Fiona Dourif horror movies and TV shows have made a great impression on horror fans since her career in film and TV started in 2006. It's officially the day before Halloween, and it's the actress' birthday. She's starred in several horror projects but has worked in mainstream films, like Christopher Nolan's Tenet, and television and off-Broadway theater as well. For Devil's Night 2023, celebrate this distinctive and fearless horror actress' time in the genre by watching some of her work today. Read more: Just A Bit Of Child's Play: FX Artists François Dagenais And Tenille Shockey On Fiona Dourif's Mind-Blowing Transformation For Chucky.
True Blood (2011)
One of Dourif's early roles was on the Showtime horror TV show True Blood. She played the character Casey for eight episodes during the fourth season of the show in 2011. True Blood was a fantasy horror drama that was immensely popular from 2008 to 2014. It's an earlier small role in her career, but she was part of the cast on a hit show for those eight episodes. Casey was part of Marnie Stonebrook's coven and was an unconventional Wiccan whom Marnie killed during a confrontation about the safety of the Moon Goddess Emporium. Her fiery outburst gave audiences an idea of what Dourif was capable of.
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Curse of Chucky was written and directed by Don Mancini. In it, Dourif plays paraplegic Nica Pierce, who receives a Good Guy doll in the mail, and her mother is suddenly murdered. Nica is the main character of the story, fighting against Chucky when the dark secret of her and her mother's connection to Charles Lee Pierce is revealed, a connection that pre-dates his death and transformation into Chucky. Read more: Review: Curse of Chucky.
Fear Clinic (2014)
Robert Green Hall's Fear Clinic stars Fiona Dourif and Robert Englund. As the victims of a mass shooting continue to experience debilitating PTSD, five of them go to Dr. Andover's (Robert Englund) clinic to try and deal with their trauma. Dourif plays Sara, one of the victims, who gets some relief from the Fear Chamber, an innovative new therapy, but is forced to deal with a supernatural force that seeks to absorb the victim's pain and come into our world.
Arbor Demon (2016)
A couple who have gone camping are trapped in their tent after witnessing the massacre of a group of hunters in the woods. Arbor Demon stars Fiona Dourif as Dana, Kevin Ryan as Charles, and Jake Busey as Sean, and was directed by Patrick Rea. As the trapped couple are joined by one of the hunters that Charles rescues, Sean, they try to discover why they can't leave the tent and what the evil force wants. Read more: Nic Pizzolatto Is Working On A Horror Film With Blumhouse.
Blood Is Blood (2016)
Fiona Dourif stars as Brie in Blood Is Blood, with Daniel DiTomasso, Kate French, and Caitlin Harris. Stuart Sauvarin wrote and directed the story of a woman, Brie, with three siblings who starts to suspect that there are things that she doesn't know about her family after her brother tries to murder her while his new girlfriend is visiting. Brie is sent to a mental institution after the attack but escapes and tries to piece together what the truth really is.
Cult of Chucky (2017)
Don Mancini wrote and directed Cult of Chucky, the latest sequel in the Child's Play franchise. It stars Fiona Dourif, reprising the role of Nica Pierce, who was framed by Chucky for her family's murder and institutionalized. It turns out that Chucky has found a spell that allows him to place his spirit into multiple bodies or vessels, hence the film's title, Cult of Chucky. Andy Barclay, Chucky's nemesis, re-enters the franchise determined to destroy Chucky once and for all. The film also stars Michael Therriault, Adam Hurtig, Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany Valentine, and Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky. Read more: It Was Child's Play: Growing Up With The Chucky Legacy.
The Purge TV series (2018)
Dourif plays Good Leader Tavis in The Purge TV Series' first season. Tavis leads a cult, The Givers, who volunteer to give themselves to be killed on Purge Night. The cult members ride a school bus through the city, and Tavis selects one of the members to be sacrificed, telling them that they will be allowed into "The Invisible" after their deaths. She promises no pain and only love in the blessed afterlife, but the trusting cult members must first be brutally murdered. Dourif's performance is wonderfully creepy.
The Stand TV Series (2020)
The Stand (2020) is the second adaptation of Stephen King's epic novel about the apocalyptic destruction of civilization by Captain Trips, a weaponized version of influenza. However, the most dangerous thing isn't the virus; it is the emergence of Randall Flagg, a demonic sorcerer intent on taking over the world. Fiona Dourif stars as Rat Woman, a gender-flipped character who serves Randall Flagg in Flagg's base in Las Vegas. It also stars James Marsden, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Alexander Skarsgård, and Whoopi Goldberg.
Chucky TV Series (2021-2023)
In the Chucky TV series, created by showrunner Don Mancini, Fiona Dourif continues her work as Nica Pierce but adds another role as Charles Lee Ray. Yes, she is playing the 1980s version of her father's role in the series while her father is the voice of Charles Lee Ray as a human being. The casting is genius since there is a family resemblance, and who else but Brad Dourif's daughter could bring authenticity to the character? Devon Sawa also plays multiple roles on the show, which makes the show a delightfully wicked brain blast.