The third film in the series has always been the least favoured, and personally for me anyway, it is the one that I have viewed least over the
years. Watching it again recently, I have to say that knowing that this film was
allegedly the inspiration for the murder of toddler James Bulger made it
quite uneasy to watch.
Set 8 years after part 2, Andy Barclay is now 16 years old and a student at the Kent Military School. Thinking that the negative rumours have indeed died down enough to make a profit, the execs at the Good Guy factory once again decide to manufacture a new line of dolls.
As a cost cutting excercise, the manufacturers use left over materials (which include Chucky's body parts) and once again Chucky returns!!
Trying to get to Andy, Chucky manages to have himself mailed to the
military school, but Tyler a young cadet, lonely and desperate for a best
friend intercepts that package. Chucky, realising that a kid is an easier target tells Tyler his story and then sets about transferring his soul into Tyler.
Andy discovers the truth and with the help of a female cadet sets about helping Tyler.
Whilst not as frightening as the previous two films, Chucky was cruder here, and the finale in a haunted rollercoaster attraction at a funfair is
The cast are largely unknown but do a great job, especially a young Justin Whalin (pre- Lois & Clark) who is bang on as Andy. The only downside here is that Chucky had begun to start wisecracking in an attempt to keep up with Freddy Krueger.
Not bad, this film has some real creepy moments but in an attempt to move
forward, most of the elements that had worked so well in the previous
films are sadly negelected.