Bride of Chucky (1998) Review

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Bride of Chucky (1998) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on December 27th, 2020 | Movie Review | Slasher, Comedy, Maniac, Doll, Child's Play Series

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It's about Chucky trying once again to get out of the doll, but this time he has a female serial killing sidekick to slash with.

Bride of Chucky was directed by Ronny Yu (who also directed Freddy Vs. Jason and The Trail) and stars Ed Gale (from Child's Play), Jennifer Tilly (from Cult Of Chucky and Seed Of Chucky) and Brad Dourif (from Herbert West: Reanimator and Wildling).

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Bride of Chucky Review

Welcome to the "of Chucky" era. Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky. No more Child's Play. No more young Andy. No more serious horror. We now enter the comedy era of the franchise with Bride and Seed. After that we get back to the original vibes in Curse and Cult, then we're onto the wildly different Child's Play reboot

So, at the end of Child's Play 3 Chucky gets absolutely OBLITERATED, as in a million pieces. How does he bounce back? Well, someone somehow collected the million pieces and put them into a tidy bag which had been locked up in police evidence for years. Then one day a crooked cop grabs it and delivers chopped up Chucky to Tiffany, Charle's broad from way back. She kills the cop, glues Chuck back together and learns just enough voodoo to bring the little bastard back to life.

"A true classic never goes out of style"

Long story short, they get into a fight, Chucky kills her and uses voodoo to trap her soul in a doll too. Now they need each other if either of them are ever going to get out of their dolls. 

Bride of Chucky is over the top comedy from the very start. This is the movie that cemented his image for being a wise cracking silly horror villain. He's now less interested in getting out of the doll and more into smoking pot, dancing, talking about pop culture shit like Martha Stewart and hashing out his new relationship issues.

"Jesus, the music scene's going to Hell since I've been dead."

It's a fun movie though, the kills are definitely more creative than ever before. Chucky and Tiffany kill fools in every way from blasting them in the face with nails to trapping them under falling glass. They're on a mission to get out of their dolls, but Chucky also accepts his fate for the first time.

Of the two Chucky movies that are 100% comedy, I personally like this one over Seed of Chucky. There's endless one-liners and a ton of dumb fun.

"Go ahead and shoot! I'll be back! I always come back!"

Worth Watching?

Yeah, if you're just looking for some popcorn comedy with crazy kills. It can be fun with either a couple bottles or a couple friends. 

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