Curse of Chucky is headed straight to disc later this year, though I'm holding out hope of a Frightfest screening in the UK because there would be no better way to see it. It's the sixth in the Child's Play series.
Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in tow to help settle their mother's affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica's plans for the future, Barb's young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail. But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn't know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He's determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he's going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end.
All Chucky fans will have heard the "It's just a doll, why can't they just run away?" complaints, or even said this themselves, so I do enjoy the new film's ironic choice of Final Girl. The one in a wheelchair, the one who can't run away is the one who does the best against Chucky.
Well, assuming this film follows the "final girl" formula. Which I bet you my shirt it does.