“You just can’t keep a Good Guy down.”
Our favorite murderous doll returned to the horror scene with the world premiere of Cult of Chucky at London’s Horror Channel Frightfest. Early word from the screening suggest that the film is going to be a hit with the Child’s Play fan base! Here’s the preliminary review round-up:
From 1428 Elm’s James Devine:
It is a solid entry in a franchise that is already six installments strong … I firmly believe both fans of the original Child’s Play series and Bride, Seed, and Curse of Chucky will be very happy at what is on display.
From Back to The Movies:
Hilariously brutal, insanely addictive and balls out crazy. Chucky is back and better than ever.
And from Bloody Disgusting’s Benedict Seal:
Seventh films have no right to be this good or break this much new ground … In a world where most of the other heavy-hitting horror icons are struggling to even get new films off the ground, Chucky keeps delivering the goods.
Nearly all reactions posted so far have praised Brad Dourif’s continued success and devotion to his role as the voice behind Chucky. Seal continued,
…Brad Dourif once again proves this was the role he was born to play…
Judging by early reactions, Don Mancini has continued to destroy the “horror sequels are worse as you go” stereotype. While the series slowly declined after the 1988 original (and hitting rock bottom with the spoof-heavy Seed of Chucky), Mancini revived the franchise with 2013’s Curse of Chucky. The film received glowing reviews while raising questions as to why the project didn’t receive the big screen treatment. While Cult also will be released direct-to-video, it appears the extra creative freedom that comes with the format has proved worth it!
Cult of Chucky is available on DVD, VOD, and Blu-ray October 3rd.