Bride of Chucky (1998) - Ronnie Yu

79/100

A SIDE SPLITTING MASSACRE!

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Director: Ronny Yu
Producers: David Kirschner and Grace Gilroy
Writer: Don Mancini
Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile and John Ritter
Studio: David Kirschner Productions and Universal Pictures
Release Date: October 16, 1998
Country: USA

The soundtrack was killer! I love so many of these songs!

Blondie - "Call Me"
Rob Zombie - "Living Dead Girl"
The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies - "Boogie King"
White Zombie - "Thunder Kiss '65"
Coal Chamber - "Blisters"
Monster Magnet - "See You in Hell"
Judas Priest - "Blood Stained"
Type O Negative - "Love You to Death”
Slayer - "Human Disease"
Stabbing Westward - "So Wrong"
Powerman 5000 - "The Son of X-51"
Bruce Dickinson - "Trumpets of Jericho"
Static-X - "Bled for Days"
Motörhead - "Love for Sale"
Kidneythieves
- "Crazy"
Graeme Revell - "We Belong Dead"

Bride of Chucky is a comedy slasher film from director Ronnie Yu and series creator, Don Mancini. It was released twenty years ago today, October 16th, 1998 by Universal Pictures. Starring Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile, and John Ritter. It marks the fourth installment in the franchise and the first to ditch the Child’s Play title. Bride is also the first to lean so hard on comedy.

Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), the former girlfriend of Charles Lee Ray, resurrects Chucky (Brad Dourif) in an attempt to put their relationship back together. However, after an argument, Tiffany finds herself dead and transferred into a brand-new doll body. The pair of murderous dolls hitches a ride with two runaway teenagers (Katherine Heigl & Nick Stabile) in an attempt to get back the Heart of Damballa, buried in New Jersey along with the body of the serial murderer, Charles Lee Ray.

Bride of Chucky is one of the strangest and most fun movies I think I have seen in a very long time. Brad Dourif is a goddamn master of the screen. His voice acting is so far above most people’s physical acting. And that Chucky laugh is terrifying. Jennifer Tilly was fantastic. She really did a great job of leading the film. This is definitely her best work. Katherine Heigl was average. But hot damn, we get a Halloween miracle with the inclusion of John “Sweet Knight” Ritter. I am a big fan of his work and I miss him. It was a surprise seeing him early on.

While the comedy is dialed up, the violence, blood, and gore are not sacrificed. There is laugh out loud scenes with Chucky and Tiffany, but there are also intense scenes of ultra-graphic violence and grotesque killings. A perfect mix of the two genres. This is a reinvention of the series in a positive way. Bride is a really fun movie for Halloween marathons. It fits right in with the other movies in the annual 31 Movies of Halloween event. The effects are awesome. The comedy is good and it is fully entertaining. What more could you want?