On DVD & Blu-Ray Monday 21st Oct. 2013
Terror returns in a deceptively tiny package when Curse of Chucky, the newest installment of the chilling Child’s Play franchise, comes exclusively to Blu-Ray™ and DVD on 21 October, 2013, from Universal Pictures (UK) and Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Receiving its European Premiere at Film4 FrightFest at 21.00 on 22 August 2013, Curse of Chucky reunites franchise creators Don Mancini and David Kirschner as Chucky returns to horrify viewers in an all-new, unrated chapter of the blood-soaked suspense saga that James Oster of ArrowInTheHead.com gleefully calls “Delightfully deadly.”
“It has been a quarter of a century since fans were first petrified by Toyland’s most lethal serial killer in Child’s Play” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “Now, twenty-five years later, the deadly legacy continues as Chucky resumes his disturbing reign of terror, delivering more of the blood-curdling scares and bone-chilling twists that have cemented his place as one of the world’s most legendary horror film icons.”
Written and directed by Mancini, Curse of Chucky finds a family imperiled by the murderous doll that launched a generation’s nightmares – determined to finish a job that was started long ago. The film stars Fiona Dourif (The Master, “True Blood”), A Martinez (“Longmire,” “General Hospital”), Danielle Bisutti (Get Smart, “CSI: Miami”) and Brennan Elliott (“Flight 93,” Double Jeopardy), with Brad Dourif (The Lord of the Rings) once again providing the voice of Chucky, the homicidal plaything inhabited by the spirit of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray.
Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in tow to help settle their mother’s affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica’s plans for the future, Barb’s young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail.
But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn’t know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He’s determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he’s going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end.
I have always been a huge Chucky fan every since I saw the first Child’s Play, I am even one of the very few people who enjoyed the refreshing pace of Bride and Seed of Chucky. So when Curse of Chucky was announced I was looking forward to how the perception of Chucky would be portrayed. Would Chucky be this dark scary, innocent figure that stalks his prey before dealing those lethal blows, or would this film be a happy go lucky, comedy where Dolls get married, have sex and jerk off into tiny cups.
Even thou I loved Bride and Seed I did personally want a scarier Chucky, even scarier than the original as so many horror films are being released lately that aren’t even the slightest bit scary or nervy.
I was so happy when I was watching Curse as straight away even in the opening scene you are shown the house, the house where all of this mayhem takes place, a dark gothic, old worn down house that instantly sets the mood. As soon as the house was displayed it struck me that the path of this Chucky film was to take a more serious role of which I was really happy about.
Fiona Douriff daughter of Chucky voice star Brad Dourif stars as the incredibly beautiful Nica and what a role she plays throughout the film. A real acting masterclass and a tribute to her talented father. It seems as thou talent runs in the family and watching Nica’s character evolve throughout the film is amazing to see. Without even saying a word you can slowly tell that Nica is catching on with the strange happenings around the house, she knows something is going on, and to portray emotion without words so effortlessly and to project this to an audience, blew me away.
The film has a great supporting cast that adds to this uncomfortable atmosphere that the film gives off. The house an uncomfortable setting that resonates the depressive nature of the characters that reside within the house. The house acts as another character, a stand alone figure that sets the tone, nature and flow of the film.
Chucky is back, crazier than ever, his character grows and evolves with every film, Brad’s immense vocal talent adding to the personality of Chucky, a darker, more sinister Chucky who you know is back, and back with a vengeance.
Curse of Chucky does not disappoint, it goes back to the roots of Childs Play and plays around with a more dark and ominous tone. Check it out you won’t regret it !