This movie is exactly what you'd expect. It knows what it is. After all, after seven films, you just have to accept that you're watching a doll murder people. If you can get over that obstacle, you'll have a good time with this latest installment in the series. Chucky laughs. That's all you really need.
I'm proud that after all these years, Brad Dourif is still voicing this little red-headed bunghole, no matter how silly the franchise gets. He has even brought his daughter, Fiona, into the fold. The series is all the better for it, too. After all, who better is there to portray the vessel of Charles Lee Ray than someone who looks like a gender swapped Charles Lee Ray? This time, Nica (the subject of 2013's Curse of Chucky...a movie this critic did not make time for), awakens in a mental institution. You know, the kind of institution we always see in the movies, but that don't seem to exist in real life. Stark white. Having committed several murders that she claims were the work of Chucky, not her, it's the kind of place she aught to be. Except, as we know, she's not crazy and a doll possessed by a murderer is actually 100% responsible. And in short order, not one, but THREE good guy dolls appear on the grounds if the asylum. There are some surprises in Cult of Chucky. Charles Lee Ray has some new tricks up his sleeve, and Tiffany makes an appearance as well. The murders are bloody, and if you hate dolls they'll give you the anticipated heebie-jeebies. In particular, there's a scene in which one of the patients in the institution ends up strapped down to a gurney while the good guy himself is in the room. It goes as well for her as you'd expect. No surprise here: the film also ends wide open for the next chapter to be filmed as quick as they wanna make one. Whether or not that's a good thing really just depends on how much you're amused by the series to begin with. And if you're wondering, the Chucky font is Furtura Extra Bold (with a modified Y).
I don't hate that I watched this movie. I probably won't ever watch it again.