Cult of Chucky (2017)
Director: Don Mancini
Main Stars: Allison Dawn Doiron, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Michael Therriault, Jennifer Tilly
Storyline: Nica is placed in a hospital where past Chucky victims rest. With the help of Tiffany, Chuck comes to the hospital to pay some respect.
Review (Spoils): Nica (Fiona Dourif) is accused of murdering her family, as nobody believes her that the doll did the killing. The patients in the hospital she is located are all past victims (including Andy from the first films) and they are believed to be illusions of the mind. While this is going on the staff at the hospital are actually starting a cult dedicated to the devilish doll but Tiffany has other plans to help Chucky out.
This film starts almost right after the last one but it does start a bit confusing. Nica’s part make’s sense but dragging Andy (Alex Vincent) in from the beginning makes the film confusing. That is a fault of the film it is kind of jammed together without real thought. The gore and blood is there but limited. Do not get me wrong it was nice to re-introduce Andy but it was done wrong and should have been brought in near the end as a surprise. Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif and Jennifer Tilly did a great job returning as their characters but the story itself was all over the place. The Cult part was misleading and was not really explained.
We have knives, drills, burnt dolls, many jumbled dream sequences, some blood and a nasty head smash. Other than that just a lot of dialogue and character introduction without any real detail.
Rating: Personally had hope for this series as the last film was not bad and I enjoy the Nica character. However, this story is fucked and to be honest the whole Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly )character seems fake in this film but I did enjoy the twist ending. Holding still hope that this series will get back to the horror and drop the comedy.
Childs Play 2 (1990)
Director: John Lafia
Main Stars: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise
Storyline: Andy ends up in a foster home and Chucky comes back to transfer his soul into his body.
Review (Spoils): Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) has been placed in a foster home since the tragic attack of the haunting doll called Chucky. The company that created the dolls try to rebuild their reputation in this they resurrect the soul of Charles Lee Ray back into a doll. Chucky goes on a hunt again trying to track down Andy as he still wants to possess his body. With the help of Kyle (Christine Elise) a foster sister of Andy she rescues him and sees the truth of the killer doll. Through this all there are lots of chasing, meter stick beatings, stabbings, melting plastic and some air hose explosions.
Rating: The film falls under the same lines as the first one. We have more foul language and Chucky starts to shine his anger more in this one. Once again Andy annoys the hell out of me and still has not died! Chucky is a weak villain in my horror books but it was entertaining to watch.
Child’s Play (1988)
Director: Tom Holland
Main Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif
Storyline: A serial killer Charles Lee Ray transforms his soul into a doll before he is killed by police. The doll is later on bought from single mom Karen Barclay to give to her son Andy. What they did not know is the Eddie needs to put his own soul into the boys to become human again.
Review (Spoils): This movie can be sillybut really it is a serial killer trapped in a doll called Chucky (Brad Dourif ) who talks his new friend Andy into doing deeds for him, what’s not to love? We have the pretty and innocent mother Karen (Catherine Hicks) who wants anything more in the world is happiness for her son Andy (Alex Vincent)till he starts to lie and act strange out of character.Chucky has been building a false friendship with the child that he can gather trust so that he use a ritual to transfer his soul into Andy. We have lots of knife stabs and slashes but nothing for over the top gore. The film bases around the one liners and mouthiness of the walking serial toy boy. The movements and character build of Chucky himself is what makes the movie. Chucky through film becomes an icon of horror films when it comes to killer dolls. Hell if you can make a child believe “His real name is Charles Lee Ray and he’s been sent down from Heaven by daddy to play with me” you’re one evil bastard.
Rating: If you’re not offended by foul language give this doll a chance as he is one potty mouthed MF. If you can get past the annoying child this movie is worth a couple cold ones with some friends.