A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, later they find out that the doll is possessed with the soul of a serial killer, who try to put his soul into the boy's body in order to become human.
A researcher at Chicago's Natural History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to be very little inside. However, police discover gruesome murders on the cargo ship that brought the crates to the US and then another murder in the museum itself. Investigating the murders is Lt. Vincent D'Agosta who enlists the help of Dr. Margo Green at the museum - she has taken an interest in the contents of her colleague's crates. Unknown to both there is a large creature roaming the museum which is gearing itself up for a benefit reception which the city's mayor is to attend. Written by
This is a great film. My cousin and I both love the film and the novel. Even though the novel is better, the movie holds its own. The story told by Prof. Frock about the headaches as well as the story about the lucky bullet are both hilarious. Even though I wish the character of Special Agent Pendergast or even Smithback would have been included, the movie is a credible representation of the film. The beast is frightening and the action sequences are good. One advantage the film has over the book is Penelope Ann Miller's beauty. She, along with the rest of the cast, does a fine job. My only problem is how the character of Greg is a one-dimensional scheming kiss-up instead of the conflicted character he is in the novel. Now if they would only make the sequel.
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