Cult of Chucky to receive world premiere at FrightFest
London event will also host 'Leatherface' and Joe Lynch's 'Mayhem'
If you find yourself in the U.K. this August and come across a doll all on its lonesome, then our advice would be to start running. It was announced Friday that London’s FrightFest horror festival will host the world premiere of Cult of Chucky, the seventh movie in the Child’s Play franchise, whose trailer EW debuted earlier in the week.
“It’s a true pleasure to be hosting the world premiere of Cult at Chucky at FrightFest,” the film’s writer-director Don Mancini said in a statement. “I have fond memories of unveiling Curse of Chucky there in 2013 so it’s great to be returning to the U.K.’s acknowledged home of horror — especially as this film picks up from where Curse… left off.”
Other films screening at FrightFest include Adam Wingard’s manga adaptation Death Note, Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths, the Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel Leatherface, Trent Haaga’s 68 Kill, the Barbara Crampton-starring Replace, Graham Skipper’s Sequence Break, Colin Minihan’s zombie movie It Stains the Sands Red, the documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story, and Joe Lynch’s Mayhem. Meanwhile, Lynch’s fellow Movie Crypt podcaster Adam Green will be presenting a special version of his 2017 slasher film Hatchet, which features never before seen footage and extended death sequences cut from the movie before its initial festival run. FrightFest takes place at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug. 24-28.
Learn more about Frightfest at the event’s official site and watch the trailer for Cult of Chucky, above.
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