Seed of Chucky

Year: 2004

Director: Don Mancini

Written by: Don Mancini

Threat: Dolls

Weapon of Choice: Knife

IMDb page: IMDb link

Seed of Chucky

Other movies in this series:
Child's Play
Child's Play 2
Child's Play 3

Bride of Chucky

Rish's Reviews
Seed of Chucky. Say it with me.
At the beginning of Kill Bill, Volume 2, when the first Seed of Chucky trailer aired, there was one person in the theatre who applauded. Only one.
So, it's been some time since everyone's favourite murderous doll met his demise, but Chucky and love of his life Tiffany's offspring manages to resurrect them in Hollywood, where a movie about their exploits is being made. Taking up residence in the palatial estate of actress Jennifer Tilly, does this unlikely trio have what it takes to become one happy, albeit pint-sized family?
The previous installment, Bride of Chucky, was shockingly good. While this one isn't as good as the last was, it still had its moments (quite a few of 'em, actually), and still rates much higher than the three "serious" installments of the franchise. It was wise to remember that living dolls are funny, not scary, and milked the premise for a lot of laughs, clever dialogue, and amusing violence. Plus, for the sickos out there: there is doll nudity, urination, and masturbation!
Believe it or not, I have somehow learned to love Chucky (voice of Brad Dourif) and Tiffany (voice of Jennifer Tilly). And now I also love Glen (or is it Glenda?), who is voiced by Billy Boyd. Tilly was brave to lampoon herself in this flick, and John Waters was delightful as a sleazy paparazzi photographer. Even rapper Redman does not suck in the film. And did I mention he's a rapper?
Directed by series writer Don Mancini, there was a lot more gore than I remember in the other installments, but not a lot of CG (and if there was, it was pretty unnoticeable). And there was heart too (though not as much as in the last film). They didn't pull their punches (as movies like this are wont to do) and let the characters we like survive and only kill the nasty and/or unpopular ones. Another great detail is that, amazingly enough, the story DOES sort of make sense with the way the last film ended. And good for them. So many times, Horror fans are considered to be stupid or undemanding (because, well, I guess a lot of them are), so filmmakers get away with that sort of thing a lot more than they should.
If you're listening Don Mancini, as long as you keep makin' 'em, I'll keep seein' 'em.
I'd Recommend It To: If you're a fan of the series, you'll dig this one too.
Posted: December 6, 2004

The tyranist's thoughts
I've never been a huge Chucky fan, he just isn't scary, but even I had a great time when Bride of Chucky came out. The movies were always at least a little entertaining, but finally, they had embraced the inherent silliness of a doll running around trying to kill people. And I liked it.
When I heard that they were immediately making plans for a sequel called Seed of Chucky, I couldn't wait. And then eventually when it just sort of happened, I could wait. And then finally when it had been so long that I'd nearly forgotten why I had ever been excited, it hit the theatres and I didn't. Eventually, it came out on DVD and I decided I may as well give it a shot since I had a dim memory of it being something I had once really wanted to see.
Now I'm glad my high expectations had diminished. I don't think I could have taken the disappointment that would have resulted from seeing this right after its predecessor.
I found this entry to be bland at the best of times and confused at the worst. The story just never grabbed me and at times seemed random. The characters were largely uninteresting and ultimately difficult to empathize with. I found Billy Boyd's voice behind the Glen/Glenda doll particularly annoying. Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, my favourite character was Ms. Tilly's assistant (played by Hannah Spearritt) and she's hardly in the movie.
I can't say that the movie is horrible, I've seen much worse, but I didn't find it very entertaining. The jokes were thin and the horror non-existent. Worst of all, I was bored.
There are probably a lot of people who might enjoy this, but I was not among them.
Posted: July 18, 2005

Total Skulls: 19

Sequel skull
Sequel setup skull
Rips off earlier film
Horror film showing on TV/in theater in movie
Future celebrity appears
Former celebrity appears
Bad title
Bad premise
Bad acting
Bad dialogue
Bad execution
MTV Editing
OTS skull
Girl unnecessarily gets naked
Wanton sex
Death associated with sex
Unfulfilled promise of nudity
Characters forget about threat
Secluded location
Power is cut
Phone lines are cut
Someone investigates a strange noise
Someone runs up stairs instead of going out front door
Camera is the killer skull
Victims cower in front of a window/door
Victim locks self in with killer
Victim running from killer inexplicably falls skull
Toilet stall scene
Shower/bath scene skull
Car stalls or won't start
Cat jumps out
Fake scare
Laughable scare
Stupid discovery of corpse
Dream sequence skull
No one believes only witness
Crazy, drunk, old man knows the truth
Warning goes unheeded skull
Music detracts from scene
Death in first five minutes skull
x years before/later skull
Flashback sequence
Dark and stormy night skull
Killer doesn't stay dead
Killer wears a mask
Killer is in closet
Killer is in car with victim
Villain is more sympathetic than heroes skull
Unscary villain/monster skull
Beheading skull
Blood fountain skullskull
Blood spatters - camera, wall, etc. skullskull
Poor death effect
Excessive gore skull
No one dies at all
Virgin survives
Geek/Nerd survives
Little kid lamely survives
Dog/Pet miraculously survives
Unresolved subplots
"It was all a dream" ending
Unbelievably happy ending
Unbelievably crappy ending
What the hell?