Curse of Chucky – Review

I can’t say I was surprised to hear about the new entry in the “Chucky” series. It seems that a lot of classic horror films are being forced back into fashion. Carrie, Curse of Chucky, The Amityville Horror, Evil Dead, to name a few. I was really intrigued to find out what the whole “Chucky” fuss was all about, given that I vaguely remember watching the very early versions of it many years ago and frankly not loving it!

Curse of Chucky is sequel number six in this twenty-five-year lasting marathon. A malicious doll arrives in a package from an unknown source only to cause mayhem. It only takes Chucky one night to butcher five people. And why? It is all supposed to make sense in the very end when the mysterious life of Chucky unravels. But, it is not really about rationalizing this film. There is no point in it, since there will be no end to that. Everything in “Curse of Chucky” stinks of good old times cult. From the ridiculously fake-red blood puddles, to the teeny tiny knife-wielding doll-hand that apparently no one can just flick to make it go away.

Frankly, “Curse of Chucky” is more like a horror parody enriched with splatter scenes, than a genuinely frightening horror movie. But, this is more than expected, since it follows the same pattern as the previous sequels, hence it includes a lot of inside jokes – I just can’t get over the ‘You-can’t-live-with-them…period‘ joke about Chucky’s women victims. But if you find yourself not knowing what on earth that little Good Guy Doll is talking about, don’t feel bad. This film is not supposed to complete the evil story of a possessed doll, but to continue the psycho-splatter theme that was originally set in 1988, in the first Chucky movie called ‘Child’s Play.

Rumor has it, that the Chucky doll had previously haunted its viewers’ dreams and had made it to the I-should-have-watched-it-at-daytime movie list. But, don’t fall for those rumors. “Curse of Chucky” is a movie that I barely call a horror one. It is just not fair to the genre.

So, do you want to see what the fuss is all about, like I did? Go ahead and find 90 minutes to waste.

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