Monday, October 21, 2013

Bride of Chucky (1998)

Number Rolled: 13
Movie Name/Year: Bride of Chucky (1998)
Genre: Horror
Length: 88 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Runny Yu
Writer: Don Mancini
Actors: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile, Alexis Arquette, Gordon Michael Woolvett, John Ritter, Lawrence Dane, Michael Louis Johnson, James Gallanders, Janet Kidder, Vince Corazza, Kathy Najimy, Ben Bass

A woman obsessed with Chucky goes to great lengths in order to bring him back to life. Of course, Chucky’s not always the most reasonable of sentient dolls and she winds up trapped in the same predicament he is. As dolls, they trick one of her neighbors into delivering them to New Jersey.

I think this is my favorite of the series so far. I have to be honest, though, I’ve only just seen the first three installments of “Child’s Play,” this month. There are a lot of ‘classic’ and ‘cult’ movies that I didn’t see when I was younger and I’ve been trying to catch up. So far, I’ve found that I like each sequel of “Child’s Play” better than the movie the before it. “Bride of Chucky” is no exception.

This movie has a bit more comedic value to it. I’ve mentioned in past reviews that what I think makes a cult movie popular is the balance between comedy and whatever the main genre is. The “Child’s Play” series is a gold mine for that kind of balance. A doll killing people is just the right mix of creepy and hilarious. Add to that a wife-like character that does basically the same stuff and what you get is a decent cult horror flick.

I feel like the kills made more sense in this film, got less repetitive, the picture was also kind of advanced for a 90’s movie. I would have placed it at 2001 the earliest if I hadn’t researched it.

One of the things I wondered about when it was over, though, dealt with an actress in the film. I want to know how Katherine Heigl was in a horror movie and still managed to play almost the same exact character that’s in all the rest of her films. It was kind of weird, actually.

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.3/5
Overall Opinion – 3.5/5

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