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Dolls (1987)

R | | Horror | 29 May 1987 (USA)
A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers and their haunted collection of dolls.

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writer:

Ed Naha
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ian Patrick Williams ... David Bower
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ... Rosemary Bower
Carrie Lorraine ... Judy Bower
Guy Rolfe ... Gabriel Hartwicke
Hilary Mason ... Hilary Hartwicke
Bunty Bailey ... Isabel Prange
Cassie Stuart ... Enid
Stephen Lee ... Ralph Morris
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Storyline

A group of travelers spend the night in the mansion of an elderly couple who are dollmakers. However, one of the travelers' children discovers that the dolls the couple makes are actually humans that the couple has miniaturized and turned into tools for their evil plans. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You're never too old to play with dolls until you're dead. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Doll See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The whispering sounds of the dolls were done by a group of Stuart Gordon's friends and family, including his kids and his wife, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon. See more »

Goofs

When Judy and Ralph sneak into Gabriel's doll workshop, Judy is standing next to Ralph, but all of a sudden when Ralph is raising up and the camera gets behind him Judy is now in front of him. See more »

Quotes

David Bower: Fuck you, clowny!
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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 »


Soundtracks

I'm in the Mood for Love
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Whistled by Ian Patrick Williams
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Generally entertaining
25 December 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This movie is too minor and too short (runs only 75 minutes) to escape the two-star rating category, but it's still recommended to any casual horror fan. Entertaining, well-made and well-written (especially regarding the ultimate fate of all the victims), it's filled with characters that are (intentionally) so dislikable you can't wait to see them killed, and yet the dolls are so vicious that you won't be rooting for them, either. Only problem is that the stop-motion animation is a little clumsy at times, and the dolls' movements aren't always as smooth as they should've been.


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