Dolls (1987) - Horror

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A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers and their haunted collection of dolls.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon
Length: 77 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 7 out of 105 found boring (6.66%)

One-line Reviews (60)

Now one by one, these strangers are about to meet their unexpected faith.

Dolls is a very entertaining horror movie.

But it's enjoyable while it lasts and competently made.

This entertaining horror/black comedy has some enjoyment.

I highly recommend those two films as the two of the most imaginative and entertaining horror movies of the last twenty years.

Stuart Gordon must have been bored with HP Lovecraft films by 1987, and so he directed this bizarre little film.

Entertaining and good on several levels .

The fat guy was also boring and most of his antics failed.

Gordon, who directed the entertaining "Re-animator" and perverse "From Beyond" brings a deliciously eerie and playful tone to this novel story of a group of adults who are sentenced to death for losing the child-like aspects of their personalities.

The picture packs suspenseful horror, thrills, chills, graphic violence tongue-in cheek and grisly killings.

"Dolls" is an enjoyable horror film made by Stuart Gordon("Castle Freak","Re-Animator").

Even though still the movie is only an hour and ten still dragged on at times.

The Dolls was truly an enjoyable little horror film which never got the recognition it deserved unlike the evil Chucky from the Childs Play movies.

This here was quite the fun and enjoyable killer doll effort.

Well worth seeing and enjoyable if you don't mind the gore and can look past the occasional writing lapses.

Sadly the appealing concept behind the dolls is quite bare and definitely could have been expanded on, since the film only goes for about 80 minutes and to where it's heading with all of this is quite a predictable revelation.

The special stop-motion effects are stunning.

All in all, this is a good old fashioned horror flick that while it has its flaws, its still highly enjoyable.

The girls are so obnoxious, and Judy's abusive parents are so despicable, as they accuse Ralph of being a child molester, that the film gets boring as it focuses on the dolls picking them off one by one.

But the movie is extremely predictable, from what the dolls will do to who will survive the night.

Silly, but enjoyable horror fairytale .

No, a touching and entertaining little story that comes with a valuable lesson...

Ralph followed the blood-trail to the attic, but missed Isabel's body which was locked into a torture chair.

It is somewhat predictable and in some ways almost like watching a horror movie for a younger audience (even though with an R rating it is intended for adults).

Entertaining Little Horror .

"Dolls" is a highly entertaining horror movie directed by Stuart Gordon.

Simply put: it is a well made, entertaining horror movie.

But, the overall film was quite enjoyable...

Stuart Gordon, the man behind this film tried to put you on the edge of your sit… (emphasis on the word tried); there were scenes where we get to see side glances from the toys as they sat on their shelves (smh).

The people who will say "this film sucks" are those who expect CGI quality in all old films, or expect all enjoyable films to cost 100 million to produce.

Could've been a little longer though, but overall enjoyable '80s horror that is worth taking a look at.

Some pretty good acting helps the slower spots--Purdy-Gordon is excellent in her role and Rolfe and Mason wisely underplay their roles.

This is one of the best pictures made by his director, letting apart the excellent"Reanimator", it has a creepy atmosphere and it seemed to me much more entertaining that those movies from "Puppet master" series.

They are both very entertaining as well.

All in all, worth watching if you're into some 80s camp.

I found it on DVD a few years back in a used movie store, bought it, and found I still enjoyed it.

Even though this is an older, cheesy movie with some dated effects, it's still enjoyable.

Directed by Staurt Gordon (Edmond, Fortress, Stuck) made an lively entertaining horror/thriller with plenty of moments of black comedy.

Enjoyable pre-Puppet Master fun from Stuart Gordon.

After the brief interesting introduction the film begin to lose it's grasp and bores us with predictability and nerve testing characters.

Add to that several interesting characters(creepy old doll maker, cute little girl, thirty something kid at heart, overbearing parents, and my personal favorite, the two thieving punk rocker girls), cheesy dialogue and corny plot line(dolls waking up at night and killing all very violently, with the exception of the innocent and young at heart), dark atmosphere, a few moments to truly creep you out, spooky theme music, and some very entertaining stop motion animation and that's a great movie.

Which some of the characters were one-dimensional and poorly written, the story itself is quite compelling and the special effects really neat for 1987.

So, if you are a fan, give this a chance, very entertaining, really.

Instead of being gory and scary the film is a lot of fun and very entertaining and has an interesting little story and the film should appeal to horror fans and even some non horror fans just because of it's nice light entertainment.

The only other main thing about the film is that it takes far too long in setting everything up that it then has to rush everything to get it completed.

I thought this a pretty entertaining film, one that plays out like a fairy tale, complete with a moral element (never lose touch with your inner child).

Much more entertaining than Puppetmaster (1989), which also starred Guy Rolfe as the maker of killer toys, this film is a must for all fans of the deadly doll sub-genre.

But, more often than not, I was bored...

Not as good as "Re-Animator" or "From Beyond",but still pretty enjoyable.

These people are merely confusing quantity with quality.

Instead it is a very fun and entertaining film.

It's really cheesy, the acting kinda sucks, but at the same time, it's really entertaining and it will keep you interested until the end of it.

" The third offering from Stuart Gordon, "Dolls" is a low-key yet supremely entertaining comedown, following the director's more high- concept and out-there offerings, "Re-Animator" and "From Beyond.

There are a couple of very intense scenes, especially one with a teddy bear.

One or two sequences were quite good but overall the movie was mediocre with an uninteresting cast (I see neither Jeffrey Combs or Barbara Crampton were involved - I don't blame them).

It's an entertaining horror film which I won't give many details about because it will spoil it.

At last a movie about killer dolls that goes deeper than the typical boring slasher like Child's Play.

Think of every possible horror cliché and you might find it here.

Generally entertaining .

I give this film 10/10, it's fantastic and highly entertaining, and it's one of those movies you can watch over and over again and never get bored with, in my opinion this is the best killer doll horror movie that was ever made, even superior to "Childs Play" and "Puppet Master".