Seed of Chucky (2004)

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4.5 Overall Score
Story: 5/10
Acting: 5/10
Visuals: 4/10

Some fun post-modern storytelling with Jennifer Tilly

Bad story, puppets are too puppety

Movie Info

Movie Name:  Seed of Chucky

Studio:  Rogue Pictures

Genre(s):  Comedy/Horror

Release Date(s):  November 12, 2004

MPAA Rating:  R


So you didn’t like Pink Flamingos?

Shitface (voiced by Billy Boyd) is held by a sideshow in Australia wondering about his origin. When he sees a film being made about Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) and Tiffany (voiced by Meg Tilly), Shitface realizes he’s their son. Travelling to the United States and bringing them back to life, Shitface (now named Glen) finds his parents are killers. Now Chucky and Tiffany are looking for new bodies, and Tiffany has her eye set on Meg Tilly. With plans for a new body for Glen (or is he Glenda?), Meg Tilly needs to get pregnant fast.


What’s up, Chuck?

Directed by Don Mancini, Seed of Chucky (or sometimes Child’s Play 5: Seed of Chucky) is a slasher horror comedy. Following the events of Bride of Chucky (1998), the movie has little ties to the previous film and is considered by many to not be truly part of the Child’s Play “franchise” due to the changes in style and even more amplified humor than Bride of Chucky. The movie was met with negative reviews and poor box office returns.

Seed of Chucky is bad but kind of fun at points. While a few of the Child’s Play movies have been tedious, this movie gives up on trying to make Chucky scary and just makes him, Tiffany, and Glen/Glenda funny (mostly through vulgar jokes and double entendres). The movie has horror, but it is so cartoonish that it doesn’t feel very horrific. Scenes like the running down of the fake Brittney Spears feel totally out of place and John Waters as a paparazzi photographer is fun but out of style with the other films. If you are going for a horror movie, this isn’t your movie.


Wait, who am I talking to?

Most of the good of the movie comes from the post-modern aspect with the whole Meg Tilly playing herself, plus playing the voice of Tiffany, then playing Tiffany within her. Meg Tilly makes fun of herself a lot in the film (and reminds everyone that she was once an Oscar nominee). She proves in the movie that she has a sense of humor since there are many cracks about her voice and her weight…and that people like Chucky just want to watch her make out with Gina Gershon more.


Mother…I’m a pretty girl!

The Chucky/Tiffany/Glen/Glenda puppet work also is some of the worst of the series. The movie really looks like a knock-off. While the puppets are highly functioning, advances in special effects would make you think they would movie/act better.  It could be argued that since the dolls are living toys, true movement wouldn’t be natural (except with Glen/Glenda), but I think at this point, they should look better than they do.

Seed of Chucky is not the best entry in the Child’s Play series, but it still has some fun.  The film kind of feels like an ending, but like most Hollywood series, endings might not be so final.  The Child’s Play series returned with the sequel Curse of Chucky in 2013.

Related Links:

Child’s Play (1988)

Child’s Play 2 (1990)

Child’s Play 3 (1991)

Bride of Chucky (1998)

Curse of Chucky (2013)

Child’s Play (2019)

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