Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bride of Chucky (1998, Jennifer Tilly)

Seven long years after the Child's Play series came to a screeching halt, Chucky returns...though this time he's not alone. Chucky found a bride who's just as deadly as he is.

Bride of Chucky starts with Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), who was the girlfriend of Charles Lee Ray, the killer who transferred his soul inside the Chucky doll. She tracks down Chucky's body and resurrects him using voodoo (for dummies!). Before long, Chucky kills Tiffany and revives her as a doll. To become human again, the two dolls must recover a voodoo charm from Charles Lee Ray's corpse. They pay a teenage couple trying to move away from their hometown to bring them to the site. On the trip, as always happens when Chucky's around, murders start occuring and the young couple are the main suspects. Will the cops intercept the teenage runaways before they can bring the dolls to their destination?

I saw Bride of Chucky in the theater and I didn't really know what to think of it. I had only seen part 2 at the time and didn't know much about the Child's Play series other than that Chucky was a murderous doll. Watching this film again ten years later and after seeing the first three, I can now appreciate Bride of Chucky for the gem that it is. The film is funny, clever, gory and very entertaining. It was great that the producers decided not to just make another Child's Play sequel like parts 2 and 3. Jennifer Tilly was a great addition to the series and make for a perfect companion to the great Brad Dourif.


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