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!