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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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Complete credited cast:
... 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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During the film's lengthy production, it was deemed too light on gore, so numerous gory inserts were shot. Once this footage was edited into the workprint, it was decided that gore was the wrong choice for the story so all of inserts were excised from the final cut. See more »

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When the dolls first attack Rosemary, many dolls are on the stomach or chest area on Rosemary but when she tips over onto the floor face first there's no dolls or puppets anywhere near her or on her. They however appear back again on the next scene. See more »

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Gabriel: What's the matter... afraid of the dark?
Judy Bower: No... afraid of what's in the dark.
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The beginning credits have various doll faces materialize on the screen in an eerie way. See more »

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Featured in Trailer Trauma 3: '80s Horror-Thon (2017) See more »

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I'm in the Mood for Love
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Whistled by Ian Patrick Williams
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Generally entertaining
25 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is too minor and too short (runs only 75 minutes) to escape the two-star rating category, but it's still recommended to any casual horror fan. Entertaining, well-made and well-written (especially regarding the ultimate fate of all the victims), it's filled with characters that are (intentionally) so dislikable you can't wait to see them killed, and yet the dolls are so vicious that you won't be rooting for them, either. Only problem is that the stop-motion animation is a little clumsy at times, and the dolls' movements aren't always as smooth as they should've been.


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