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Black Devil Doll from Hell (1984)

Not Rated | | Horror | Video 1984
A woman buys a doll at a magic shop. Unbeknownst to her, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit, and it proceeds to take her over.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shirley L. Jones ...
Helen Black
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gladys Ames ...
Church Member #1
Bernard Brown ...
Club Dancer #2
Jacqueline Coats ...
Church Member #2
Sharada F. Coats ...
Church Member #3
Toshia Coats ...
Church Member #4
Loneo Davis ...
Church Member #5
Obie Dunson ...
Preacher (as Rev. Obie Dunson)
Tommie Graham ...
Club Dancer #1
Onita Green ...
Club Dancer #3
Arlether Harris ...
Church Member #6
Randolph L. Helton ...
Church Member #7 (as Randolpj L. Helton)
Denise Hill ...
Church Member #8
Thalia Holloway ...
Second Buyer
Jeanine Johican ...
Church Friend
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Storyline

A woman buys an antique doll at a thrift store and does not realize that it is cursed. The doll uses its powers to seduce her while she is asleep and then escape back to the store. She starts to lose interest in sexual activities with her partners as the doll is able to give her a much better satisfaction, so she sets out to find it, but with deadly consequences. Written by Sean D Wallace

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Not Rated

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1984 (USA)  »

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$8,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The dummy's cornrow hairstyle was done as a tribute to singer Rick James. See more »

Goofs

In Anna Holiday's credit, 'Photography' is misspelled as 'Phography.' See more »

Quotes

The Doll: [shouting at the girl, who is asleep in bed] Hey bitch! Wake up, bitch!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits last for approximately 6 minutes 45 seconds. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Return to the Quadead Zone (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Your Nightmare
Performed by David Ichikawa
Music and Lyrics by David Ichikawa
Backup Vocals by Kristy, Carla Boretti, Chris Knight
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WORTH SEEING PURELY BECAUSE IT HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED
17 December 2001 | by (UNITED STATES) – See all my reviews

Shot-on-video horror movies are probably the only kind of movies that come close to the depressing look of video pornography. The sheer lack of production values leads the viewer to contemplate whether or not the money that he or she has in their wallet could have funded a better piece of cinema. That said, BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL is just about the shoddiest movie I've ever seen, and that's saying something! I've braved more bad movies than I can even remember, and this one ranks pretty much as one of the three all-time worst pieces of galloping horse crap that I have ever endured. Terrible pacing, an annoying casiotone sound track, execrable acting and a truly pointless story are just some of the many non-highlights.

The only reason to see this is for the unintentionally hilarious rape scene wherein a pious sister of the church is tied down to her bed and given a serious rodgering by an evil, horny ventriloquist's dummy with dreadlocks. The scene where he "orally pleasures" her will forever be burned into my memory, not only because if was silly beyond all human comprehension, but because his tongue looks like a popsicle stick. And, yes, we do get to see his, er...wood. Rent it, and fast forward to this scene. After seeing it, immediately remove the tape from your VCR and use it as a skeet shooting pigeon.


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