Directed by Maria Lease. Written by Lease, Rod Nave and Peter Sutcliffe. Starring Denise Crosby, Rip Torn, Sam Bottoms, Candace Hutson and Chris Demetral.
Plot: a centuries old curse turns a beautiful doll into a savage killer.
The Sanzia, or Satan on Earth, takes refuge in a doll known as Dolly Dearest. The Wade’s obtain the Dolly Dearest factory and give the doll to their daughter, Jessica (Hutson). Within a day of having the doll, Jessica is acting like a creepy, little, psycho and the maid starts praying really fast. I was upset when she had to die.
The doll is creepy, but not jump scare worthy. Jimmy (Demetral) is a little brat kid who don’t listen. They have such bad kids. There’s a lack of Freddy Claws, too. The husband (Bottoms) doesn’t believe anything his wife (Crosby) says. Most of the acting was good though, but overall it’s just your basic, middle-of-the-road, doll movie. Nothing special, but worth the watch if you’ve got some extra time on your hands.
My score: 55. DJ’s score: 50.