In 2012, ShockTillYouDrop.com got a chance to visit the set of the upcoming film Curse of Chucky, the latest entry in the Child’s Play film franchise. In the movie, available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 8, Nica (Fiona Dourif) and her mother receive an unexpected package in the mail containing a Good Guy doll. They don’t think much of it until Nica’s mother turns up dead. In the wake of their mother’s death, her sister Barb and brother-in-law Ian (Brennan Elliott) pay her a visit and more bedlam follows.
There are some cool tie-ins to the original film for fans to look forward to upon checking out Curse of Chucky. According to those involved, there is more explanation of the Charles Lee Ray back-story in this film.
Writer-director Don Mancini has working been with the Child’s Play franchise since the very beginning. Mancini wrote the original installment, which was directed by Tom Holland (Fright Night), and has written, directed, or written and directed every film in the franchise since. Mancini told us that he is taking the Child’s Play franchise back to its dark roots with Curse of Chucky and moving away from the comedic tone the films began to take on in the more recent entries in the franchise.
After the homicidal good guy doll shows up at the wheelchair-bound Nica’s home, he quickly claims her mother’s life. Long time soap opera actor A Martinez dons a cassock and also gets caught up in Chucky’s web. Martinez plays Father Frank, the priest that is called in after the death of Nica’s mother. It’s safe to say Ian has seen better days. He’s been forced to seek employment at a coffee chain and his wife is having an affair. Danielle Bisutti plays Barb, Fiona’s sister. It quickly becomes apparent that she has more on her mind than the well being of her sister.
While on the Winnipeg, Canada set, we took a tour of the sound stage that was used for Nica’s home. All of the scenes that take place in her house were shot there.
We also had time to check out a really gruesome scene being filmed. One of Chucky’s unfortunate victims – you’ll have to watch the film to find out who – is involved in an automobile accident and must be cut out of the car to save his/her life. Unfortunately for the victim, the crash leaves the car in such ruin that it winds up decapitating the character. As soon as the head rolls, it is immediately followed by a steady stream of arterial spray. To create the effect, a cast of the character’s head was created with painstaking detail. After the scene wrapped, we checked out the mold used in the decapitation scene and it looked and felt completely realistic.
Shock was on site to chat with Fiona Dourif, A Martinez, Brennan Elliot, Don Mancini and Chucky himself, Brad Dourif. The group gave us the lowdown on the decision to go back to the dark tone that was present at the beginning of the franchise, the violent nature of the film, and more…