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A dysfunctional family of three stop by a mansion during a storm -- father, stepmother, and child. The child discovers that the elderly owners are magical toy makers and have a haunted collection of dolls.

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David Bower
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Rosemary Bower
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Judy Bower
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Gabriel Hartwicke
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Hilary Hartwicke
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Isabel Prange
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Enid
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Ralph Morris

Directed by

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Stuart Gordon ... (directed by)

Written by

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Ed Naha ... (written by)

Produced by

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Charles Band ... executive producer
Bruce Cohn Curtis ... associate producer
Debra Dion ... associate producer
Michael Wolf ... associate producer
Brian Yuzna ... producer (produced by)

Music by

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Fuzzbee Morse ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Mac Ahlberg ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Lee Percy

Editorial Department

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Juliet Avola ... post-production

Casting By

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Anthony Barnao

Production Design by

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Giovanni Natalucci

Set Decoration by

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Becky Block ... (as Becky Block Cummings)
Mariangela Capuano

Costume Design by

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Angee Beckett

Makeup Department

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John Carl Buechler ... special makeup effects
Gilda De Guilmi ... hair stylist
Giancarlo Del Brocco ... key makeup artist
Sabrina Farina ... assistant makeup artist
William Forsche ... special makeup effects artist (as Bill Forsche)
Rita Innocenzi ... hair dresser
Roberto Innocenzi ... assistant makeup artist
Alessandra Molinari ... hair dresser
Alfredo Tiberi ... assistant makeup artist
John Vulich ... assistant special makeup effects

Production Management

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Richard Band ... production supervisor
Roberto Bessi ... executive in charge of production
Dennis Stuart Murphy ... executive in charge of production: USA
Gina Pietralunga ... unit manager
Stefano Spadoni ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Judy Monti ... second assistant director
Marco Valerio Pugini ... second assistant director
Mauro Sacripanti ... first assistant director
Liz Wartenberg ... assistant director

Art Department

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Neal Adams ... conceptual artist / conceptual designer
Elio Altamura ... property master
Alvaro Belsole ... construction coordinator
Nicola Bucci ... assistant property master
Mariangela Capuano ... set dresser
Lucio Di Domenico ... assistant art director
Ivano Gatti ... painter
Ferdinando Giovannoni ... draftsman
Nancy Nimoy ... conceptual artist
Luciano Rossiello ... greenery
Claudia Sebastiani ... assistant set dresser

Sound Department

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Mario Bramonti ... sound mixer
G.W. Brown ... sound
Jim McKee ... re-recording mixer
Giuseppe Muratori ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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David Allen ... doll effects
Gabriel Bartalos ... chief makeup artist: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries / location supervisor: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
John K. Brunner ... doll effects (as John Brunner)
Vivian Brunner ... doll effects
John Carl Buechler ... special effects makeup designer and supervisor: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
Giancarlo Del Brocco ... doll effects
Mitch Devane ... special effects makeup assistant: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
William Forsche ... special effects makeup assistant: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries (as Bill Forsche)
Helen Kinsey ... fabricator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
Ralph Miller III ... special effects makeup assistant: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
Bryan Moore ... special effects makeup assistant: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
John Vulich ... special effects makeup assistant: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries

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David Allen ... stop motion effects

Stunts

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Arnaldo Dell'Acqua ... stunt coordinator (as Aldo Dell'Acqua)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alberto Altibrandi ... electrician
Alfonso Avincola ... still photographer
Elio Bosi ... grip
David Boyd ... first assistant camera
Bruno Brenna ... electrician
Domenico Caponecchi ... grip
Roberto Diamanti ... grip
Giovanni Mozzillo ... second assistant camera
Fabrizio Papale ... first assistant camera
Italo Pastorino ... electrician
Mauro Postorino ... gaffer

Casting Department

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Beth Charkham ... casting: London
Estelle Rodkoff ... casting coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Fabrizio Caracciolo ... wardrobe coordinator
Barbara Dales ... wardrobe assistant
Darragh Marmorstein ... costume assistant
Adalgisa Mosca ... wardrobe assistant

Music Department

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Richard Band ... music supervisor
Andy Newell ... music mixer: Earwax Productions Inc.
Gerry Sackman ... additional music editor
Victor Spiegel ... composer: additional music

Script and Continuity Department

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Serena Canevari ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Andrea Borella ... assistant production coordinator: italy / production assistant
John K. Brunner ... puppet dolls creator
Bennah Burton-Burtt ... assistant to Chares Band
Massimo Ciprari ... assistant production coordinator: italy
Robert Dawson ... title designer
Patricia Dubose ... assistant production coordinator: usa
Maria Federici ... assistant production coordinator: italy
Jeff Harrison ... executive producer on the extra (creditOnly)
Federica Jacoponi ... production liaison
Michael Muscal ... production associate: usa
Renata Paccariè ... production coordinator: italy
Hope Perello ... production coordinator: usa
Giancarlo J. Sini ... assistant production accountant
Debra Spidell ... assistant production coordinator: usa
Joe Zola ... bag boy
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ... stand in & body double (uncredited)

Thanks

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Bruno Bettelheim ... special thanks (as Bruno Bettleheim)
The Brothers Grimm ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Five adults and a child (two parties traveling separately) are stranded in a storm and spend the night in the mansion of an elderly couple who are dollmakers. However, the travelers' young daughter realizes the dolls the couple makes were once wicked humans whom the couple has miniaturized and turned into dolls. Written by Anonymous (updated by R.M. Sieger)

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Taglines You're never too old to play with dolls until you're dead. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Dolls (United States)
  • The Doll (United States)
  • Dolls - Bambole (Italy)
  • Ghost... Dolls! (Thailand, English title)
  • Dolls - Les Poupées (France)
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  • 77 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia This film was shot before Stuart Gordon's next film, From Beyond (1986), and was shot on the same sets, but released almost a year afterward, due to all the doll effects in post-production. See more »
Goofs When Rosemary runs to jump through the window, it is cracked before she reaches it. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Blind Date/Dolls/The Hanoi Hilton/Swimming to Cambodia (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Original Dolls Theme See more »
Crazy Credits During the beginning of the end credits, we see another group of people having car problems and eventually heading towards the mansion. See more »
Quotes 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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