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Movie Review – Dolls (2019)

Dolls, 2019.

Directed by Cuyle Carvin.

Starring Thomas Downey, Dee Wallace, Trinity Simpson, Bret Green, Elise Muller, Melinda DeKay, and Robert R. Ryel.


An alcoholic father and his daughter move into a house they have recently inherited and discover a set of dolls in the attic. The pair soon learn that the dolls have a sinister past.

Cuyle Carvin’s Dolls deals a slow and uninspiring horror flick that never truly shows its hand. In a genre brimming with creativity using horror-infused dolls – such as Child’s Play, Puppet Master, Dolls (1987), and Annabelle – Dolls (2019) failed to successfully hit the right notes for me to go back for a second viewing – but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy some aspects of the movie.

Dolls follows Robert (Thomas Downey), a struggling children’s book author who moves into his deceased mother’s house with his rebellious daughter, Sammy (Trinity Simpson), after separating with his wife,
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‘Dolls’ DVD Review

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Stars: Thomas Downey, Dee Wallace, Trinity Simpson, Bret Green, Elise Muller, Melinda DeKay, Robert R. Ryel | Written by Justin Hawkins, Josh Hawkins | Directed by Cuyle Carvin

Wow. You’ve got to have some balls to name your film Dolls. You’re stepping on the toes of ther legendary Stuart Gordon right there… Even moreso when your film actually concerns killer dolls too! This particular iteration of Dolls tells the story of a struggling children’s book author and his rebellious teenage daughter who move into a house they’ve inherited and find mysterious dolls in the attic. They soon learn that the dolls have a sinister, and deadly, past.

Of course Stuart Gordon’s Dolls is not the be all and end all of killer doll movies but it is, for myself and many other genre fans, certainly one of the best examples of the genre. A genre that also
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Film Review: For Love’s Sake (2018) by Naoki Segi

I must say, my first impression, composed of the outline and poster of this movie, was: “Oh please, not another corny romantic culinary drama.” In Japan, there has always been an audience craving for food and craftmanship orientated content. The long list of contemporary dramas ranges from Asadora’s like “Massan” (2014) to the Netflix hit “Midnight Diner” (2011) and also includes big oversea successes “An” (2015). The Japanese movie industry, therefore, has a very big output serving this demand. I was even more surprised when I actually saw the movie and I had to admit, that the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” once more was accurate.

“For Love’s Sake” is screening at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival

The plot of Naoki Segi’s “For Love’s Sake” offers a pretty simple and predictable fish-out-of-the-water scenario. Shirio (Rina Kawaei), obligated to her incredible palate for wine, is the
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Horror Highlights: Ashes Trailer, Tony Todd Joins the Cast of Marfa, Release Details for Zoo and Dolls, Q&A with Mischief And Mayhem Author S.D. Nicholson

Barry Jay's Ashes will be available digitally and VOD on July 9th. Continue reading for the film's synopsis and a look at the official trailer. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Tony Todd joins the cast of Marfa, release details for Dolls starring Dee Wallace, and a Q&A with author S.D. Nicholson for Mischief & Mayhem: Part One of the Faerlands Chronicles.

Ashes Digital and VOD Release Details: "Ashes, the horror film by Barry Jay, the founder of Barry's Boot Camp, arrives to Digital and Video On Demand July 9th.

After a family’s estranged aunt passes away, they’re reluctant and creeped out to receive her cremated ashes. But when a series of supernatural misfortunes beset them, they’ll have to go through Hell to be rid of her angry spirit."


Tony Todd Joins the Cast of Marfa: "Tony Todd has joined the cast of writer-director Andy Stapp's Marfa.
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Murderous Evil Dolls Wreak Havoc in Amusingly Cheesy First Trailer For Dolls

If you enjoy horror films about evil dolls violently killing people, we’ve got a trailer here for you to watch for a new horror movie called Dolls. This movie is cheesy as hell, but it still looks like it’ll be fun to watch! Sometime’s it fun to watch silly low-budget horror movies!

The movie was directed by Cuyle Carvin and stars E.T.‘s Dee Wallace, Tom Downey, Trinity Simpson, Bret Green, Elise Muller, Melinda deKay, and Robert R. Ryel.

Dolls follows “a struggling children’s book author and his rebellious teenage daughter who move into a house they’ve inherited and find mysterious dolls in the attic. They soon learn that the dolls have a sinister – and deadly – past.” Wallace takes on the role of “a neighbor who knows about the dolls and their ties to the house.” She even says so in the trailer!

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‘Dolls’ Trailer: The Summer of Killer Dolls Continues!

