Curse of Chucky (2013)

   
Written & Directed by: Don Mancini

Starring:

Fiona Dourif .... Nica 
Danielle Bisutti .... Barb
Summer Howell .... Alice
Brad Dourif .... Chucky
Brennan Elliott .... Ian
Maitland McConnell .... Jill
.... Father Frank

Special Appearances: 

Chantal Quesnelle .... Lisa 
.... Tiffany
Alex Vincent .... Andy Barclay


Release Dates:
Fantasia International Film Festival: August 2, 2013; Film4 FrightFest: August 22, 2013 (UK); Samain du Cinema Fantastique: October 25, 2013; Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival Bruges: October 27, 2013; Theatrical: November 7, 2017 (Brazil)

 

Rating:

 

After a horrible death incident in a mansion, the other family members get together as one of the resident's Nica (Fiona Dourif) suspects the talking doll Chucky (Brad Dourif) is responsible as well as her niece Alice (Summer Howell) getting attached to this object as well as revealing a deep dark secret that happened 25 years beforehand.

 

The beginning seemed somewhat slow but mysterious at the same time when a delivery to Lisa and her daughter in a wheelchair Nica arrives which is the Chucky doll but this time he isn't stitched up which made me wonder if this was a sequel after the previous flicks plus this doll looked a bit larger than usual.
However there's a nice mysterious moment involving a death of Lisa without seeing the doll doing this with a good camera shot on some blood oozing out on the floor showing Nica's reflection which is a fair moment before the opening credits.
After the opening credits it seems a bit slow still with the family getting together but then a nice creepy moment with the little girl Alice spotting the Chucky doll as well as a nicely near jumping moment on this situation which worked in greatly.
Then dinner is about to be served which is oregano and we see Chucky's little hands taking a box of rat poison and pouring it in one of the meals as well as good close up shots on each of the house guests eating their meals which made me watch carefully as who is eating what and wondering what the side effects will be later on. This was done in a good mysterious style since none of us know who is eating the poisonous oregano.
Then the chills get going when Jill is trying to search for the Chucky doll in which there's some odd jumping moments and eerie situations since things are still and silent along with a thunderstorm occuring which added a nice touch to the story.
What really grabbed my attention is when Jill and Barb are making out as I was thinking to myself "WTF" in which I was guessing that Barb was either closeted or bisexual but she kept this from her husband. Really strange stuff here.
Then when Barb tucks her daughter Alice in bed with the Chucky doll she tells her Mom what vulgar things this doll is saying to her as this seemed to pay a tribute to the original flick on what Andy told her Mom. It works in a fair deal and the story started to roll alot better since we don't see Chucky talking just yet while we all have to just wait just like in the original. Plus Alice tells her Mom not to forget to kiss Chucky goodnight as this made me watch in terror wondering if this doll will attack her or not.
It's nice to see Chucky talking when Alice pulls the covers over them when she is still scared of the thunderstorm and he gets vulgar which I was thinking YESSSSS. Finally we're going to see some action with this doll doing terrors like we have in the previous film since the story needed to build up a bit.
I was wondering if the story ever followed any of the sequels but we're in for a treat when Nica looks up Chucky's history on her laptop so it's not a disappointment since the story is full of surprises while we continue to watch this flick.
When Nica tries to warn her sister Barb about Chucky there's a good dysfunctional and emotional argument by the two of them which looked powerfully dramatic.
When we wonder as to why Chucky looks unstitched unlike in the previous sequels but that changes when Barb starts to look at the dolls face and unpeeling it and boy is there a great jumping moment here that will make you jump out of your seat like I did so myself.
The tension and psychological moments rage on when Nica tries to crawl on the floor in order to escape from Chucky which made me watch as to whether or not she will survive plus some other good moments like this.
Things are beefed up big time when Ian thinks that Nica was responsible for the killings and what he does to her which looked completely psychotic as well as some nice horror violence that's involved later on in this scene which can please gorehounds big time which also looked well done.
Then the flashback sequences come into place when Chucky explains to Nica by what had happened which rocks as it's black and white but showing colourful flowers as well as to what he did to her impregnated mother which explains as to why Nica herself couldn't walk. Plus it was a real prequel as to what happened before the first flick when Chucky tries to escape to the toy store as this looked extremely clever by telling some of his life story before putting his soul into a doll.
More psychological moments occur which is a nice getaway for Chucky since he is a doll for when the police arrive makinf her guilty of the deadly crimes as this was done in a perfect fashion.
More surprises happen when you think that the story will end since we wonder as to what has happened to Chucky's bride which was done in fabulous taste offering some decent humor this time and a deadly moment too.
Watch out after the closing credits as there's a real special surprise here but I won't give that away whatsoever. Watch for it yourself it's awesome!!!
Bottom line is that this is a well improved sequel since Seed of Chucky sucked plus it offered less comedy in this one offering the dark side of the horror like in the first few. I almost rated it 3 and a half bats but stuck to 3. Yet this is one of the best sequels ever. It's a total party flick with appearances on characters from the previous films. Check it out it's nonstop fun.


