Curse of Chucky starts out by introducing our main heroine Nica (Fiona Dourif) and her crazy mother Sarah (Chantal Quesnelle) who live in a gothic style house in the middle of nowhere that looks like something that would be the home of Norman Bates. Nica is a paraplegic who basically takes care of her mom that sets all day making art projects out of paper. One day a mysterious package shows up at their door and inside lies a Good Guy doll and a hell of a ugly one at that. The Good Guy doll looks nothing like the dolls the series is known for and frankly I hated the new look. Anyway, Sarah thinks that it is a practical joke while Nica aims to give it to her niece who loves dolls. Sarah has other plans and throws the doll in the trash which turns out to be a bad move on her part. Hey, Good Guy dolls are a collectible, come on! Well, long story short, Sarah has a little accident off the top of the stairs and ends up dead.
Aww, how death brings a family together or let's say, how it brings in the gold diggers! In rolls Nica's sister Barbie (Danielle Bisutti), Barb's husband Ian (Brennan Elliott), Barb's daughter Alice (Summer H. Howell), the Nanny (Maitland McConnell), and good old Father Frank (A Martinez). The team busts in on the scene to basically kick Nica out to an assisting living facility and take the house. Well that was the plan, not like anyone would live to see it through. Essentially, most of the movie, you have Nica rolling around saying a few sentences while giving strange looks into the far yonder. Since, well she is rather slow, most of the movie has her figuring things out about 15 minutes after it was already happening. We already know her sister Barb is scum, and basically her family has been having a hard time, and wants to roll in to act like the concerned family member. Basically, Curse of Chucky is a long drawn out movie of slow camera angles around corners and zoom ups on various items like bowls of chili to get you all trembling in your boots. The movie goes down like this, Barb is having an affair with the nanny (got have lesbian action in these kind of movies to draw away from the terrible script), Ian knows about affair but Barb tries act like he is the one doing it, Father Frank is the first to die, Nica is blamed for all of their murders, and Alice goes to live with grandma. Yeah, I just saved you from wasting 97 minutes of your life, your welcome!
Initial release: August 2, 2013
Director: Don Mancini
Running time: 97 minutes
MPAA rating: R
Prequel: Seed of Chucky
Cast: Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Chantal Quesnelle, Danielle Bisutti, Maitland McConnell, Brennan Elliott and Summer H. Howell.