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Dolly Dearest (1991)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  18 October 1991 (USA)
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An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian grave and the toys come into possession of an old, malicious spirit.

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An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian grave and the toys come into possession of an old, malicious spirit. Written by Jan Teekman <janteekman@hotmail.com>

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She walks. She talks. She kills. See more »

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Had a brief theatrical run in the midwest before its May 1992 video release. See more »

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It's clearly a stuntman wearing a wig, and not Sam Bottoms, who tumbles over the hill as the factory explodes. See more »

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Dolly: Jessie, now we can play!
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Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Good Will Haunting (1998) See more »

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Hi, my name is Dolly and I'm a pathetic Chucky rip-off.
22 March 2013 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Following in the tiny (and lucrative) footsteps of killer doll hit Child's Play (1988), Dolly Dearest sees the spirit of a murderous Mayan demon freed from an ancient Mexican tomb to possess the dolls in the factory recently purchased by American family, The Wades (Sam Bottoms, Denise Crosby, Chris Demetral and Candy Hutson). But where Chucky, the diminutive star of Child's Play, was a brilliantly expressive creation designed by FX genius Kevin Yagher and voiced by the very talented Brad Dourif, 'Dolly' is just dull, a forgettable lump of plastic with zero personality.

Furthermore, the script for Dolly Dearest is extremely derivative, not just content with ripping off Child's Play, but several other horror classics as well (there are shades of The Omen, The Exorcist and Poltergeist); the direction is also uninspired, leaving the reasonable cast struggling against the odds to make matters entertaining. The film might have proved more bearable with more and much gorier death scenes, but all we get are a bloodless electrocution and a guy having a heart attack (having had his hand pushed into a sewing machine). Oh, and the only half decent scares are courtesy of a stray cat that makes a habit of leaping out from behind the boxes in the factory.


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