Curse of Chucky (also know as Child's Play 6 and Child's Play 6: Curse of Chucky), is a 2013 horror film distributed by Universal Home Entertainment. It is the sixth installment in the franchise. The film is written and directed by Don Mancini, who created the franchise and has written all films to date. It stars Brad Dourif as Chucky, as well as Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, A Martinez and Brennan Elliott.
Curse of Chucky debuted via VOD, September 24, 2013, and was followed by a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release, October 8, 2013, in the United States. A sequel, titled Cult of Chucky was released on October 3, 2017.
After her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to recent bloodshed and chaos.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Set four years after the conclusion of the previous film, Chucky arrives mysteriously in the mail to the family home of paraplegic Nica and her mother, Sarah. Sarah, unaware of who sent them Chucky, throws him in the garbage. Later that night, Nica hears Sarah screaming in pain and finds her dead from a self-inflicted stab wound from scissors as Chucky watches from a nearby chair.
The next day, Nica is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barbara arrives in town, with her family: husband, Ian; daughter, Alice; and live-in nanny, Jillian, to help settle their mother's affairs. Also present is Father Frank, a priest who came to council the family. Alice finds Chucky in the bathroom and develops a strong friendship with him.
After Nica and Alice cook chili for dinner, they leave the kitchen to set the dinner table. In their absence, Chucky pours rat poison into one of the bowls. As night falls, Father Frank and the family sit down and eat. Father Frank leaves as a thunderstorm starts. Emergency personnel arrive at the scene of a car accident and find Father Frank, disoriented from the rat poison, pinned at the throat by the roof of his car. Firefighters remove the car's roof, unintentionally severing his head.
Back at the house, Nica, Barb, Jillian, and a half-asleep Ian are watching old home movies. Nica notices a human Charles Lee "Chucky" Ray in one of the movies. Alice comes downstairs and notifies everyone that Chucky is gone. Nica finds the return address from the package Chucky arrived in. She tries to call the number, but the storm is causing on and off blackouts and blocking cellphone signals. Jillian puts Alice to bed and starts looking for Chucky. While in the kitchen, Barbara comes in and passionately kisses Jillian, indicating an affair. Nica returns to the living room and finds Chucky sitting on the sofa next to a sleeping Ian. Nica uses the house elevator to take Chucky to Alice, but a blackout occurs which causes the elevator to stop working before Chucky cuts her leg with a knife/dagger. The electricity is restored and the elevator takes Nica to the second floor where Alice takes Chucky and goes to bed.
After everyone else goes to their rooms, Nica goes downstairs and looks up "Chucky Doll Evidence" on the internet, where she reads the stories of his murders and realizes that Chucky is alive. Jillian goes to Alice's room, strips down to her bra and panties, and starts video chatting with Barbara in another bedroom next to Ian. While talking in video chat Barbara tries to warn Jillian that Alice is up (unaware that it is actually Chucky). Jillian slowly looks down and sees Chucky holding a knife/dagger, who then kicks a bucket of rain water over. The water touches Jillian's feet and a power outlet, electrocuting her to death and causing another blackout. Barbara goes to check on Alice. A now awake Ian questions who Barbara is really checking on, indicating that he put a nanny cam on Chucky and knows about the affair. Barbara leaves the room after Ian puts in earplugs to tune her out.
Barbara finds Chucky sitting on stairs that lead to the attic where Alice wasn't supposed to go. Thinking that Alice is in the attic, Barbara picks up Chucky and goes up to look for her. Meanwhile, with the elevator unusable due to the blackout, Nica crawls up the stairs to the second floor. In the attic, Barbara sees the knife/dagger in Chucky's overalls. She puts Chucky down on a trunk with the knife/dagger next to him and continues her search for Alice. Barbara turns around and sees Chucky sitting on a shelf. She notices that parts of Chucky's face is peeling. Barbara peels off the plastic coating on Chucky's face, exposing his stitching and scarring from the preceding film. Chucky comes alive and gauges out one of Barbara's eyes with his knife/dagger.
Nica makes it to the attic's stairs. Chucky throws Barbara's eyeball down the stairs. Barbara then falls down the stairs dead. Chucky makes his way down the stairs towards Nica. Nica gets a wheelchair from the hallway closet and rolls away with Chucky in pursuit. Nica stops at Alice's room and sees that she has disappeared. Nica makes it to Ian and alerts him of the situation. A skeptical Ian wheels Nica to the garage, then goes back to the house to find Alice, instead finding Jillian's and Barbara's dead bodies. Chucky locks himself in a car in the garage, starts it, and tries to kill Nica with carbon monoxide poisoning. Nica finds an axe and uses it to smash the car's window in attempt to kill Chucky. Ian returns to the garage and sees Nica with the axe. Ian, now suspecting Nica of being behind the murders, disarms her. The stress of the entire situation causes Nica to suffer a heart attack and lose consciousness.
