‘A true classic never goes out of style’
I'm telling you right from the start, that I've been a fan of the Chucky series since I was an innocent child in primary school, and thanks to this demonic doll, I’ve never looked at a toy in the same way again.
I'm not even ashamed to say I enjoyed all of the movies; some more and some less of course, but I found good even in Seed... In fact, I'm a bit annoyed that they haven’t brought Shitface back yet.
Bottom line, I had no doubt I was going to have some fun watching Cult of Chucky. And I was right.
Set a few years after Curse (don’t be like me, watch it before this to refresh your memory), Cult re-introduces us with a familiar face that, like Pennywise, shows himself only every 27 years: Andy.
The little boy from the original Child’s Play that was only back for number 2 in 1990 (the cameo in Curse doesn't really count), that pledged to be ‘friend till the end’ with a serial killer/ voodoo doll is now a grown man that tries to get on with his life, but thanks to Charles Lee Ray, still has trauma looming over him and is a bit of a broken man, and no one can blame him.
The story picks up with what Nica has been up to and how her life has turned (spoiler alert: not too peachy) since she was locked up in a mental institution after her family was slaughtered… because she was blaming a doll for it.
The lives of both protagonists will cross paths, but that’s not all, another fan favourite is at it again, the woman that is a household name as much as the Chuck himself, I'm of course talking about his wife Tiffany AKA Jennifer Tilly - her first scene, a mix between reality and fiction, is such a treat!
Cult of Chucky, which didn’t get a theatre release but went out straight to DVD/Blu Ray/digital is written and directed by Don Mancini, who is also the mind behind the whole franchise.
The man clearly knows what the killer doll fans want, since in this instance we’re not only having Andy back, Tiffany returned in all her glory, of course Brad Dourif is voicing the Chuck and also his real life seed, Fiona is playing Nica once more, but that’s not all.
In a world saturated with CGI I also really liked the fact that in Cult it's not being overused and they brought the usual practical effects to animate Chucky. Mancini is also giving us more of our favourite Lakeshore Strangler (not spoiling anything here, you gotta see it for yourself) and to top it all off, there are a few pretty gruesome deaths.
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