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[Fantasia ’13 Review] ‘Curse of Chucky’ Recalls Old School Wrath of ‘Child’s Play’!

Last night the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal hosted the World Premiere of Don Mancini’s Curse of Chucky, the sixth installment of the Child’s Play franchise arriving on home video October 8, 2013. Also available on Digital on September 24, Curse of Chucky reunites franchise creators Don Mancini and David Kirschner as Chucky returns to horrify viewers in an all-new, unrated chapter of the blood-soaked suspense saga.

I got an early look at the film and was blown away with how great it was for a direct-to-disc sequel.

Written and directed by the franchise’s creator, Curse returns to the Child’s Play roots and delivers a darker sequel that was teased at the end of Bride of Chucky. What’s so interesting about the sequel is that it’s played like a beginning to a saga, “Curse of Chucky shows serious restraint, which is rare for a fifth sequel. Instead of jumping right in, Mancini works his way to the reveal, treating the film like an introduction to a completely new, younger audience,I explain in my review.

In fact, “Curse of Chucky may just be the best home video sequel since Wrong Turn 2. It’s alarmingly good, which puts pressure on Universal to answer as to why they didn’t let Mancini shoot this for theaters.

Chucky fans should rejoice, though, as Curse of Chucky is clearly going to re-ignite the franchise for years to come.



  • squint

    “how great it was for a direct-to-disc sequel”? Is it not as good if you don’t keep in mind that it’s direct to disk?

    • Bouncy X

      well considering how most DTV sequels turn out, especially horror ones…i can understand why they felt the need to mention that its good despite it. i’m still afraid of what Chucky will be like, i know the trailer cuts quick but while i am excited to see this, i can’t help but notice the animatronics do seem a little cheaper this go around.

      its nowhere near as bad as the Cryptkeeper in the 3rd Tales from the Crypt thankfully but yeah!

      • squint

        I don’t think movies should have very much excuses lately, the things that people can spit out on web or TV. Either way I’m pumped for this movie. It looks like I’ll enjoy it, even if it’s not as good as the original. It’s Chucky!

  • ill_mindedd

    im just glad im not the only one who thought wrong turn 2 was good.


    Wrong Turn 2 is one of my favorite horror movies of all time so reading that sentence made me even more hyped for this!

  • mav07

    honestly, Mr D has his dick so far up this movies ass I can’t tell if he’s being serious or if he was paid to say these things.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Awesome review, Brad. You got me even more pumped for it. I stopped reading after the spoiler warning because I want to be completely surprised by what it has to offer. I haven’t been this excited for a horror film in a while so the days and weeks are going to drag for me. September 24 can’t come soon enough, and until then, I’m going to have to avoid spoilers like the plague lol. Hopefully people keep their mouths shut! I know people here are usually very respectful and always put spoiler warnings so I’m happy about that.

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