After a seven year hiatus, the surprisingly satirical Bride of Chucky arrived along with a perfect Jennifer Tilly as Chucky's partner in slaughter. There will certainly be some who will overlook the more clever elements of Curse of Chucky and hone in on what remains ordinary, but for me it was time well spent and easily introduces a new spark to the franchise and shows there is life yet in everyone's favourite killer doll. There's a few relationship surprises and story twists. The franchise, such as these 80s psychos, cannot be murdered. Constructed in the way it is, Curse of Chucky should easily please fans of the franchise but also win over general fans of horror who are tired of seeing cookie cutter productions.
It's not something you see too often from someone who has been involved with something for so long. If I have anything to complain over it might have been to have Chucky speak a little more speaking parts in it. Chucky, obviously, kills off characters one-by-one in several of insanely grotesque manners; drills throughout the rear of the head and outside the eye, heads chased by shattering glass, stomped craniums, and eviscerated bodies are a few of the more memorable manners characters fulfill their fates. After people start showing up dead, the fearless Nica soon suspects that the creepy doll is much more than just a doll. Things again took a turn for the worse in Seed of Chucky which aimed to amp up the camp of Bride but it came off as a grating and, ironically, childish. The Child's Play saga has seen a similar trajectory, with the 1988 original still standing as a horror classic, it's immediate predecessor coming off as passable but more or less a carbon copy and the third as a junky, bland mess.
Alex Vincent reprises his character in the first movie. But I still really enjoyed how they did it. It delivers with its back to horror basics approach, updated effects, Mancini's Hitchcockian execution and links to its previous counterparts. It was revived a few years back with the well-received Curse of Chucky, also 2017's Cult of Chucky ups the ante again, returning a lot of old favourite characters and crafting a film that is too creepy, adventuresome, and mad like any the franchise has yet published. There are a few good laughs but nothing that takes away from the horror aspect of the film.
There are certainly conventional elements at play, but it's all pulled off with a great deal of flare. Many scenes are effective with inbuilt tension and jump scares, notably the shower encounter and dinner gathering. This film is available for free download with uTorrent on our website. What the production has saved on the lack of locations, to it's credit, the money has been put into the excellent special effects. It may be frustrating early on, especially for audiences not as acquainted with the franchise's history and phenomena.
It stars Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, Tim Matheson, and Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky. Then we get the funny, subversive elements to the story which plays against our expectations, such as the role of a promiscuous nanny, who gets the knife and when and fake-out scares and potential deaths. This is a film that knows firmly where it stands and the expectations of its audience and uses those preconceived notions to surprise in a number of ways. One of the things Curse of Chucky is finally able to figure out is how to present an adult protagonist that would believably be in peril when facing off with a pint sized doll. With lingering camera movements and interesting angles, Mancini also leaves plenty to the imagination as some of the set ups take place off screen, that said there are lots of effects, blood and gore on display - decapitation, an electrocution, an empty eyeball socket and an axe attack to name a few. Constructed in the way it is, Curse of Chucky should easily please fans of the franchise but also win over general fans of horror who are tired of seeing cookie cutter productions.
Almost 25 years on we now get Curse of Chucky, a direct to home video instalment — a rather unceremonious release which certainly did not instil confidence in this horror fan. Synopsis 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. This Horror film got rated with 8. It brings together lots of intriguing storyline components, reshapes a few franchise lore, also provides one of the most gruesome and visually stylish movies from the collection. YouTube trailer: Sharing: 2801 Downloading: 422 Caution! I thoroughly enjoyed Curse of Chucky.
With this in mind Curse of Chucky is less likely to date than some of its predecessors. The great one liners are fewer, a bit more poignant and cutting. The lighting, production design and music were fantastic and the cast equally superb. As for Dourif's Chucky, he's as vulgar, funny and creepy as ever, and even when delivering more simplistic lines reminds us why the character has persisted. Pupils dilate, his eyes are bloodshot, walking and running - Chucky is back better, creepier and badder than before. There is a young girl about, who serves as the vessel through which Chucky's evil rumblings are heard, but this is more about Nica, and it all works rather well.
Our heroine comes in the form of Fiona Dourif, daughter of Chucky's voice, the iconic Brad Dourif whose cackling laugh still brings a weird smile to my face after all these years. Brad Dourif again voices Chucky. Not because the barrage of Universal monster films from the 1930s has a decade been so characterized by a constant diet of classic display villains. But Chucky, so too like Jason, Freddy and Michael, these characters have had their fare share of missteps in terms of quality, and in many cases saw their franchises descend into unintentional self parody. The Child's Play saga has seen a similar trajectory, with the 1988 original still standing as a horror classic, it's immediate predecessor coming off as passable but more or less a carbon copy and the third as a junky, bland mess. This is a film that knows firmly where it stands and the expectations of its audience and uses those preconceived notions to surprise in a number of ways. From the outset there's an updated, excellently designed Chucky doll and Joseph Loduca's melodic, yet eerie, music score sets the tone.