The spirits of a mass murderer and his ex-girlfriend, now stuck in the bodies of dolls, go on a killing spree as they attempt to find an amulet that will allow them to return to human bodies.
Sewing Chucky back into a semblance of his former self, Tiffany invokes another voodoo curse that brings the doll back to life. Upon learning that her former boyfriend never wanted to marry her, however, Tiffany locks him up and gives him a bride doll his own size. Even so, it doesn't take long for Chucky to escape, kill Tiffany, and transfer her soul into the female doll. Realizing they can't stand the thought of being dolls forever, Chucky decides they have to travel to his former self's New Jersey gravesite and retrieve an amulet that will allow them to transfer back into human bodies.
The only problem, though, is they don't have the bodies nor the means of traveling to the cemetery. Soon, however, with an over the phone offer from Tiffany to deliver the two dolls to that Jersey cemetery in exchange for cash, Jade and Jesse decide to run off and get married.
Along the way, however, Chucky and Tiffany leave a wake of dead bodies that soon implicate Jade and Jessie -- who are still unaware of their "lively" companions -- as mass murders. If they liked any of the three previous "Child's Play" movies, or horror movies overall, they just might. For strong horror violence and gore, language, some sexual content, and brief drug use.
Although Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper briefly captured the frightening aspects of childhood dolls in "Poltergeist," and Anthony Hopkins dealt with his alter ego in his ventriloquist dummy, Fats, in "Magic," the thought and sight of Chucky the homicidal doll has never done much more than elicit groans or repeated rolling of the eyes from this reviewer. I'm sorry, but the sight of little Chucky scampering across the floor, knife in hand, generates exactly the polar opposite of what the filmmakers were obviously intending.
To the filmmakers credit, they do try to insert some jokes and references a la "Scream" concerning other horror films. Nonetheless, the sight of the signature masks from the "Halloween" and "Friday the 13th movies in a police evidence room, the comparison to Mickey and Mallory the homicidal characters from "Natural Born Killers" , a reference to the Pinhead character from the "Hellraiser" films when seeing a man's face impaled by nails and other similar moments the sight of the book, "Voodoo for Dummies," "The Bride of Frankenstein" playing on the TV, etc As such, a self-referential comment stating "In fact, if it was a movie, it would take three or four sequels to do it justice" is also too contrived for its own good.
The performances don't fare much better. Jennifer Tilly "Bullets Over Broadway" is adequately campy and vampy as the human and then voice of the doll-based femme fatale, but like John Ritter TV's "Three's Company" , she must have desperately needed a paycheck to appear in a howler such as this.
Brad Dourif, who supplies the voice of Chucky, is appropriately callous, but never frightening. Teen-based leads Katherine Heigl and Nick Stabile can't do much with their characters and are consequently easily forgotten.
Although the film nearly succeeds on the pure camp level -- after all, dolls having sex and other such plastic domestic bliss and squabbles certainly lands squarely in that field -- the sheer stupidity and banality of the whole production prevents the film from being enjoyed even on that level.
Certain to burn out rapidly at the box office, the film should only have been released -- if at all -- directly on video. The thought of that is more frightening than everything in this movie combined. Even a character in the film recognizes the lame horror material as he states, "Chucky is so eighties. He's not even scary. Probably to no one's surprise, "Bride of Chucky" gets a 0 out of Here's a quick look at the film's content. Violence is extreme with the villainous characters in human and doll form killing people, the results of which are often quite bloody.
Plenty of bad attitudes abound beyond the murderous dolls, some cops abuse their police power when dealing with Jade. Several sexually related comments occur during the movie, and in one scene we see the silhouetted image of the two dolls having sex complete with movement and sounds.
Should someone in your home wish to see this film, you may want to take a closer look at the content if you're concerned about its appropriateness for them. Of special note for those concerned with bright flashing lights, several moments of that occur during this movie. Tiffany drinks what looks like champagne. Kincaid plants some drugs in Jesse's van. Some teens share a joint at a hangout others have beer , while another teen also smokes a joint in his parked car.
Chucky smokes a joint. We then see blood on the knife she used, and she even licks her finger from that. Some viewers may not like the sight of a man with a pierced lower lip that has a small chain going through it. Chucky later pulls that chain from the man's lip, resulting in a big hole in his lip and lots of blood. Many nails impale a man's face and cause a bloody mess.
Chucky has blood all over him after killing a person. A couple is very bloody and we see blood mixing with water from a punctured water bed after large shards have glass have impaled both.
We then see Chucky holding the severed and bloody finger of that woman. We see the bodies of an older couple that Chucky and Tiffany have apparently killed.
Both have a little bit of blood on them. A man explodes in a bloody mess as a semi pulverizes his body we also see the blood on the truck's grill. By the end of the film, both Jade and Jessie are somewhat bloody. We see a burnt and charred Tiffany doll after she's knocked and trapped inside an oven. We see blood splatter a cemetery headstone as Chucky shoots a gravedigger in the back of the head as well as the bloodied man who's fallen into the open grave. We see some decomposed and mostly skeletal remains inside a coffin as well as rats running around inside it.
Chucky and Tiffany are bloody after each has stabbed the other with a knife. Tiffany the doll gives birth to a very bloody baby doll. Obviously, Chucky and Tiffany have both as they're murderous characters. Some may see the film's use of voodoo and spells as having both.
Kincaid and another officer have both for continually abusing their police authority while attempting to break up Jade and Jessie's relationship and Kincaid plants drugs in Jesse's van for the other cop to later find.
Another officer has both for removing police evidence for Tiffany apparently in exchange for payment of some sort. A woman steals Jessie and Jade's money. Scenes listed under "Violence" may also be tense to some viewers, and the menacing appearance of the Chucky and Tiffany dolls may be unsettling or scary as well. Tiffany has a friend look under some furniture while she and we know that Chucky is lurking about somewhere.
Chucky breaks free of his confinement, and then menacingly walks down the hall, knife in hand, toward Tiffany who's taking a bath. He tries to attack her, she kicks him backwards, and he then pushes a TV into the tub and she's electrocuted.
While Kincaid plants drugs in Jesse's van, we're aware that Chucky and Tiffany are also in the van ready to get him.