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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 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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Taglines:

Foul mouth. Foul temper. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

With a runtime of 97 minutes, it is the longest film in the series. See more »

Goofs

When Charles first meets Sarah, Daniel and Barbie the scene apparently takes place in summer as the weather is pleasant, everyone is in summer clothing and having a barbecue. Sarah is also heavily pregnant but a few scenes later the the film is set in winter and Sarah is still heavily pregnant. This would be impossible as a woman would not be pregnant at this late stage for more than 6 to 5 months. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

There is a scene after the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the unrated version of Curse of Chucky the Barb death scene is more gory. (You see Chucky's knife stab into her eye). In the rated version of Curse, we see the back of Barb's head, and see Chucky's body lean forward and then hear her scream. See more »

Connections

References Solitaire (1981) See more »

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User Reviews

What every Child's Play fan wants, friends till the end.
5 October 2013 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

A family gather together for a funeral, only a killer doll has an old score to settle; and blood & mayhem ensue.

Opening in a creepy large house (with its own Diamonds are Forever type lift), a mysterious death occurs in the first few minutes after a revamped 'Good Guy' doll is delivered. From the outset there's an updated excellently designed Chucky doll and Joseph Loduca's melodic eerie music score which sets the tone.

There's plenty of atmosphere in this installment from series veteran Don Mancini, with Curse sharing much with the Psycho films in design and pace. Brad Dourif again voices Chucky. The great one liners are fewer, a bit more poignant and cutting. There's a few relationship surprises and story twists. Web-cam moment, stitches reveal and closing are particularly memorable, also there's a great scene after the credits.

Some of the cast are debatably too polished, nevertheless, the horror elements are there and include the original mix of Nanny, young child and a killer doll. The child actor Summer H. Howell is strong and wheelchair bound Fiona Douif (daughter of Brad) is notable as Nica.

Many scenes are effective with inbuilt tension and jump scares, notably the shower encounter and dinner gathering. With lingering camera movements and interesting angles, Mancini also leaves plenty to the imagination as some of the set ups take place off screen, that said there are lots of effects, blood and gore on display - decapitation, an electrocution, an empty eyeball socket and an axe attack to name a few.

There are lots of nice touches that are fitting to the modern Chucky doll, that mirror today's toys, making him all the more menacing when he comes to 'life'. Pupils dilate, his eyes are bloodshot, walking and running - Chucky is back better, creepier and badder than before. For die hard Child's Play fans Dourif appears briefly in his serial killer Charles Lee Ray guise, some old photos and newspaper clippings feature Andy and scene's link direct to the first outing.

What the production has saved on the lack of locations, to it's credit, the money has been put into the excellent special effects. Mancini returns it to its Child's Play roots while making references to the rest of the series including a great cameo from one of it's most colourful characters.

It delivers with its back to horror basics approach, updated effects, Mancini's Hitchcockian execution and links to its previous counterparts. With this in mind Curse of Chucky is less likely to date than some of its predecessors. Recommended.


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