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.
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Director: Don Mancini
Main Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, Maitland McConnell, Summer H. Howell, Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly
Storyline: The Chucky doll re-appears back into the family of the serial killer Charles Lee Ray.
Review (Spoils): A young woman named Nica (Fiona Dourif) has been in a wheelchair since birth and under the watchful eye of her paranoid mother (Chantal Quesnelle). The Chucky doll appears at the house and her mother id found dead. The family re-unites with Nica’s older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti), her husband her daughter Alice (Summer H. Howell) and the nanny Jill (Maitland McConnell). As they, all stay at the house with the doll, one by one, they all start to die and the story unfolds with the Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) connection.
Right after the Seed of Chucky crazy storyline the series tries to get back to its roots. The story starts on a tale of the charming Nica and her mother. They get the Chucky doll in the mail and think of it as a sick joke. Time passes and the doll comes to life and her mother is killed. Everything is played as suicide (with scissors?) any ways that is when the rest of the family comes home and as we have family, secrets and conflict Chucky starts to hack them up. We have a beautiful cast of women Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti and Maitland McConnell. We have lesbian affairs, scissors, very nasty axes gausses, some bad CGI blood, lost of eyeballs flying and hanging, a hot pink bra and panty laptop chat (because that’s what people do in the real world), knives, peeling skin and very cool beheading. The gore is there if you wait for it.
Rating: I am going to be honest this film at the very beginning I was worried about it. Not being a huge fan of the series this film actual surprised me and got me on board. It dropped some of the cheesy humor of the past films and dove right into a good horror tale. I love the story line that intertwines with the past of the serial killer Charles Lee Ray and his nutty lover Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly). This film actual made me a fan of the series now.
Child’s Play 5: Seed of Chucky (2004)
Director: Don Mancini
Main Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, John Waters, Billy Boyd, Hannah Spearitt
Storyline: Chucky and Tiffany has a child named Glen and start a killing spree together.
Review (Spoils): So the orphan doll Glen (Billy Boyd), son of Chucky (Brad Dourif ) and Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) brings them back to reality yet again. During the same time Hollywood is in the works of making a film on the legendary killer dolls. Tiffany and Chucky start to murder people again and this brings horror to Glen.
This film is making more fun of itself then even the past ones. We have Tiffany who cannot believe that her favorite actress Jennifer Tilly is playing her in the movie role, Chucky is depressed that his son is a wimp and Glen is not sure if he is a boy or a girl and keeps peeing himself. The film is very lacking on the horror part as it gets so caught up in the comedy bit which ruins the film for the series. Sure there is some gore and blood but the stand up becomes a bit too overbearing for the film.
Rating: Not a bad film but to me the series is going into another direction I don’t like in horror… comedy. I don’t mind some but when the comedy overcomes the gore and scares then I’m kind of waiting on the sidelines. The whole idea of Glen/Glenda is too much and they had a great connection with just the murdering couple.
Childs Play 4: Bride of Chucky (1998)
Director: Ronny Yu
Main Stars: Jennifer Tily, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigi, John Ritter, Alexis Arquette
Storyline: Chucky finds the perfect mate that revived into another doll this time a female doll.
Review (Spoils): Tiffany (Jennifer Tily) is a former lover of the late Charles Lee Ray aka Chucky (Brad Dourif). She tries to bring Chucky back but finds out his love was false. In a fit of rage she cages Chucky and mocks him with a rubber female doll in a wedding gown. Chucky escapes and kills off Tiffany but uses the same ritual to bring Tiffany’s soul into the new female doll as revenge. The tow them work together to go on a killing spree to find the amulet that save them and help become human again.
We have stabbings, doll sex, some funny rubber jokes, car crashes, burnt rubber and gun shots. There is not much blood and such in this film as it’s more a trip on what the dolls are up to on their chase for the jewel.
Rating: Not to ruin the film too much it actually was pretty entertaining and something different then all the other films of the series. Thank god no Andy! The film is actually pretty funny and the bride is a nice touch to the film. The very ending is a surprise and leads into the very next one of the series. Jennifer Tily normally drives my brain mad with her voice but I was able to handle this one.
Child’s Play 3 (1991)
Director: Jack Bender
Main Stars: Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Jermey Sylvers
Storyline: Andy is all grown up and Chucky still wants him dead.
Review (Spoils): Andy (Justin Whalin) is all grown up and is now in military school. At the same time the toy company decides to release the Good Guys toy line. So they cheap out and use old materials of the past dolls and lord be hold Chucky is back. Chucky goes on a killer rampage again to kill anyone who gets in his way to Andy and also he tries to possess a new young boy now owns the new doll.
This series is really drying out at this point. Kill Andy already and move on. Garbage trucks, stabbings, heart attacks, throat slits, grenades, gun shots and the fan death.
Rating: Too be honest this series kind of died for me after the first film. Not a Chucky fan and the storyline are forever long. Luckily not long in the series they catch on and change the direction.
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.