Sunday, November 2, 2008

Seed of Chucky (2004, Jennifer Tilly)

It's only logical that the Child's Play series would follow the winning comedic horror formula of Bride of Chucky. Not that the original Child's Play didn't work but that had already been copied in the first two sequels.

At the end of Bride of Chucky, Tiffany popped out a little killer monster baby doll. The doll survived and has been in England as a freak show performer named Shitface. Shitface escapes from the freakshow to search for his real parents and ends up in Hollywood, where there is a film being made about the Chucky legend. The young doll resurrects his parents and the murders begin, though Shitface (now called Glen) doesn't want anything to do with killing. Will Chucky and Tiffany swear off killing to win the affection of their son or will their murderous ways continue, eventually pulling Glen in?

Seed of Chucky is a clever concept and has several funny scenes (the best of which feature the brilliant John Waters). As a horror film, it's lacking the suspense of the original and the movie within a movie subplot (featuring rapper Redman and Jennifer Tilly herself) is pretty bad. The film could have been better but there are enough things going for it to make it worth watching at least once.


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