Cult of Chucky – A Film Review

Cult of Chucky – A Film Review

In 1988 the world was introduced to a doll, a Good-guy doll, A Good-guy doll that was indeed an incredibly BAD guy. Writer, Don Mancini, brought audiences the Child’s Play series, which provided us with one of the horror genre’s most notable villains, Chucky. Possessed by the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a multiple murderer with a fetish for sharp edges, Chucky the Good-guy Doll has been laughing and stabbing his way across our screens and into our hearts for the better part of three decades.

In the seventh installment for the franchise we find our only survivor from the previous installment (2013’s Curse of Chucky), Nica Pierce, being treated for intense schizophrenia at a modern, medium security, psychological institution, and as expected we find Chucky in hot pursuit.

Like it’s most current predecessor, this film took on a much darker tone than the central films had, which made the franchise gain new life in a much-needed way. In arguable opinion this film will take a spot as one of the best in the entire series. The film had everything it needed, it was well written, excellent effects, and the humorous and cringe-worthy moments we expect for a Chucky movie all worked cohesively in this surprising and welcome new addition.

Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly reprise their roles and Chucky and Tiffany, the evil doll power couple. Honestly, thes e two never disappoint and that’s why they’re veterans of this franchise.

Returning as Nica Pierce is Fiona Dourif, the female lead and a strong character which is executed with precision. Fiona makes viewers forget this is only her second film in the series because she entered so seamlessly and it feels like her presence had been anticipated since the series conception.

Also reprising their roles as Andy Barclay and Kyle comes Alex Vincent and Christine Elise. The inclusion of these characters has been an amazing story arch for the two latest films in the series and hopefully they will continue to be included as momentum begins to build again.

In summary, this film depicted Chucky at his finest. The freshness given to the post-dated concept that was Child’s Play is torn to pieces with humor, gore, nostalgia, and the “Glass Shower” scene was not only visually beautiful but definitely a top contender for death scene of the year.

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