Cult of Chucky Review

Cult Of Chucky (2017) Movie Review By Darrin Gauthier

Cult of Chucky Review

Director: Don Mancini
Writers: Don Mancini (based on the characters created by), Don Mancini
Stars: Allison Dawn Doiron, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif 

Plot:  Chucky returns to terrorise his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.
Running Time: 91 Minutes
IMDB Score: 5.2

Why I Watched It: It’s Chucky for goodness sake, you really have to ask?

Random Thoughts: I must confess I haven’t seen Curse Of Chucky, that’s the only Child’s Play/Chucky movie I haven’t seen. This film carries over pretty much from curse now they do cover it so I wasn’t lost where the story was going.  I will say this you have to give everyone involved credit for keeping this franchise alive.

What I Liked: It’s really more of the same, I liked the fact that they not only brought back Andy but also the actor Alex Vincent, he was back in Curse and is in Cult as well.  I like how the franchise as gone full circle now.  For my the best part of these films is Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky he always seems to be having a blast.

The acting here is kind of a mixed bag but I do like Fiona Dourif as Nica, she’s very good and she has to do a lot of the heavy lifting and she’s in a wheelchair.  What she does that’s so good is she keeps her character and for the most part the movie grounded cause the film itself is a bit over the top and at times silly I mean you have a kid’s doll running around killing people.

The thing that the Child’s Play franchise has done so well over the last 4-5 films is have the horror but mix it with a dark almost black comedy now this one is more horror than comedy but it’s there, this one like the rest is a strange weird film.  I also think it was a good idea to have this film set in a mental hospital, what took them so long.  The setting is well used and it gave Brad Dourif the chance to make a One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest joke.  I also think it was smart to really use the idea that’s it not the doll but the spirit of Chucky that does all the damage, it can be in anything and it opens up the franchise.

What I didn’t Like: As I said the acting is a mixed bag, this is a made for DVD streaming movie so it’s a bit cheap and you can see it, the supporting actors aren’t great and the mental hospital is almost empty a lot.  Also the script is a little off,  some sub-plots go nowhere and the middle does drag.

Now Jennifer Tilly is in this but she’s a glorified cameo at best, good to see her cause she has meant a lot to the franchise but you can see her getting cut back as they go more horror than comedy.  I felt they should have given her more to do.

Final Thoughts: It’s a Chucky movie and on that they delivered not the best of the series but it does a nice job of keeping the franchise fresh and a going for more films, the ending does set up more films.

Rating: 6/10

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