Get Ready To Join The CULT OF CHUCKY

Don Mancini's getting the band back together.

According to a new report over at Entertainment Weekly, the world is getting yet another Chucky movie: Cult Of Chucky, which will be written and directed by Don Mancini (who kicked off the franchise all the way back in 1988). 

Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly, who have long voiced the villainous Chucky and Tiffany (respectively) are also onboard to return, as well as Fiona Dourif, who'll be reprising her role as Nica Pierce, a character I am wholly unfamiliar with because I stopped watching these movies years ago. 

Here's how EW's describing the film, which begins shooting next week:

Cult of Chucky will catch up with the younger Dourif’s character at an asylum for the criminally insane where she has been confined for the past four years and is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when Nica’s 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, 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 (Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.

Sure, okay. I don't really feel one way or another about the Child's Play series (I guess we should be calling it "the Chucky series"?), but our own Evan Saathoff tells me he "loves" this franchise, so - if for no other reason than to keep Evan happy - I say let 'em keep making Chucky movies forever and ever. Who are we to deny Evan that pleasure? 

Anyway, there's also a Cult Of Chucky teaser trailer here, if you're interested:

No word on when we can expect Cult Of Chucky to arrive, but don't worry: we'll keep you informed as the updates roll in.