Chucky’s second season aired on Syfy and USA. It received positive reviews from critics, fans and viewers alike.
This review contains no crucial SPOILERS.
The Whole Season
Positive: Brad Dourif, Zackary Arthur, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Tilly, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise & Fiona Dourif reprise their roles. They all did an excellent job for their respective performances.
Despite dying twice as twins, Devon Sawa plays a priest. He plays a key role involving Jake and his pals.
Newcomers to the series such as Lachlan Watson & Bella Higginbotham both did a solid job for their respective performances.
An elderly therapist named, Dr. Mixer plays a crucial part. She first appeared in Season 1.
Don Mancini mapped out all episodes.
Tiffany’s my favorite character in the Chucky franchise.
Cinematography never succumbed to technical flaws.
Death Scenes are filled with messy fatalities. Be prepared. You might need a barf bag.
The Tone balances between seriousness and black comedy filled with meta jokes.
Practical Effects and Animatronics were heavily involved to bring Chucky to life.
Chemistry between Jake, Devon & Lexy serves as the main highlight. Once again, they’re forced to put an end to Chucky’s wrath.
The Trio befriends a girl named, Nadine. She factors in as an ally.
Don stated Seasons 2 is influenced by “The Exorcist” & “The Omen.”
My favorite pre-kill line from Chucky is, “You first father!”
Negative: A Plot Hole involving why Glen & Glenda don’t remember the events from “Seed of Chucky” like overpowering their father or mailing themselves to Hollywood to bring Chucky and Tiffany back from the dead.
Ugh! Remember that book “Voodoo for Dummies” first introduced in “Bride of Chucky.” Tiffany still carries it. Don’s ignoring the fact a voodoo teacher taught Chucky how to transfer his soul into another body. As if the Ministry of Defense’s wizard laws from “Harry Potter” disregard not to use magic in the muggle world. You gotta keep secrets classified.
Episode 9 – Halloween II
Cold Opening features Chucky’s encounter with his archenemy, Andy.
Jake, Devon & Lexy become suspicious of a doll. Guess who?
Jake’s dressed as Batman on Halloween. Speaking of which, Robert Pattinson portrayed The Caped Crusader in “The Batman.”
A phone call pays homage to “Scream.”
Chucky’s first kill in the Season Premiere, indicates the stakes are more serious than Season 1.
The last scene sets up a Story Arc for the rest of Season 2.
Episode 10 – The Sinners Are Much More Fun
The Trio attends a catholic school. They also meet a girl named, Nadine.
Tiffany wears a yellow outfit like Cher from “Clueless.”
Episode 11 – Hail Mary!
One scene pays homage to “A Clockwork Orange.” One of Christopher ” Chris” Nolan’s favorite films. Chris casted Fiona in “Tenet.” Perhaps, Chris’ a fan of Chucky.
Two crucial elements put a spin on Chucky.
Episode 12 – Death on Denial
This episode focuses on Tiffany (in the body of Jennifer Tilly) reuniting with Glen & Glenda, hosts a party with Jennifer’s friends and gets caught in a murder mystery. Tiffany needs to get her own spin-off series or movie.
Jennifer’s real-life friends/”Bound” co-stars Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano and her sister Meg Tilly guest star.
Besides The Twins, a familiar face makes face a return.
WWE star Liv Morgan makes a cameo appearance.
Episode 13 – Doll on Doll
A fight ensues between two characters.
Another familiar face makes an unexpected return.
Glen receives a “present.”
A big reveal at the end changes everything.
Episode 14 – He is Risen Indeed
The Colonel’s identity is revealed. He’s an obvious reference to Marlon Brando’s character, Colonel Kurtz from “Apocalypse Now.”
Focal characters outside the church embark on a road trip.
A shocking scene caught me by surpsie.
One character said one of my favorite cliches, “What have I done?”
Episode 15 – Going to the Chapel
This episode takes cues from The Exorcist.
Without giving too much away, an explosive scene regarding one character caught me off guard. It definitely earns Bonus Points.
A few characters meet their fates.
Episode 16 – Chucky Actually
Season Finale flash forwards to Christmas.
The Twins have an announcement of their future.
Last Scene sets up Season 3.
The Final Verdict: B, FOR BEAST MODE!
Chucky’s second season is another entertaining eight-part storyline worth your spare time. If you haven’t even the latest season, watch it right now.