Bride of ChuckyOctober 16, 1998
Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 5.2/10 (19,279 voted)
Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl
Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.
Writers: Don Mancini, Don Mancini
Gordon Michael Woolvett
Chief Warren Kincaid
Michael Louis Johnson
(as Vincent Corazza)
Girl at One-Stop
This time, there's more to fear.
Release Date: 16 October 1998
Filming Locations: 15 Fraser Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $11,830,855
(18 October 1998)
Did You Know?
There is a character in the film named Damien Baylock. In The Omen, the satanic child is called Damien, while his evil nanny is called Mrs. Baylock.
After Tiffany gives Chucky the bride doll, she throws rice at his face, the amount of rice on his face changes in between shots
Hi. I'm Chucky, wanna play?
Where the hell did you get this thing?
Got it from the cops. It's the actual doll from those murders. I… stitched him together.
You've got to be kidding me.
No I'm not kidding you, I…
Oh come on, Tiffany. I knew you were obsessed, but…
I'm not obsessed.
Chucky? He's so… 80s.
No he's not.
He isn't even scary.
The best one in the series!
"Bride of Chucky" is one of the better horror movies to come out in the
past ten years and could be one of the best horror films of the 90's.
Chucky's girlfriend, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) manages to find his
battered remains after being sucked into the fan at the end of part 3
and brings him to life in her trailer park. Her neighbor, Jessie (Nick
Stabile) and his girlfriend Jade (Katherine Heigl) are being tormented
by her uncle. (John Ritter) Tiffany upsets Chucky when he refuses to
marry her, so she buys a doll for him to play with. Chucky kills
Tiffany, and then transfers her soul into the doll she got him. In
order for them to be placed back into human bodies, they have to travel
to New Jersey to retrieve an amulet to do so. Jessie sees this as an
opportunity to escape from Ritter, and they set out on the journey, but
not before Ritter is killed by Chucky and Tiffany. Along the way,
several bizarre incidents force them to stop at a bed and breakfast.
When several more people are killed, they call up their best friend
(Gordon Woolvett) to straighten out the situation. They convince him
neither one of them are the killers, as the police have began to solve
the crimes. He finds Ritter's body in a trunk in the back of the van.
Thinking he has been set up, he confronts them about it. Chucky and
Tiffany then turn real to prove they did it, which gets Woolvett
killed. The group steals a motor home and arrives at the cemetery.
Jessie and Jade get Chucky and Tiffany to turn on each other, giving
them enough to escape. Chucky recaptures Jade and forces her to get his
amulet. Chucky and Tiffany restart their feud, which gives Jessie and
Jade enough time to kill the both of them as the police arrive and
clears them of the crimes.
The Good News: I have to give the most amount of props to the FX
department, as Chucky and Tiffany as dolls look completely convincing.
The scenes with them together are the movies main highlights, including
a hilarious conversation where Tiffany advises Chucky on how serial
killers in the 90's work. That being said, the amount of one-liners in
this movie that are actually funny is incredible. Chucky gets the most
of them, but Tiffany cracks a few gems as well. It is actually funnier
than what Hollywood calls comedies these days. The gore is plentiful
and shockingly realistic. Several deaths in this movie are actually
original and creative. Turning Ritter into a new form of Pinhead was a
totally brilliant scene. The honeymooning couple was a nice death
scene, as well. For teenage love, the pairing of Stabile and Heigl
works great. They have a great chemistry together and actually behave
like a normal couple. I also have to admit that the first time I saw
this movie, I did jump during certain scenes, and that shows what an
incredible job director Yu did. He learned enough, apparently, to do
the same thing with "Freddy vs. Jason." He knows how to stage set-ups
and pay-offs, and here he shows some great skills that have a Hong Kong
influenced look and style. He could be the next great horror director
if he keeps filling up his resume with films like those two. Nice
soundtrack, too, like "Freddy vs. Jason."
The Bad News: For fans of cheesy movies, this will be a great find.
However, this film has a high cheese factor that may prevent the
serious horror movie fan from having a good time enjoying this film.
The film knows it is a cheesy movie and revels in it, making a serious
fan turned off because of things like the one-liners. It isn't all that
bad of a movie, but it has to be watched in the mind frame that it is a
cheesy movie, and that the cheesiness of certain scenes add to the
movie, not to take it away. Remove yourself from that state of mind and
you may find yourself enjoying this movie.
The Final Verdict: Fans of cheesy movies and the other "Child's Play"
movies will find a lot to like about this movie. For serious horror
fans, take a look at it, but keep in mind that it isn't a serious movie
and that the cheesiness is supposed to be there and you might find
yourself liking it.
Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, Brief Nudity on a doll, a
shadowy puppet sex scene, some drug use, and numerous drug references.