Last Chucky film was Seed of Chucky & I wasn't a fan. It was the weakest & I am fine never seeing it again. However, I did like the rest. This is the newest & first to be direct-To-Video. Some would see this as a bad thing & would think it would suck just because it wasn't released in cinema. However, that is not always the case. If fact, I have seen some that are way better than those released in cinema. Is Curse of Chucky good? I was dying to find out.
The Child's Play/Chucky series started off as a slasher horror mix with psychological horror elements & some dark humor. Bride of Chucky & Seed of Chucky lean more comedy. This film is back to it's roots. More serious but with the right amount of humor (from Chucky). This is a reintroduction into the series, with little connection to this last entry but connection to the first one that I wasn't expecting. At first, I thought it could be a reboot of the series but as the film goes on you see it's connection to the past.
The film takes cues from Child's Play by making it a mystery as if Chucky is alive. While I love his one liners, I prefer this. Having some modern effects with dark lighting looks great & adds to the creepy. There were some small twist with the nanny & some jump-scares that didn't piss me off. There isn't a lot of characters, which is a good thing. We get to know most of them & the film isn't cluttered with pointless people for Chucky to kill off. Having the protagonist in a wheelchair was an interesting choice & one I liked. Chucky looked different at first but as it goes on...He looks like his old self. There was an "after credit" scene that I'm not fully sure on what happened. The reason I'm not sure about it is because of the "post credit" scene. I really loved it a lot. Of course the way it ended was bittersweet depending how you look at it.
This was a treat & showed me that I love horror films still. I get tired of all the possession films that trend lately. So it was refreshing in a way. If you like the Chucky films you will enjoy this. Highly recommended. 8.5/10
Best Part: Post Credit
Worst Part: Slow police
Recommended by DW Smith
Starring: Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, Brennan Elliott, Maitland McConnell