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
Chucky says to Nica "I'm gonna get you", is similar to the way he said the line in the original movie when he threatened Detective Mike Norris by saying: "I'm going to get you and I'm going to get Eddie no matter what!" See more »
When Alice goes to the bathroom and gets up from the toilet to investigate the reason the curtain is moving, when she stands up she takes a deep breath through her nose but it sounds as if coming from her mouth. See more »
[doorbell rings; Nica sits occupied on her laptop, surfing travel websites]
[doorbell keeps ringing]
Nica, that's something at the door.
[Nica wheels herself away from her laptop and goes to answer the door]
What are you doing that's so important?
I was playing solitaire...
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The credits read: "Thank you Kenny Bryce, Manager of Film and Special Events for the City of Winnipeg." See more »
In the unrated version, we see a cameo by Alex Vincent as a now grown up Andy Barclay. When Chucky comes out of Andy's package, he notices a military academy diploma, a picture of Kyle from "Child's Play 2" and notices Andy with Karen from the first "Child's Play" film. When Chucky notices Andy, he says "Andy!" and Andy pulls out a gun and replies "Play with this!" See more »
Curse Of Chucky (2013), directed by Don Mancini. 95 minutes (unrated cut: 97 minutes)
Proving that you just can't keep a Good Guy down, everyone's favorite homicidal maniac-trapped-inside-of-a-doll, Chucky (voiced by the indispensable Brad Dourif), has returned for more shenanigans in "Curse Of Chucky." This time he's landed in the lap of wheelchair-bound Nica (Fiona Dourif), herself hosting a houseful of grief-stricken family members. In an all-too-familiar fashion, members of her family start mysteriously dying in a variety of grisly ways, casting suspicion on the little red-headed chunk of plastic in the corner with a vacant stare and an inexplicable grin splashed across his face. As the clock winds down and the body count rises, Nica is in for a number of surprises, as are fans of the "Child's Play" franchise. Friends 'til the end indeed.
Writing and Directing:
In the wake of 2004's ultra-meta "Seed Of Chucky," writer/director Don Mancini keeps the plot clean and clutter-free with "Curse," letting the tension and bloodshed do most of the speaking. To that end, the film is more horror than comedy, calling back to the Tom Holland-helmed cult-classic that made us all so paranoid of Cabbage Patch Kids and their ilk 25 years ago (!). Mancini, who has written every single on of these films to date (and directed "Seed"), has his finger firmly on the pulse of what his fanbase wants and delivers in spades. You want a more stripped-down flick where Chucky returns to his patented brand of sneaky slaughter? You got it. Do you want references and call-backs to film's past that will put a smile on your face? You get that too. Just make sure you watch the WHOLE feature. Franchise politics aside, Mancini does an excellent job of squeezing as much atmosphere out of his set-pieces as possible with a limited budget. The film looks and feels like a theatrical release, when it was clearly intended as a direct-to-video affair from the get-go.
Fiona Dourif is a revelation as Nica. A regular chip off the old block, Fiona resembles her dad not only on the surface, but also in her ability to effortlessly pull off a complex character with limited means. Hopefully we will be seeing more of her in the future. The man himself, Brad Dourif, gets a significant amount of screen-time not as Chucky (who barely utters a line until half-way through the movie) but as Charles Lee Ray, the notorious Lakeshore Strangler from way-back. We are treated to a great deal of flashbacks that wrap around nicely with the franchise's origins, and not only does Dourif still look the part, he gleefully embodies the role with all the necessary venom and vigor. The rest of the cast is serviceable if forgettable by comparison, barring a few 11th hour cameos that will have any fanboy (or girl) clamoring for more.
Joseph LoDuca's score works well for the most part, but can get a bit cumbersome in its final act. It's a far cry from the Graeme Revell and Pino Dinaggio works of yesteryear (or even the heavy metal assault of "Bride Of Chucky"), but it gets the job done.
The Bottom Line(s):
"Curse Of Chucky" is, in many ways, everything a fan could want from a sixth "Child's Play" flick. Mancini knows this franchise better than anyone else, so trust that you are in good hands. Relax, close your blinds and put your toys away. Chucky's back.
Never accept large parcels with no return-address, lest you be supplied with a shotgun and plenty of ammunition.
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