Universal Pictures Home Entertainment recently released CULT OF CHUCKY on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD and here is my review of the movie!
I can remember back 29 years ago, as a 9-year old kid, convincing (or is it conning!?) my grandmother into taking my cousin and I to go see Child’s Play in theaters. Now, for a little context, my grandmother had to have been 64 at the time, didn’t speak English very well and loved going to the movies too, so it didn’t take MUCH convincing. She actually stayed and watched the movie with us. It kicked off our experience with Chucky. To this day, my grandmother still remembers going to the theater to see the first to Child’s Play movies! So the other day, I showed her that there is a new Chucky movie, titled Cult Of Chucky.
The movie starts with Alex going on a date with a woman that he apparently met on the internet. She of course Googles him and his past comes up. She’s upset that he didn’t mention anything from his past. After the woman leaves him to finish his meal alone, Alex goes home and opens a safe. In the safe there’s a familiar head of a doll. Chucky’s mouth is bound, once he’s allowed to talk, he wants to take a hit of a join that Alex is smoking. Alex reluctantly agrees to let him take a hit and Chucky snaps at him. Alex then asks him, “wanna play?” Chucky then brings up Rachel, upsetting Alex, so much so that he brings out a torch and tortures Chucky.
Nica is moved from a home to a medium security prison. She attends a support group that talks about all their problems out in the open. The group wants to know why she killed everyone that she did, talking of murder, then a double murder and transitioning to a mass murder. In the group, the doctor brings out a Good Guy Doll, named Chucky, which he asked for and paid for, specifically with that name.
One of the patients thinks of the Good Guy Doll known as Chucky as her child. The doctor allows her to carry him around as such. Nica is freaked out by the doll, she’s just not ready to admit it to the group.
Chucky doesn’t realize he’s messing with mental patients, some see him as a friend and “company” as opposed to what he really is. If you’ve gotten this far, you’re a Chucky fan and will understand that there is definitely some horror and also some gore in this movie. There is a head removal that is just devious and done in a way that only Chucky could do it. The keyword in the title is definitely “Cult.” When that particular situation comes together, that is what you’ll enjoy!
UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT CULT OF CHUCKY RELEASE INFO:
Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Michael Therriault, Elisabeth Rosen, Zak Santiago, Summer H. Howell, Grae Lynn Kung, Allison Dawn Doiron, Adam Hurtig, Tom Anniko, Aidan Ritchie
“Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.”
Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection is also available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 3, 2017 in the United States only. For the first time ever, Chucky fans can experience all seven movies in one must-own set, including Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse of Chucky and the all-new movie Cult of Chucky.
Chucky: Complete 7 Movie Collection synopsis:
“Set a play date with Chucky—America’s favorite killer doll—with the Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection. In Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2 and Child’s Play 3, Chucky torments his original victim, young Andy Barclay (Vincent). In Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky, the bloodthirsty boy-toy meets his demonic doll of his dreams, Tiffany (Tilly). Chucky returns for more terror in Curse of Chucky, where the murderous mop-top terrorizes a family with an unusual connection. Finally, in Cult of Chucky, an insane asylum is the place for Chucky to take on old nemeses and new victims. “
Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD bonus content:
- Inside the Insanity of Cult of Chucky — Viewers will discover what it was like to film inside an insane asylum and the challenges production faced on set. They’ll also hear from the cast and filmmakers as they discuss why they were attracted to this story and how the filmmakers’ vision brought this fun-filled horror film together.
- Good Guy Gone Bad: The Incarnations of Chucky — This featurette offers a peek into Alterian’s workshop, the studio behind Chucky’s puppeteering, to see how the magic is created and focuses on how the look of Chucky has evolved over the years.
- Feature Commentary with Director and Writer Don Mancini, and Head Puppeteer Tony Gardner.
Cult Of Chucky is currently available on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital!
Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection Blu-Ray: