Friday, September 20, 2013
Chucky Retrospective: BRIDE OF CHUCKY
Bride Of Chucky
Director: Ronny Yu
Starring: Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile, Alexis Arquette, John Ritter
Have I got a rubber? Tiff, look at me. I'm ALL rubber.
After 7 years, Chucky was revived. And a breath of fresh life put into him. I'll start off by saying this...Bride of Chucky is my favorite Katherine Heigl film. Director Ronny Yu came in and "got it" with where to take everyone's favorite serial killer doll. This film fully realizes what this series is and has become and its not gonna bullshit you into "trying to take it seriously" anymore. After 3 films, that luster had worn off. And by the last entry it was just kind of lame and boring. Bride of Chucky tosses attempts at suspense out the window and full embraces campy, comedy and over the top kills. And I'm fully willing to jump on board.
On a side note...since John Ritter has faced off with Chucky and Jason Ritter went against both Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees...could we put Amy Yasbeck or one of Jason Ritter's siblings in the next Halloween, Hellraiser or Texas Chainsaw films?
Bride of Chucky was the biggest hit of the whole series. Was it the wait? Was it because it was actually good? Or does it just add to the late 90s horror resurgence and people would see anything? I don't know. But this movie surely holds up and doesn't have to worry about having the stakes of "is it still scary" or "does it still work". You don't have set your brain to any sort of era or mindset for this one. Just know that you're gonna see some blood and get some laughs. This is a film that fully grasps what it is, embraces it and runs with it. Oh, and by the way, Happy 15th birthday, Bride of Chucky!
Next Time: SHITFACE