Toys are very loyal, and that’s a fact. Gabriel Hartwicke
Dolls (1987) is one of my favorites in the long list of toy-oriented horror flicks that gives warning to bad parents everywhere. While it isn’t out of ordinary, it has some moments that I want to go look for the crackers, and that is why I love it.
The beginning with the teddy bear transforming was intense. I love how Judy just stands there, then scolds Teddy when he’s done killing her awful stepmother. The silliness is always around the corner, like with the hitchhikers and Ralph burst into the house to get out of the storm. Gabriel and his wife, Hilary, are happy to have them, and with good reason.
The animation of the dolls isn’t great, but they are still creepy. The gore is at a good level, only blood, but still enough to keep me happy.
While there are many better movies out there, I still enjoy my time at the toy maker’s house, and give Dolls 3.5 out of 5 Stars.