Curse of Chucky (2013) Review

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Curse of Chucky (2013) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on December 30th, 2020 | Movie Review | Slasher, Doll, Child's Play Series

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It's about Chucky slashing his way through another family.

Curse of Chucky was directed by Don Mancini (who also directed Seed of Chucky and Cult Of Chucky) and stars Brad Dourif (from Herbert West: Reanimator and Wildling), Brennan Elliott (from Hobbs End and Dream House) and A Martinez (from Not Of This World).

Fear has a new home

Curse of Chucky Review

At the end of Seed of Chucky, Glen and Tiffany got human bodies again. Tiffany immediately started killing and Glen started pissing his pants again. One day a package arrives for Glen. It's Chucky's severed arm which jumps out of the box, grabs his leg, and laughs somehow. Seed sucked.

Curse of Chucky starts with the delivery of a fresh new Good Guy doll from an anonymous sender to the mother of a woman named Nica. Turns out, Charles Lee Ray, the serial killer that possessed Chucky, knew Nica's family back in the day. He started to kill them but never got a chance to finish. So now I guess he decided to finish what he started.

"It's a doll, what's the worst that can happen?"

Curse of Chucky was a direct to video release, probably because Seed was an embarrassment and should have ended the franchise. No way is the follow up getting an expensive theater release. It was a real gamble on whether or not fans would even be willing to give the franchise another shot. It's also probably why they went back to the basics on this one and made it into a legit slasher just like the original back in '88.

Curse of Chucky is like a breath of fresh air compared to Bride and Seed, which were both 100% comedy. It was cool to see the franchise go back to real horror. One thing I found interesting was how this was almost like a reboot. The movie makes no assumptions that we know who Chucky is or what he's here to do. The first hour of the movie is all suspenseful buildup leading to the big reveal of who the killer is. But it makes sense when you think about how pop culture had already branded Chucky as a wise cracking caricature of a villain. A lot of newer horror fans probably weren't familiar with Child's Play from 25 years prior. So this was a great introduction of the real Chucky to a new generation of fans.

"Took me twenty five years, but believe me, it was worth the wait."

This is easily the darkest Chucky in the franchise. The entire movie is set in an old haunted house style place complete with low lighting, creaky floors and a nightly thunderstorm. Chucky is sinister as hell too. He's not killing for fun anymore, he's killing out of hate. It's 100% horror from start to finish.

Worth Watching?

Definitely. You could easily just watch the original Child's Play, Child's Play 2 and this and be good.

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