I have just watched the new Child’s Play movie, Curse of Chucky, and thought it was brilliant. It was great to see a return to the good, serious horror of the first few movies, rather than a rehash of the lame humour that so ruined the later sequels.
Chucky is back to scary form in this new movie, and his menace is wonderfully compounded by the old dark house scenario of a constant thunderstorm and creepy, shadowy stairways and rooms. I also thought that the rat poison scene – which had you wondering just who was going to unwittingly consume the contaminated meal – was just as tense and suspenseful as any scene that Hitchcock ever created. And the way that Chucky stalks and brutally murders victim after victim is absolutely terrifying. I also thought that having the heroine as crippled in a wheelchair enhanced the lurking menace that Chucky brought to the house, as it made her struggle against the monstrous doll seem all the more exciting and gripping as you rooted for her throughout the whole film. The special effects are brilliant too, and really bring the character of the malevolent Chucky to life.
I must admit, when I first bought the DVD of Curse of Chucky, I did wonder if it would live up to the reputation of the first few movies in the franchise, mindful of how recent remakes and sequels of iconic horror characters have generally proved extremely mediocre. Fortunately, on this occasion, I am pleased to say that my money was not wasted, as Curse of Chucky proved to be every bit as good as its predecessors, if not even better.
If you enjoy a good demonic doll movie, then I strongly recommend Curse of Chucky. I guarantee you will be on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
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