By Clark Collis
March 07, 2017 at 05:07 PM EST

How will Child’s Play fans react to the upcoming seventh installment in the killer doll series, Cult of Chucky? With surprise and delight, according to franchise regular Jennifer Tilly, who appeared on NBC’s New York Live yesterday to discuss the Dom Mancini-directed horror sequel, which will be released this fall.

“I think it’s going to really surprise and excite the Chucky fans,” said Tilly, who has played Chucky’s girlfriend Tiffany, the doll version of Tiffany, and herself in the series. “I’m there, in the living, breathing flesh.”

Tilly also revealed she was not a horror film fan prior to appearing in the franchise. “Don… has sort of indoctrinated me into the art that is horror films,” said the actress. “Before I met Don, I wasn’t really into horror films. It’s like, I’d never seen a Chucky movie. But now I really love them. There’s a lot of work that goes into making a great horror film.”

Cult of Chucky costars Tilly’s fellow franchise veterans Brad Dourif, who will once again voice Chucky, and the actor’s daughter Fiona, who is reprising the role of Nica Pierce, and Alex Vincent, who starred in 1988’s original Child’s Play.

Watch a teaser trailer for Cult of Chucky below and Tilly’s appearance on New York Live, above.

Cult of Chucky will be released in an unrated version on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this fall, in time for Halloween.