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I’ve always loved Chucky. Even when the little bastard was more interested in making me chuckle than evoking genuine terror, I remained a fan. Sure, “Seed of Chucky” may have been a touch over the top, but I still thought it was a lot of fun. Of course, since the franchise has its roots in a horror, a lot of people don’t want to associate the little guy with comedy. Universal seems to sympathize with their plight.
According to Movie Hole, the studio is preparing to unleash “Curse of Chucky”, a film which is apparently taking Chucky back to his roots. Although he’ll always be a snarky, wise-cracking ass, the outrageous shenanigans are reportedly being toned down. Unfortunately, since this production is being handled by Universal Home Entertainment, don’t expect this one to enjoy a theatrical bow. I honestly don’t have a problem with that.
Here’s a quick rundown of the plot:
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.
Don Mancini, who, according to IMDb, has written or co-written every entry in the series, will return once again, though he’ll also handle directing duties this time around. Brad Dourif is scheduled to return as the voice of Chucky, which is good considering you can’t have a “Child’s Play” movie without him. Filming starts this September.