It’s been a while since the freaky little doll from Child’s Play has terrorized anyone, but the first trailer for new sequel Curse of Chucky shows he’s just as creepy as ever.
Though it was a horror hit in the '80s and '90s, the franchise has been on life support in recent years. It’s hard to tell if this installment will be a return to form, but the trailer looks solid — and the addition of True Blood alum Fiona Dourif in a starring role seems like a smart move.
Here’s the official synopsis:
He’s back! From the filmmakers that brought you Chucky comes the terrifying return of the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica (Fiona Dourif, True Blood), she doesn’t give it much thought. However, after her mother’s mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to the ensuing bloodshed and chaos. The return of America’s favorite toy, voiced again by Brad Dourif, is unrated and full of more blood-splattered thrills and chills.
The flick will debut digitally on Sept. 24, then land on DVD and Blu-Ray Oct. 8.
What do you think of the first trailer? A decent horror flick, or just another cash-in?