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Blood Dolls (1999)

Virgil, an eccentric freak billionaire, spends his days being a "biological inventor." The "blood dolls," his newest creation, aid him in getting revenge on those who betrayed him.

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Charles Band

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Charles Band (screenplay), Charles Band (story) (as Robert Talbot)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristopher Logan ... Virgil Travis (as Jack Maturin)
Debra Mayer ... Moira Yulin
William Paul Burns ... Mr. Mascaro
Warren Draper Warren Draper ... Harrison Yulin
Nicholas Worth ... George Warbeck
Jodie Fisher ... Mercy Shaw (as Jodie Coady)
Phil Fondacaro ... Hylas
Naomi McClure Naomi McClure ... Cindy Agami
Jack Forbes ... Squires
Jason Pace ... Howard Loftus
J. Paradee J. Paradee ... Shirley
Venesa Talor ... Cotton Baby
Yvette Lera Yvette Lera ... Razor Baby
Persia White ... Black Baby
Matt Corboy ... Warbeck Security
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Storyline

Virgil Travis is a wealthy, soulless psychopath who lives in seclusion in his mansion home with his dwarf butler and maniac right hand man. Tortured and forcibly mutated as a child by a woman who put him through body transforming procedures, Virgil has an abnormally sized head. Basking in the suffering, degradation, pain, and death of others, Virgil has already killed, and kidnapped a female rock group that he keeps imprisoned in his basement to help satisfy his constant need for perverse amusement. Never satisfied, though, Virgil decides that he will once again try to fill the emptiness that exists within him, and so creates a trio of deformed, living dolls to systematically murder any and all people who have ever wronged him. What Virgil doesn't anticipate, though, is meeting his match and finding love, both of which come in the form of a woman who is even more evil and twisted than he is. Written by Duke Savage

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Freaks, Lust & Mayhem See more »

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood dolls: La venganza de los muñecos See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The character of Mr. Mascaro is the human version of the demon Jack in the Box from the film Demonic Toys (1992) See more »

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Virgil Travis: My life gives me no more pleasure. And when a thing ceases to please me, I rid myself of it.
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After Virgil kills everyone and the dolls escape with the rockers, the screen blacks for the credits, but instead Virgil's assistant walks out and explains that there is an alternate ending that some may find more suitable. The last five minutes of the movie play over, except now the rockers throw the dwarf across the room before the wedding, and are forced to play the wedding march for Virgil. In this version of the ending, however, Virgil's new wife reacts positively to him. The rockers start to play music, which continues over the end credits. See more »

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Classic Full Moon effort
26 September 2012 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Tiring of living in his mansion as a deformed freak, an eccentric billionaire decides to use his living dolls to seek revenge for the years of treatment he's received only for an unexpected twist to take over the dolls and threaten the success of the mission.

This one turned out to be one of the rather enjoyable Full Moon killer doll classics. What really makes this one work quite well here is the fact that the story here takes a backseat to the doll carnage and depravity depicted here which is overall utterly fun. This one manages to make the fact that there's the depravity with so much oddball stuff overall quite entertaining, with the chained-up female rock group shocked into performing, a clown-painted assistant, deviant sex games played out with the main couple and the fact that the main billionaire is portrayed as a pin-headed figure among much more here that it's all quite twisted and utterly enjoyable that it's much more unique than it usually warrants here. That extended to the dolls themselves, created through a rather ingenious method in the reconfiguration chamber and emerging out in their new, original looks which makes them work rather well here while serving as the launching for the overt display of their work from the rather gruesome and bloody deaths by the dolls, the suspenseful stalking throughout the house as they hunt their target in the action-packed confrontations that's filled in here with some rather fun action in the grandest tradition of their usual killer doll efforts. There's even the fun of the twist here in the different manners of who's controlling everyone here in the first half which is quite an achievement here by pulling it off that well and is quite fun, with the shocking revelation being one of the better scenes here and leading into the rather enjoyable second half here that manages to go even weirder and then sets up the finale which is one of the strongest aspects here. While these here are what make this one worthwhile, there's still some flaws here. The biggest one here is that although this one comes off as quite creative, the decision to change the doll characters around makes no sense, for their creation through a contraption rather than a special serum on actual puppets goes against the remainder of the series and doesn't really serve it well here. It's also certainly repetitive of the other killer doll films out there and doesn't really offer anything new or innovative beyond that means of creation as the main points of the film are more on the corporate espionage and backstabbing that really holds itself in the usual manners of dolls being sent out to partake their owners' deviant wishes like all the others usually are, so it has that against it, but the real damaging effort is the final twist which makes no sense and doesn't really have a whole lot about it that serves the film well. It's certainly a lot of fun if you're into this sort of thing but it's quite flawed if you're not.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, Nudity and several sex scenes.


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