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Dolly Dearest (1991)

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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One of the production-used dolls was auctioned off on eBay. See more »

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Sometimes the 'dolly double' is distinguishable, due to height or size differences between shots or scenes. 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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References Child's Play (1988) See more »

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An underrated if somewhat predictable movie
30 March 2007 | by (NY -- United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with the earlier review by Richard Wheeler: if you see this as a rerun of Child's Play you are not getting the gist of the film. The story centers on a classic horror device (one that I never get tired of) of pitting different realities against one another: the extinct Sanzia reality (the devil child spirit), the Mexican Catholic reality (nuns and candles), and the modern American reality (explosions). This occurs in relation to another classic device, the possessed doll -- although in this case the dolls derive more from Curse of the Doll People than from Child's Play. The story follows fairly predictable lines (the biggest twist: no sudden twist at the end -- thankfully!) but kept me entertained throughout. I also like Rip Torn in the older roles, and Denise Crosby was good. The child actors were also not annoying (and the little girl was on occasion pretty scary). The production designer also deserves kudos for the simple but effective crypt.

My only complaint is that I could do without the animatronic doll faces, which were well enough done but not very original. Possessed dolls whose faces remain placid and serene are much scarier, plus they don't talk as much.


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