The acting is well performed in which Fiona Dourif (Nica) drew in well within what she did coming across as somewhat troubled as well as showing a good emotional attitude too. Plus shows off some good enthusiasm when she acts anxious warning others about Chucky as she drives a well intense type of behavior. Offers good struggling and dynamic energy too when trying to save herself. Offers a good versatality when losing her sanity at the end of her performance.
Danielle Bisutti
(Barb) does well too with her troubled behavior in which she seems to come across as someone troubled with her sexual preferences and being secretive about it all making this come to life. Also seems to do well by acting like somewhat a basket case too with her dysfunctional attitude. All of this showed great energy and enthusiasm.
Summer Howell (Alice) seemed to bring on the cute little girl charm in which she brings a great innocence to her role. Shows a nice friendly type of attitude and acting honest by what she talks about which seemed realistic. Plus does a nice job acting scared about a thunderstorm like most little kids do.
Brad Dourif
(Chucky) shows himself in a flashback scene so it's nice to see something than his voice in which he as usual does well acting like a vulgar and evil asshole. He was fantastic acting obnoxious within whatever he did here. A true character actor as always.
Brennan Elliott (Ian) breezes through his part in a decent fashion but is really memorable later on when he freaks out thinking who has murdered his family in which he draws a great anxious and crazy freaked out behavior packing a nice punch to whatever he did.
(Father Frank) had a brief supporting role but a real effective one in which he drew nicely as a serious preacher. Shows a nice strong type of presence as well as reacting to being sick later on as he brings alot out of his characteristics within whatever he did in his scene's.

Bring it on baby!!!!
Blood oozes on a hard floor.
A head is sliced off a metal roof object from a busted up vehicle and blood splatters out. A cut off hand is exposed as well.
Body is scarred after being electrocuted.
Eyeball is stabbed out of someone's head.
Bottom jaw is sliced off with an axe.
Knee is stabbed by an axe.
Throat is slit open.

Joseph LoDuca does a fabulous job on the score of this flick bringing a great versatality to each scene. At first it sounded like typical but strong classical music that I've heard before with violin orchestral but changes in another part of the story especially for the dark and creepy moments having a deep tone to everything that will leave a chill down your spine along with suspenseful sounds for the jumping moments packing a punch big time. Also at times there's chiming sounds which added more class at to what was going on as well.

Barb: [talking about the Chucky doll being sent to the house] It was obviously sent here by mistake; it must belong to someone else. And Alice, you already have too many dolls as it is...
Alice: Yeah, but, Chucky's my friend till the end!
Ian: Well I for one think it's a real nice gesture.
[pause]
Ian: Thank you, Auntie Nica!
[off Barb's look]
Ian: It's a doll. What's the worst that can happen, huh?
Chucky: [In his Good Guy voice] I like to be hugged!
Alice: I love to hug you too, Chucky!
[as she hugs him tightly to her, Chucky's eyes eerily start to grow wide]
Alice: [looks confused] What's that, Chucky?
[has the doll pressed against her ear, as if listening to what he's saying]
Alice: Oh, Chucky wants to know what's for dinner!

Alice: [after eating the chili] Hmm. Hmmmm...
Nica: Alice, honey, is something wrong?
Alice: It tastes funny!
[pause]
Alice: Maybe we put too much oregano in.
Barb: [laughs] Alice, sweetheart, it's not that bad.
[pause]
Barb: Eat it!

