The documentary Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever - a look at horror’s slasher film boom – is hitting UK DVD May 13th. While we don’t have any word on a U.S. release, we do have a trailer to share with you.
Filleting-up numerous facts, which will appeal to both the seasoned follower of shock-cinema, and the more passive fan of fear-films, and featuring interviews with Corey Feldman (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter), Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Mick Garris (Masters of Horror), Tom Holland (Child’s Play), Jeffrey Reddick (creator: Final Destination), Adam Green (Hatchet) and Scott Spiegel (producer: Hostel series) to name but a few, this is a documentary which aptly investigates the appeal of the ever-endurable stalk and slash trend. Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever explores all of the genre’s most famous features – including Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween and Friday the 13th – as well as various cult obscurities and long forgotten flops!
Universal Home Entertainment have slapped the acidic size D’s back into the possessed doll Chucky, signing off on a plan to do a fifth sequel to 1988?s “Child’s Play”. CURSE OF CHUCKY, which will be written, directed and produced by Chucky conceiver and recurring franchise director Don Mancini, will begin shooting in Winnipeg, Canada in September.
In this new film, Chucky arrives to wreck havoc within a family that’s regrouped for a funeral. In the wake of her mother’s passing, a young woman – in a wheelchair since birth – is forced to put up with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, the fearless Nica discovers the culprit might be a “strange doll” she was sent a couple of days earlier.
Unlike the last couple of “Chucky” movies, while there will be humour, there’s a lot more emphasis here on making the series scary again – so this’ll be a throwback to the first two “Child’s Play” movies. Brad Dourif is back to voice the role of the killer doll.
Main characters in the film include heroine Nica; Barb, Nica’s older sister, a manipulative, controlling cow that nags her handsome husband Ian and 5-year-old daughter Alice; and Jill, the “smokin’ hot” nanny that’s sleeping with Ian. There’s also fun supporting characters like a meddling priest, who will come face-to-cross with Chucky, and of course, the deceased woman, mother Sarah.
We’ll see, I haven’t been much of a fan of the more recent CHILD’S PLAY movies. Some folk are into the whole campy, jokester, goofball Chucky, I’m not. I remember watching the first couple of CHILD’S PLAY movies as a kid and they scared the shit out of me. Around the same time, those “My Buddy” dolls came out and I kept seeing them everywhere and I thought they were going to come to life and murder everyone. With a little luck, this sequel will return to being scary and some kid out there will see it and have nightmares like I did instead of looking at Chucky as a clown.
We’ll keep you updated with more information as it hits the web.
Ok, I was just browsing the Brad Dourif interview over at Bloody Good Horror and it prompted me to just come out and say that Brad Dourif is one of the most underrated actors of our time. A perfect example would be his role in the first season of The X-Files episode Beyond The Sea. It’s a shame really how he always finds himself in secondary roles wheras I’d LOVE to see him as the lead in a horror flick (of which he’s quite proficient). I mean, if you were to look at his roster of roles over at IMDB, you’ll see just how varied his roles have been. Readers of this site would probably recognize him in flicks like the original Child’s Play (in which he also played the voice of Chucky…throughout the entire run of the series), The Exorcist 3 (which, in some ways, I like better than the first). I’m working on a few screenplays myself (he’d be perfect for the lead in one) and he always seems to be the first actor I come to, even before my fave Bruce Campbell. Just the range of emotion he can pull off at the drop of a hat is astounding. Check out a few YouTube vids below and click on the pic to lead you back to that Bloody Good Horror interview. Brad Douriff’s the man!