In the chintzy-looking gore-bore "Seed of Chucky," Jennifer Tilly, playing herself, defines hell as ending up on a celebrity feud show in a worm-eating contest with Anna Nicole Smith. Compared to this movie that fate doesn't sound half-bad.
It opens in Hollywood, where production is underway on "Chucky Goes Psycho," with Tilly voicing Chucky's wife, Tiffany (which she did in the 1998 "Bride of Chucky"). Meanwhile, in England, a ventriloquist's dummy that seems to have a life of its own concludes that it is the spawn of Chucky (voice of Brad Dourif) and Tiffany (again Tilly) and winds up bringing alive the animatronic dolls his parents have become. A torrent of blood and slaughter swiftly follows.
Because the dummy, which has eyes like a Keane painting, is sexless, it ends up named Glen/Glenda, a tip of the hat to Ed Wood's 1953 "Glen or Glenda," which is a masterpiece in comparison to this cheesy dreck. Tilly survives myriad indignities, the slaying of most everyone around her and impregnation by Chucky, giving birth after about an eight-hour pregnancy to a boy and a girl -- named Glen and Glenda, natch. There's a half-hearted stab, pardon the expression, toward a struggle between good and evil embodied by the conflicted Glen/Glenda.