Seed of Chucky (Child's Play 5)

Tag line : Time to raise some hell.

Seed of Chucky (Child's Play 5)It's been 5 long years since Chucky last graced the cinema (or indeed video) screens, but after several false starts and numerous negotiations with the distributors, the fifth film eventually arrived. Was it worth the wait? Read on....

Set 5 years on from the last film, we see Chucky's offspring (voiced by Billy Boyd) having been captured by a cruel biker, and used as part of his ventriloquists act. But after seeing an advert for an upcoming film entitled "Chucky Goes Psycho", based on the "supposed" true events our favourite killer dolls, he escapes and mails himself over to the movie studios hoping for a family reunion.

Having resurrected his parents, Chucky and Tiffany (Brad Douriff and Jennifer Tilly again), they hitch a ride back with actress Jennifer Tilly (making a double appearance, playing herself) where they come up with a fiendish new plan to transfer their bodies into new hosts, bumping off numerous hapless souls along the way.

More of a campy comedy than a horror film, and featuring more guest roles than you can shake a stick at, including cult director John Waters and rapper Redman, this fifth Childs Play film is  something of a climb down from the antics of its predecessor, "Bride of Chucky". Though genuinely funny, the film lacks any real depth owing to them spending too much time hiding out at Jennifer Tilly's mansion and there not being enough on-screen kills, which is probably due this being series producer Don Mancini's first go at directing.

I would say this is probably just a notch better than "Child's Play 3", whilst not the worst in the series by any means it's not the best either. I'm sure fans of the series will enjoy it, as indeed I did, though proves to be less satisfying than I'd hoped for.

Overall marks : 6/10

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Alternate tag line "Fear the second coming".

  • The name Glen/Glenda which Chucky and Tiffany argue over when trying to work out whether their kid is a boy or girl was a jokey reference to the Ed Wood film "Glen or Glenda" which starred Bela Lugosi.

  • Jennifer Tilly's assistant Joan was played by Hannah Spearit, who was one of the singers in the former UK teen band  "S Club 7" (Bleeaauuurgghhh!!!!).

  • The films budget was $12,000,000

  • This film was originally proposed in 1998 after "Bride of Chucky", but Universal declined. One of their subsidiaries, Focus Features, eventually agreed to pick up the project in 2004.

  • Billy Boyd, who voices Chucky's offspring, played Pippin in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

  • Chris Sarandon was asked to reprise his role as Detective Norris from the first film, but he was busy on another movie so had to decline.

  • The 'famous singer' who Chucky runs off the road was actually being played by a look-a-like, which forced them to take out a disclaimer on some US TV commercials (watch the film to see who I'm talking about).

  • The women Tiffany calls up to apologise for killing her husband was meant to be the wife of the cop she killed at the beginning of "Bride of Chucky".

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