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Dolls (1987)

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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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They walk. They talk. They kill. See more »

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Trivia

Stuart Gordon was, at one point, very interested in directing a sequel to this film. The initial storyline would have followed Judy and Ralph back to Boston, where Ralph would have indeed married Judy's mother and they would all become a family. One day Judy would receive a box sent from England that would contain the toy makers, Gabriel and Hilary, as dolls. See more »

Goofs

There's during one scene many dolls on the stomach or chest area on the lady but when she tips over onto the floor face first there's no dolls or puppets anywhere near her or on her. They however appear back again on the next scene. See more »

Quotes

Gabriel: What's the matter... afraid of the dark?
Judy Bower: No... afraid of what's in the dark.
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Special thanks: Bruno Bettelheim (as Bruno Bettleheim) and Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (as The Brothers Grimm). See more »

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Referenced in Demonic Toys (1992) See more »

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Dolls Theme (Bad Babies)
Written by Victor Spiegel
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Terror movie with awful murders by a malevolent creatures attacking unsuspecting people
30 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

A motley group formed by six people (Patrick Williams,, Cassie Stuart, Carolyn Purdy, Lorraine among others) are stranded during a fierce storm and drawn to mysterious place located in an old mansion. In the shelter meet a kindly old doll-maker (Guy Rolfe) and his spouse (Hilary Mason), owners of the creepy ancient house. One by one they are attacked by hundred of stalking living dolls. The obnoxious and antique little dolls in elegant outfits have killing instincts.

The picture packs suspenseful horror, thrills, chills, graphic violence tongue-in cheek and grisly killings. The real stars are the dolls that are magnificently made by John Carl Buechler as supervisor on Mechanical and Make up Imageries and the master Dave Allen as expert on Stop-motion. Frightening and moving musical score by Richard Band. Produced by Charles Band and Brian Yuzna for their production company called ¨Empire¨ that was posteriorly locked and creating a new called ¨Full Moon¨. Later on, Full moon produced a same type of film, though a little tamer, the ¨Puppetmaster¨ series a ¨ Dolls¨-lookalike . The motion picture is professionally directed by Stuart Gordon who also made the successful ¨Reanimator¨and ¨From Beyond¨. Recommended for gore buffs and terror lovers, though isn't for the squeamish.


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