Cult of Chucky

Cult of Chucky ★★★★½

I'm still blown away by how much I actually enjoyed this. I really liked Curse of Chucky and had been eagerly awaiting Cult of Chucky(and seriously, who wasn't excited to see Alex Vincent back as Andy?), but then the trailer was released, and I have to admit I wasn't overly impressed. I really didn't think the insane asylum setting would be interesting. Turns out I was wrong. Apparently an asylum is the perfect place to set a story with a killer doll. Who's going to believe you when you're already certifiably "crazy"?

Curse was a much needed return to classic horror, and Cult generally follows along with that tone, but also adds in a bit more Bride of Chucky style dark humour(but not to the point of crossing into Seed of Chucky territory).
Cult really feels like a love letter to the franchise, and I love that all of the sequels and characters are finally coming together here. Nica, Andy, and Tiffany are all back.
Fiona Dourif is great as Nica once again, and it's still eerie just how much she looks like her father in some shots.
I do wish that Andy had gotten a little more screen time. I'll take whatever they give us though. Andy has always been my favourite kid from a horror movie, and it's interesting to see where he ended up after all these years.
I had actually considered re-watching Seed before this, because I honestly couldn't remember who Jennifer Tilly is even playing at this point. Is she Human Tiffany? Doll Tiffany? Or is she Jennifer Tilly? Turns out it doesn't really matter! Either way, she's amusing as always.

I'm glad Don Mancini decided to continue the story rather than just remaking the original like nearly every other major horror franchise has done. These last two Chucky films have turned out really well, and I can't wait for the next (inevitable) sequel.

Just a heads up, there's a post-credits scene, but it's only included in the Unrated version (AKA it's not on Netflix).

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