I had to give 'C.U.C' 3* (I might even be tempted to go 3.5*) just for the sheer downright bonkers direction Mancini has taken his franchise in. What ever else the series maybe lacking (and it is an easy target for its detractors) you cannot deny it is going in a dark-humourous, occasionally really inventive, sadistic trajectory! I also challenge anyone to admit that all those 'Chuckys' in one room is not brilliant!
I can't think of another horror franchise quite like the Chucky films. Where other slasher icons like Jason or Leatherface have always been afraid of continuity and have undergone several reboots Chucky has done the opposite. Don Mancini has slowly, but surely breathed new life into the Chucky franchise, but he has never let the series forget it's history. This is a fun film that is an absolute delight for the fans!
A shame that it waits until the end to bring the humor and a most brutal violence (since the ongoing brutality never convinces). No, it isn't the worst entry in the franchise but it certainly struggles to reach to the end - essentially because it was not fully cohesive. Perhaps the highlights are the guts,one or two jokes and Tiffany, and none of it justifies this movie.
Il franchise horror della "bambola assassina" creata da Don Mancini è l'unico che da oltre vent'anni, noncurante della logica commerciale di remake, prequel e reboot, va avanti per la propria strada, lavorando su sè stesso, cambiando forma. Siamo giunti al settimo capitolo (obbligatorio conoscere a memoria gli altri), e nonostante un evidente povertà di mezzi, il tono onirico/psicanalitico e il gore, divertono.
I don't know i'm feeling around a 2.5 ish rating (just because of the outlandish shit & the humor at times/tongue in cheek jokes can be amusing). This is only worth one watch for horror fans out of sheer boredom (so don't expect anything really worthwhile) and then just go ahead and forget about it afterwards. At the vary least i can say that this film is better than Bride, Seed, Curse & Childs Play Part 3 easily.
7th entry in the long running series sports a few laughs, some inspired kills and a nice setup for future entries. Fiona Dourif is quite good here and director/writer Mancini continues to tie all the previous entries together. Best would be the skylight/operating room kill...gruesome.
I liked this installment in the Chucky series. Setting it in an institution for the mentally ill was particularly effective, and made for a creepy setting for the film. The element of the patients in the hospital not being believed about the true existence of Chucky made for some very good suspense, until the moment of truth about Chucky's ability to "animate" other dolls like him. Definitely see this.