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Curse of Chucky (2013)

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After her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to recent bloodshed and chaos.

Director:

Don Mancini

Writers:

Don Mancini (characters), Don Mancini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chantal Quesnelle ... Sarah
Fiona Dourif ... Nica
Jordan Gavaris ... US EX Guy
Danielle Bisutti ... Barb
A Martinez ... Father Frank
Maitland McConnell ... Jill
Brennan Elliott ... Ian
Summer H. Howell ... Alice (as Summer Howell)
Adam Hurtig ... Officer Stanton
Darren Wall Darren Wall ... Highway Cop
Will Woytowich ... Lead Fireman
Anne Leveille Anne Leveille ... Young Nica
Kally Berard ... Young Barb
Kyle Nobess ... Young Dad
Brad Dourif ... Charles Lee Ray / Chucky (voice)
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Storyline

After the events of Seed of Chucky, Nica, a young woman forced to a wheelchair since birth, has to regroup her sister, Barb and her brother-in-law, Ian for a funeral after the death of her mother. While dealing with Barb, Ian, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Alice; Nica receives an odd package - a creepy doll. After people start showing up dead, the fearless Nica soon suspects that the creepy doll is much more than just a doll. Written by Shawn Martin

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Fear has a new home. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for bloody horror violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Child's Play 6 See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Summer Howell was scared of the scarred Chucky doll so the scenes of the two together were superimposed. See more »

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When Nica goes to investigate the screams in the first part of the movie as she opens and closes the door she appears to be moving in a way that implies she is standing and not sitting in the wheelchair. See more »

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[first lines]
Sarah: [doorbell rings; Nica sits occupied on her laptop, surfing travel websites] Nica?
[doorbell keeps ringing]
Sarah: Nica, that's something at the door.
Nica: I'm busy!
Sarah: Nica, please!
Nica: [annoyed] God!
[Nica wheels herself away from her laptop and goes to answer the door]
Sarah: What are you doing that's so important?
Nica: I was playing solitaire...
[...]
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New Life For Old Franchise
8 October 2013 | by gregsrantsSee all my reviews

Chucky was always my favorite of the many serial killers that sprouted from the 70's and 80's slasher films. Sure, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Pinhead, Leatherface and Freddy Krueger were all instrumental in my fascination and divulgence into the horror genre - but the possessed Good Guys doll by the name of Chucky was always my favorite of the tentpole franchises.

It is hard to fathom that it was 25 years ago when Chucky was first launched into our pop culture references with Child's Play. Directed to Tom Holland on a story by Don Mancini, the 1988 horror surprised most everyone with a $35 million box office gross against a paltry $9 million budget.

Sequels ensued with Child's Play 2 (1990), Child's Play 3 (1991), Bride of Chucky (1998) and Seed of Chucky (2004). Through each film, the horror seemed lessened by the increasing use of black humor scattered amongst the bloodshed.

This is not to suggest that the Child's Play franchise lost its way, but it did veer off the original path. This deviation was not lost of creator Don Mancini who takes charge behind the camera for Curse of Chucky now available on VOD.

In this sixth edition of the evil doll's murderous exploits, Chucky is shipped from a police evidence lockup to a home of a young woman, Nica, confined to a wheelchair since birth. Chucky's first victim alienates the young woman and when other family and friends arrive at the house to comfort Nica, it allows for a higher body count and a night of mayhem. Nica is able to put the pieces together to eventually figure the doll at the centre of the bloodshed, but her limited mobility will be both a benefit and a hindrance on her ultimate survival.

We've come a long way since 1988 and Mancini has more digital tricks up his sleeve to bring the doll to life. Some might balk at the idea of a CGI motioned doll, but take our word for it, the added computer detail only adds to Chucky's evil looks. There are a few scenes where our villain gets to show real emotion using his rubber face and it is the technology that a lot of horror enthusiasts despise that is at the root of the improvements.

Mancini did go back to the roots with the story that focuses more on the development of the horror rather than the slapstick funduggery that overly consumed Bride and Seed of Chucky. Replacing much of the pop culture referencing in-jokes are some tense moments of horror and some valued kills that value quality over quantity.

Curse of Chucky goes places unexpected for a fifth sequel and it betters any of the films that preceded it in the series. Chucky is meaner, nastier and more patient which allows for better horror. There are some good scares in Curse and Chucky's evil might never have been better punctuated on screen. A solid story – one with flashback ties that support Chucky's choice of family terrorizing and some after the credit scenes that tie in the rest of the series – compliments the action and sets the stage for what we hope is the continuation of the franchise.

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