In a time where evil dolls just aren't cool anymore, studios have "Curse Of Chucky" going directly to dvd. But this film is far superior to at least 3 of the series sequels, if not all of them.
This movie begins with "Chucky" being sent to what would seem to be a random location/family. Of course, bodies pile up. Something that really works is Chucky's "friend til the end" being a girl, and that out of a whole suitcase of random dolls, she likes him the best. But they don't play the rehash card-she isn't right there, being ridiculed and blamed for everything...
Chucky's "Curse" isn't revealed quite as much as one would hope, but how he ended up in that toystore is explained in full, and just how crazy he was b4 becoming a killer doll is also explained. This is his connection to this family.
By all means, it is scary, suspenseful, and disturbing, like the films were prior to "Bride." I liked Bride, but it was a little silly at times, and "Seed" was just stupid. This isn't like them at all, even though SPOILER ALERT! "Tiffany" does show up and while it's a small role, it really brought the movie full circle, and allowed everything to make sense while not being plaqued by "Seed".
If I have to rate this in the series, it's definitely better than the terrible "Seed," as well as the rather poorly made "Child's Play 3," and despite the fun it's still better than "Bride." I'd compare this to the levels of horror "Child's Play 2" had, and honestly, it's just as if not more creepy due to the use of modern tech. And when I say modern tech, I mean better animatronics. This should've been released to theatres. I look forward to another film if it's half as good as this one.
Any fan of Child's Play must see this, even if you hated the last three (3, Bride, Seed) or loved them all (besides Seed, maybe). This is what Child's Play is meant to be.