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Robert and the Toymaker (2017)

The Toymaker (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 21 August 2017 (UK)
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In Germany, 1941, the Nazis pursue a Toymaker who has acquired a mystical book which gives life to inanimate objects.

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Andrew Jones

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Andrew Jones
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Lee Bane ... The Toymaker
Erick Hayden ... Colonel Ludolf Von Alvensleben
Jo Weil ... Officer Hermann Fegelein
Nathan Head ... Officer Heinrich Berger
Sophie Willis Sophie Willis ... Elisabeth
Bodo Friesecke ... Officer Karl Gebhardt
Claire Carreno Claire Carreno ... Abigail Kendrick
Rik Grayson Rik Grayson ... Benjamin Hoffman
Harriet Rees ... Esther Muller
Ali Rodney ... Brigitte Muller
Francesco Tribuzio ... Christophe Muller
Jonathan Willis ... Josef
Robert Graham Robert Graham ... Wilhelm
Courtney Bartle Courtney Bartle ... Francesca
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In Nazi Germany, 1941, fearsome Colonel Ludolf Von Alvensleben acquires a legendary Occult book which holds the secret to bringing inanimate objects to life. Stolen by rogue Nazi officer Benjamin Hoffman, the mysterious book ends up in the hands of Toymaker Amos Blackwood after Benjamin is tracked down and murdered by SS officers in the town of Rosenheim. As the Nazis terrorize the locals while searching for the book, the Toymaker experiments with the ancient tome and gives life to his collection of vintage dolls and handmade toys. After betrayal from one of his employees the SS raid the Toymaker's shop, stealing the book and kidnapping Amos. But the animated dolls and toys don't take kindly to the loss of their master. So begins a mission to rescue the Toymaker from the clutches of the evil Colonel and exact a brutal and bloody revenge on the Nazis. Written by North Bank Entertainment

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The color scheme and style of the clown paint on the face of Otto the Doll is based on the Clown Make Up which notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy used to wear when entertaining the neighborhood children in Cook County, Illinois. See more »

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When Abigail is leaning over the counter reading her book, there is a Visa logo clearly visible on the glass display case to her right. The film is set in 1941 yet Visa wasn't invented until 1976. See more »

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Follows The Curse of Robert the Doll (2016) See more »

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Expanding the Robert mythology
28 August 2017 | by dennisgrangerSee all my reviews

After the modern day setting of the first two films this prequel takes us back to Nazi Germany to tell the origin story of Robert the doll. The first film didn't offer a lot of explanation for the doll's reanimation but a glimpse of a sinister toymaker character at the end of the first sequel promised an expanding of the mythology and this third film delivers that. We are introduced to a mysterious book the Nazis want which brings toys to life and we get to know the origin of the Toymaker character and how he first brought the doll to life. Its not without its flaws mostly due to the rough edges you expect from a low budget indie film but there is more effort to provide an actual story in this film which is much needed after the bear bone story of the first two films. The acting is also an improvement on the previous films. A solid 6 out of 10 for me.


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21 August 2017 (UK) See more »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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