‘Curse of Chucky’ Begins Production in Winnipeg

Don Mancini directs the latest installment in this horror franchise, with Chucky trying to tie up loose ends from over 20 years ago.

Curse of Chucky starts production today in Winnipeg
Curse of Chucky starts production today in Winnipeg
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).


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.

Curse of Chucky was released October 8th, 2013 and stars Chantal Quesnel, Fiona Dourif, Jordan Gavaris, Danielle Bisutti, A Martinez, Maitland McConnell, Brennan Elliott, Summer H. Howell. The film is directed by Don Mancini.

Sources: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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  1. Vanboy

    Hated "Bride" and "Seed". I only liked 1st, 2nd & 3rd. When the camp overpowers the horror, the franchise is doomed. "...back to roots" sounds like they're ditching the camp. Chucky had some great lines in the original; "I got shot! And you know what, it hurt like a son of a bitch!", and that's great, but don't loose the drive of the movie; the horror.

    3 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  2. Chic Zucco

    yes o f*cking yes cant what two see curse of chucky

    3 years agoby @Chic-ZuccoFlag


    @mieko-siede haha I know!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. Mieko_Siede

    @mcleve02 lol! Just trying to be clear and drive my point home.

    3 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag


    @mieko-siede Very true! Jeez your always so philosophical! haha

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  6. Mieko_Siede

    @Roy-Red In regard to your question about remakes, I wasn't talking about remaking anything. I was addressing the chatter of a "reboot" of the franchise. Most remakes aspire to be carbon copies of the originals they'd come from. Not many of them get it right. The Omen was nearly the exact same movie. I don't mind a reboot giving me a new spin, a few different twists, to an old story. Remakes more often than not tend to be a waste of time. When I hear the word "reboot", I don't even expect the material to be remotely close to that I've come to know. As far as Child's Play, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I grew up liking the first three, but by no means did I find them to be brilliant then or now. They were fun for me. And yes, at the time, much of the puppet effects were awesome. That was a time when Hollywood had to be crafty to convey to us visually the things that they can easily do with computers now. To me, and this is my opinion, the series has burned out. Even with going back to Don Mancini to take the helm of this last film, it feels pointless. This is what happens to most series. They stay too long. The material gets flat. They want to keep the icons on screen. And we complain that it's tired. But when they decide to go in a new direction, we complain. At the same time, we wanted to see them again. We complain when the story changes. We complain when the story is too much the same. Reboot, remake, we're a tough crowd to satisfy. We don't complain that they should make remakes. I wasn't saying that we asked for them, I said that sometimes we would like to see some classics updated. I don't take reboots personally. At the same time, I would rather see a fresh take on something when a series has clearly seen its end long ago. I agree with @mcleve02 with his two legitimate remakes, Gone in 60 Seconds and The Departed. The point is, until some surge of material hits the desks of execs in Hollywood that gives them the confidence to green light some original material, they're going to play it safe. Right now, safe is what's familiar.

    3 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  7. Mieko_Siede

    @mcleve02 It's important to know when something has overstayed its welcome. Like Stephen King said once, his biggest fear is not knowing when to stop.

    3 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  8. Justice Kowaleski

    here is a fact about me i only clicked on this link to know when to hide under my bed Chucky Is my all time biggest fear f*ck that guy

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag


    @Roy-Red I will give you the reboot, but you didn't say which remakes did better, just which did it right and were great films. They definitely did that. I am all about creativity, but sometimes when we aren't getting blasted with 50 thousand remakes like we are now, it can be exciting! Until they f*ck it up anyways...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  10. darkdream

    awesome i cant wait..i really hope its NOTHING like seed of chucky that was utter sh*t

    3 years agoby @darkdreamFlag

  11. Roy Red

    @mcleve02 The original Departed is actually better than the Scorcese one, don't get me wrong they both are and as for Batman its actually a rebooth, not a remake, and that's not the same thing.
    People should be asking for fresh ideas.

