With the exception of maybe comedy, no other genre has suffered from the law of diminishing returns more than horror, with studios desperate to capitalize on a popular property frequently producing a slew of mediocre sequels.
Despite this, the seventh installment in the Child’s Play series wound up receiving the best evaluations of the bunch, however long-time fans may debate whether or not Cult of Chucky is the finest in the series.
To be honest, the Curse of Chucky from 2013 was a return to form for the adventures of the murderous doll, with a nine-year gap since our last encounters exactly what the brand needed to revitalize itself after Child’s Play 2 and 3 were largely panned by critics and non-fans.
Following the deaths of her family, Nica (played by real-life daughter Fiona) is imprisoned in an asylum after being diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. Of course, it doesn’t take long for her to figure out that she isn’t crazy, isn’t at fault, and there really is a thinking toy creating a cult to wreak bloody havoc on its surviving enemies, with an assist from ex-wife Tiffany.
Cult of Chucky is currently topping the Child’s Play pile in terms of critical acclaim, with the film now making waves on the Netflix charts. The subversive slasher has stabbed its way onto FlixPatrol’s global Top 20, with the horror icon expected to brainwash a fresh army of followers.
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