In 'Curse of Chucky' we are introduced to Nica, a young girl in a wheelchair (played by Chucky's voice and human counterpart Brad Dourif's real life daughter Fiona).
A mysterious package arrives and inside lays Chucky, looking brand spanking new.
Of course a little bit later in the same night as he arrives, he kills Sarah, Nica's depressed mother.
The news of Sarah's death brings in the rest of the family to ''console'' Nica.
Thus we are introduced to Nica's arsehole sister Barb, her slow husband Ian and their young daughter Alice.
Oh and their slutty(ish) nanny Jill, and the Reverend Frank.
Yeah the acting wasn't the best from most, but it was good enough.
One thing I really liked though was some of the camera angles and lighting.
You could easily see that it had many inspirations, Argento being one, and it even had a pinch of 'Sin City' in there.
The film starts off quite slow, picking off different characters in gruesome ways, back to the old horror style than comedy horror like the latest installments of the Chucky franchise. The little man still of course has a few one liners.
About half way through is where it picks up the pace and suddenly we get to a moment in the film where we think 'Oh christ, we still have X amount of time left and everybody is dead, where's this going to go next?'
And that next part was the most interesting.
Despite the films minor plotholes and cliches it avoids the biggest of all. But I won't spoil it as I didn't expect it, guessing it would have just followed the traditional slasher ending.
And I think this is where:
(MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD, and I mean MAJOR!)
I've heard it's set after the film 'Seed Of Chucky', but then also that it ignores the events of the two previous movies.
Where I believe it to be set is part way through 'Bride', after Tiffany has received Chucky, fixed him up and brought him back to life, but before he ended up killing/resurrecting her into the doll.
If you have any other theory though, let me know.
Make sure you stay to watch after the million and one endings and credits by the way for a little something with the original Andy Barclay from the first and second films. (Which could work one of two ways, an alternate ending seems to be the easiest way).
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In all I have to give the film an 8/10.
It was a brilliant return of Chucky, it just unfortunately had a bit too many plotholes that contradict the other films.
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