October 17, 2013

Curse of Chucky (2013)

Because Horror fans apparently needed another possessed doll movie, Chucky is back, and this time it's personal!

I don't know what's personal, and I suppose whatever it is was pretty personal for the mini-murderer in all of his films, but it just sounded right to say here.

We've never truly loved the Child's Play movies around here; sure, most of them were a bunch of twisted fun, and Chucky himself oozes charisma, but they always felt more like tongue-in-cheek goofs than Horror movies to us.

We know that's the point of the series, we're just saying that we've always preferred Jason, Michael, Pinhead, et al. when it comes to Iconic movie maniacs.

That being said, we're always up to see (or in this case, hear) Brad Dourif do his Chucky Schtick, because he's a brilliant actor and he does some deliciously fun work when he voices the titular doll.

Do we really need to do a breakdown for this movie? It's Chucky... he's a little doll that terrorizes and kills a bunch of unsuspecting people while spuouting off a bunch of witty quips... it's not like there's any mystery to the going's on here.

This time out, Chucky arrives via UPS at the home of a hot young paraplegic (Nica) and her mom. It takes about 2 minutes for Chucky to kill the mom, which leaves poor Nica sadly rolling around the room in her wheelchair of sorrow.

You're too old to be playing with dolls, lady.
The next day, Nica's bitch sister shows up with her family (and hot nanny) in tow, who are quick to remind her that she can't take care of herself because she's in a wheelchair. Nica eventually comes to suspect that something is not quite right with the mysterious doll that arrived right before her mom "killed herself", and she takes to the Internets to find out what's going on... and she does... in like 2 minutes of Googling...

Long story short, Chucky is out for revenge, and he begins dispatching everyone in clever and gruesome ways. Why is Chucky out for revenge? Will the hot nanny make out with another chick in the kitchen? Will Nica roll her ass to safety in time? I don't know about all that, but seeing as this is a Chucky movie, I guess it's safe to say that it's time to play.

Chucky makes killing look cool.
For a Direct-to-DVD sequel of a beloved series, this one wasn't bad at all. It's not Masterpiece Theater or anything, but it made us enjoy Chucky and his exploits like we haven't been able to since the first movie way back in 1988.

This movie is full of great kill scenes, and Brad Dourif has some pretty great moments as both Charles Lee Ray and Chucky. I had no idea that the girl who played Nica was Fiona Dourif, Brad's daughter. Not only is she a cutie, but she's not a bad actress either. It was kinda cool that this movie ended up being a family affair for the Dourif's.

If you're a fan of the Child's Play series who thinks that the last few entries have been kinda weak, this one should reinvigorate your love for all things Chucky.

Some of the shots in Curse of Chucky, like this one, were just superb.
We were kind of hoping that we'd get a Child's Play remake instead of another sequel. I know how that must sound, but this is one movie series that we'd like to see go the remake route. You still have Brad Dourif doing the voice of Chucky (which is all that really matters), so grab a good director, give him a mean-spirited script and a decent budget, and let him turn out a leaner, meaner version of the original Child's Play.... like a Chucky meets Haute Tension kind of a thing. Making a killer doll actually terrifying would be a brilliant thing.

The after credits scene felt a bit tacked on, and more like a ploy than anything. I don't know, maybe it's setting up the next movie or something, but I kinda rolled my eyes... then again, I already said that I'm not the biggest Child's Play fan in the world, so...

Now that's just asking to lose a finger.
The blood is pouring and spilling freely in this one! We get severed heads, eye violence, multiple stabbings, multiple incidences of axe violence... there's even a disturbing scene involving a pregnant chick getting stabbed in her baby! This movie definitely delivers the goods in the gore department.

We get Maitland McConnell in her undies, and we see her make out with another hot chick, but that's about it.

I like the way you die, girl.
 "You have your mother's eyes. And they were always too fucking close together!" or "It's time to play"

Chucky's still got it, and we kinda still like it. Also, Brad Dourif is still the man, as if there was ever any doubt.

Not the kind of scissor kiss that we're fans of...
For fans of Chucky and the Child's Play series, Curse of Chucky will most likely make you squeal with joy. For us, It's the third best movie in the series (after Child's Play and Bride of Chucky), and for being the sixth movie in a series that has long since lost its luster, it was a pretty decent effort overall.

We say watch this one for the ever-solid voice work of Brad Dourif, and for the awesome gore gags, just make sure you check your brain for the rest of it.


This time out, Chucky brings plenty Hotties to the fold, even if it's only because that's who he want to kill this time out. We're grateful for the eye candy no matter what the reason.

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