Filmed straight after part 2, though taking place some 8 years later. A 16 year old Andy Barclay (played this time by Justin Whalin) has been remanded to a military academy, following several run-ins with the law.
But in the meantime, Play Pals toys have decided to re-launch their range of 'Good Guys' dolls and have been revamping the old factory. Of course, you can guess who the first doll off the new production line is going to be!
So, Chucky decides to pay Andy a visit and so mails himself to the military school. However, he inadvertently ends up in the hands of young Cadet Tyler, who decides to keep Chucky for himself. So Chucky decides "what the hey!" and so tries to take take over young Tyler's body instead.
The rest of the film is spent with Andy trying to stop Chucky from possessing Tyler and showing us the brutality of Military boot camps. Andy, Tyler and Chucky have several run-ins before having a final showdown at a fun-fair, culminating in an interesting finale in the Ghost Train ride.
There are some genuinely funny scene's where Chucky bumps off several senior officers and there's also a very funny battle scene, where the cadets are playing war games with paint pellets, except that Chucky goes and changes the rifle ammo to live bullets which makes things kind of interesting.
Released direct-to-video here in the UK, this film is alright as far as sequels go, but would say it's just a notch less entertaining than part 2. Take no notice of the adverse publicity that surrounded this film after its UK release in 1993. This movie is a damn sight tamer than most other horror movies that have come out before or since.