Curse of Chucky (2013)
After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit might be a strange doll she received a few days earlier.
It is not deep, but it is fun to watch. It does have a bit more of an edge to it than other similar films.
To all those who have watched it: I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do.
Okay, the puppet actually looks worse than before but...BUT....Curse of Chucky is the first film in this franchise that feels like a horror movie and not like a horrorcomedy gone wrong. That said, of course the filmmakers use stereotypical element from horror and especially puppet horror movies (I always wonder why kids seem to like horrible looking monster puppets and not the nice looking ones). But there are some nice camera shots and killings in this kind of a reboot since everything is told again, even Chuckys birth (in a flashback). Curse of Chucky is part a introduction to a new generation of Chucky "fans" (if there are any) and part a revision of the elements for which the series is most known. As said, if you have seen all the movies before this, Curse of Chucky is actually okay.
Nica is disabled since birth living with her overbearing mother. They are surprised with a delivery of a Chucky doll. The mother dies mysteriously and is ruled a suicide. Nica's sister Barb arrives to care for her. She brings along her husband Ian, daughter Alice, and au pair Jill. With money trouble, Barb wants to sell the house for her half of the inheritance. Alice finds Chucky and immediately takes to him. Father Frank joins them for dinner and gets poisoned by Chucky. The poison kicks in and he's decapitated in a car crash. Officer Stanton investigates.This is straight to VOD. It has a stripped down horror house aspect and it's surprisingly good. It's more cinematic than it deserves to be. The house has a nice creepy look. The camera takes interesting shots with good creepy closeups especially with Chucky. Chucky alumni Don Mancini gets most of the credit. He's not only writing but also directing this one. There isn't much exposition and there isn't much need for it. It's a bunch of people in a house with the killer doll and they don't know it. There are nice little twists. It's simple and it works. It's almost classic in its execution.
I love the first 3 Child's Play movie. Bride of Chucky was okay. Seed of Chucky was awful. But Curse of Chucky?? This was the worst film in the franchise. What a boring, dull, and forgettable piece of garbage.The cast and characters are poor. All the characters are forgettable, bland and unlikable. I don't even remember anybody's name. The acting is also terrible.What was the budget for this movie $5??? It's take place in one setting this dark dreary house in the middle of nowhere. Boring....The score is nonexistent. The script is bad and the dialogue is awful. Example: "Have fun with your vanilla latte" WTF?The kills are so lame. There's a pointless Lesbian subplot. There's a terrible attempt at suspense in the chili scene, which goes on for WAYYYY too long. It's obvious which character has the poisoned chili. I don't need to see a close up of people shoving chili in their mouth for 3 minutes. Gross!This was the worst portrayal of Chucky in the entire franchise. The Chucky doll looked like an Asian transvestite. The one CGI scene of him walking down the stairs was embarrassingly bad! Brad Dourif's voice acting was phoned in and tired. Chucky's dialogue was so lame and weak. No memorable one liners like the previous 5 films. Chucky just in general felt... completely off.The flashback scene of Brad Dourif as Charles Lee Ray was terrible. It made absolutely no sense and Brad Dourif's fake wig was horrid.Don Mancini is a horrible director and writer. It's no surprise he was responsible for the two worst films in the franchise Seed and Curse.There's a reason this trash went straight to DVD. And to think people thought this should go to theaters. And how does this have an 80% on Rotten Tomatoes?? Are you kidding me?? The praise this movie gets baffles me.This franchise should have ended with Child's Play 3.
For any horror fans, there are plenty of well known slasher villains we all know and love. Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Ghostface, Michael Myers, and everyone's favorite killer doll Chucky. I have been a fan of the Child's Play movies for years. I love the first one, I like Child's Play 2 and 3, I actually really enjoy Bride of Chucky, and Seed of Chucky? Uh...yeah. Now we have this film. I was excited that there was going to be another Child's Play movie and it was going to go back to the darker tone of the first one. But, the big question is: what do I think about it?First off all, the acting is very good. All the actors do a very good job in their roles. Brad Dourif as always shines in his role of Chucky and is great. The death scenes are awesome. Chucky as always comes up with great ways to kill his victims. There are a couple very good scenes in this movie. Including a flashback scene that shows how Chucky got into the position he was and it's very well done. I did also like how this went back to the darker tone of the first movie...but unfortunately the good stuff stops there. The rest? Not so good...My first problem with Curse of Chucky, are the characters. Now the Child's Play movies have had unlikable characters before. Like Detective Mike Norris from Child's Play, Phil from Child's Play 2, and John Ritter's character from Bride of Chucky. But in this film? All the characters except for The Main Character, Chucky, and the little girl. Are ALL unlikable. I hated the majority of the characters in this movie and I was happy to see them get killed by Chucky, and that is not good. It's not good. We should like the characters not hate them! Now that I brought up Chucky this brings me to my next problem.The Effects done on Chucky are horrendous. There are so many times where you can tell that Chucky is CGI and it's noticeable. Sometimes his mouth doesn't match up to what he's saying. Also, there are scenes where you can tell that a child or dwarf is playing him. Like when he's walking down stairs or when they do an overhead shot and from that overhead shot you can tell it's a dwarf or child. Speaking of the CGI there is a scene where the CG chucky is walking down stairs and not only is the CG very noticeable you hear Chucky laughing and his mouth isn't moving. I don't want to hear from people "It's a low budget film back off" that still doesn't give the excuse to give your audience poor and noticeably bad effects. My Next problem is the after credits scene. Now, I did like how it wrapped up the series and it gave us closure to Andy Barkley. I liked it. There are a lot of nice nods to the originals like seeing a graduation certificate from Kent Military Academy from Child's Play 3, we saw a picture of Kyle from Child's Play 2, and...we found out that Andy's mom married detective Mike Norris....she married the asshole that sent her to a mental hospital...I think the only reason they did that was to tie up the series and it did kinda work.Also, the movie isn't creepy or scary at all. There is some tension and some build up here and there but however: we have jump scares. Which I hate. Also, the ending is pretty anti climatic if you don't count the after credits scene. Our main character is sent off to a mental hospital and Chucky tracks down the little girl and plans on possessing her. She asks where Grandmother is and he says she's in the basement then Chucky begins to play hide the soul and JUMPSCARE the grandmother pops up...and that's it. Pretty anti-climatic.Overall guys, I had hope for this movie. I wanted it to be very dark and creepy just like the fist movie. While it was dark, it wasn't creepy. I was disappointed in this film. Very disappointed. While it is better than Seed of Chucky, it's still mediocre. As much as I thought the killers were good, the acting was good, Chucky was awesome, and there were a few good scenes scattered throughout. This is not a good entry in this series. It has unlikable characters, no scares, the after credits scene was kinda frustrating, and the effects on Chucky were God awful. I do respect that this movie has a fan base and I understand why people like it. I just personally don't like it and thought it was mediocre. If you're a fan of this series and you want something to wash the bad taste of Seed of Chucky out of your mouth than this movie's for you. Rating: 2/5=Mediocre