Ugh. I’ve been neglecting my blog. I’m sorry, baby……I promise I’ll take better care of you and shower you with my witty sarcasm and pointless posts about 80’s horror movies. But first, how about some reviews! Considering I have actually been watching some of the current crop of horror movies, I figured I’d share my brief thoughts on some. Emphasis on ‘brief’. Let’s go!
On the low, I kind of enjoyed 2013’s Curse Of Chucky…..and mostly for it’s return to Child’s Play true horror roots. Gone were the over-the-top jokes and Three Stooges schtick (which I liked up to the point of Seed Of Chucky), allowing Don Mancini to finally get back to making Chucky somewhat scary again. Even though it pretty much went straight to VOD/DVD, Curse Of Chucky was a critical and fan success….thus spawning the new sequel Cult Of Chucky which recently got a brand new trailer:
Definitely has the straight-to-video vibe going on, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing. The ‘horror’ element is definitely back for this sequel, as is the original Andy (Alex Vincent) and Jennifer Tilly too! What isn’t back is Chucky’s original face. My biggest gripe with the trailer is that Chucky just looks……off. There is definitely some CGI involved with his facial movements which is worrisome (and yes, the stitches seem to be gone) – but I will reserve judgement until I see the final product. As a whole, I’m excited for Cult Of Chucky because it seems to harken back to the days of mindless/fun horror. Look for it to hit VOD and DVD/Blu-ray on October 3rd, just in time for Halloween!
Yes, our favorite little psychopathic Ginger is back! No, not Carrot Top…..none other than Chucky from the Child’s Play franchise! Production has started on the direct to video sequel Curse Of Chucky, only this time, Redman or a semen filled turkey baster won’t be making an appearance, nor will Jennifer Tilly’s famous massive boobs or annoying voice. But have no fear because the voice of Chucky, Brad Dourif, will be returning! Also along for the ride is the original writer on all of the Child’s Play movies, Don Mancini, who also directed the “let’s just forget about that one” installment, Seed Of Chucky.
Here’s the breakdown of the plot: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit might be a strange doll she received a few days earlier.
The other buzz about this sequel is that they’re taking it back to the horror feel of the first few and stepping away from the Three Stooges feel of the last two. Continue reading