Ronny Yu directs Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif and Katherine Heigl in this horror comedy soft reboot to Child’s Play.
Not a franchise I love but this is a gleefully silly entry, strengthened by the ridiculous Jennifer Tilly. She’s fantastic here as an unhinged goth milf Marilyn Monroe ex-flame of the killer doll. Chucky is his usual abrasive self. Dourif voices him with gusto but his foul mouthed nastiness probably only hits a laugh once every act. He looks pleasingly fucked up after a trilogy of destructive finales. BoC could do with more kills, more tension but at least the puppet FX work is always cool. Nu metal soundtrack, some nice homages to other horror icons, short and sweet.
Perfect Double Bill: Seed of Chucky (2004)
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