The tone of this series took a decidedly comedic shift if tone after "Bride of Chucky," which was a wise move. The idea of a diminutive killer redhead doll is pretty ridiculous concept that's not exactly easy to pull off as a straight horror film. However, I will say the original film did just that and a lot of credit goes to director Tom Holland, who also pulled of a similar feat with "Fright Night." Bu to this film in particular, the franchise gets decidedly meta when Chucky and Tiffany (again voiced by Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilley) are resurrected by their creepy doll son. The film gets meta when Chucky and Tiffany hatch a scene to impregnate Jennifer Tilly, who is playing Hollywood actress Jennifer Tilly filming the latest Chucky horror film. Series writer Don Mancini takes over directing duties here and does a good job of balancing the darkly comic tone and the sort of violent mayhem horror fans are expecting. I do think that it's commendable that this series has kept Mancini on for all of the films, which is not something that I think can be said of any other long running horror franchise. Top tall this goofy horror fun off with John Waters in a small role as a paparazzi and a good score by Pino Donaggio, and you get a much better of horror film than you'd expect from a killer doll movie.