Alice: [praying] Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. God bless Jill, Grandma, and especially Auntie Nica. Amen.
Barb: What about Chucky?
Alice: Chucky says there is no God.
Barb: What?
Alice: He said life's a bitch and then you die bleeding like a stuck pig!
Barb: Alice! You know it's not nice to curse!
Alice: I didn't curse mommy, Chucky did.
[looks over at Chucky, then back at Barb]
Alice: Mommy, am I going to die?
Barb: No sweetie, no!
Alice: But Grandma died, and Chucky says we're all going to die.
Barb: Alice, who really told you that? Was it Jill?
Alice: No.
Barb: Was it your daddy?
Alice: No, it was Chucky.

Alice: Chucky, I'm scared!
Chucky: [laughs] You fucking should be!

Chucky: Women. Can't live with 'em. Period.

Nica: Barb, put him down!
[pause]
Nica: Look, I know that this sounds nuts, but that doll- I think that there's something in it!
Barb: [Barb is standing on the upstairs balcony holding the Chucky doll] Wait a second!
[pause]
Barb: You know about this?
[referring to Chucky]
Nica: Well... I think I do...
Barb: You know what's in this?
Nica: [stunned] Do you?
Barb: Why didn't you tell me?
Nica: I'm trying to tell you...
Barb: Wait, wait! When did you find out?
Nica: [frantic] What does it matter?
Barb: It matters to me!
[pause]
Barb: It matters to me that my own sister is out to get me!
Nica: No! No, no, no, you don't understand! This...
Barb: Oh, I understand perfectly. I understand you resent the fact that I actually have a life!
Nica: No, Barb, this isn't about anything that...
Barb: Well, you know what, Nica? It isn't my fault. Okay? What happened to you isn't my fault!
[pause]
Barb: And it isn't my fault that you dropped out of school, and it isn't my fault that you chose to never leave this goddamned house! I mean, what the hell were you waiting for, a sign from God?
Nica: No, Barb! Just put the fucking doll down!

Nica: You're Charles Lee Ray.
Chucky: My friends call me Chucky.
Nica: You're dead.
Chucky: No, you're are.
Nica: Why us?
Chucky: Didn't your mother even mention me? I'm an old friend of the family.

Barb: [after Chucky runs up to her with his knife] Oh my God!
[pause]

Barb: Alice!
Chucky: Alice is MINE! Now she knows...
[peels the rest of his disguise off]
Chucky: ...there is no God!
Chucky: [looks at Barb] You have your mother's eyes. And they were always too FUCKING CLOSE TOGETHER!
[violently stabs his knife into Barb's eye]

Alice: Chucky, you found me!
Chucky: I told you I would.
Alice: Where's Grandma?
Chucky: In the cellar.
Alice: What's she doing down there?
Chucky: Nothin'.
Alice: Chucky, Mommy and Daddy are dead. Aunty Nica killed them...
Chucky: But I'm your friend to the end, Alice. And now it's time to play!
Alice: Hide-And-Seek?
Chucky: Hide-The-Soul. And guess what? You're it!
Alice: Why do I always have to be it?
Chucky: Because you're somebody that no one would ever suspect. Now, close your eyes.

US EX Girl: [Andy's doorbell rings; he answers the door to see a female US EX] A package for you.
Andy Barclay: Really?
[he takes the long box]
US EX Girl: Maybe you won something.
Andy Barclay: Must be my lucky day!
US EX Girl: Have a good one...
Andy Barclay: Thanks. You, too!
[he takes the package upstairs to his apartment; then his phone rings and he answers]
Andy Barclay: Hello?
[pause]
Andy Barclay: Oh, hey, Mom! How're you doing?
[pause]
Andy Barclay: I'm sorry I didn't call. I meant to.
[pause]
Andy Barclay: Yeah, I'm definitely coming for my birthday tomorrow. No, don't get me anything. Do me a favor, Ma, no surprises, okay?
[pause]
Andy Barclay: Yeah. I'll be there, like, noon? 1:00? What are you making for dinner?
[pause]
Andy Barclay: Yeah? How's Mike doing? Well, tell him I said hello.
[pause]
Andy Barclay: Um... Yeah. All right. Well, I'll see you around that time.
[pause]
Andy Barclay: Okay. Yeah...
Chucky: [emerges out of the box with a knife; he turns around and sees that Andy has a gun pointed to his face] Aha!
Andy Barclay: [cocks his gun] Play with this!
Chucky: ANDY...!
[Andy fires the gun once and the screen goes black]