Tom Beasley’s review:
Well this was really good fun. The first 45 minutes are genuinely really scary as we know that the Chucky doll is committing a series of horrible crimes, but we never see him being anything more than a normal doll. After that, it just all goes a bit mental as Chucky is brought to life by some cracking 80s special effects and starts swearing like Frankie Boyle in a room full of sailors. There's delightful shlocky gore everywhere, a mildly engaging plot and characters we care about. There are a few brilliant jump scares and a cracking "Lewton Bus" moment with a telephone.
Unfortunately though, the film goes the same way as the Elm Street sequels, playing its central villain for laughs rather than scares and thus sacrificing creepiness. I like my horror villains to be skull-cracking rather than wisecracking.
Really fun stuff. I'll definitely give the sequels a go.