Horror cinema has many cult characters. Michael, Jason, Freddy, and more… But as cult as they are, most of them are, unfortunately, rather weakly motivated. You may get angry, but the Halloween series is actually not that “awesome” and even mocking its audience. Jason also became ridiculous over time and became a showcase for gore lovers. Few cult characters have managed to use their motivation right to the end. One of them is definitely Chucky. Even though his love of being able to find a body was given with the right motivation at the beginning, his path also slipped, and he become one of them. Kidding aside… Chucky is one of the best of the bad guys, along with Freddy. The only thing that makes him successful, at least for me, is that he is pure evil. The show wonderfully reflects his manipulative side and his thirst for killing.
Let’s briefly touch on the subject… Jake brings the Chucky toy he found at the garage sale to his house to finish the artwork he is working on. But that would be his biggest mistake. Unwittingly, he will awaken an ex-killer and cause him trouble. And this scourge will affect not only him but also the whole town.
The biggest problem with horror movies and TV series today is that they appeal to too many young people. The main characters get more petite and more youthful. Chucky is one of them. All the main characters of the show are still children. And that’s seriously disturbing the first few episodes. In essence, there’s a bloodthirsty baby killer, and we’re watching elementary school kids bullying each other. After all, everyone watching this series is over 30, married with children, and belly people. However, this idea of mine was broken after the 3rd episode. No matter how childish it may seem, Chucky has daring like his movies. So much so that as the episodes progress, Chucky’s madness increases, and it becomes a gratifying project for someone who loves horror like me.
The series is not only about Chucky’s new victims but also about his former victims. And this preference makes the series exciting. We couldn’t get enough information in the series about the character of Charles Lee Roy, which we saw at the beginning of 88’s Child’s Play. Even though we knew he was a psychopathic killer, we didn’t get to see enough of what he was like and what he was doing in his daily life. The series takes us back in time and introduces the character of Lee Roy one-on-one for the first time. The most beautiful detail here is that the character of Lee Roy is played by Fiona Dourif, the daughter of Brad Dourif, who played him at the time. To be honest, I thought Lee Roy was a male character until I read trivia. Fiona, who also appeared as Nica in Cult of Chucky, appears as both Nica and Lee Roy this time.
Some aspects of the series can be criticized in terms of tempo. At the same time, many spectators may be prejudiced, considering it child work. Yeah, the show has some problems. However, the series ends with a curiosity that will make you look forward to the next week with each episode finale. Especially the fact that Chucky does not give up enough to show the middle finger despite everything, including burning and melting, allows you to continue the series somehow. In a series like this, where the tempo increases with each episode, the final must be performed successfully. Fortunately, Chucky doesn’t make this mistake. Even in the finale, he surprises the audience and allows us to finish the series delightfully. The part in which he counts everyone he has killed throughout the series is quite entertaining and worthy of Chucky’s humor. It should not be overlooked that the series finale gives hints about a possible next season.
Long story short… Chucky becomes watchable as Chucky conveys all his wild side, no matter how childish it may seem. In the beginning, if you can bear the children’s attitudes and the events a little bit, the series turns into a significant action in the future. The most successful aspect of the series is the fact that it stays on edge, especially after the third episode. With the close acquaintance of the character of Lee Roy, Chucky pushing the limits in brazenness, the final episode, and the hint for the possible next season, the series is successful enough that I can say “it is good.” Although I still find the “child” part a little strange, the fact that the series arouses my curiosity, in general, is the only reason I love the series and wait for the next season.
Cast & Crew
creator: Don Mancini
starring: Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Zackary Arthur, Bjorgvin Arnarson, Alyvia Alyn Lind
USA | 2021 | 8 EPISODES |