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Curse of Chucky

World Premiere
  • USA
  • 2013
  • 97 mins
  • DCP
  • English
Hosted by Writer/Director Don Mancini and Actress Fiona Dourif

He’s back! From the original filmmakers who brought you Chucky comes the terrifying return of the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica (Fiona Dourif, Casey from TRUE BLOOD), she doesn’t give it much thought. However, after her mother’s mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to the ensuing bloodshed and chaos. The latest homecoming of America’s favourite toy, voiced again by Brad Dourif (Fiona’s dad!), is unrated and full of more blood-splattered thrills and chills than ever before. Wanna play?

A rarity among genre franchises, the CHILD’S PLAY series (begun in 1988) has retained the sure-handed guidance of original screenwriter/creator Don Mancini throughout killer doll Chucky’s decades’-long reign of horror. Mancini, who will be hosting our “scar-studded” world premiere, graduated to the director’s chair with 2004’s SEED OF CHUCKY, after having co-written or written every entry in the series. His longevity with the project is, of course, matched by the fiendish voiceover work by the incomparable Brad Dourif as Chucky, as well as the enduring input of producer David Kirschner (FRAILTY). For the new CURSE, SEED OF CHUCKY FX master Tony Gardner (ARMY OF DARKNESS, DARKMAN) brings the deadly doll back to life once more through ingenious puppeteering work. Sure, there will be plenty of mischievous mirth on display in CURSE OF CHUCKY along with ample bloodshed, but unlike the blackly comedic and satirical BRIDE OF and SEED OF CHUCKY, CURSE returns Chucky to the scarier roots of the series’ initial entries, going more for the jugular than the funnybone this time. Trust us, during the tiny titan of terror’s latest round of carnage, Chucky fans will once again realize that great things (especially scary ones!) sometimes come in small packages. Expect another gory good time from everyone’s favorite Good Guy doll. Batteries not included.

— Tony Timpone