– (2021) – A man is bribed into cleaning up an abandoned children’s restaurant only to find that the animatronics within come to life. On the surface this sounds like zany fun, but the zaniness becomes briskly repetitive while the fun is lost to a lumbering pace. An all around bore, but the biggest concern is why anyone would hire the almighty Nicolas Cage only to give him nothing to do but punch oversized toys and play pinball.
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– (2018) – A college student invents a device for the purpose of wireless energy, and finds it can summon ghosts. A drab and soulless experience with underdeveloped characters and banal situations. One moment is kind of freaky, but the bulk of this is a lackluster bore.
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– (2019) – Three dolls contained in an attic cause trouble for an incredibly small amount of people. There isn’t a whole lot of horror going on, which wouldn’t be so bad had the drama not been so stale yet taken to high degrees of seriousness. Has decent parts, but in all is prone to annoy, especially the dialog.
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– (2015) – The villains from Part 1 are resurrected, then are largely forgotten about while H.G. Lewis narrates fairy tales. The plot is so disjointed it’s often impossible to tell what’s happening. An unsightly mess with some of the worst F/X ever committed to celluloid. Dung.
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– (2007) – Monstrous puppets of Hansel & Gretel invade a young girl’s birthday party. The persistent aim for cartoon camp only reaches levels of over-the-top irritation, even before the monsters are unleashed. The F/X are terrible, the plot is flimsy, and the strive for comedy never succeeds. Follows the basic pattern of the original, which is not a good thing.
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– (2002) – A small party is invaded by diabolical puppets of Satan. Strives for a campy edge by staging itself as a live action cartoon, but nothing is remotely funny nor engaging on any level. Characters are types, while the obnoxious villains wear out nerves in a hurry.
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– (2019) – Anthology of five stories that focus on a masked killer, a killer doll, a killer dressed as Santa, a killer cult, and a wraparound involving a killer demon. Presents the gimmick of taking place on different holidays, but they can occur at any time since there’s virtually no holiday atmosphere in any segment, even the one with Santa. The tales themselves are either stale, dull, or rip-offs of superior films.
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– (2019) – Anthology of three stories that focus on a killer clown, a killer doll clown, and another killer clown. The first story shows some signs of life, but the second is a basic repeat only with a toy, while the third is a stagnant bore. Yet another backyard effort by those with no clue how to tell one tale, let alone three.
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– (2019) – A babysitter in the house of demonic relic collectors inadvertently unleashes the evil intentions of a possessed doll. Does what it can to establish credible characters, and they are likable, but the horror inflicted upon them is rather routine. Gets busy toward the end, but also feels unfocused. The best of the three so far, but still underwhelming.
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– (2019) – A doll that can control electronic devices isn’t programmed for safety features and, as a result, goes insane. Lacks the simplistic evil of the original film, and is more akin to the later (and bonkers) sequels. Makes absolutely no sense at times, but when all horror cylinders are fired this is a goofy, bloody blast.
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