Chucky, the lovable doll with the serial killer heart, is one of the most universally recognized icons of horror, nestled in the pantheon somewhere between Jason Voorhees and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. So it’s no huge shock that he’s coming back, or that the recently released trailer for Cult of Chucky makes it look like a lot of fun.
I’ll leave the task of unpacking Cult of Chucky‘s relationship to the larger Child’s Play mythos to the Chucky experts out there (read: people who didn’t think Chucky and Chucky Finster were the same characters for the bulk of their childhoods). But the trailer does prominently bill Brad Dourif, the actor who’s voiced Chucky from the beginning, and it also appears to include at least one flashback to the first movie, so the roots of this particular franchise aren’t being ignored, to say the least.
Cult of Chucky will see a direct-to-video release this October. Take a look at the trailer below, and head over to the franchise’s official site here for more.