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  • Chucky - The Killer Collection

    Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Sep 13, 2009

    Includes - Child's Play 2 (1990), MPAA Rating: R Child's Play 3: Look Who's Stalking (1991), MPAA Rating: R Bride of Chucky (1998), MPAA Rating: R Seed of Chucky (2004), MPAA Rating: R Child's Play 2 A derivative rehashing of its predecessor (which itself owes a heavy debt to Trilogy of Terror), this sequel details the plight of young Andy (Alex Vincent), who in the previous film narrowly escaped losing his soul to make room for devil-doll Chucky (voice of Brad Dourif). Possessed by the spirit of serial killer Charles Lee Ray, Chucky had coveted Andy's body as a replacement for his own plastic shell... which ended up beaten and burned beyond recognition. At this film's outset, Andy's mom has suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of the prior human-vs.-doll battle, and Andy has been taken to a foster home. In the meantime, the makers of Good Guys dolls decide to reconstruct the scrappy little toy, hoping to prove the doll's harmlessness and sway public opinion. Alas, this is a major horror-movie no-no, and Chucky staggers obnoxiously back to life, with a renewed interest in body-swapping with Andy. Not awful as horror sequels go, this follows the standard horror-franchise formula (such as upping the gore quotient with each sequel) but manages to throw in a few appreciable scares, particularly at the climax (which echoes that of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining). ~ Cavett Binion, All Movie Guide Child's Play 3: Look Who's Stalking Several years have passed since the events of the previous film, and yet again the makers of Good Guys dolls -- a line which included the homicidal Chucky -- decide to reinstate their product line. Unfortunately, some of the materials used are still imbued with the evil spirit of serial killer Charles Lee Ray (voice of Brad Dourif), whose soul once inhabited the Chucky doll... and who returns to action in a spanking new Good Guy body. Determined at first to finish the job he started by swapping bodies with young Andy (Justin Whalin) -- who is now a teenager in military school -- Chucky decides to change tactics, setting his sights on a much younger boy. When Andy becomes aware of the situation, he is compelled to put a stop to Chucky's Satanic antics once and for all. The signs of a creatively-depleted horror franchise are evident (they had already shown themselves in the previous installment), but there is still enough juice left for the spooky climax, which borrows a riff from Tobe Hooper's The Funhouse. ~ Cavett Binion, All Movie Guide Bride of Chucky This horror film, directed by Ronnie Yu, marked a return (after an eight-year lapse) of Chucky and the Child's Play series that began in 1988. At the moment of his death, the spirit of former serial killer Charles Lee Ray was mystically relocated in the doll Chucky (voice of Brad Dourif). After being salvaged from the evidence morgue by his ex-girlfriend Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) and a corrupt cop, Chucky is put back in action when Tiffany sews his pieces back together and works a voodoo spell to revive his sinister self. Tiffany sees her dreams of marriage aren't working out, so she keeps Chucky locked away. After an escape, Chucky electrocutes Tiffany by pushing a radio into the bathtub, delivering a chant that puts the spirit of Tiffany into a bridal figurine. Chucky's amulet can switch them back into their original human forms, so they head for New Jersey where the amulet is buried -- putting cops in motion, along with car-crash carnage. ~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide Seed of Chucky When the notoriously evil Chucky doll and his lover gave birth, they had no idea that their spawn would grow up to be a peace-loving kind of guy; however, that's exactly what Glen turns out to be: a gentle soul who is horrified at what he has been told about his family. After hearing the news of a film being made about his parents' murderous legacy, Glen sets off for Hollywood, where he promptly brings Chucky and Tiffany back to life. Far from diving into doti
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    SXSW 2014 line-up adds sport, TV premieres and Seth Rogen's 'Neighbors'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jan 30, 2014

    The biggest Austin party of the year just keeps getting bigger
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    Sam Rockwell confirms some 'Poltergeist' remake rumors

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013

    Tight-lipped star says the new film will be 'different' from Steven Spielberg's 1982 original
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    Remembering the legacy of Richard Matheson, creator of 'I Am Legend'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jun 24, 2013

    It is sad to see him go, but he leaves behind an amazing body of work
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    10 horror movie remakes done right

    Type: Gallery | Date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2013

    Walter Salles' remake of Hideo Nakata's 2002 Japanese film maybe isn't an imp...
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    Box office: 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' slays opponents over slow weekend

    Type: Article | Date: Saturday, Jan 5, 2013

    'Django Unchained' places second, with 'The Hobbit' in third
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    Watch: 'Texas Chainsaw 3D''s Trey Songz talks honing his acting chops - and his physique

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013

    Also: Co-star Alexandra Daddario spills on her heroine's shifting loyalties
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    6 demonic horror films evoked by ABC's '666 Park Avenue' promo

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    New fall series recalls some classic (and not-so-classic) scare flicks
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    So with a director finally attached, is the new 'Evil Dead' a sequel or a remake?

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011

    Sam Raimi's still involved, but will there be room for The Chin?
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    'Chainsaw' gets Twisted in 3D

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Oct 9, 2009

    The company 'Saw' built gets ready to take Leatherface to another dimension
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