All hail incredible character actor Brad Dourif. He totally held his own next to an intimidating talent like Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, he's worked with gifted directors like David Lynch, and he's cornered the TV market with unforgettable appearances in hit shows like Deadwood. The best part is that he's made his mark in Hollywood all while being the voice behind a psychotic doll possessed by the spirit of a serial killer from New Jersey — in a horror movie, even! Not many men could pull that off, dammit.
We haven't seen a new Chucky movie since 2004's Seed of Chucky (we personally prefer the entry before that, Bride of Chucky), but Empire brings news this morning that a fifth sequel is possibly in the works — or a remake. Dourif recently appeared on a panel at North Carolina's Mad Monster Party convention where he chatted about the potential new installments in the killer doll franchise, roughly dubbed Revenge of Chucky.
So far we don't know much beyond director/writer Don Mancini and writer David Kirschner wanting to make the new Chucky scarier. Hopefully that doesn't mean they'll get rid of his slapstick brand of humor completely, but it will be interesting to see where else they can take things. Chucky's already scary enough to look at. Dourif confirmed he would still be involved in the project, which is a good thing. We don't want another Hellraiser/Pinhead repeat. And ... that's about it.
Let us know if you think a darker retelling is the way to go with the Good Guy doll, or if the franchise should spin completely out of control (more than it already has, really) with the funny stuff.