In this book, Steve Hutchison presents 205 of the best horror movies ever made. Each article contains a rating, a synopsis, and a review. The films are ranked according to the sum of eight ratings. How many have you seen?
Nothing but fun!
One of the most despicable step-fathers in the history of Full Moon Entertainment films buries a bunch of dolls in 1911 and this creates a ripple in present day. Basically, after half an hour of awkward dialogue, this underdog turns into something reminiscent of Puppet Master. We get an interesting doll assortment, courtesy of Charles Band and Domonic Muir, the minds behind Doll Graveyard.
Eyes, arms and torsos are animated but not much else is. Indeed, this isn’t the best puppetry around but it gets the story across. All characters in here are stereotypes and since most of them pick on the protagonist, a stereotypical geek, at some point, most of them become doll bait. The geek insists we call his dolls “action figures” despite the fact that they are older than the term itself.
Despite its cliches, its bad performances, its inferior special effects, its predictability, its limited sound bank and a poor script, Doll Graveyard is extremely entertaining. It is everything you’d expect from Full Moon. It is gory, simple-minded, and not funny enough to be a comedy yet it’ll make you giggle. This is a bad film with a good ambiance and a good pacing.