Written by Patti Pauley
On the heels of the recent release of one of the most highly anticipated horror trailers of 2017, and the recent pre-order announcement of a special Blu-Ray Child’s Play boxed set that will contain the newest Chucky film, fans are pretty excited about seeing their favorite Good Guy coming back to deliver some witty scares to his most infamous adversaries. However, amidst the excitement, some fans of Play Pal’s most evil concoction seem to be a bit bummed Cult of Chucky won’t be getting the theatrical treatment. Well, for those yearning to see the Chuck on the big screen in all his glory will have their chance next month before the global Blu-Ray and digital release this October at this year’s Horror Channel Fright Fest!
The world’s largest horror genre and fantasy film festival will kick off its 18th year at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 24 – Aug 28, 2017, with the world premiere of Universal’s Cult of Chucky with writer and director Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, and the iconic killer doll himself, Chucky in attendance to help reveal the film that fans have been so anxious to see over the course of the past year; and Mancini couldn’t be more excited to reveal this ultimate treat at the renowned film festival:
“It’s a true pleasure to be hosting the world premiere of CULT OF CHUCKY at FrightFest. I have fond memories of unveiling CURSE OF CHUCKY there in 2013 so it’s great to be returning to the UK’s acknowledged home of horror – especially as this film picks up from where CURSE…left off”.
Per the Press Release:
Dubbed “the Woodstock of Gore” by director Guillermo Del Toro, FrightFest was created in 2000 by film producer Paul McEvoy, journalist and broadcaster Alan Jones and film distributor/booker Ian Rattray. Greg Day, the festival’s long-standing PR, became a joint director in 2007. From its cult roots at the Prince Charles Cinema, it has grown to become one of the genre’s most vibrant, credible and recognizable brands, helping to launch the careers of directors such as Simon Rumley, Christopher Smith, Eli Roth, Neil Marshall and Simon Hunter. Apart from the annual 5-day event in London, FrightFest has an ever-growing strand at the Glasgow Film Festival, hosts a nationwide Halloween horrorthon and showcases special screenings throughout the year. It has teamed up with Icon Films Distribution to release FrightFest curated films under the banner ‘FrightFest Presents’.About Horror Channel
Horror Channel is the UK’s original channel dedicated to the dark side of cinema and television. With an eclectic mix of ground-breaking and genre-defining content including niche, cult, and box office smash movies along with fantasy, sci-fi and supernatural series, you’ll be entertained and terrified.
Available in over 26 million UK households, Horror Channel and timeshift channel Horror Channel +1 reach an average of 3.3 million adults every month. Popular shows include TV series “Star Trek: The Original Series”, “The 4400”, “Land Of The Giants” and “Tales From The Darkside”; and a movie portfolio spanning all horror genres featuring some of the most controversial films made in the history of horror.
Launched in November 2009, Horror Channel is part of the fastest growing portfolio of entertainment channels in the UK, a partnership between CBS Studios International and leading international broadcaster AMC Networks International – UK.
AMC Networks International – UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International, a leading producer and distributor of television channels distributed to more than 390 million households in 140 countries and spanning a range of genres, including movie, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, children’s and factual. AMC Networks International is an international programming division of AMC Networks.
About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated non-theatrical productions directly for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winning Curious George television series for PBS Kids and Hulu; as well as the latest installment of the beloved The Land Before Time film series, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action, comedy and drama franchises, Scorpion King, Death Race, Jarhead, American Pie, Honey and Bring It On. Projects currently readying for release include the latest in the terrifying suspense saga Cult of Chucky, the newest installment of the epic sci-fi adventure hit Tremors, the all-new animated family film Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You and the next chapter of the cherished cheerleading comedy Bring it On: Worldwide #Cheersmack.