Monday, September 23, 2013
Chucky Retrospective: SEED OF CHUCKY
Seed Of Chucky
Director: Don Mancini
Starring: Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Redman, Billy Boyd, Hannah Spearitt, Steve Lawton, John Waters
It looks like the kid fell off the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
After 6 more years, Chucky randomly pops up again. During the era when this film came out, its sort of surprising that it wasn't a remake or reboot this time around. Granted, it was early in that cycle, but still, with another big gap in between productions, you'd think it might have been an option. Plus, seeing the heights to which a rival icon, Leatherface, was brought back to relevance , a studio or writer/director might want to do the same for another. In any instance, the man behind them all, Don Mancini, returns. With this series, love them or hate them, you can really point to one person as to the blame if you so desire. This time, he adds to his normal writing duties and sits in the director's chair as well.
This movie is a pretty big chore to get through. What's good about it? I like that they've continued Chucky's look of being this scarred up monster. And Tiffany was a fun character to return. Glen/Glenda/Shitface has a cool design and is kind of funny for a little bit. However, most of this will all wear off after 20 minutes. If this film quit dicking around and actually had some focus, there might've been something at least mediocre.
Up Next: Curse of Chucky