Bride of Chucky
Posted by Michael Earl on July 4, 2012 (Updated: 21-Jun-2014)
Date Released: October 16, 1998
Directed By: Ronny Yu
Written By: Don Mancini
Certificate: US: R, UK: 18
Tagline: Chucky Gets Lucky.
Length: 89 Minutes
Box Office: $50,692,188
Jennifer Tilly … Tiffany
Brad Dourif … Chucky (voice)
Katherine Heigl … Jade
Nick Stabile … Jesse
Alexis Arquette … Damien
Gordon Michael Woolvett … David
John Ritter … Chief Warren Kincaid
Lawrence Dane … Lt. Preston
Michael Louis Johnson … Norton
In this horror flick, the murderous serial killer, Charles Lee Ray, has his body parts being held at a criminal evidence station in the form of a small doll known as the famous Chucky. When his old-time sweet heart, Tiffany, picks up his remaining limbs and puts them back together, she performs a ritual that revives the murderous maniac. But Chucky decides that he wants another individual to help him with his dirty work. So he kills Tiffany, and then revives her as a “doll bride”. When they decide to spend their honeymoon with another happy couple on the highway, it becomes another murder spree. With a “blood-bath on wheels” and two murderous dolls, the human couples find that this was going to be a “Highway To Hell” in this gruesome film of blood and gore and a little bit of Chucky & Tiffany.
- In the opening scene Michael Myers’ and Jason’s masks (from the Halloween and Friday the 13th movies), Leatherface’s chain saw (from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies), and Freddy Kruger’s glove (from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies) are visible. When the policeman is walking through the evidence locker room, several dolls appear. These resemble, or may actually be, from the movie series Puppet Master. They appear in the first storage case shown, on the left side of the screen. Also in the evidence room in the beginning of the movie, there is “The Crate” from the movie “Creepshow”
- There is a character in the film named Damien Baylock. In The Omen, the satanic child is called Damien, while his evil nanny is called Mrs. Baylock.
- A certain Bride of Chucky promotional poster is a parody of one of the Scream 2 posters.
- The date on Tiffany’s newspaper clippings at the beginning of the movie and the date of death on Charles Lee Ray’s tombstone is 9 November 1988, the release date of the first Child’s Play movie.
- Julia Stiles got the part of Jade, but later dropped out to play a role in “10 Things I Hate About You”
- When Jennifer Tilly is dancing for Chucky, there is a brief appearence of the top of one of her nipples. This is revealed in the DVD commentary by Jennifer herself.
- When John Ritter’s character is killed, his face looks like Pinhead from Hellraiser. Chucky exclaims “Why Does That Look So Familliar?”
- According to the DVD’s director commentary, Chucky was originally supposed to say to Chief Warren (John Ritter), “Sorry, Jack, but three’s a crowd,” after killing him. This joke refers to the fact that Ritter also starred as “Jack” in the hit TV sitcom Three’s Company. But at the last minute, the director deleted that out of the script because he found it too corny.
- When Chucky decides to kill Chief Kincaid, he first picks up a ball-peen hammer, only to put it down when Tiffany remarks, “Predictable.” In the original Child’s Play, Chucky kills his first victim by hitting her in the head with a ball-peen hammer and sending her flying out a window.
When aired on TV, these scenes were included, though not included in the theatrical release:
- Officer Bailey coaxes a security guard out of the evidence depository before going to get the bag containing Chucky;
- When David, Jade and Jesse leave Warren’s, there’s additional dialogue between them, including a scene where Jesse gives Jade a metal bracelet that’s been in his family for years.