97 Min | Crime – Horror – Thriller | September 2013
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Director: Don Mancini
Starring: Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Jordan Gavaris
Curse of Chucky Review: Curse Of Chucky is a straight-to-video Horror sequel to the Child’s Play series. The film is about Nica, a paraplegic girl who gets a package delivered to her. The package ends up being Chucky, a doll possessed by a serial killer. Nica is unaware of his capabilities and who sent it. Nica’s mother throws Chucky in the trash, only for her mother to be found dead the same night, a death that is speculated to be suicide. Nica’s family comes to her home to live there, as her sister and Nica are given the house, only for Nica’s niece to find the doll, deciding to keep it as her own. The doll comes to life, and starts picking off people one by one.
Curse Of Chucky strays away from the Comedy aspect that Bride Of Chucky and Seed Of Chucky brought to us and goes back to the Horror aspect that the originals were loved for. Believe it or not, Curse Of Chucky delivers, most of the time, with the scares. There are a lot of twists and turns that keep you connected with the original films. Curse Of Chucky concentrates a lot on character development for the first fourty five minutes of the film, and than the mayhem ensues. What could have been left out was the lesbian relationship between Nina’s sister and the nanny. It was very unnecessary and ruined the build up for me. It was one of those “WTF” moments that didn’t really fit in. Other than that, the film introduces the characters wonderfully.
Brad Dourif, who’s been the voice of Chucky since day one, is as amazing as ever in this instalment. His sinister laugh and creepy voice has become a trademark for Chucky. Fiona Dourif, who plays Nica and is Brad Dourif’s daughter, was amazing in Curse Of Chucky. She brought a good “Scream Queen” vibe to her role. If you’re a fan of Horror, and can forgive some of the clichés in the film, than you’ll love Curse Of Chucky. it brings a lot of twist and turns that wouldn’t have expect in a straight- to-video horror film. If you do watch, make sure to stay tuned after the credits for a nice surprise.