Dolls (1987)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
Ultra Stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Stuart Gordon.

Plot Summary

A group of people stranded at a spooky old mansion during a storm fall prey to a pair of toy makers and their collection of living, murderous .


Directed by: Stuart Gordon
Empire Pictures presents a Taryn production
Executive Producer: Charles Band
Produced by: Brian Yuzna
Written by: Ed Naha
Director of Photography: Mac Ahlberg
Editor: Lee Percy
Music by: Fuzzbee Morse
Sound Mixer: Mario Bramonti
Costume Designer: Angee Beckett
Make-up: Giancarlo Del Brocco
Hair Stylists: Gilda De Guilmi, Rita Innocenzi, Alessandra Molinari
Stop Motion Doll Effects: David Allen Productions
Special Effects Make-up Design and Fabrication: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
Production Designer: Giovanni Natalucci

Ian Patrick Williams (David Bower)
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon (Rosemary Bower)
Carrie Lorraine (Judy Bower)
Guy Rolfe (Gabriel Hartwicke)
Hilary Mason (Hilary Hartwicke)
Bunty Bailey (Isabel Prange)
Cassie Stuart (Enid)
Stephen Lee (Ralph Morris)

Alternative Titles

Babák – Hungarian title
Bonecas Macabras – Brazilian title
Bonecos Assassinos – Portuguese title
The Doll – alternative title
Dolls – Bambole – Italian title
Dolls – les poupées – French title
Killerpuppen spielen nachts – Absolut tödlich – West German title
Lalki – Polish title
Muñecos malditos – Mexican title


L'Écran Fantastique no.75 (December 1986) p.61 – review
The Hollywood Reporter vol.290 no.4 (24 December 1985) p.12 – credits
The Hollywood Reporter vol.297 no.20 (27 May 1987) pp.3, 15 – credits, review
Variety 22 April 1987 p.22 – credits, review

The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.416
The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.150 – credits, synopsis
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.139
The Stop-motion Filmography by Neil Pettigrew pp.184-186