Curse of Chucky
Director: Don Mancini
Writer: Don Mancini
Sequel to: Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky
Cast: Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, A Martinez, Chantal Quesnelle, Maitland McConnell, Brennan Elliott, Summer H. Howell
Seen on: 22.9.2017
After the death of her mother Sarah (Chantal Quesnelle), Nica (Fiona Dourif) moves in with her sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) and her family. Also moving is a doll that was sent to Sarah just before her death. Things quickly start to become very strange, and Nica begins suspecting there is more to that doll than she thought at first.
Curse of Chucky didn’t really blow me away but it was one of the better films of the series. Still there was potential for a better film in there.
I loved the idea of a wheelchair user as the heroine of the film, and a pretty confident and competent heroine at that. Of course, it would have been so much better if they had actually cast a wheelchair user in the role instead of cripping up Fiona Dourif (although she doesn’t do a bad job).
Generally more could have been done with that promise, especially if the perspective and experiences of disabled people had been considered – I’m pretty sure about this.
This installment of the series is 5 to 10 minutes longer than the other films of the series, and those were 5 to 10 minutes too much – there could have been more tightening here and there.
While I liked the ending of this story, the backstory was a little much and felt too stupid for me to really work. And that even though the series has given us a lot of stupid things so far. But despite my criticism of the film, it definitely wasn’t the worst film in the series (in fact, my ranking at this point would be 1, 5 , 6, 4, 2 and 3).
Summarizing: It’s okay.