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The Toy Box (1971)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  August 1971 (USA)
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When Ralph persuades his girlfriend, Donna, to participate in a bizarre party, she discovers the guests are to perform erotic plays in the presence of a corpse - Ralph's millionaire uncle. ... See full summary »

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Ralph (as Evan Steele)
Ann Perry ...
Donna (as Ann Myers)
Neal Bishop
Debbie Osborne ...
Sally Howard (as Deborah Osborne)
T.E. Brown
Lisa Goodman
Kathy Hilton ...
Party Guest in Cotton Dress (as Kathie Hilton)
Maria Arnold ...
Maria (as Marie Arnold)
Jack King ...
Uncle
Marsha Jordan ...
Party Guest in Orange
Steve Moon
Casey Larrain ...
Party Guest in Boots
Ralph Dale
Nancy Freese
Karen Hutt
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When Ralph persuades his girlfriend, Donna, to participate in a bizarre party, she discovers the guests are to perform erotic plays in the presence of a corpse - Ralph's millionaire uncle. The players are promised gifts from the "toy box." Ralph and Donna await their turn, when the mansion's doors lock at midnight; and it's not long before they discover the players are being murdered by...the dead uncle? Written by M. Gumen

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He Twisted Women in His Hands as Though They Were Toys!. See more »

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Silly and bizarre horror/porn flick
4 March 2008 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

The Toy Box is something of a crossover between a porn flick and a mystery themed horror movie, and it doesn't manage to lampoon either of these two genres. However, that's not to say that this is necessarily a bad film; it's certainly not a particularly good one, but through it's bizarreness; there's something here worth watching. It's clear that the plot wasn't the foremost thing on director Ronald Víctor García's mind, so instead he just packed his film with sex, but there is a plot here and it focuses on a mysterious 'uncle' who hosts weird parties in which people are paid to perform erotic acts. This party is a bit different to usual as uncle's not there; or at least not alive and the guests must perform in front of his corpse. I can't say that this film is particularly erotic and that's why it doesn't succeed as a porn film. I've seen quite a lot of porn in my lifetime, however, so I can forgive this one for not being erotic and focus on the good things about the sex scenes - and the fact that they're weird and different to the norm is a good thing if you ask me because it means the film is a little different. Naturally the whole thing is completely inept and the acting is horrible, but obviously no one goes into a seventies porn expecting a masterpiece. There's a stupid twist at the end, but if you make it to the end of this film; you're unlikely to care by then anyway. Overall, I can't say that The Toy Box is brilliant or a must see, but it's better than I thought it would be and it comes somewhat recommended.


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