In my opinion no horror film list could be complete without a Child’s Play film listed! It’s an oldie, but a goodie. Chucky is back with the gorgeous Jennifer Tilly taking on the role as Tiffany, a voluptuous goth girl who quickly assumes her role as Chucky’s right hand girl.
The film takes place one month after the aftermath of Child’s Play 3. Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), a former lover and accomplice of serial killer Charles Lee Ray (voice of Brad Dourif), acquires Chucky’s remains (Chucky met a gruesome end in Childs Play 3 after being cut up) Once bribing Tiffany later murders the police officer who removed the dismembered “Good Guy” doll parts from an evidence locker. His unfaithful end is met just three minutes into the film, where Tiffany slashes his throat. Tiffany believes that Ray’s soul still inhabits inside of the doll, and so she takes the dolls remains back to her trailer where she crudely sew’s them back together and recreates the voodoo spell which installed Ray’s soul inside of the doll.
Though Tiffany’s chants fail to produce results, Chucky unexpectedly springs to life and kills Tiffany’s goth-wannabe admirer, Damien (Alexis Arquette.) Chucky rips off Damiens labret piercing while his hands and feet are cuffed, and suffocates him with a pillow while Tiffany watches in excitement. Tiffany and Chucky later get into an argument because Tiffany believed Chucky wished to marry her. Tiffany throws him into a playpen in anger which she built for a nursery and locks him in it. She later gives him a doll in a wedding dress along with a real diamond ring to mock him.
While Tiffany is watching TV while taking a bath, Chucky escapes, managing to cut through the wood of the play pen with the diamond ring and sends her into a painful death of electrocution, when he pushes the TV into the bath. Using the same voodoo spell, Chucky gains further revenge against Tiffany by transferring her soul into the female bride doll he gave him previously. Chucky, who is still intent on becoming human again, conducts a plan with Tiffany to retrieve the amulet that was buried with Ray’s body and use the bodies of Tiffany’s neighbor Jesse (Nick Stabile) and his girlfriend Jade (Katherine Heigl) to transfer their souls into.
Tiffany sends Jesse a message asking him to take the two dolls to New Jersey in exchange for cash. Jesse convinces Jade to go with him and helps her pack. Meanwhile, Jade’s police-officer uncle Warren (John Ritter) breaks into Jesse’s car and plants a bag of marijuana to frame Jesse. Afraid of him ruining their plans, Chucky and Tiffany kill him by setting up the car’s airbag to launch nails into his face. After the dolls hide the body under the backseat, Jesse and Jade return and begin their trip completely oblivious.
Jesse and Jade are pulled over by Officer Norton just outside of a convenience store. Officer Norton was informed by Jade’s uncle of his plan to plant Marijuana into Jesse’s car. He asks to search Jesse’s car for the planted drugs. Once he finds it Officer Norton goes back to his car to report to Warren. During this time, Chucky crawls over and shoves a cloth into Norton’s gas tank and lights it. Norton is killed when his car explodes and, seeing the explosion, Jesse and Jade flee the scene. They stop at a wedding chapel/hotel and get married. During that time, Jade’s uncle, still alive, tries to run away but is stabbed numerous times in the back by Chucky.
While in the hotel, Jesse and Jade meet a con-artist couple Russ and Diane (James Gallanders and Janet Kidder) who steal Jesse’s money. As the criminals have sex in their room, Tiffany, who had seen them take Jesse’s money and said how the woman “doesn’t deserve to wear that ring”, takes their bottle of champagne and throws it into the mirrored bed ceiling, sending down shards of glass and killing the two con-artists. Impressed at what she just did, Chucky reveals his true feelings for Tiffany, and then proposes to her. After accepting and putting on the ring, both dolls begin to have rather comedic sex.
The next morning, a maid (Kathy Najimy) finds the corpses of the couple and Jesse and Jade drive away with their best friend David, who knew about their plan to elope and heard about the recent murders. He reveals that Jesse and Jade have been pinned for all of the deaths and, while searching for the source of a foul smell that is evident in the car, finds Warren’s body and demands that Jesse pull over.
While he is confronting them, Chucky and Tiffany come alive and hold them hostage with guns, demanding for them to keep driving. David turns and is accidentally broken by a truck that taxes speeding, horrifying Jade and Jesse. Jesse and Jade drive away with the dolls which they are then chased by police, which Chucky is able to shoot the cars tire and make them go off the road. During that time, the dolls reveal their plan to them and get Jesse to drive in a mobile home to keep the cops off them by using a different vehicle.
While preparing Jade for the body-switch, Tiffany begins talking with Jade, who manages to turn Tiffany against Chucky. A fight between the two dolls ensues and Jade seizes an opportunity by kicking and locking Tiffany into the oven while Jesse pushes Chucky out the window. Chucky shoots at Jesse, causing the RV to run off the road and into a ditch.
Chucky finds Jade and forces her to take him to his grave site, while Jesse takes a weak Tiffany (burnt from the oven, but still alive) and follows them. While the medical examiner is digging, Chucky shoots him in the back of the head and orders Jade to open the casket and give him the amulet.
Jade breaks it off his skeleton’s neck; she throws it out at him. Jesse then appears with Tiffany and they trade hostages. While Jesse and Jade embrace, Chucky is about to throw his knife at Jade until Jesse sees and turns her around; being stabbed in the back. After Jade pulls the knife out of his back and holds him, they are tied up for the ritual.
Before Chucky starts the body-switching chant, Tiffany distracts him by kissing him while she pulls the knife out of his pocket, stabbing him in his back. They fight until he stabs her in the heart, where she collapses to the ground. While distracted, Jesse knocks Chucky into his grave and removes the ladders to get out. A private investigator arrives to see Jade pointing a gun into the hole. He sees Chucky and is clearly shocked by what he sees. The investigator then watches Jade shoot Chucky several times while he yells he’ll come back as he always comes back. The investigator soon gets on the phone with the police, saying that Jesse and Jade are innocent of the murders and sends the couple away.
While stumbling upon and investigating Tiffany’s doll body, Tiffany suddenly springs to life and gives birth to a doll child before finally dying. The baby seems to attack the investigator as the film ends. This sets up the next film Seed Of Chucky.
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