Foul mouth. Foul temper.



Curse of Chucky
2013 | Color | 1 Hr 37 Min | Horror | R | Universal

Director:
Don Mancini

Writer:
Don Mancini          

Stars:
Chantal Quesnelle                       
Fiona Dourif                       
Jordan Gavaris

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.

With a Five Millon dollar budget, Don Mancini nailed it this time around! The beloved foul-mouthed doll Chucky makes his sixth appearance and one of the best in years! Gone is the silly love story and it is replaced by a much needed darker tone. Don't get me wrong Seed of Chucky was great but the series was turning to comedy more than scares. This time around we also get a nice little backstory on Charles Lee Ray. 


This is the first film in the series that went straight to video and that is a shame Curse really fly's off the screen with the great use of light and color.  The look and feel really sets the tone giving you that dark and dirty feel that lets you sympathize with the charters. Joseph LoDuca (Who did all the early Sam Rami films and Tv Shows) brings a wonderful score that keeps the tension high as well.


Let us talk about our star for a few moments, shall we? Brad Dourif's daughter Fiona is stunning! Although some angles she looks like her father and that is scary but there is some kind of cute charm to her.  She has also worked with her father on the TV show Deadwood where she got her start. I have to admit I will be looking into her back catalog soon. And this is not her first time playing a charter in a wheelchair, she played in 2010's After the Fall for the Hallmark Channel.


Chucky himself it is great in this flick I was super excited to see him without the "Battle Damage" once again. And for the first time, Chucky tries to possess a female character. In fact, the young actress played by Summer Howell (Channel Zero) asked that Chucky face is covered at times as it scared the heck out of her. And I had to look this fact up it was 44 minutes into the feature before Chucky even talks but yet his movement does a great job of freaking you out.


Let's talk about those death scenes shall we I mean really its what we are here for anyway right? Nothing too over the top here but the simple effects work well. I loved the 80's style with a few practical effects to go along with some of the more elaborate deaths that blended well with some of the new CGI effects that keep the story rolling.


Overall Curse of Chucky has easily become one of my favorites in the series. It plays well with the first 2 and yet blends in the last 3 very well. We get a nice backstory about Chuck himself and a very good looking cast to boot! If you have not seen Curse I highly recommend putting this on your must-watch list. I'm bummed I waited so long to have watched it. Make sure you watch all the credits as there are easter eggs all the way through.

Charles, I give you a strong...

4 Bloody Brains out of 5

Now to fire up Netflix and check out Cult of Chucky!

Comments

  1. I also saw it recently and highly enjoyed it! Do see Cult of Chucky; I just checked it out the other night, and it ties in directly with Curse. Good stuff!

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