The Fantasy Review‘s Spoiler-Free Review of Curse of Chucky (2013).
Curse of Chucky (2013) is a giant leap towards greatness once again with this franchise. After a couple of mediocre movies and one terrible one, it was fantastic to see this story go back to basics once again.
Nica is our main character, and she faces off against Chucky as he starts killing everyone she loves. She’s a fantastic protagonist and a fierce enemy for Chucky. The fact she’s in a wheelchair is a great way to change things up too.
The plot and setting are tense, atmospheric, and engaging, reminding me of the original Child’s Play (1988). Instead of these crazy, twisty plots that get bigger and bigger, we are back to basics. The setting is one house, with corridors and dark corners and lots of rooms. It’s a pretty gothic house too, making it even creepier.
Chucky gets some great one-liners again in this movie, including one of my favourites when the little girl says “Chucky, I’m scared”… It’s hilarious and creepy; exactly what I want from this franchise.
The whole narrative is just a great slasher story, with a great balance of characterisation, scares, and kills. The ending is satisfying and a great way to end the narrative which did not need to be continued… oh wait, it was.
Overall, I think this is one of the best movies in the Child’s Play franchise and is perfect for people who have never seen a Child’s Play movie, as well as people who love the originals.