Friday, March 14, 2014

Review: Curse of Chucky (2013)

I'll admit I was worried at the beginning. I've liked all of the Child's Play films even though I didn't see Seed of Chucky. Not sure I want to take the risk on that one since most seem to hate it. This latest sequel took a bit to get going, but there are so many great surprises and twists in it tying back to the previous entries that I have a hard time believing any Chucky fan wouldn't like it. The extra bonus after the unrated version's end credits is quite fun too. Don Mancini included it to show how the entire series would end just in case another movie is never made. The acting is good all around especially Brad Dourif, of course, who nails it as always. His daughter turns in a nice performance as well. Chucky is definitely taken back to his more creepy, sinister roots. Characters that seem one-note and predictable don't stay that way for long. Maybe I'm just gullible, but there is so much I didn't see coming. I'll have to give Seed a try sometime just to complete the series.

Who wants to play hide the soul?