Cult of Chucky (2017)

It’s almost inconceivable that the “Child’s Play” series has arrived at its seventh entry still fresh and inventive, but here we are. This is the best kind of horror sequel: It’s clearly designed to entertain and please longtime fans, with a series of related events that tie back to both the original first movies and its meta reinvention in the 1990s. For passive watchers it may be impossible to piece this one’s plot together (especially those who haven’t seen 2013’s “Curse of Chucky”), and while there are elements that don’t add up perfectly and some obvious budgetary limitations, this is a satisfying entry in the long-running series.

Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)

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