Curse of Chucky Review

Movie: Curse of Chucky
By: Maniac E
Date: September 30, 2013

Fear has a new home.

It is time for the sixth installment of the Child's Play franchise. After a cool down period of almost 10 years Chucky is back. Let us take a look into the movie and see what it has to offer!

After the events of Seed of Chucky, Nica, a young woman forced to a wheelchair since birth, has to regroup her sister, Barb and her brother-in-law, Ian for a funeral after the death of her mother. While dealing with Barb, Ian, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Alice; Nica receives an odd package - a creepy doll. After people start showing up dead, the fearless Nica soon suspects that the creepy doll is much more than just a doll.

Curse of Chucky

Maybe it is the simplicity of this installment of the franchise that gives it its power over the last two. Where you really saw that Bride of Chucky and especially Seed of Chucky were made for more or less the fun aspect of things. Mancini this time goes back to the darker roots of Chucky and I must say it was a nice delightful play. It was great to see how the man behind that Chucky finally got some backstory. Mancini played this one out very nicely and the way he lets this direct to video installment be such a huge part in the Chucky franchise is to say the least surprising! And all I can say is that it shows great heart and some nice inspiration for maybe more installments. For me I really hope they won't wait another 10 years to make a new Chucky, maybe it is my Chucky weakness that makes crave more but I always liked Chucky as a serial killer.

Curse of Chucky

I can't say this enough just disregard the fact this is a straight to video adaptation. If you liked Chucky make sure you check out this sixth movie and enjoy it for what it offers. There are some great surprises which I won't ruin for you guys but old faces return ;) Just the mix of the old Chucky with the darkness surrounding him with the all the childish tricks he pulls are like the first Chucky movie. Later as the story progresses which takes its time Chucky turns more and more in the sick pleasured demented doll he was in Bride of Chucky. Like I said the simplicity of the story of the more or less haunted house feel will make Chucky even creepier than he already is.

Curse of Chucky

Well the story is fine and well but you do see that the movie suffered a bit from poor funding's. There are certain moments that maybe look cheesy and way off than they should have been making it look they couldn't pull everything off in full effect. And thanks to the low budget things just didn't cut it, you mostly will see the low budget ends in the face of Chucky which a nicely done but at sometimes just don't look right. But can you blame anyone the movie was only made for around 8 million dollars even the first Child's Play movie had a bigger budget! (9 million dollars to be precise). But acting wise it was a solid piece and actually none of the cast is really a bother on screen. The fact Brad Dourif is back in full effect as Chucky and as Charles Lee Ray was a very nice surprise and he even got a bigger cut in this installment. Mancini just schooled us with this piece of cinema, that Chucky is a force you should keep in the back of your head when it comes to horror and over the top scenes.

Curse of Chucky

We maybe never see a Child's Play movie on the big screen ever again but if they end up the same way as this installment it wouldn't matter to me. Chucky just shows us he is a doll and you can't fuck with this doll. It ended up a lot better than the trailer or any of the images shown before and for me I was surprised Mancini made this piece such a great story involved sequel. The movie gives you as a viewer a nice trip down memory lane and shows you how prior Chucky movies should be like. Oh and one more thing keep on watching after the credits! If that isn't a homage towards the first installment I wouldn't know what else!



Curse of Chucky


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