Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Psychological Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

Dollman vs. Demonic Toys

A small intergalactic gunslinger assists a police officer in raiding a warehouse inhabited by possessed toys.
So Bad It's Good
United States
1993
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Rehash
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Clown: 
Buffoon
Dolls: 
Dolly
Plush
Toys: 
Jack-in-the-box
3.04
Small potatoes...
6
2
4
4
1
4
2
Ambiance
Plot
Effects
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys is a legit sequel to both Demonic Toys and Dollman by multitasking creator Charles Band. Heroes and bad guys return in what should be an all-out war opposing an alien, a bimbo and a cop to a toy army, but the many worlds do not merge well and the story feels forced, convoluted and, in the end, unnecessary. In true Full Moon fashion, this one waters down its antagonists.
The weak production design doesn't make Dollman appear minuscule and it's a problem. The sets are not as vast as they were in Demonic Toys, despite the action taking place in the same toy warehouse. We've turned horror and sci-fi into slapstick action. Quality, dedication and skills were lost in the process. This one is badly directed, shot and written, sadly, and not as cute as its predecessors.
The puppet design is ugly. They are uneasily sculpted, barely flex, and are the shadow of what they were in Demonic Toys. The script is thin. The film is short and is clustered by rehashed scenes from the three previous films. For sporadic lengthy periods of time, we are unfortunately fed filler. Any fan of Full Moon’s miniaturized miracles will be shocked by this cross-over’s regressive laziness.
Alternate Titles: 
Dollman vs. the Demonic Toys
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