Cult of Chucky (2017)

Cult 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, Curse of Chucky
Cast: Allison Dawn DoironAlex VincentBrad DourifFiona DourifJennifer TillyMichael TherriaultSummer H. HowellGrace Lynn KungAdam HurtigElisabeth Rosen
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 25.9.2017

Plot (with Spoilers for Curse of Chucky):
Nica (Fiona Dourif) was arrested for the death of her family – who were actually killed by Chucky (Brad Dourif), or so she believes. Now she’s in psychiatric care and working with a therapist, Dr. Foley (Michael Terriault) to accept the fact that she was the murderer after all. But when Nica is confronted with a Good Guy doll, things take a turn.
At the same Andy (Alex Vincent), too, tries to finally leave his past behind. But that is much easier said than done, especially when he has a very lively reminder in his home.

Cult of Chucky was unfortunately one of the weaker Chucky movies, despite the fact that it was really nice to see pretty much all important characters from all Child’s Play movies so far again.

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Child’s Play 2 (1990)

Child’s Play 2
Director: John Lafia
Writer: Don Mancini
Sequel to: Child’s Play
Cast: Alex VincentJenny AgutterGerrit GrahamChristine EliseBrad Dourif, Grace ZabriskiePeter HaskellBeth GrantGreg Germann
Seen on: 9.9.2017

After what happened, Andy (Alex Vincent) is separated from his mother – who is put in psychiatric care – and now lives with a foster family mother Joanne (Jenny Agutter), father Phil (Gerrit Graham) and their teenage daughter Kyle (Christine Elise). Things should be settling down, but Chucky (Brad Dourif) doesn’t just give up, and after he finds himself reconstructed by the toy company, he’s dead-set on claiming Andy’s body for his own.

I didn’t love the first Child’s Play, but it worked. But Child’s Play 2 was a case of “less would have been more” and I thought it was a step down from the first one.

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Child’s Play (1988)

Child’s Play
Director: Tom Holland
Writer: Don ManciniJohn Lafia, Tom Holland
Cast: Catherine HicksChris SarandonAlex VincentBrad DourifDinah ManoffTommy Swerdlow
Seen on: 3.9.2017

Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) is being chased by the police, particularly Detective Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon). He flees into a toystore where he’s shot. But Charles is versed in voodoo – and manages to transfer his soul into one of the Good Guy dolls on sale. Through some twists of fate, the doll ends up with Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks) who got the doll for her son Andy (Alex Vincent). Just because he lives in a doll, though, Charles hasn’t left behind his murderous ways – and he needs an actual human body soon, before he turns into the doll he possesses.

When it was announced that they would show the latest “Chucky” film at the /slash Filmfestival this year, I knew I had to get started on closing that particular gap in my horror movie knowledge. Child’s Play, then, wasn’t bad, though the reason for the cult status of the series didn’t become apparent to me.

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