In my opinion, the Child’s Play franchise should have ended with Seed of Chucky. It was the ultimate ending to a solid horror franchise, but Universal has decided to give the little guy another chance on the direct-to-DVD market. Unfortunately the humorous nature of the fifth film turned off a lot of fans, forcing Don Mancini to scrap the wink at the camera formula in favor of a more serious film.
Mancini is bringing Child’s Play back to its roots with the upcoming Curse of Chucky. Not only did Mancini get rid of any humor, he has also restored Chucky’s classic look. Chucky’s patchwork face has been replaced by his original Good Guy Doll image from the first film. This is also Chucky’s first direct-to-DVD sequel, and I’m glad Universal has decided to forgo movie theaters. It puts less pressure on the film to perform, and it could possibly open the door for more sequels in the future.
Even better than the sequel, Universal Studios has sub-licensed the original Child’s Play and is releasing the first complete Child’s Play Box Set to DVD and Blu-ray. This is the first time that all six of the Child’s Play films will be available as one set. Both the Chucky Collection and the Curse of Chucky will be available on October 8, 2013.
The Box set is available for pre-order on Blu-Ray and DVD.
From the filmmakers that brought you Chucky comes the terrifying return of the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica (Fiona Dourif, True Blood), she doesn’t give it much thought. However, after her mother’s mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to the ensuing bloodshed and chaos. The return of America’s favorite toy, voiced again by Brad Dourif, is unrated and full of more blood-splattered thrills and chills.
Amazon lists Jennifer Tilly as being in the film, but there is no mention of her on the Curse of Chucky IMDB page. I have to assume it is a mistake on Amazon’s part, since Tiffany doesn’t appear to be in the film.