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DOLLS   (1987)


Horror maestro Stuart Gordon works his magic once again in DOLLS, a clever horror film that combines chills, frights, and laughs in ample doses. The plot revolves around one little girl (Carrie Lorraine) who is trapped in an old mansion with her nasty parents. The mansion is owned by an old toymaker who has a vast collection of dolls he crafted over the years. The dolls look harmless enough, but nothing could be further from the truth. As the night passes, terrible things begin to happen, and it soon becomes clear that the dolls are responsible. Filled with plenty of great special effects, good acting, and clever writing, DOLLS is an effective exercise in horror. Like its sister film PUPPET MASTER, DOLLS manages to make cute, seemingly inanimate dolls menacing and scary. Lorraine is wonderul as the nice little girl with the evil stepmother and weak father who has her own fantasies about dolls enacting their revenge on bad people. Once again Gordon creates a fun tale with his exacting blend of horror and laughs.


Ian Patrick Williams, Carrie Lorraine, Guy Rolfe, Hilary Mason, Cassie Stuart


Stuart Gordon