WATCH: Cult of Chucky's cast and director on the lasting legacy of their demonic dolls

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Oct 13, 2017, 1:30 PM EDT

Capitalizing of humanity's latent fears that their beloved dolls might come to life in the middle of the night and stab them, the Chucky horror franchise has ridden those nightmares into box office stardom with six films in the can and a total cash haul of over $176 million since 1988's Child's Play.

2013's Curse of Chucky was a direct-to-video installment and grossed $3.4 million during its home video release.

The seventh entry in the demonic toy series, Cult of Chucky, was delivered to DVD and Blu-ray on October 3 and brings back many of the franchise stars for an encore, including creator/director Don Mancini, Fiona Dourif, Michael Therriault, Adam Hurtig, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly, and the irreplaceable Brad Dourif.

SYFY WIRE met with the cast and director of Cult of Chucky to discuss what makes the devilish Good Guy doll so endearing, genre hopping to keep the franchise fresh, and Chucky's wicked sense of humor over the past 30 years.


Additional reporting by Jeff Spry.