cult of chucky movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DOES CULT OF CHUCKY ALLOW THE KILLERS TO GO WILD?
This instalment of violent Chucky fun is wildly… cheesy. It’s best for older teens due to bloody horror violence, but it’s usually an uninteresting supernatural horror movie with dumb ideas.
Killer doll Chucky returns to terrorise his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, he has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.
Director: Don Mancini
Cast: Fiona Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, Adam Hurtig, Michael Therriault, Grace Lynn Kung
Writer: Don Mancini
Release Date (Australia): 2 November 2017
Runtime: 91 minutes/1h 31m
Genre: Horror, Thriller
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The film features murders committed by supernatural characters and staged suicide, in addition to thematic content relating to sexual abuse.
The film contains shootings, stabbings, disembowelment, decapitation and multiple attacks with power drills that feature gory depictions of injuries and large blood sprays.
The film contains use of the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “bitch”, “ass” and “hell”.
A character is depicted smoking a joint.
A woman in a wheelchair and a man are briefly depicted having sexual intercourse, accompanied by strong thrusting detail.
R (for strong horror violence, grisly images, language, brief sexuality and drug use)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Cult of Chucky’s blood and guts might appeal to someone who’s looking for a mindlessly foolish slasher movie. It was completely and utterly obvious that the seventh instalment to the Chucky franchise was going to be a load of dreary ‘entertainment’, but wow, it’s main theme is a total flaw.
The most previous Chucky movie before this one, Curse of Chucky, was at least fairly entertaining and seemed to ditch the crass comedy genre. Although Cult of Chucky doesn’t approach the comedic aspect again, it’s a pretty flat execution with a bland plot. The first half of the film fetched the classic friendly-doll-goes-psycho theme, but unfolds in an ignorant manner.
Again, don’t expect decent characters or award-worthy performances, because the complete opposite is portrayed here. What you can surely expect, especially if you’ve loved all of Chucky’s tales, is a familiar blend of previous silliness and the good old psychological aspect. It’s not an entire fail. The story still had the chance to at least avoid an unexciting closing.
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