I saw “Curse of Chucky” about a week ago. It’s good. It’s like an installment of a franchise that’s had its fridge cleaned out, and scrubbed from top to bottom. All that junk in there, all the old stuff at the back, and the grime that’s hanging off the sliding bits on the side have been removed, and in it’s place, just the bare necessities – the bits the ‘Child’s Play’ started with. In this case, a ‘Chucky’ doll. An effective music score. A scary tape of Brad Dourif recordings. A bucket of corn syrup. A tin of murky brown paint to coat the sets in. And no fucking silhouette of dolls having sex. Open the fridge, you’ll like what you see.
Sadly, there’s no clip yet featuring the film’s wheelchair-bound heroine, played marvellously by newcomer (and daughter of Chuck) Fiona Dourif, but here’s what we do have :
Universal City, California, July 8, 2013 — Terror returns in a deceptively tiny package when Curse of Chucky, the newest installment of the chilling Child’s Play franchise, comes exclusively to Blu-Ray™ and DVD on October 8, 2013, from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Also available on Digital on September 24, 2013, Curse of Chucky reunites franchise creators Don Mancini and David Kirschner as Chucky returns to horrify viewers in an all-new, unrated chapter of the blood-soaked suspense saga that James Oster of ArrowInTheHead.com gleefully calls “Delightfully deadly.”
“It has been a quarter of a century since fans were first petrified by Toyland’s most lethal serial killer in Child’s Play” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “Now, twenty-five years later, the deadly legacy continues as Chucky resumes his disturbing reign of terror, delivering more of the blood-curdling scares and bone-chilling twists that have cemented his place as one of the world’s most legendary horror film icons.”
Written and directed by Mancini, Curse of Chucky finds a family imperiled by the murderous doll that launched a generation’s nightmares – determined to finish a job that was started long ago. The film stars Fiona Dourif (The Master, “True Blood”), A Martinez (“Longmire,” “General Hospital”), Danielle Bisutti (Get Smart, “CSI: Miami”) and Brennan Elliott (“Flight 93,” Double Jeopardy), with Brad Dourif (The Lord of the Rings) once again providing the voice of Chucky, the homicidal plaything inhabited by the spirit of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray.