Film / Curse of Chucky

The sixth film in the Child's Play series, released directly to video.

Twenty-five years after the events of the first film, Chucky appears on the doorstep of Nica, a young paraplegic woman. Of course, everyone around her soon starts dying, and Nica discovers she may have a past connection with Chucky.

This film provides examples of:

  • An Axe to Grind: It features axe-murdering.
  • Asshole Victim: Barb and Ian who both border on this, especially Barb, as well as Jill and Officer Stanton.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Probably the only film in the franchise where Chucky actually wins. He successfully gets revenge on Nica's family, killing almost all of them except Alice and Nica herself and frames Nica for his crimes, causing her to be sent to a mental institution. His next plan however...
  • Bi the Way: Barb is married, but she also has an affair with a girl, Jill.
  • Big Sister Bully: Barb is revealed to be this towards Nica due to resenting her for her special privileges as a result of her being paraplegic from the waist down.
  • Bittersweet Ending: At the end Nica is declared criminally insane as no one believed her, Chucky is alive and comes back after Alice to possess her but it doesn't seem to work as six months later Chucky is sent to Andy Barclay by Tiffany, to presumably possess him, only for Andy to blow Chucky's head off with a shotgun.
  • Boom, Headshot: Andy greets Chucky by putting a shotgun point blank to his face before he can react. The movie ends with the gunshot.
  • Children Are Innocent: Alice is completely oblivious that Chucky is a killer doll and by the end of the movie, she is convinced that it was Nica who killed her parents and Jill.
  • Danger Takes a Backseat: That police officer should check his car's backseat so he could have known a psychotic killer woman was in there.
  • Darker and Edgier: Much more of a straight horror movie than the previous two movies, which were basically comedies.
  • Depraved Homosexual: Barb is a having an affair with Jill and is very selfish and manipulative.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The Flash Back, with the odd Splash of Color.
  • Developing Doomed Characters: It takes a very long time for anything to happen.
  • Didn't See That Coming: It's safe to say that Chucky decidedly didn't see Andy expecting him and greeting him with a shotgun pointed directly at his face coming.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Andy Barclay, of all characters, as revealed in The Stinger.
  • Eye Scream: Barb loses her eye.
    Chucky: You have your mother's eyes... And they were always too FUCKING CLOSE TOGETHER! (Proceeds to stab her in the eye).
  • Femme Fatalons: Tiffany kills a police officer with a Slashed Throat from her sharpened finger nails.
  • Final Girl: Nica, who ends up getting locked up for the murders committed by Chucky. However, she still finds satisfaction in surviving Chucky's reign of terror.
  • Gold Digger: Barb, despite not married to someone who's rich, she does want to sell her mother's house strictly for money and disliked Ian's middle-class job as a lowly cafe employee as she expected something more high-class than that.
  • How We Got Here: A flashback reveals that it was Charles Lee Ray killing Nica's father and stabbing her mother in the stomach, resulting in her being born paraplegic, that led to him being chased by police and taking refuge in the toy store at the beginning of the first film.
  • Human Mail: Tiffany mails Chucky to Andy again. It doesn't work out as well as Chucky expected.
  • Imperiled in Pregnancy: A pre-doll transformation Charles Lee Ray is seen stabbing a pregnant woman to cripple her unborn daughter after she rejected his advances.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Ian and eventually the police and courtroom judge believed the wheelchair-bound and mostly physically incapable Nica is responsible for the killings, even Father Frank's and her own mother Sarah's deaths due to the weapons contributing to their murders appearing as evidence for the trial, and Alice's kidnapping.
  • It's All About Me: Barb is selfish and manipulative.
  • Jawbreaker: Ian dies by getting his jaw hacked off with an axe.
  • Jump Scare: Just before the credits, no less, Alice's grandmother getting up with a plastic bag over her head, screaming.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Jill is lesbiannote . But nobody in the movie (except Ian, eventually) seems to know that.
  • New Media Are Evil: Barb runs a print media business that she said is dead, resorting to her to find other means of gathering money.
  • Oh Crap!: Chucky gets a genuine shit-your-pants one when he finds himself staring down the barrel of Andy's shotgun during The Stinger.
  • Parental Neglect: As much as we can see, Barb doesn't seem to be a good mother for her daughter.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Andy: "Play with this."
  • Red Herring: The interaction between Ian and Jill implies they will have an affair in the movie, so we won't feel sorry for their deaths. Jill does have an affair, but with Barb, instead, but we still don't feel sorry for Ian, after he Took a Level in Jerkass by viewing Nica as a Broken Pedestal once thinking she's the killer and then tying her to her wheelchair to invoke the Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique treatment on her to squeeze out his daughter Alice's location.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Chucky would've gotten away victorious if he didn't decide to make an attempt to get his revenge on Andy.
  • Rich Bitch: Barb, despite not actually being rich, however, it's implied she's the wealthiest of the Pierce family through her print media business until it went bankrupt. See Gold Digger above.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: Inverted in that it's the killer who gets hit with this. Chucky succeeds in his primary plan and decides to go back and kill Andy off...only for Andy to be waiting for him and shoot him right in the face with a shotgun.
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: Barb gives Jill one.
  • The Stinger: There's a post-credits scene in which Chucky is mailed to Andy...only to be greeted with a shotgun pointed at his head when he emerges from his box.
  • Wham Shot: Chucky's rubber mask beginning to fall apart, revealing his still patched-up face.
  • Villain Decay: Inverted. There's not much humour involving Chucky, the deaths are simplistic, brutal, and pragmatic. Chucky himself is also a lot more angry, violent, and sadistic than he was in any of the past films. While this could be explained out-of-story as attempting to drop some of the humor introduced in the previous entries, it can be explained in-story as Chucky having personal history with the family in question.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Barb is cheating on her husband with Jill.