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Dolly Dearest (1991)

An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian grave and the toys come into possession of an old, malicious spirit.

Director:

Maria Lease

Writers:

Maria Lease (story), Rod Nave (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Denise Crosby ... Marilyn Wade
Sam Bottoms ... Elliot Wade
Rip Torn ... Karl Resnick
Chris Demetral ... Jimmy Wade
Candace Hutson ... Jessica Wade (as Candy Hutson)
Lupe Ontiveros ... Camilla
Enrique Renaldo ... Estrella
Alma Martinez ... Alva (as Alma Martínez)
Will Gotay Will Gotay ... Luis
Rene Victor Rene Victor ... Nun at the Convent
Luis Cortez Luis Cortez ... Peter
Jaime Gomez ... Hector
Brass Adams Brass Adams ... Bob Larabe
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Storyline

An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian grave and the toys come into possession of an old, malicious spirit. Written by Jan Teekman <janteekman@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

To Dolly, slaughtering adults is 'child's play.' See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Boneca Diabólica See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the movie 12-year-old Katie Romanek was watching right before she was abducted in 1994. This case was covered in the FBI Files episode "When Seconds Count", season 4, episode 17. A state-wide manhunt immediately began and the child was found alive and well several hours later. Her 25-year-old kidnapper was apprehended not long after. See more »

Goofs

When Camilla is scared by the doll, she falls down the cellar stairs. As she does, white kneepads and equipment are visible on her. See more »

Quotes

Dolly: Oh, goody, we're going for a ride!
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Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Not as fun as the first time watch
2 December 2013 | by atinderSee all my reviews

And I Just re-watch Dolly Dearest 1991

I had only seen it once before, it thought i liked but I could remember how it's ended,

I liked how the plot started and the movie made some tense moments, I loved Mirror scenes, where get to see doll standing and again she was gone.

The doll it's self was very creepy and I thought kill scenes were really well done, it still work these days .

But felt some of script was bit weak in some parts of the movie, made it's feel a bit outdated and I found the ending a little rushed.

I would not mind if this movie gets remake but it's not of best killer doll movies, well it was not as fun as Chucky or even The Dolls, were fun watch, I didn't really find this movie that fun

The acting was decent. 6 out of 10


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