How great is video on demand? I had the pleasure of watching Curse of Chucky on Tuesday in the comfort of my own home.
If you’re unfamiliar with the franchise, a serial killer inhabits a plastic doll’s body. Chucky is pint-sized, likes to swear, and play games with his victims. In this one, he’s mailed to a young woman in a wheelchair with a dysfunctional family. Sprinkle in a flashback and an intense chili scene, and you have a recipe for a great horror flick.
Cons: I didn’t want the movie to end. Without getting too spoilery, there’s a scene after the credits that felt like it should be a whole new movie. There were a few plot holes which could be addressed in another sequel. A few CGI shots looked a little fake, but most of the effects were practical and looked awesome.
Pros: Acting, writing, directing (two of which were handled by series creator Don Mancini). This movie looks fantastic. They really knew how to stretch their budget. Nica is played to perfection by Fiona Dourif, the daughter of Brad “Chucky” Dourif. She has a bright career ahead of her. Each Chucky movie has its own unique feel which makes them feel fresh each time out. There are some great nods to the previous films. There’s a lot of time spent with the human victims, which is great for a slasher, especially the sixth entry in a series. Too often by this time, horror movies don’t bother with character development, but there’s a great amount here.
Overall, I’m going with 5 out of 5 stars. See this movie, people, buy the DVD or bluray (I’m looking forward to the six film set coming out next month). It’s the only way we can get another Chucky movie made this decade. If the fans support the series, then Don Mancini will support the fans.
This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy viewing.