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      Dolly Dearest

      R 1992 1h 34m Horror List
      Reviews 34% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings After Elliot (Sam Bottoms), an American businessman, takes ownership of a doll manufacturing company in Mexico, strange things start happening to his family. Most notably, his young daughter, Jessica (Candy Hutson), develops an unusually close bond with a doll she has found. The doll, possessed by an evil spirit, proceeds to terrorize the household and exert its influence on Jessica. Can Elliot free his little girl from the doll's supernatural grip? Read More Read Less

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      Kathleen Maher Austin Chronicle Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins The laughs are more prevalent than the chills, but a few death scenes are quite appealing in their ambition and design. Rated: 6/10 Sep 11, 2020 Full Review Scott Weinberg DVDTalk.com Three parts Child's Play, one part The Omen, and eleventy-million parts of plain old terrible. Rated: 1.5/5 Oct 16, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Montgomery M I love horror movies about dolls. This one was fairly standard. It didn't really do anything that unique or interesting. But it was entertaining and the dolls were kind of funny and cool. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Riding on the coattails of Chucky, this is better than it has any right to be. With a decent amount of tension, some likeable characters and a deliciously strange appearance by Rip Torn, it's a fun little schlocky horror flick. I'm shocked it didn't get an sequels. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/21 Full Review Audience Member I seen this movie years ago when I was a kid when this first came out. I wanted something to watch so I went with this movie, after many years of not seeing it. I don't think that I will watch it again, your run of the mill bootleg horror movie from the 90's. This movie has aged like milk, Rip Torn with the spanish accent is enough to tune out. Awful and the only thing scary about this movie is the doll. the doll's voice, looks etc... just odd and ugly the doll is strange looking with a big face and wide/large jaw and cheeks avoid this movie a boring movie. It scared me as a kid bored me as a adult 1 star. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Great horror movie, loved it as kid and still do now as an adult . Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Pitiful Chucky wannabe. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Dolly Dearest is the perfect selection for a bad movie night. It is unintentionally hilarious due to the fact that the movie is played straight throughout. Rip Torn's terrible Spanish accent is great and the terrible acting is hypnotic in a strange way. It does have a positive buried in the dreck which is the actual dolls used in the movie are kind of cool. The animatronics used for the doll's facial movements are neat especially for the time. It was actually strangely convincing. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After Elliot (Sam Bottoms), an American businessman, takes ownership of a doll manufacturing company in Mexico, strange things start happening to his family. Most notably, his young daughter, Jessica (Candy Hutson), develops an unusually close bond with a doll she has found. The doll, possessed by an evil spirit, proceeds to terrorize the household and exert its influence on Jessica. Can Elliot free his little girl from the doll's supernatural grip?
      Director
      Maria Lease
      Producer
      Daniel Cady
      Production Co
      Channeler Enterprises, Dolly Dearest Productions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 21, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 34m
      Sound Mix
      Surround