Continuing our daily horror themed articles, Da'Mon Guy checks out the most recent Child's Play sequel, 2013s Curse of Chucky.
The 1980’s were a great decade for horror movies, with a number of the genre’s greatest characters making their debut during that decade, and many still slashing their way into the hearts of horror movie lovers today. One kill at a time, they each have been the proprietors of many nightmares on their path to becoming iconic, and have become interwoven with the horror genre and helped to redefine it. From Jason Voorhees to Freddy Kruger, each of these great horror icons has gotten a 21st century facelift. Charles Lee Ray AKA Chucky received his latest 21st century updating last year, and successfully returned for more blood, more carnage, and more murderous mayhem.
Curse of Chucky delves deeper into the back story that led the deranged killer to becoming our favorite deranged doll. It was released as a direct to video feature, and is the sixth addition to the long tenured franchise. Chucky returns to terrorize a mother and her handicapped daughter, however this time, Chucky has a hidden motive for his death dealing.
It’s a great compliment to the other Child’s Play films as this one incorporates a number of aspects that connect it to the other parts of the franchise. Curse of Chucky returns the character to more of his traditional ways, and is a lot of fun. Longtime fans of the series will really enjoy this one as the franchise comes full circle. It’s not big on thrills or chills but it does have a good level of enjoyment throughout. The real treat of the film is how it connects to the original.
Curse of Chucky sees Brad Dourif return as the voice of the deranged doll, and in addition he also makes an on screen appearance for the first time since the 1988 original. Dourif's ability to bring Chucky to life is as good as ever. He’s easily jumps right back and never seems to lose what has become the defining role of his career. Brad's real life daughter, Fiona Douriff, makes her debut in the series as the Nica. She does an very good job as the focus of the film playing off of her father, and her role as the handicapped protagonist, Nica, is one of the best to oppose Chucky. Even Jennifer Tilly makes a surprise cameo, returning as Tiffany.
Curse of Chucky is easily more enjoyable and easily fifty times better than the last two movies in the franchise. It will really appeal to the fans of the first couple of movies as it has the same look and feel as them. It's more of a true Child's Play film, and shows why we all love Chucky.
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