Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Chucky (Season 1) – A Quick Capsule TV Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
From reboots, to pivots and belated sequels Childs Play has been one of the most enduring and consistent of all of the 80’s horror franchises.  Now arriving on TV, Chucky smartly manages to open itself up to a whole new audience whilst still appealing to its existing fan base and staying true to its quirky horror comedy roots.  Best of all, whilst the 2019’s reboot featured the always excellent Mark Hamill in titular role of the killer doll, this series sees the much welcome return of horror icon Brad Dourif as the murderous Chucky. Dourif IS Chucky and he obviously relishes being back in the role.  It may be a little inside baseball at times for those new to the franchise but you are never far away from a fun kill or gory FX moment so I’m pretty sure that won’t hinder it TOO much. In short: Chucky is a bloody good time – a warped, knowing and funny slide of horror TV.

Best Bit: Bringing together the years of Child’s Play mythos.

Binge, Watch, Skip: Watch

If You Liked this Try: Childs Play, What We Do In The Shadows (TV), Ash Vs The Evil Dead (TV)

8 out of 10 stars



Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...