I remember as a young teenager seeing the first ‘Child’s Play‘ (1988) movie that introduced us to the possessed doll known as Chucky. The movies in this series were probably more humorous than scary, but I do remember being a tad freaked by that first movie.
Of course my favorites in the series are the more recent movies ‘Bride of Chucky‘ (1998) and ‘Seed of Chucky‘ (2004) that introduced Jennifer Tilly as both his human and doll wife. They were complete schlock-fests, but were fun as hell to watch.
Well it looks like they’ve brought the killer doll back to life once again in the direct to DVD movie ‘Curse of Chucky’ (2013). The trailer looks like a good laugh.. and let’s be honest with all the Hollywood remakes and reboots out there these days, you just knew another Chucky movie would come along.
Then again, they’ve said this is a prequel to ‘Bride of Chucky‘ (1998), although the doll doesn’t have the typical facial scars as seen in several of the movies.
In fact, the doll looks like it’s had some work done. Plastic surgery for a plastic doll? How remarkable. LOL
Here’s a synopsis of the film as listed on Wikipedia:
Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in town to help settle their mother’s affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica’s plans for the future, Barb’s young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (voiced again by Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail. But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn’t know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He’s determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he’s going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end.”
Not exactly a ground-breaking horror plot, and most likely it’s probably very similar to the original movie. But of course, I would have to watch the movie first in order to make that kind of assumption, but I think the idea behind this movie is to move the series back to it’s horror roots and away from the comedic undertones of the latter movies.
The one thing that does link the entire series together is the voice of Chucky, noted actor Brad Dourif. He’s voiced the character since the very first movie, and has come back time and time over the years.
And in fact, his own daughter Fiona Dourif stars in this prequel/sequel. Talk about keeping it in the family. 😉
Anyway, in the end it’s cool (at least to me) to see this character back on our screens, even if it is the small one. Maybe if this one is a success, the producers will consider another big screen outing in the future.