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Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)

Defense attorney Jennifer Garrick acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached... See full summary »

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Defense attorney Jennifer Garrick acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached to her new doll friend. Suddenly, accidents begin to happen to those who cross Zoe. Zoe claims it's her Pinocchio doll. Zoe's therapist thinks otherwise. Soon Pinocchio and Zoe are conversing about his bad behavior. Pinnochio promises he'll behave if Zoe will cut his strings. Zoe complies, and the mysterious murders begin... Written by Humberto Amador

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Was written and filmed under the title "Pinocchio Syndrome", but producers retitled it "Pinocchio's Revenge" when the film was completed for unknown reasons. It was the directors intention to name it "Pinocchio Syndrome". See more »

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When Sophia gets out of the shower, she's dripping wet, her hair is soaked, but as she walks over to get a towel, the camera cuts to a different angle of her from behind and hair and body are completely dry. As she starts to towel off, her hair is suddenly wet again. See more »

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On-set Pinocchio wrangler ... Dana Klaren See more »


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Something For Nothing
Written & Performed by Dennis Michael Tenney
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Could Be Worse
22 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A mother (Rosalind Allen) brings home an evil Pinocchio wooden puppet that supposedly caused a man to kill his son. Her little girl (Brittany Alyse Smith) finds the doll and takes it as her own.

This film was written and directed by Kevin Tenney, the creator of "Witchboard" and "Night of the Demons". That should have you thinking, "Wow! This will be great!" And maybe for some people it is. For me, it lacked a certain something... not sure what, but something...

The Pinocchio doll is creepy enough (almost too much) and the mental illness angle was a great touch. Heck, I even liked that the neighbor pointed out that the original Italian story had the doll be a bigger jerk than the Disney version, so Tenney clearly knows his stuff... but this just never hits the high marks...


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