    3 years agoby @Roy-RedFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus There have been a number of articles and profiles that people have went on and changed... it's annoying. If wikipedia really wants to do it correctly, any changes need to be approved with the references included in the submission

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 True. Wasn't there a hacking a while ago where someone entered a profile and changed it completely?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus haha yeah... Not everything in there is wrong and it is great for the references at the bottom... but it's scary because people can go in and change things anytime they want

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Well, it did help me in high school, until our teachers caught on and sent us to the library

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @bane5000 haha beware of wikipedia!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @Roy-Red Gone in 60 Seconds, technically all the Batman movies, The Departed... Just to name a few

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  18. Bane5000

    @mieko-siede...I know its not he most reliable of sites for info, but thats what it says on Wikipedia, that this film is a direct to dvd sequel. Lets hope it is cuz as u said, it'll be a waste of theater space.

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  19. Roy Red

    @mieko-siede Well that sure was a lovely speech but just name one remake that got it right. Mostly they end up being huge piles of dump! Childs Play was brillaint, i look at it now and it still blow me away the puppet FX, you don't hear anyone complaining about how they should remake classic films, Childs Play may have its flaws but that's what make it so great, this is Don Mancini doing it, he actually gave life to the franchise and this time the dark take on the character is back, you haven't even seen it and youre dissing it already, yeh of little faith.

    3 years agoby @Roy-RedFlag


    @mieko-siede It's like they lose touch of what is was people loved about the films and they just go way over the top!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  21. Mieko_Siede

    @mcleve02 We've seen it happen with so many of the series that started off with great stride.

    3 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag


    @mieko-siede Exactly... the series died...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  23. Mieko_Siede

    @mcleve02 Yeah, it's just pointless to keep that old story going when it's lost its direction long ago.

    3 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  24. Mieko_Siede

    @Roy-Red It isn't that we as fans don't appreciate the originals. It's because of our appreciation of the originals that we'd like to see updated versions that do our classics justice. The films we most commonly come to covet were done at times where they couldn't quite to the things they can now visually. In the right hands they can be updated in a more sophisticated quality in story that, whether we like to admit it or not, many of those earlier films lacked. It's a much smarter audience now where the "why's" and "how's" have to be addressed rather than the brutal in your face it just happened stories we grew up on. To a lot of people, no matter how much you love the original, it doesn't look the same as it did when you first saw it. It doesn't feel the same. And then when so many remakes slap you in the face you find yourself thinking, "I wonder what that would be like if they updated it." It keeps our classics alive. If there was no love for it, there would be no thoughts about rebooting any franchise. These are the film makers that grew up loving these things as we did. Their passions for certain genres are why they'd like to put their hands in the pot. Sometimes they breed success. Sometimes they give new looks. Often times, it ends in poor execution. I don't mind updates or reboots so long as they serve the base premise some justice. It's all about an open mind. A reboot almost always means a different spin on a classic story involving certain elements of the original. I hate remakes though. They tend to be updated carbon copies of things we'd already seen. Sorry for rambling. But in answer to your question, the reason why we are asking for the reboot is because if you're going to continue the story, it's pointless to pick up on a dead franchise--its time to start over.

    3 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  25. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    i dont think they are doing a remake and sequel, im guessing this will prob be more like first class, where its connected with a few things left out,hopefully they drop glen/glenda and chuckys girlfriend (i forgot the chracters name), and also like it was said in the last article they will prob set a different tone and make it more scarier and serious. Personally i think thts a dumb idea seeing how you cant really make a film tht serious about a killer doll, and plus taking the humor out didnt work with NOES remake. Looking foward to this, it feels like they are going in a good direction as long as they balance the seriousness and humor and not make it too dumb like seed of chucky

    3 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  26. Jimthar

    so they're doing a sequel AND a remake? jesus christ.....

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag


    @mieko-siede My thoughts exactly to you as well!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @SherlockHolmes2009 My thoughts exactly!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  29. Pauly Turtle

    FYI !!!!!!!!!!! seed of chucky and bride of chucky were not made by the director of the first3 they had nothing to do with tom Hollands trilogy this will be part of that if you are a true fan u will forget that thoes bullsh*t movies were even made and expect this to be straight up horror

    3 years agoby @Pauly-TurtleFlag

  30. incmob

    any wagers that the chucky is now 85% CGI

    3 years agoby @incmobFlag

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