Excerpt: I’m always surprised when a new horror film is released. Just when I thought the Child’s Play films were over for good, we get Curse of Chucky . The mistake I made was thinking that any horror movie killer stays dead for good. Chucky has been burned, shot, chopped up and various other things, but somehow he still comes back. I do find it amusing that the films at least have continuity. In the past two films Chucky’s face has various scars and stitches around it.
Excerpt: Receiving a horror intervention, Child’s Play’s sixth entry is dumped direct-to-video, with all of the below average budgetary constraints which pursue these franchise extenders. Curse of Chucky is locked inside of a rickety, worn home poking from the forest, and events bring together a suite of victims for the Brad Dourif-voiced monster to kill. Audiences are here for Chucky, a possessed Good Guy doll whose entire relevant satirical shtick died sometime in 1992.
Excerpt: We zijn vier jaar na de gebeurtenissen in Seed of Chucky wanneer de aan de benen verlamde Nica per koerier plots een oude “Good Guy” pop ontvangt. Nica noch haar moeder Sarah hebben enig idee waar deze pop vandaan komt maar echt veel aandacht besteden ze er niet aan. Sarah besluit de pop buiten te zetten bij de rest van het vuil en daarmee is de kous af.
Excerpt: Child's Play has always been the runt of the slasher-film litter. It doesn't have the prestige of the more mainstream franchises ( Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street ), but it's better than the jokey, mostly laughable low-end gimmicks like Leprechaun . Part of its obscurity comes from the fact that the original trilogy came late to the game in 1988, and the first two sequels followed within three years.
Conclusion: So I guess what it all boils down to is how big of a Chucky fan are you? If you are like me, then you have to have it! If you’re a casual fan, perhaps maybe a rental at first would be safer than an expensive blind buy. However, one thing’s for sure…well okay…there’s three things. The audio, video and extras here are all well worth the price of admission. You just need to figure out is the film up your alley or not. It felt really safe to me.
Conclusion: It's certainly not a perfect film, but Curse of Chucky is surprisingly good considering it's the fifth sequel to Child's Play and didn't receive a theatrical release. Director Don Mancini takes the franchise back to its horror roots, and Brad Dourif again provides the voice of murderous doll Chucky. A few scenes run too long and Chucky is off screen for much of the film, but Curse of Chucky moves the story forward in an interesting way.
Conclusion: Chucky is back to his old deadly tricks with a sinister glee and a macabre, menacing twinkle in his smile. Written and directed by Don Mancini, 'Curse of Chucky' may be the first in the franchise not released theatrically and going straight to home video, but thankfully, that's not a sign of its quality and ability to deliver some delightfully fun and twisted horror, making it a great sixth installment to the series.
Summary: Curse Of Chucky bliver aldrig en rigtig gyserfilm, hvis du er fan af dukken. Så sidder du nemlig og holder med ham. Ideen med en dukke, der bliver levende og myrder, har dog stadigvæk en rigtig god skræmmeeffekt og da filmen samtidig går tilbage til seriens oprindelige rødder, er det en af de bedste med Chucky, vi har set, hidtil.