a huge cult to kill off Chucky's victims, but things don't go to well in the asylum, including for Chucky's long lost friend, Andy, who tries to stop the cult from getting bigger while also trying to get past Chucky's wife, "Tiffany."

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Friends till the end, remember? See more »

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Rated R for strong horror violence, grisly images, language, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chucky 7 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While on the date at the beginning of the film, Andy mentions the murder of his babysitter, his teacher and his caseworker, deaths which occurred in Child's Play (1988) and Child's Play 2 (1990). He does not directly mention any of the deaths in Child's Play 3 (1991) - perhaps because Child's Play 3 is the one film where Andy Barclay was not portrayed by Alex Vincent. See more »

Goofs

Multiple errors in depiction of an extended acute care behavioral health unit: very small amount of staff, whom appear to work through every shift. The staff station between hallways is portrayed as designed to have the staff give their back to the hallways, instead of facing them, and the staff are allowed to have ear buds. Staff check of 15 minutes is portrayed as a special order for an at risk patient, instead of being the normal; and there are no night checks. The psychiatrist is portrayed as also the being therapist, for all individual and group sessions, and is present for all hours, even though he also works at another facility. A chemical restraint is used on a patient who is not harming themselves or others; this is not allowed in any state. A person cannot be placed in a behavioral health unit for punching a guard; police would be called, to take to jail, or if deemed to be mentally ill, to an ER or crisis unit for psychiatric evaluation, after which they might be committed to a regular inpatient mental health unit (not an extended one). Hypnosis is portrayed as overpowering an unwilling person, instead of being a guided experience through what the patient allows. The nurse wears an stereotypical outfit that has been out of style for over 40 years, instead of wearing scrubs or a modern nursing uniform. Scalpels and other unnecessary sharps are readily available. See more »

Quotes

Chucky: You fuckin' with me?
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Crazy Credits

After the credits a scene where the character of Kyle from Child's Play 2 played by Christine Elise comes back to Andy's house to torture Chucky's alive head. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated version features a cameo by Kyle (Christine Elise) from Child's Play 2 in a post-credits scene. She enters Andy's house, having been sent by him to "have some fun" with the original Chucky's severed head. See more »

Connections

References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Chuck Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
7 October 2017 | by Minus_The_BeerSee all my reviews

The old adage that "big things come in small packages" has definitely proved to be true for the "Child's Play" films. Somehow, against all odds, this little guy has legs, becoming the most enduring and consistent horror movie franchise in recent memory, spanning and surviving three decades, without retcons or reboots. A big part of that success lies at the feet of writer turned writer- director, Don Mancini, who has been at the helm since the beginning, ensuring consistency throughout each installment. Also along for the ride since the beginning is the indispensable Brad Dourif as killer turned killer-doll, Chucky. Dourif's manic and often hilarious vocal performance combined with Mancini's "anything goes" sensibility makes each film a true pleasure to watch. All of that fan-pleasing, funny-bone teasing goodness is back for the seventh film, "Cult of Chucky."

Picking up where 2013's "Curse of Chucky" left off, "Cult of Chucky" finds Nica (Fiona Dourif) now committed to a mental institution. Nica has been pummeled by electro-shock therapy into believing she killed her whole family, so it's up to Chucky's original nemesis, Andy (played by a now fully-grown Alex Vincent), to come to her rescue and put childish things away, once and for all. Along the way, he has to contend with Chucky's on-again/off-again lover, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), who has now inhabited the body of Jennifer Tilly. Confused? Well, watch the other movies.

Though it's the second film in the series to be sent direct-to- video, the quality has most certainly not dipped with "Cult of Chucky." Mancini returns to the director's chair for the third time, and his visual style is very much informed by his time spent working on NBC's short-lived "Hannibal." Along for the ride is special effects guy Tony Gardner, who turns in some of his most impressive work to date. The film is riddled with practical effects that are not only convincing, but inspiring. If a DTV sequel can have special effects that put similar theatrical releases to shame, maybe there's hope for the future of the genre after all. On the acting front, Fiona Dourif digs deeper into her character and really seems to relish going slowly mad. The elder Dourif, meanwhile, is as crazy and charming as ever as the voice of everyone's killer doll. Vincent's return to the franchise is definite cause for celebration. His performance is a little wooden, but when you consider he gave up acting some 25 years ago, it's easy to cut him some slack. His presence is enough, as far as this fan is concerned. Speaking of presence, Jennifer Tilly is still an absolute bombshell, and her character feels very lived-in and is now an essential component of the franchise.

The film has a few surprises you won't see coming, and you'll definitely want to stay until the very end, friend. Like "Curse" before it, "Cult of Chucky" plays the fan service game without insulting its audience. There's plenty of fresh ideas stirred among the nostalgia, and Mancini's mythology will probably require an extensive road map going forward. The humor is good, the horror is well-done and the film looks and sounds appropriately cold and crisp (shout out to composer Joe Loduca, of "Evil Dead" fame). It's all in good, gory fun. Fans who have made it this far will find this "Cult" worthy of worship.


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