‘Dolls’ Trailer: The Summer of Killer Dolls Continues!
It’s a big year for sentient dolls. Not only do we have the Child’s Play remake to look forward to this month, there’s also Toy Story 4 and Annabelle Comes Home. And next month, we’ll be blessed with Brahms: The Boy II. But The Boy II isn’t the only doll movie arriving in July. There’s also Dolls, a low-budget affair […]

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Jason Dugre Talks the Insane Horror of Saint Bernard from Severin Films [Exclusive]

Are you ready for the weirdest movie of the summer? Legendary FX Master Gabe Bartalos is back with a hallucinatory horror trip like no other with the definitely strange and sometimes downright shocking horror experience Saint Bernard. This is Bartalos' second directorial feature, jumping behind the camera for the first time since his 2004 cult favorite Skinned Deep. But Bartalos is perhaps better known as the horror master behind the FX in some of the biggest horror franchises of all-time, with his movies including Gremlins 2, Leprechaun, Dolls, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and so many more.

Bartalos brings back his old friend Warwick Davis from the Leprechaun franchise for a role in Saint Bernard, which is almost impossible to describe in simple terms. The movie was shot on both 16mm and 35mm, giving it a very distinct look and feel that is not of this earth.
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‘Saint Bernard’ Blu-ray Review

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Stars: Jason Dugre, Katy Sullivan, Peter Iasillo Jr., Jack Doroshow, Bob Zmuda, Warwick Davis, George Clayton Johnson | Written and Directed by Gabe Bartalos

Now I’m not silly enough to think that any movie that is completely original or, at least shows some originality, is going to be good. But I am in the camp that believes filmmakers should definitely be trying to make movies that no one else has or that they have never seen before. And if someone does that, they will at the very least, have my attention.

And from the first few minutes, Saint Bernard definitely grabbed my attention. But I had no idea the kind of craziness that would happen in the next ninety minutes.

Make no mistake about it, Saint Bernard is a crazy movie. By the time the credits roll I wondered if I understood anything that I had just watched but not
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Dolls (1987)

The world of filmmaker Stuart Gordon is wide reaching in tone and content; crime thrillers to cosmic horror have filled the screen for decades. And then there’s Dolls (1987), which occupies a special place for lovers of fairy tales with dripping meat on its bones; it’s as weird as you expect it to be, but with a sweet underbelly that refuses to stay down.

Made quickly after Re-Animator (’85) but before From Beyond (’86) to utilize Charles Band’s Italian studios for Empire Pictures, Dolls didn’t see release until release stateside until March of ’87, and quickly came and went with little fanfare. Perhaps folks were still attuned to Gordon’s very specific Lovecraftian vibrations to appreciate something so different at the time. Time has been kind however, and the film is generally regarded now as one of his better efforts from a varied (and storied) filmography.

Our tale goes something
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Official Trailer & Clip – Saint Bernard horror starring Warwick Davis

Saint Bernard Highly-anticipated horror film from the FX master behind Gremlins 2, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Darkman, Leprechaun, Dolls and more! The Hallucinatory Epic From Writer/Director/FX Master Gabe Bartalos comes home this May! Warwick Davis (Leprechaun) features in the hallucinatory new horror epic Saint Bernard, releasing this May! From legendary FX Master Gabe Bartalos (The …

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Exclusive Saint Bernard Trailer is Gross, Twisted Practical FX Magic!

The name Gabe Bartalos should hold the same kind of headspace as people like Stan Winston, Rob Bottin, and John Carl Buechler. Bartalos has worked on films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, From Beyond, The Guyver, Dolls, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Darkman, and a slew of […] The post Exclusive Saint Bernard Trailer is Gross, Twisted Practical FX Magic! appeared first on Dread Central.
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John Carpenter, Joe Bob Briggs, and Alex Winter Join 1980s Horror Documentary In Search Of Darkness

When you think of ’80s horror cinema, you likely think of John Carpenter. From 1980's The Fog to 1988's They Live, Carpenter created movies that were as thought-provoking as they were horrifying, all the while showcasing practical effects that still stand the test of time. With this in mind, we're beyond thrilled that the Master of Horror has joined the dream team of interviewees in the new 1980s horror documentary In Search of Darkness, alongside the great Joe Bob Briggs and the wonderful Alex Winter!

You can read the full announcement for the new additions to In Search of Darkness in the press release below, and we have a look at a Carpenter-centric video from the documentary that originally premiered on Bloody Disgusting.

We're thrilled that Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures author and Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson is one of the featured interviewees in the new horror documentary,
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Cartoon Network Secures the Rights to Zag Heroez: Power Players

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A new animated series is coming to Cartoon Network and it's by the studio that developed "Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir"! More within...

Growing up, most of us played with Action Figures or Dolls of some kind. Being able to save the universe or have a tea party was everything, back then. Well, a new show coming to Cartoon Network will show us what it's like to fight alongside our favorite figures. It's by Zag America, the studio behind Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, and it's called Zag Heroez: Power Players.

Power Players is being developed by Jeremy Zag, written by Man of Action and co-produced by OnEntertainment, and follows the adventures of Axel, a seemingly normal boy with the ability to transform into a toy-sized action hero, as he recruits a team of toy heroes and experiences the world around him from an entirely new perspective.
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Luca Guadagnino Teams With Valentino Designer on Short Film Starring Julianne Moore (Exclusive)

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Luca Guadagnino Teams With Valentino Designer on Short Film Starring Julianne Moore (Exclusive)
Luca Guadagnino has teamed up with Italian designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of the Valentino fashion house, to make a short movie fusing the aesthetics of film and haute couture and featuring an A-list cast comprising Julianne Moore, Kyle MacLachlan, Marthe Keller, KiKi Layne, Mia Goth and Alba Rohrwacher.

