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  • Awesome Music:
    • Rob Zombie's "Living Dead Girl" is a great way to start off the movie.
    • Blondie's "Call Me" during Tiffany's makeover was fitting and catchy.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Tiffany in both human and doll forms. Chucky, Damian and even Officer Bailey lampshade her beauty/sex appeal.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some fans refuse to accept this film or any other Chucky film that came after to be in canon with the previous three, although the backlash for this one isn't considered as bad as its sequel, Seed of Chucky. Curse of Chucky goes back to the more straightforward horror of Child's Play in an attempt to Win Back the Crowd, while retaining certain elements of Curse and Seed.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • During the opening montage we see a number of items associated with other well known slasher icons, but out of all of them it makes sense for Michael Myers' mask to be in an evidence locker. This movie takes place shortly after Child's Play 3 which if you do the math is set in 1998. What happened in 1998 in the Halloween series ? Michael Myers was (supposedly) decapitated after he was carted off. So it at the very least would explain why police would have had his mask in the first place.
    • On a similar note, during the Hellraiser Shout-Out, Chucky comments how the victim (who got dozens of nails stuck in his head, thus resembling Pinhead) "looks familar". Considering who Chucky is and the number of times he died, he had to have spent his death somewhere.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Try watching the scene where Damien is smothered by Chucky when you found out Alexis Arquette passed away.
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    • Similarly there's John Ritter's gruesome death while he's on duty, considering he would collapse and die of an aortic dissection while working on 8 Simple Rules.
    • When Tiffany dies, The Bride of Frankenstein is on the TV. Specifically it's the scene where the Bride rejects her mate. Becomes very harsh in Seed of Chucky when Tiffany and her son Glen conspire to kill Chucky.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • John Ritter plays a hilariously overprotective Dad, er, Uncle. It's surprising that it makes his role in 8 Simple Rules look tame by comparison.
    • Director Ronnie Yu would later work with John Ritter's son, Jason, on Freddy vs. Jason.
    • Michael Myers' mask from Halloween makes an appearance in this film along with a song by Rob Zombie during the opening credits, which is interesting as Brad Dourif, the voice of Chucky, would later played Sheriff Leigh Brackett in Zombie's remake Halloween (2007) and its sequel Halloween II (2009).
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    • When explaining to Jesse and Jade their plans after they abduct them, Chucky says that it's complicated and that if it were a movie, "it would take about three or four sequels to do it justice". This film has had three sequels so far (and with a fourth one—or rather a reboot—in the works).
    • The film's poster spoofs Scream 2. Brad Dourif, this film's killer, would later costar with Timothy Olyphant, Scream 2's killer, in Deadwood.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Tiffany. Yes she is a serial killer and accomplice to Chucky, but is shown to be the Lesser of Two Evils in comparison to her husband. She shows genuine care and devotion for him, all the while it's clear he's egging her on and kills her twice.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Many of the deaths because of their gory and/or odd natures, including Human Tiffany's death by electrocution while bathing and Damien getting his piercings torn out and suffocated by a pillow.
    • Doll Tiffany after she was burned alive in an oven.
    • The skeletal remains of Charles Lee Ray, which, obviously due to the passage of time, is crawling with rats. Understandably, even Chucky himself is horrified by his appearance. Also, when ordering Jade to grab the amulet from around his corpse's neck, she breaks his neck.
    • Said badly burned Tiffany experiencing Death by Childbirth (but not really), and then the bloody, shrieking child jumping up and apparently killing the lead investigator.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Features Katherine Heigl years before her breakout role in Grey's Anatomy.
  • Special Effects Failure:
    • When David ends up being struck by a truck, a split-second before he gets hit, the "body parts" come flying off from another direction, as if being thrown into the scene and then superimposed to look like he just exploded on impact.
    • The plate of cookies that Tiffany made Chucky are tilted over at one point and don't fall off, like real cookies would in that situation.
    • The fight scene between Chucky and Tiffany. When we get an overhead view of the fight, you can see that it's two obvious little people in place of the dolls. The same type of thing occurred in Child's Play at the scene where Chucky is climbing on the bed.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Although the film is divisive, it got better reviews than any of the previous sequels. There are many who find the comedy elements to be an improvement, as well as the parallels with Bride of Frankenstein.

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