Curse of Chucky (2013)
Serial killer Charles Lee Ray once again returns in the form of a "Good Guy" doll in this sixth installment of the Child's Play franchise. Series creator Don Mancini returns to direct from his own script, which finds Chucky in the home of a fractured family with whom he has a decades-old grudge with. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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Critic Reviews for Curse of Chucky
[It] isn't just the most atmospheric and scary Chucky film, it's one of the most confident and successful American horror movies of the 2010s.
By grounding the film in a haunted house-style horror movie and making Chucky a creepy doll again, while still maintaining the warped humor that the first three films had, it may deliver the best film in the franchise.
There's something to be said for going back to old-school scares once the self-mocking silliness dries up.
The Child's Play franchise...makes a surprising, successful reversal with Curse Of Chucky, the franchise's serious-minded, at times even dour fifth sequel.
Serves as a really good and entertaining book end for the end of the series...
After nine years, Chucky is finally back in his proper element, and that's reason enough for any horror fan to rejoice.
Curse Of Chucky is a vicious return to form for one of horror's most legendary icons, terrorizing victims in the purest, darkest form of criminal insanity.
Despite the return of Brad Douriff as the voice of Chucky and writer-director Don Mancini, this installment lacks the humor or thrills of the films that went before.
There's nothing here to indicate that the current iteration of Chucky contains enough life to stalk though anything more than a string of middling direct-to-video sequels.
Curse can't shake its groggy DTV presentation, feeling like a cheap experiment to see if the faithful will follow the series now that theatrical demand has passed.
Curse of Chucky is nicely restrained, eking out suspense and building characters before all voodoo hell breaks loose.
the film, unfolding for the most part in a veritable doll's house, is certainly a stylishly twisted unpeeling of its antagonist's strange history.
This may be nothing more than a low-budget horror sequel, yet it is one that is much better than the straight-to-video label would lead you to believe.
Audience Reviews for Curse of Chucky
Awesome. Makes no sense at the end, but couldn't care less. Was delighted with the cameos. Have watched and loved these movies for years.More
Chucky is back for one last round, and boy is it ever a good one. "Curse of Chucky" follows an entirely new cast of people as Chucky begins to slowly pick off family members. At first it seems like a well produced average horror film, but deep down, it is holding onto your interest until the last 20 minutes where it will completely reverse what your thoughts have been and it will really surprise you. With a great cinematographer to go with it, some great direction, and better acting than most of the series has ever had, this sixth instalment, which is arguably the best in the series, has everything Chucky fans around the world could ever want. I had a blast with this film from start to finish, and I highly recommend it not only to Chucky fans, but fas of the horror genre in general. Many twists and turns make this film the only one in the series I use the word "Great!"More
After a nine-year dormancy, the 'Child's Play' franchise has resurfaced for a direct-to-video entry. If the release platform and the fact that it is the sixth installment cause trepidation within the fanbase, it is for good reason because 'Curse of Chucky' is belabored, rehashed and overreaching when attempting to connect these luridly gothic events to the first film. At one point, Chucky pours a hefty morsel of rat poison in one of six bowls of chili. It is intended to be hair-raisingly suspenseful because neither the audience nor the characters are aware of who is eating the terminal MacGuffin. However it is futile since the victim is predictably the most expendable character. Despite allegations that 'Curse' would avoid the campiness of the two previous chapters, Chucky (with a fatuous Asian makeover) is spouting opprobriously unfunny catchphrases again ("Women. Can't live with 'em. Period."). A tawdry post-credit scene completely contradicts the scene beforehand in terms of continuity. Don Mancini is inordinately transfixed with close-ups of Chucky's dilating pupils and a lesbian twist midway is completely arbitrary other than to make the viewers despise the characters even more. Overall, 'Curse of Chucky' is a prostrate, gratuitously gory abomination for the Charles Lee Ray loyalists.More
Dark and atmospheric, Curse of Chucky is a return to form for the Child's Play series. A semi-reboot, the plot seemingly ignores some parts of the last few films but sticks to the overall continuity. Chucky reemerges once again and stalks a family with which he has a score to settle. It's pretty rote, tried-and-true horror stuff; a creepy old rundown house, heavy storms, people going missing/being murdered one by one, etc., etc. And while it's standard fare for this type of film, it works well enough in setting a mood. Additionally, the kill scenes are fairly creative and suspenseful. However, the script is poorly paced and doesn't flesh out the characters (which makes it hard for the audience to invest in them). Curse of Chucky has problems, but on the whole it delivers enough frights and scares to satisfy horror fans.More
Curse of Chucky Quotes
- Twenty-five years. Since then, a lot of families have come and gone. The Barclays, the Kincaids, the Tillys. But Nica, your family was always my favourite and now your the last one standing! So to speak.You know, you remind me a lot of Andy Barclay. He was a whiney little bitch just like you.
- Did you kill him too?
- More or less. I killed his Childhood. And the truth is, I killed you 25 years ago too, haven't I Nica? This isn't living. You can't call *this* living; you've just been on life support. Time to pull the fucking plug!
- So you never actually killed Andy Barclay? Did you?
- Twenty-five years. Since then, a lot of families have come and gone. The Barclays, the Kincaids, the Tillys. But Nica, your family was always my favorite. And now... you're the last one standing. So to speak.
- Women. Can't live with 'em. Period.
- Life is short! Hahaha!
- It's time to play.
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