Cult of Chucky (2017) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Cult of Chucky (2017) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Don Mancini
Starring: Fiona Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif
Rated: UR/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Universal Studios

After accused of murdering her family, Nica is taken to an asylum and thinks that she’s the cause of the deaths of her family. However, when grizzly deaths start to occur, she then realizes that Chucky, her allusion might not be make-believe. She also finds out that the doll is slowly starting to possess anyone or anything to join a huge cult to kill off Chucky’s victims, but things don’t go too well in the asylum, including for Chucky’s long lost friend Andy Barcley who tries to stop the cult from getting bigger while also trying to get past Chucky’s wife, “Tiffany.”

I was really surprised with what we got back in 2013 with Curse of Chucky. I liked that movie so much that it made the year-end top 10 list on this site. Cult of Chucky, on the other hand, might not get as lucky. What I feel we have here is a movie that has its moments but is also very mixed with the results. We follow Nica as she interacts with the crazies in the asylum and we also follow Andy who is now torturing the head of the original Chucky doll at his house. Things now get a bit awkward because more than one Chucky doll shows up at the nut house and the kicker of the whole thing is now Charles Lee Ray can use a new curse he learned at some point to transfer himself into more than one doll (and or person). I’m not so sure I am a fan of that whole thing because if the original doll is being kept in Andy’s safe then when did he have the time or chance to learn this and why didn’t he use it before? You could say sometime after the last film and before Andy blew his head off in the credits scene last time, but I’m not so sure I buy it or really dig that whole concept. It is different but different isn’t ALWAYS better.

I do, however, like some of the kills in the movie. I’d probably call the kills the best part of the whole movie this time around. The new multi-possed dolls thing doesn’t do much for me, I find Meg Tilly to be awful every time she’s on the screen, but I do enjoy a good deal of the deaths this one brings up. So, if you want to go into the newest Chucky movie a bit mindlessly and just watch it for the kills and the comedy stuff from Chucky, then you might find a good popcorn slasher that isn’t great but fits a purpose. If you are looking for something as solid and different (in a good way) as Curse of Chucky, then you will probably find yourself more than a bit disappointed by Chucky’s latest adventure.

Extras

– Rated and Unrated Version of the film
– Deleted Scenes
– Inside the Insanity of Cult of Chucky
– Good Guy Gone Bad: The Incarnations of Chucky
– The Dollhouse
– Audio Commentary

Quality of Transfer: 98%