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Demonic Toys (1992)

R | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | Video 1992
A pregnant policewoman, her quarry, and an innocent delivery boy become trapped in a haunted toy warehouse.

Director:

Peter Manoogian

Writers:

Charles Band (original idea), David S. Goyer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Scoggins ... Judith Gray
Bentley Mitchum Bentley Mitchum ... Mark Wayne
Daniel Cerny Daniel Cerny ... The Kid
Michael Russo Michael Russo ... Lincoln
Barry Lynch Barry Lynch ... Hesse
Ellen Dunning Ellen Dunning ... Anne
Peter Schrum ... Charnetski (as Pete Schrum)
Jeff Celentano ... Matt Cable (as Jeff Weston)
William Thorne William Thorne ... Fair-Haired Boy
Richard Speight Jr. ... Andy (as Richard Speight)
Larry Cedar ... Peterson
Jim Mercer Jim Mercer ... Dr. Michaels
Pat Crawford Brown ... Mrs. Michaels
Christopher Robin Christopher Robin ... Skeleton Kid
Kristine Rose Kristine Rose ... Miss July
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Storyline

A botched bust on a pair of arms dealers inadvertantly leads to the raising of a sixty-six-year-old demon with the power to bring toys to life as his personal minions. The demon is looking for a body to inhabit so he can increase his powers, and it just so happens that one of the police officers is pregnant with the ideal host. As the murderous toys close in on their victims, the officer must not only fight for her life, but for the soul of her unborn child. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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For 66 years, evil has been watching, waiting, and wanting for someone to play with its toys. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for fantasy/horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1992 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Toys See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Full Moon Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally titled Dangerous Toys but later changed to Demonic Toys after a rock band of the same name issued a cease and desist claim against the title. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Baby Oopsy Daisy is drawing the circle around the security guard, you can see the puppeteer's hand for several seconds behind the doll. See more »

Quotes

The Kid: We're not part of your physical world. We feed off your fear, your pain, your deaths. But that's not enough to satisfy me... You know what I really want, Judith? A body to hang my soul in. A real body. Blood, and bones.
Judith Gray: What are you talking about?
The Kid: Right now, I'm weak. My spirit is bound by the walls of this warehouse. It's taken all my strength, just to animate these toys. Even that took sixty six years of rest. Sixty six years, since the last time I tried to be born...
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Good cheesy fun!

Full Moon entertainment was one of the main sources of new horror films during the early 90s. With low budgets and very creative minds, they put out some of the best horror movies of that decade, always walking in the fine line between horror & tongue-in-cheek comedy. Among those movies was "Demonic Toys", a very funny movie dealing with a demon possessing a group of toys.

Judith Gray (Tracy Scoggins) is a cop who, after a failed undercover operation where she lost her partner (& lover), gets trapped inside a warehouse while chasing for the criminals she was supposed to catch. One of the criminals gets hurt and his blood awakes an ancient demon. In the form of a kid (Daniel Cerny), the Demon will use his powers to transform the toys into killing machines, in order to posses & become Judith's unborn child. To survive, Judith will have to join forces with the people who by coincidence or fate, was in the warehouse at the same moment.

"Demonic Toys" is not a serious horror film, it is packed with a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor that makes a very entertaining movie. The plot is an interesting one, and while it could had worked as a serious film, it is quite good as this silly comedy. This is one of those movies where all the negative parts just increase the camp factor and become watchable.

The acting is good for a movie of this characteristics. Tracy Scoggins may not be a good actress, but she is a beautiful lady and gets the support of the underrated Bentley Mitchum, as a young delivery boy in a role reminiscent of Bruce Campbell's Ash of the "Evil Dead" series. Also, Daniel Cerny gives a remarkably good performance as the incarnation of the demon. He is definitely one of the most underrated child actors ever. The rest of the cast has good moments, but nothing really special.

The SFX are average for the most part of the film, but it also has well-done gore and specially a brilliant stop-motion animation in the end. While the dialogs are at times corny, the silliness makes the film better, as the toys are funny instead of scary. The "baby" is very good as comic relief and I would compare it to the humor of the recent sequels of "Child's Play".

Obviously, the film has big flaws, and most are caused by the low-budget. The lack of diverse locations make the film look always the same, and some of the SFX look really cheap. However, most of the times this just adds to the cheesy fun the film delivers.

This is definitely not a very good movie, but it is good material for a video night with friends. 6/10


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