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Dolls (1987)

R | | Fantasy, Horror | 29 May 1987 (USA)
A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers and their haunted collection of dolls.

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... David Bower
... Rosemary Bower
... Judy Bower
... Gabriel Hartwicke
... Hilary Hartwicke
Bunty Bailey ... Isabel Prange
... Enid
... Ralph Morris
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A group of travelers spend the night in the mansion of an elderly couple who are dollmakers. However, one of the travelers' children discovers that the dolls the couple makes are actually humans that the couple has miniaturized and turned into tools for their evil plans. Written by Anonymous

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The film originated with the poster image of a doll holding its own eyeballs and producer Charles Band's simplistic pitch of a movie about a killer doll. Writer Ed Naha was given total creative freedom, though producer Brian Yuzna was insistent that the poster art would correlate to a scene in the film. See more »

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When Punch comes to life near the end the strings and puppeteer's hand are plainly visible. See more »

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Ralph: Ya know, I can remember every toy I had as a kid.
Gabriel: And they remember you, Ralph. Toys are very loyal, and that is a fact.
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During the beginning of the end credits, we see another group of people having car problems and eventually heading towards the mansion. See more »


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Dolls Theme (Bad Babies)
Written by Victor Spiegel
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The Longest Night in the World
28 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

While driving in a stormy night, the car of Rosemary Bower (Carolyn Purdy-Gordon), her husband David Bower (Ian Patrick Williams) and his seven year-old daughter Judy (Carrie Lorraine) get stuck in the mud in the middle of nowhere. The family is traveling on vacation and Judy, who lives in Boston with her mother, daydreams many times irritating her stepmother. They break in an old house and the owner, the toy maker Gabriel Hartwicke (Guy Rolfe) and his wife Hilary (Hilary Mason), welcome the invaders. While they are having soup, the driver Ralph Morris (Stephen Lee) and the hitchhikers Isabel (Bunty Bailey) and Enid (Cassie Stuart) also get stuck and come to the house.

The old couple invites the guests to spend the night in the house. Isabel decides to steal the couple and Judy sees Leprechauns taking her to the attic. She tries to tell to her father, but he believes that she is daydreaming. Ralph, who has the heart of a kid, is the only adult that gives attention to the little girl. Along the longest night in the world, the toys get rid off those that are evil persons and only those with pure heart will survive.

"Dolls" is a highly entertaining horror movie directed by Stuart Gordon. The story alternates creepy and funny moments with witty dialogs, such as when the little girl explains that she is not afraid of the dark, but what is in the dark. The special effects with stop motion animation are great and the sets with the dolls and toys that change positions and faces are scary. This movie is better and better than the recent "Annabelle". My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Dolls"


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