The 35-minute film, portraying different chapters in a woman’s life through the prism of her relationship with her mother, is not a commercial for Valentino, the partners said. Instead, it’s an art movie in which haute couture becomes part of the narrative, Guadagnino said. “The ambition is to play in an important film festival,” said the director of “Call Me by Your Name” and “Suspiria,” with the hope that in some countries it will end up in movie theaters.

Besides an A-list cast, the still-untitled work – which is produced by Italy’s Rai Cinema, Valentino, Ibla Film, and Guadagino
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Dee Wallace & Tom Downey vs. Supernatural “Dolls” In New Horror Thriller!!

Filming Commences On “Dolls,” Supernatural Feature Co-starring Dee Wallace Dee Wallace has joined the cast of Dolls, a new supernatural thriller that started filming in California, from first-time feature director Cuyle Carvin. The first stills have just been released. Dolls concerns a struggling children’s book author and his rebellious teenage daughter who move …

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23 Times Law & Order: Svu Made Us Cry

Law & Order: Svu knows how to hit viewers where it hurts.

Our hearts go out week after week to the victims of some of humanity's worst crimes.

And sometimes, this show makes us cry. 

Related: Get True Crime Files by ID via Prime Video Channels for Over 1,000 Real-life Mystery & Suspense Shows!  

Check out our picks for the most cry-worthy episodes of Svu. Don't see your favorite? No problem! Share it in the comments.

If you need a refresher, don't forget you can watch Law & Order: Svu online here on TV Fanatic.

1. Munch's heartbreak. Sarah Logan's story on Law & Order: Svu Season 1 Episode 20 "Remorse" was a sad one altogether -- she was a reporter who was killed by a bomb after she shared her own rape during her news show. But what made us cry was that she was one of the few people that the ordinarily aloof
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‘The Unnamable’ Blu-ray Review

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Stars: Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Alexandra Durrell, Laura Albert, Eben Ham, Blane Wheatley, Mark Parra, Delbert Spain, Colin Cox, Paul Farmer, Katrin Alexandre | Written and Directed by Jean-Paul Oullette

Written and directed by Jean-Paul Ouellette, based on the story from legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft, The Unnamable is one of those films that passed me by growing up. I knew about the film, mainly thanks to the 1992 sequel – released in the UK as The Unnamable Returns – which was heavily, and I do mean heavily, promoted upon it’s release. Hell, it seemed like every movie magazine I read (remember those days?) had ads for The Unnamable Returns and every VHS rental had a trailer for the movie. But at the time I could never track down the original film and I never caught the film on DVD… So this Blu-ray release, from Unearthed Films, is a first-time watch for me.
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Imperfect 10: The Alternative Halloween Horror Movie Marathon

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For years now, I’ve been hosting horror movie marathons around Halloween. It’s my favourite time of year: an extended excuse to trawl through the trash bins of ‘80s and ‘90s horror in search of legit gems. To save you the pain of suffering through dumpster fires like Chopping Mall and House 4: The Repossession, I’ve summoned a list of ten sure-fire horror party bangers. These are films which nail the venerable Venn intersection of scares, humour and murderous efficiency.

So, without further ado, and in no particular order…

Sleepaway Camp, Aka Nightmare Vacation (1983)

It’s not exactly laugh-a-minute, and in terms of gore it’s fairly tame, even for the period. But this summer camp slasher has one great trump card: uniqueness. Apart from its genuinely great twist (which passes the test of being both completely unexpected and holding up to repeated viewings), director Robert Hiltzik drenches
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Golden Scene at 20: Diverse Past, Bright Future

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Golden Scene at 20: Diverse Past, Bright Future
Golden Scene, one of Asia’s most enduring independent film distributors, is known for its year-round billboards attached to bus shelters around Hong Kong, and also for the spot-on taste of founder Winnie Tsang.

Tsang started the company 20 years ago by snatching opportunity from adversity. Having risen from secretary to board member at the legendary Golden Harvest production to exhibition group, Tsang jumped in when the studio made a strategic decision to exit distribution.

She set up shop nearby in the Tsim Sha Tsui district and took with her a small staff. They handled distribution on behalf of Golden Harvest’s various labels and its sub-distribution relationship with Uip.

While benefitting from a steady supply of studio business, Tsang relished the freedom to make her own choices. “I could do anything, go anywhere, visit more festivals,” says Tsang. “I had less need to be commercial and instead could pick films
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Exclusive Miss Leslie’S Dolls Clip Channels a Hypnotic Possession

This Monday sees the Blu-ray and DVD release (digital on October 1) of the 1973 grindhouse horror/thriller Miss Leslie’s Dolls, the first time the film has ever been released on either format. Remastered from original film elements specifically for this release, the home video edition comes from the fine folk over at Network. We’re lucky […]

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