Dolls (1987)

Young Judy Bower (Carrie Lorraine) is spending the summer with her stupid, abusive father, David (Ian Williams), and nasty stepmother, Rosemary (Carolyn Purdy-Gordon). On a dark and stormy night, their car breaks down on a lonely road in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: March 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

At some point Dolls remains only an idea, a concept. It doesn't become an engine to shock and involve us.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

The silly concept (killer dolls!) manages to work because [the special effects] are so solid.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Feels like it was made by a trio of monkeys with a $20 budget.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Rather tedious.

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Jeff Beck

Stuart Gordon's "Dolls" features some neat special effects and makeup, but they're not nearly enough to make up for the film's lack of material and sluggish pacing.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Odd, sadly overlooked little horror film from Stuart Gordon. A kind of variant on The Old Dark House.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Dolls is purposefully over-the-top and crazy, like a Looney Tunes short re-envisioned by Freddy Kruger. They don't make horror movies like this anymore, and it's a damn shame.

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Dustin Putman

Dolls is as warm and sincere as it is dastardly and spooky.

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Brian Mckay

Cheesy horror B-movie with a surprisingly clever script, more than a few laughs, and creepy moments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Yep found another doll film but this time from Bands Empire film company and not directed by the man himself. Surprisingly this doll flick is different from all… More
Aj V
If you think of the dolls from Barbarella and Chucky from Child's Play, these dolls are sort of a mix of the two. They're just creepy dolls who kill,… More
Alex roy
One of the better killer doll films, Dolls is a good film that relies on old ideas, but nonetheless work well due to great effects, creepy atmosphere and Guy… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Dolls! A great adult horror fantasy movie for those who still have a child living inside them - and a need to see some gore. I enjoyed this fantastic film a… More
Alexis Nomm
Oh who doesn't love a good horror flick about evil dolls?! Really the dolls helped get rid of the evil in this old bed and breakfast.. it's so creepy… More
Marcus Woolcott
Cliched, but not without charm

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