Seed of Chucky

Release Date: November 12, 2004

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She's a little tall for him.

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68/133 Dan Krovich Hits all the obvious gags, but adds several clever ones too
88/126 Kim Hollis Sort of funny.

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There is nothing in the world more terrifying than an androgynous doll...unless the doll is the illicit offspring of reputed killer marionettes Chucky and Tiffany.

Yes, you will recall that the malevolent duo mated at the end of Bride of Chucky, and that is pretty much all you need to know to get ready for the latest offering in the Child's Play series. For those of you who aren't ready to quit reading yet (why aren't you in line for tickets yet?), here is the rest of the story.

Possibly because Mommy and Daddy never got squared away on who wore the pants in the family, Junior's sex is somewhat up in the air. Apparently, moppet mating doesn't guarantee anatomical correctness in the next generation, so the Seed of Chucky is something of a she-male. Imagine if you will a miniature version of Martina Navratilova, and you have the right idea here.

The plot is somewhat derivative on the surface as ill-prepared parents are forced to face the difficulties of raising a new baby. That makes it Full House-esque...but with lots of brutal slayings. Gifted director Ronny Yu will not be returning to take a victory lap for the blockbuster success of Bride of Chucky in 1998. After his success in Freddy vs. Jason, this project would be too much of a re-hash. Replacing him is Bride's scribe, Don Mancini, who has long championed this movie even as it has slowly evolved through multiple concepts and multiple studios.

Mancini envisions Seed of Chucky to send up films like Kramer vs. Kramer in the same manner that Bride of Chucky was a black comedy horror take on the Bing Crosby/Bob Hope road movies. He has stated that horror film fans will come to equate this piece with Wes Craven's New Nightmare. He seems convinced that the Hollywood setting will go a long way in the providing the perfect backdrop for this tale of an inaminate dysfunctional family of killer parents and their gender-confused offspring. (David Mumpower/BOP)

March 2, 2004
Hobbit Billy Boyd has signed on as the voice of Chucky and Tiffany's spawn. This teams him for a second time with Two Towers co-star Brad Dourif, who played Grima Wormtongue in the second segment of the Lord of the Rings and has provided the voice of Chucky throughout the Child's Play series. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Seed of Chucky
Main Cast Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Billy Boyd
Supporting Cast John Waters, Redman, Hannah Spearritt
Director Don Mancini
Screenwriter Don Mancini
Distributor Rogue Pictures
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating R
Running Time 87 minutes
Screen Count 2,061
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

Comparison films for Seed of Chucky
Adjusted Opening
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Freddy vs. Jason 8/15/0336.43 36.43 3014 12085.00 12085.0 82.49 82.49 2.26
Halloween: Resurrection 7/12/0212.29 12.77 1954 6291.00 6291.0 30.26 31.46 2.46
Child's Play 4: Bride of Chucky 10/16/9811.83 15.20 2412 4905.00 6065.9 32.40 41.65 2.74
Child's Play 2 11/9/9010.72 15.31 1996 5371.00 7381.9 26.90 38.43 2.51
Jason X 4/26/026.65 6.91 1878 3540.00 3540.0 12.61 13.11 1.90
Child's Play 3 8/30/913.00 4.29 2126 1411.00 1943.9 14.25 20.41 2.49



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