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Frightfest 2017 Interview: Don Mancini Talks Cult Of Chucky

Kane Hodder - Jennifer Tilly

Curse Of Chucky marked a significant return to form for a series long considered dead (though certain fans, including myself, retain a soft spot for the likes of Bride and even Seed). The killer doll with the dirty mouth was back to his brutal best, driving a brand-new heroine (Fiona Dourif’s wheelchair-bound Nica) to the very limits of her sanity by, among other things, slaughtering her family right in front of her.

Anticipation was understandably high for the follow-up, Cult Of Chucky, which, as the title suggests, finds Chucky with a handful of murderous fellow dolls in tow laying waste to the mental asylum in which poor Nica has found herself stuck. True to form, series stalwarts including Andy Barclay himself, Alex Vincent, return to scupper his plans. Or, in the case of long-time paramour Tiffany, help in any way she can.

Series creator and director of Curse, Don Mancini, is back in the fold once more, putting his own unique spin on the franchise. Cult isn’t rewriting the rule-book, nor is it a lazy rehash of everything that’s come before. If anything, the flick is a (mostly) entertaining mixture of old and new. A fine seventh installment if ever there was one. Check out our review of the movie here.

Cult Of Chucky sees Chucky return 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, Tiffany

Cult Of Chucky stars Tilly, along with returning stars Barclay, Jennifer Dourif, Brad Dourif (as the voice of Chucky) and newcomers including Zak Santiago and Adam Hurtig. Mancini wrote and directed the seventh installment.

Wicked Horror caught up with the series creator to talk fake Chucky merch, the series longevity and just how many installments he reckons the killer doll has left in him.

Interview conducted by: Joey Keogh
Camera: Richard Waters
Editing: Richard Waters

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Slasher fanatic Joey Keogh has been writing since she could hold a pen, and watching horror movies even longer. Aside from making a little home for herself at Wicked Horror, Joey also writes for Birth.Movies.Death, The List, and Vague Visages among others. Her actual home boasts Halloween decorations all year round. Hello to Jason Isaacs.
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