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Dolls (1987)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror  |  29 May 1987 (USA)
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A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.

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A group of travelers spend the night in the mansion of an elderly couple who are dollmakers. However, one of the travelers' children discovers that the dolls the couple makes are actually humans that the couple has miniaturized and turned into tools for their evil plans. Written by Anonymous

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doll | dollmaker | toy | storm | toy maker | See All (41) »

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You're never too old to play with dolls until you're dead. See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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Trivia

This film was actually shot before Stuart Gordon's next film, From Beyond (1986), and was shot on the same sets, but released almost a year afterwards due to all the doll effects in post-production. See more »

Goofs

When Punch comes to life near the end the strings and puppeteer's hand are plainly visible. See more »

Quotes

Ralph: Ya know, I can remember every toy I had as a kid.
Gabriel: And they remember you, Ralph. Toys are very loyal, and that is a fact.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks: Bruno Bettelheim (as Bruno Bettleheim) and Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (as The Brothers Grimm). See more »

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I'm in the Mood for Love
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Whistled by Ian Patrick Williams
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Entertaining Little Horror
17 May 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The Dolls was truly an enjoyable little horror film which never got the recognition it deserved unlike the evil Chucky from the Childs Play movies. The Dolls were around before Chucky!

It's an entertaining horror film which I won't give many details about because it will spoil it. There's certainly a few little twists in the story and nothing is quite what it seems.

The dolls themselves were quite creepy. Being a male, I've never had a doll obviously but after watching this film I have to wonder how women could ever keep dolls when they were kids. Dolls are so evil looking (some of them anyway).

This was a great film. I won't spoil the ending but wait till you see what fate befalls one of the main characters.


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