“Curse of Chucky” begins Principal Photography!

Not awards talk in the slightest but I have thoroughly enjoyed and been terrified by Chucky for nearly my entire 28-year life span.  The sixth installment to the Child’s Play series gears in Canada today, titled Curse of Chucky.  The press release is listed below.  Besides Michael Myers, Chucky is one of my favorite horror characters.  Where critics (and probably rightfully) panned the last installment, “Seed of Chucky,” I found absolutely hilarious and entertaining.  Academy Award nominee Brad Dourif returns to voice the serial-killing doll.

Hopefully this one will work.  Fingers crossed.

Read the Press Release:

City, California, September 5, 2012 – The sixth installment of the frightening Child’s Play thriller franchise, Curse of Chucky, begins principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on September 5, 2012.  The franchise comes full circle as Toyland’s most gruesome serial killer returns in a horrifying all-new movie from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. .

“Since his introduction to audiences in Child’s Play almost a quarter-century ago, Chucky has haunted the nightmares of a generation of moviegoers,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “Returning to his roots in one of the most provocative horror franchises, this new sequel will shock longtime fans of the series and newcomers alike.”

Curse of Chucky stars Fiona Dourif (The Master, “True Blood,” “Deadwood”), A Martinez (“Longmire,” “General Hospital”), Danielle Bisutti (Get Smart, “CSI: Miami”) and Brennan Elliott (Flight 93, Double Jeopardy). Brad Dourif (The Lord of the Rings, Dune) once again returns to provide the voice of Chucky, the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray, who returns to settle some unfinished business.

The film is directed by Don Mancini, the Child’s Play franchise creator who has written or co-written each of the previous movies and was the director of Seed of Chucky.  Also an integral part of the Child’s Play franchise from inception, David Kirschner (An American Tail, Hocus Pocus, Bride of Chucky) produces from a screenplay by Mancini.  The film’s top-flight production team includes special-effects wizard Tony Gardner (Zombieland, Seed of Chucky), production designer Craig Sandells (Mother’s Day) and costume designer Patricia J. Henderson (ATM).

SYNOPSIS

Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in tow to help settle their mother’s affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica’s plans for the future, Barb’s young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (voiced again by Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail. But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn’t know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He’s determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he’s going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end.

 

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment

The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated productions directly for the home entertainment, television and digital distribution.  Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare including the brand-new animated feature-length film  The Little Engine That Could; the Daytime Emmy®-winning “Curious George television series on PBS KIDS; and a string of hit Barbie movies, based on the world-renowned Mattel-branded doll. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action franchises, most recently launching the hit touring stage production Bring It On: The Musical; the epic surfing adventure Blue Crush 2, the latest holiday crowd pleaser Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure, based on the beloved family property, and most recently, the popular action-adventure epic The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption. Projects currently readying for release include Death Race 3, Werewolf: the Beast Within and Dead in Tombstone.

Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USHE).  USHE is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

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