Curse of Chucky

Curse of Chucky

Film4 Frightfest – Day 1: ‘Curse of Chucky’ marks an enjoyably arch return for the killer doll

“You’re all adorable,” said Bobcat Goldthwait. The self-professed “dude from Police Academy” was on hand to give the introductory speech to this year’s 14th annual Film4 Frightfest, and he couldn’t help but keep informing the audience how “adorable” they all were. They sure weren’t frightening; not many had deigned to play dress-up despite dutiful encouragement, aside from one individual who stood out by virtue of his Headless Horseman outfit. How he managed to watch and enjoy the films through the fabric of his fake neck is anyone’s guess but, with his exception, everybody else was simply adorable.

Fantasia Film Festival 2013: ‘Curse of Chucky’ comfortably extends Chucky’s warranty

Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Child’s Play. Which one of those franchises should not belong? The first three feature tall, powerful, humanoid, seemingly immortal foes that have struck fear and admiration in the minds and hearts of horror movie fans for decades already. Each has proven so successful that remakes of all three have already been attempted.

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