Review by: Jay Andrews-Tracy
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Cult Of Chucky is the follow up to Curse Of Chucky, directed by Don Mancini. Don Mancini brings back Chucky, the wonderful doll that terrorizes everyone that has done him wrong. Chucky is a doll possessed by the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a notorious voodoo-practicing murderer, and voiced in every single last film by Brad Dourif.
Chucky’s girlfriend Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) is taking Chucky dolls to the Asylum. The dolls are there to terrorize Nica (Fiona Dourif) from the previous film. She is a paraplegic from birth, and is in a wheelchair, as we all know from the previous movie.
The movie is set soon after the events of the previous film, with Nica, who is moved to the asylum, to be evaluated for what she was “supposedly sentenced there for”. The asylum boasts minimum security, which does not make sense to me because she had murdered her family, again supposedly, and was brought to this place for rehabilitation.
Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent, the original actor of Andy, returns to grace the role), the original poster child of why no-one wants to play with dolls anymore, is back in this movie. In this movie, he has a doll-head of Chucky from a previous movie. He has conversations with this head, which is creepy enough in itself, and attempts to go off on an adventure because he is still delusional from what happened to him when he was a child being menaced by everyone’s favorite Good Guy.
This movie connects all of the movies together, finally revealing some very dark secrets (which I am not going to spoil; you’re welcome). Still wondering how Tiffany came back to reality from the cursed doll in Bride of Chucky? Me too. Maybe we’ll find out how and why she became a really-real girl in future movie sequels.
Curse of Chucky, and Cult of Chucky, are a lot better than the horrible sequels Seed of Chucky, and Bride of Chucky. These Chucky-named films were trying to be way more comedic than the Child’s Play series, and die-hard fans of the series were going, “WTH?”, which is why these throwback films are a blessing in disguise. The franchise is really taking a turn for the best, and these movies seem like it should turn into some sort of television series, is that possible?
I think this movie and future ones (if they are made) will re-cement Chucky’s place as an iconic figure in horror films. Chucky is not a newcomer at all by far. He has been bringing terror to the homes since 1988. This is still one of my favorite horror movies of all times. Of course, there is Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Ring (the original Japanese version, Ringu).
Come get admitted to the asylum and embrace the forever legacy of that unabashed little prick, your best buddy Good Guy doll, Chucky, on Netflix now!