For three decades now the soul of the “Lakeside Strangler” Charles Lee Ray has inhabited the body of a doll known the world over as Chucky. That same doll has been responsible for dozens of brutal murders all over North America, and this morning we learned he will soon add a few more names to the list of lives he’s taken when Cult of Chucky arrives this fall. You can view the first trailer for the film above.
The official synopsis for Cult of Chucky reads:
“Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.”
Universal Pictures will release Cult of Chucky will hit VOD and home video on October 3. The box art can be found below: