Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Better Late Than Never: The Curse of Chucky (2013) Review

  I have loved this "My Buddy" product killer since the original Child's Play film, Brad Dourif and horror go together like peas and carrots in my opinion.  Any horror franchise from the 80's will always grab my attention and I will always make time to watch them.  The Curse of Chucky was a straight to video, fun new addition to the series and I liked it.

There may be some spoilers here, Dourif makes his return both as Charles Lee Ray and the voice of Chucky in this one his daughter Fiona Dourif stars with him as the main protagonist.  She plays Nica, a girl paralyzed from the wasted down that lives in a big house with her mother and her mother meets an untimely death when she gets a certain "Good Guy" doll delivered to her.  You'll be wondering why throughout most of the film but you will get your answer at the closing of it.  If you love the franchise and have followed all the films you will most likely have a small gripe with one of the plot points, but in horror franchise films can you really expect there to not be any holes?  Jennifer Tilly makes a surprise appearance, and that was my only gripe with the story but than again, it's Jennifer Tilly and I don't really get tired of seeing her.   I've had a thing for her since Let It Ride with Richard Dreyfuss, just watch it if you haven't.  There are some really cool flashback scenes featuring Brad Dourif as Ray, before he traps his soul in a doll as well as some good editing footage from the original film to bring Charles Lee Ray and Chucky full circle from where this all started.

This film is a solid rental and since it is kind of down time for horror until Halloween rolls around if you're looking for some old school horror with a few new school effects it's worth a sit through.

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