“Curse of Chucky”

 If you are a fan of the original movie, you will probably like this one; however if you are a fan of the last two movies you are in for a bit of a disappointment.

This is another installment of the “Chucky” franchise and it takes an unexpected detour after the “Seed of Chucky” and returns to the more serious horror movie instead of the campy, black horror of the last two movies, except for the last 10 minutes of the film, which to be were the best part of it.

One thing to keep in mind though was the budget was the reported budget was $5 million, which is less than half of the prior movie and almost considered “low budget” by today’s standards.

I do have to say it had an unexpected storyline and unique main character in our heroine who is played by Fiona Dourif (daughter of Brad Dourif, the voice of “Chucky” in all of the movies) as she is in a wheelchair and paralyzed from the waist down and lives with her overprotective mother in a creepy old house.  She receives a box in the mail and it turns out to be a “Chucky” doll.  Shortly after her mother ends up on the bottom of a two story home by what is believed to be suicide and her sister arrives with her husband, daughter and nanny trying to get her sister to agree to sell the house and move to an assisted living facility, but more for her own greed than helping her sister.

Later on it ties in why their family was selected and gives a bit of a back story on the Charles Lee Ray, the bad guy that went into the “Chucky” doll.

One obvious continuity flaw was that the “Chucky” doll was much larger, although from the “scars” that are revealed later it looks like he was a doll from the prior movie.   Also, the face was much less expressive.   It also appears he is to take possession of the girl, but there is no medallion, which was an integral part of the prior movies.

I hope for the next “Chucky” movie there is more a return to the black comedy campiness of “Bride of Chucky” and “Seed of Chucky”.

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