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Dolly Dearest (1991)

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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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This is where the fairy tale ends and the nightmare begins. See more »

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Rated R for horror violence | See all certifications »

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A Boneca Diabólica  »

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

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In the opening scene, a wire pulling either the stone slab or the stuntman is clearly visible when the stone slab crushes the guy to death. See more »

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Camilla: Ooo, these vegetables smell good! These all come from my brother's garden. I get you good price, of course. He uses fresh turkey manure. Turkey manure is the very best; gives you the best crop.
Marilyn: Really... I didn't know that.
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Reasonable Rip-off of "Child's Play"
16 March 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Mexico, an archaeologist releases the evil spirit of a devil child from a tomb of an ancient tribe called Sanzia that worshiped Satan on Earth and dies in an accident. Immediately after, an American family with two children arrives to live and reactivate a factory of dolls in a site nearby the archaeological field. Elliot Read (Sam Bottoms) invested the savings of his family in this business to manufacture dolls. He finds many dolls left by the previous owners of the factory, and gives one of them, which is possessed by the fiend, to his daughter Jessica Read (Candy Hutson). The girl changes her behavior, speaks an ancient language and the maid tells to the mother Marilyn Read (Denise Crosby). Meanwhile, the archaeologist Karl Resnick (Rip Torn) arrives to investigate the finding of his colleague. However, the demon has been already released.

"Dolly Dearest" is a clear rip-off "Child's Play" franchise, but is not as bad as the expectation a reader may have with the IMDb Rating of 3.8. Indeed it is a reasonable horror movie, with characters and situation well developed for this type of movie. Denise Crosby plays again the role of a mother new arrival in a different environment that faces problem with his daughter, recalling her performance in "Pet Sematary" (1989). There are some accidentally funny scenes, like for example when Elliot Read is stabbed on his thigh and runs like a hell when the factory is blowing up but in general "Dolly Dearest" is watchable and entertains. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Boneca Assassina" ("Killer Doll")


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