Nica regains consciousness. Ian has tied her to her wheelchair and looks at the footage from the nanny cam that Chucky is not behind for the murders. The footage shows that Chucky is alive and hid Alice in a closet and the affair between Barbara and Jillian. Chucky comes in and uses Nica's wheelchair to run Ian over. Chucky then uses the axe to chop off Ian's lower jaw, killing him. Chucky attacks Nica lodging the hatchet into her knee, but she manages to break free from her restraints and knock out Chucky. Chucky gets back up and Nica uses the hatchet to decapitate him.
Nica turns her back to tend to her wounds. Chucky gets up and reattaches his head. Chucky then grabs Nica's wheelchair, pushes her down the hall and through the balcony. Nica falls to the ground floor. Chucky walks downstairs and taunts Nica. Nica asks why Chucky is doing this. Through flashbacks, Chucky explains that he was a friend of the family. He was in love with Sarah, but she was married and pregnant with Nica. Chucky killed Sarah's husband and kidnapped her some time after the funeral. After Sarah rejects him, Chucky stabs her in the stomach before fleeing from the police. The stab to Sarah's stomach caused Nica to be born a paraplegic. The kidnapping led to Chucky's death as a human, setting off the chain of events of the franchise.
The electricity returns long enough for Nica to make it into the elevator. Chucky cuts Nica's fingers before dropping the knife/dagger into the elevator. Nica, now holding the knife/dagger, urges Chucky to attack her. Chucky lunges at Nica and is stabbed in the back. Nica attempts to leave the elevator, but Chucky springs back to life. A police officer arrives at the house and hears Nica scream. He enters the house and sees Nica in the elevator still holding the bloody knife/dagger. He looks around and sees Barbara's body upstairs while Chucky watches from a nearby chair.
Some time later, Nica is found guilty of the murders and sent to an asylum for the criminally insane. As Nica is being wheeled out of court, she taunts Chucky (a piece of evidence) that she is still alive. The arresting officer takes Chucky and prepares to take it to an unknown person. The officer sees the plastic bag Chucky is in moving because of his breathing. Before he looks inside, Tiffany pops up in the back seat and slits his throat. Tiffany then mails Chucky to his next target.
Alice, now living with her grandmother, comes home from school. Alice looks for her grandmother, but finds Chucky instead. She asks where her grandmother is and Chucky replies "in the cellar". Chucky persuades Alice to play "Hide The Soul". The camera pans away as Chucky says the chant that will transfer his soul to Alice's body. Before the screen cuts to black, Alice's screaming grandmother pops up on the screen with a plastic bag over her head.
After the credits, Chucky is delivered to the now adult Andy Barclay. When Andy turns his back to answer a phone call from his mother, Chucky cuts his way out of the package. Chucky looks at an old photo of Andy and his mother from when he was a kid, before turning his attention to Andy. Andy, anticipating Chucky coming after him, holds a shotgun to Chucky's head. Andy remarks, "Play with this", before pulling the trigger.
List of deaths[edit | edit source]
|Name||Cause of Death||Killer||On Screen||Notes|
|Sarah Pierce||Scissors in chest/stomach||Chucky||No||Revenge for selling him out to the police and causing his death|
|2 Men||Car crash||Father Frank||No||Accident|
|Father Frank||Eats rat poison in the food, crashed in car, decapited by carriage ceiling||Chucky||Yes|
|Jill||Electrocuted, overloaded eye||Chucky||Yes|
|Barb Pierce||Knifed in eye/left eye gouged out||Chucky||Yes|
|Ian||Jaw cut off with axe||Chucky||Yes|
|Officer Stanton||Throat slit with nail file||Tiffany||Yes|
|Alice´s Grandma||Suffocated with plastic bag||Chucky||No||Fate unknown|
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Brad Dourif as Charles Lee Ray, aka "Chucky" (both live-action and voiceover)
- Fiona Dourif as Nica
- Danielle Bisutti as Barb
- A Martinez as Father Frank
- Brennan Elliott as Ian
- Maitland McConnell as Jill
- Summer H. Howell as Alice
- Chantal Quesnelle as Sarah
- Candace Smith as Postal Worker
- Kevin Anderson as Judge
- Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany (cameo)
- Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay (cameo)
Production[edit | edit source]
Curse of Chucky returns to the franchise's source material and bringing back the straightforward horror elements found in the original three Child's Play films. Development to the film began with a plan of a reboot or remake. The film, which went into production in September 2012, it is the the first direct-to-DVD installment of the series. The film has been rated R by the MPAA for bloody horror violence, and for language.