Watched "Curse of Chucky" today on Netflix. Once again, our menacing doll man decides to torment a family and this time it is the descendants of the first family he tried to claim for his own. You could say it is sort of an origin story, for it takes us back to when we first see Charles Lee Ray, the man on the run from the police who ends up inhabiting a Good Guy doll in the first film "Child's Play."
It begins with a mysterious package being sent to two women, a mother and daughter. Can you guess what was in the package? Later, the mother falls from the balcony and it appears to be a tragic accident.
Then the remaining family comes to visit and talk business, mainly about what is to become of the estate. The daughter's niece, Alice, finds Chucky and befriends the talking doll. Of course, he says much more than three sentences to Alice.
The rest of the family become sitting ducks and get plucked off one by one, except Nica, our heroine who ends up like Andy Barclay's mother in the original, put away in a home for the insane. And Alice, who ends up as Chucky's next experiment in soul swapping.
The family dinner near the beginning where we aren't sure who is going to eat the bowl of chili laced with rat poison put there by Chucky before he is prematurely interrupted.
The scene where Alice, frightened of the lightning storm, hides with Chucky under the sheets. It's where we first hear his familiar voice (played by Brad Dourif) and see his face go full animation.
The not so good:
Most of the film takes place in one night, and it's dark as hell. Cliches abound; the sudden opening up of windows, doors, and curtains, only to find nothing there until...It's all revamped of what we've seen before.
If you're not familiar with the Child's Play franchise, you can still see this one first without missing anything. And Chucky looks more menacing, which makes it a good film for horror buffs of this generation.
I give it 3 starz #CurseofChucky #review