"Hello, Dolly!" Contest

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  1. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Just a pet peeve of mine, but all the above mentioned (well, not wolfman) were from the 30's and the baby boomer generation only really saw these on TV. It's rather irritating how they've grabbed hold of the "monster kid" mantle, as if they have a right to these character more than anyone else.

    50's gave birth to the atomic monsters, that's their bag. If they don't want to lay claim to them that's their problem not the rest of horror fandom.
     
  2. Harry Warden

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    My favorite is Puppetmaster. This movie was so unique and filled with all sorts of killer dolls. It's my favorite because of the variety of dolls and the different ways each can be lethal.
     
  3. TheShape

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    Gotta go with the original Child's Play. Well written, well directed, good performances all around. And also because of the straight-up serious tone.
     
  4. Ptflea2

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    I'll go with "Devil Doll" only because MST3000 made it so much more enjoyable.
     
  5. thrashard76

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    Team America!

    Sure you have an evil dictator setting out to take over the world but hey, it's all about the puppet sex, man! ...well that and America...FUCK YEAH!
     
  6. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    DEMONIC TOYS!!

    "How would like your death? Extra Crispy?"

    It's a seriously funny film that's great for parties.
     
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    Oooo, Good choice man!!! I wish I would have thought of that. :glasses:
     
  8. stl7dust

    stl7dust Guest

    Childs Play

    Brad Dourif and Chris Sarandon, what else is there to consider?
     
  9. Johnny Macabre

    Johnny Macabre New Member

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    My choice goes to the Amicus anthology Asylum. The last segment of the movie is about a mental patient who transfert is soul in a little doll (Don Mancini must have seen it!!). The doll than escape the room and try to go kill the doctor in chrage of the asylum! Super creepy and suspensful!! :nervous:

    Good mention to Child's Play and Trilogy Of Terror.
     
  10. Jaffe

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    Child's Play as a favorite doll movie.

    However, the Poltergeist clown scenes scared the crap out of me as a child.


    Jaffe
     
  11. rhett

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    To be fair, the supernatural additions to the original CHILD'S PLAY came from Tom Holland and not Don Mancini, so Tom Holland must have seen it. :D

    Great pick though, I love ASYLUM and that killer toy segment really works.
     
  12. Johnny Macabre

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    I didn't know that!!! Must be mention on the new DVD!!! :)
     
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    I love Child's Play but my fave got to be Dolly Dearest. It's a fun mix of cheese and thrills. Never fails to entertain.
     
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    The Devil Doll (1936)

    Ok, this movie might not be your typical "killer doll" film (is there a typical killer doll flick????), but its got three things going for it:

    1. Lionel Barrymore in drag - equal parts freakin' hilarious and freakin' creepy!
    2. Tod Browning's direction. From Dracula, to Freaks, to this...logical progressin I guess...
    3. It's one of the weirder horror films of the '30's Golden Age.

    I actually never knew this film existed until a few years ago when I picked up the "Legends of Horror" DVD set by Warner Bros. This easily became my favorite film in the set.
     
  15. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    My vote goes to the Canadian horror flick "Pin". It's well acted, suspenseful, and smart. And not to forget, it's creepy!
     
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    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Don't forget Punch from Screamtime.
     
  17. thrashard76

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    ;)
     
  18. Puppet Master. It is a childhood favorite of mine and a guilty pleasure. The film represents two bygone eras, the first one being the era when killer doll movies were still viable and could be creepy at least to a young audience, and second the era when Full Moon pictures was at the top of their game, releasing decent and entertaining B-horror movies unlike their current incarnation of shot on DV, horrible CGI, horribly acted shlock. Puppet Master effectively made characters out of the many killer puppets and gave them personalities without having to make them speak. The films began to steadily decline in quality after the third film, but it is those 3, with the first one in particular that are some of my favorites from my youth.
     
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    Puppetmaster. Definitely. love that early Full Moon stuff.
     
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    childs play 2

    it's childs play 2 because of the ridiculous scene when chucky is beating the teacher with a ruler.
     

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