Courtesy of an exclusive from EW, we've got an official announcement for the newest installment to the Child's Play franchise, "Cult of Chucky"! Not only that, they also confirm that following the absolutely amazing post-credits scene in Curse of Chucky, our beloved OG Andy Barclay, Alex Vincent is returning alongside Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif and Jennifer Tilly in an all-new Chucky movie.   

EW can exclusively reveal that horror sequel Cult of Chucky will begin principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Jan. 9. The film is the seventh entry in the franchise about a possessed, and extremely dangerous, doll, which began with 1988’s Child’s Play. The film’s cast includes Brad Dourif, who will once again voice Chucky, and the actor’s daughter Fiona, who is reprising the role of Nica Pierce, as well as their fellow franchise veterans Alex Vincent and Jennifer Tilly. Cult of Chucky is written and directed by Don Mancini, who co-wrote the original film and both wrote and directed the last two movies in the series — 2004’s Seed of Chucky and 2013’s Curse of Chucky. The new film will be released in an unrated version on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this fall, in time for Halloween.

I am beyond excited for this film. A lot of people sleep on this franchise, due to a couple of the films being goofy at times. However, I will refer you to almost EVERY other major horror franchise for setting that precedent. The Child's Play movies are some of my favorites to watch and the original Child's Play to this day stands one of the most terrifying movies I have ever seen. Some could say that Bride and Child are the low points of the franchise and maybe with good reason. However, Don Mancini was back in Curse as both writer and director and it was a welcome return to form for the franchise. Take the fact the Mancini is writing and directing Cult, there's no real reason to doubt that it will be great. Don't believe me? Check out the plot synopsis and "teaser". As they haven't started filming yet, the teaser is only clips from the previous films. Still...

All in all I'm more than psyched for this movie. How about you nerds? Ready to let the little red stabby machine be your friend to the end? Again?

Cult of Chucky will catch up with the younger Dourif’s character at an asylum for the criminally insane where she has been confined for the past four years and is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when Nica’s psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.