Genre: Horror, Thriller, Crime.
Starring: Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, A Martinez, Brennan Elliott, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly.
Year Of Release: 2013
Certificate: 18 (UK)
Runtime: 97 Minutes
Director: Don Mancini
Synopsis: “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.” IMDB
Yes, there was another instalment in the “Child’s Play” franchise after that horrific “Seed Of Chucky”, I mean come on? That film was absolutely appalling it was neither a Comedy nor a Horror even Don Mancini said it wasn’t Horror he actually believed it to be a Comedy. Boy was he wrong!
“Curse Of Chucky” takes places pretty much completely over the space of one rainy night in a manor that is filled with family members going through a tough time. Nica’s (Fiona Dourif) Mother has just passed not long after the household received a Good Guy’s doll in the post. Her sister Barb (Bisutti) and brother-in-law Ian (Brennan Elliott) come to visit with their daughter and live-in nanny Jill. All these people under one roof, resulting in Chucky coming back to reek some havoc as he has done many a time before.
I as originally worried about the film, it felt like another milking of Horror franchise, straight to VOD, Mancini signed on to direct again after his directorial debut when he destroyed this franchise with “Seed Of Chucky” so having reservations in an understatement. Putting those problems aside Mancini brought us a film that went back to the beauty of the early stages of the franchise and focused on the Horror and not the Comedy however there is still a few giggles given to us by Dourif as always.
The film does so many things right, even with its couple of flaws, the film is incredibly paced with writing to match that with some beautifully blood-soaked fun and little quips that will satisfy any true Horror fan out there. The kills are impressive and the film has a very much 80s/90s vibe that saved a franchise after “Bride” and “Seed”.