Dirty Horror’s Rapid Reviews: ‘Leatherface’, ‘Cult Of Chucky’, ‘Gerald’s Game’

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!

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Anticipation Alert: Cult Of Chucky (2017)

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!

Anticipation Alert: Chucky To Return For A Seventh ‘Child’s Play’ Movie?

One of the nicest surprises this year in the horror world was the beloved return of our favorite redheaded terror.  Nope, not you Carrot Top.  You’re terrifying in your own way though.  I’m talking about Chucky in what seemed to be his swan song, Curse Of Chucky.  Going back to the horror roots with the sixth installment, writer and director Don Mancini delivered the goods, especially in the final 20 minutes which had more than enough in the twist department and ended with one final showdown scene between Chucky and Andy.

But you know it’s just too good to be true for a horror franchise to actually end for good, right?  Enter in Don Mancini as he broke news on Twitter that there will be a seventh Child’s Play film!  No word yet on what exactly will take place, but he does elude to the fact that we’ll find out more about what happens to our heroine Alice from Curse Of Chucky.  And maybe Jennifer Tilly along with her famous breasts and annoying voice will be back for a bigger role? As long as they stick with the true horror feel and keep the Three Stooges schtick out, I’m good with another sequel.  I do have one small request though. Can we get a cameo from Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys since he was obsessed the Chuckster?

Anticipation Alert: ‘Curse Of Chucky’ Trailer Is Here!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for.  Could I possibly be overselling this just a tad?  Never!  Ok – maybe.  The trailer is finally here for the upcoming Direct-To-DVD extravaganza, Curse Of Chucky!  As I mentioned in a previous Chucky post, it’s nice to see all of those involved getting back to the Good Guy’s roots and moving away from the Three Stooges type slap stickery that exists in the most recent sequels.  Check out the trailer below and we’ll discuss after:

Let’s start with the good stuff:  Chucky’s serious and evil again.  Barely any comedic tone is evident, and in my eyes, that’s a good thing.  It also looks like we could have some mean-spirited handicap killing too, which is only acceptable in a horror movie by the way.  In addition to all of that, Brad Dourif is reprising his role as Chucky’s voice and Don Mancini, who wrote all of the previous Child’s Play movies, is writing again and directing as well!

Now for the ‘elephant in the room’ bad part.  Chucky looks weird in spots. Almost feminine to a certain extent, and it looks as though they’re going a little more digital with his facial movements, which would add to the weirdness.  In due time, we’ll know whether or not this is moderately acceptable or downright distracting when it hits video on October 8th.  For now though, if you’re a Child’s Play fan, you should be rejoicing that the goofy schtick seems to be gone, and the more serious/maniacal tone is back!  Now if we could only get used to that new face.

News: Score One For The Good Guys! Chucky’s Back!

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.

*don’t worry man – I hear they have great middle finger enhancement pills nowadays*

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