Virgil Travis is a wealthy, soulless psychopath who lives in seclusion in his mansion home with his dwarf butler and maniac right hand man. Tortured and forcibly mutated as a child by a woman who put him through body transforming procedures, Virgil has an abnormally sized head. Basking in the suffering, degradation, pain, and death of others, Virgil has already killed, and kidnapped a female rock group that he keeps imprisoned in his basement to help satisfy his constant need for perverse amusement. Never satisfied, though, Virgil decides that he will once again try to fill the emptiness that exists within him, and so creates a trio of deformed, living dolls to systematically murder any and all people who have ever wronged him. What Virgil doesn't anticipate, though, is meeting his match and finding love, both of which come in the form of a woman who is even more evil and twisted than he is. Written by
The character of Mr. Mascaro is the human version of the demon Jack in the Box from the film Demonic Toys (1992) See more »
What the hell's the story, Squires? I'm still in the fucking stone age down here.
The electrician's here now, sir. I'm currently doing a room sweep to confirm our integrity.
Oh, confirm my hairy ass!
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After Virgil kills everyone and the dolls escape with the rockers, the screen blacks for the credits, but instead Virgil's assistant walks out and explains that there is an alternate ending that some may find more suitable. The last five minutes of the movie play over, except now the rockers throw the dwarf across the room before the wedding, and are forced to play the wedding march for Virgil. In this version of the ending, however, Virgil's new wife reacts positively to him. The rockers start to play music, which continues over the end credits. See more »
An interesting if not wholly successful project from Charles Band
"Blood Dolls" is an interesting mix of kinkiness, humour and horror. Taking Band's favourite subject of killer puppets, throwing in kinky thrills including a caged female rock band and spoon-fulls of black humour, the film is a weird combination of surreal plot points.
The beautiful Debra Mayer is nothing less than stunning as the evil Moira Yulin while Warren Draper is excellent as the humiliated, snivelling husband, Harrison. An over-the-top Jack Maturin plays the pinhead Virgil Travis and William Paul Burns is splendid as the clown-faced Mr. Mascaro. The puppets' performances are wooden.
There are plenty of lovely ladies in the movie and some light-hearted horror scenes for good measure. Despite the highlights of the film, it doesn't hit the heights of the best Full Moon productions despite its high production values. Even two endings can save this film from being a rather disappointing project from the fevered mind of Charles Band.
6 out of 10. Not bad but not really that watchable either.
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