A 666-Character Review of ‘Cult of Chucky’
Nica was committed to a psychiatric facility after being found guilty for five murders. She has moved forward in her therapy and accepted responsibility, but Chucky returns calling her guilt into question. I expected a cheesy movie, but Mancini delivers a good balance of humor and suspense. The pace is perfect, carefully doling out the scares and holding back the mystery until the right moment. I didn’t figure out what was happening and it takes the franchise into uncharted territory. That concept along with the kills shows wonderful creativity. The visuals are elevated with the bright reds of Chucky and his influence contrasting almost surreally with the drab colors of the hospital. The only drawback is the thin plot. Other than that, Cult of Chucky is my new favorite of the franchise.