It only took eight years, but us Chucky fans are finally getting another Child’s Play movie. A sixth entry in the always entertaining Chucky series has just been announced. It’ll be called Curse of Chucky and will serve as a direct-to-DVD sequel for all the fans who were asking for more. The film will, thankfully, be written and directed by Don Mancini who is the man behind literally every script for every Chucky movie in the series. Also, Brad Dourif will be returning as the voice of the iconic doll, but no other casting news has been announced.
According to Collider, the film’s plot is this:
“Chucky arrives to wreck havoc within a family that’s regrouped for a funeral. In the wake of her mother’s passing, a young woman – in a wheelchair since birth – is forced to put up with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, the fearless Nica discovers the culprit might be a ‘strange doll’ she was sent a couple of days earlier.”
According to Mancini, the film will take the series back to its horror roots instead of the campier and funnier tones of Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky. If all goes as planned, the film will be just as good as the original trilogy, and hopefully even better considering the new technology we have in “bringing things to life”. Still, there’s a little part of me that wishes they’d go back to the campy special effects of the original 1988 film, but one can only hope.
I’m truly excited for this project, which is odd to say considering both sixth entries and direct-to-DVD are usually red flags with me. The thing is, the Chucky series is for a select group of fans. The franchise has never lost its bite and has always come up with new ways to stay both relevant and interesting. I, for one, will definitely be adding this to my DVD collection which already includes the first five films. I foresee a movie marathon in my near future.