Dolly Dearest (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dolly Dearest (1992)





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Movie Info

An ancient evil escapes its captivity in a Mayan temple in Mexico, kills the archaeologists who unearth it, and heads straight for a toy factory, which is eventually taken over by a new American owner (Sam Bottoms) and refurbished. When the owner's daughter (Candy Houston) discovers one of the previous owner's doll creations and brings it home, she soon develops a strangely intense attachment to her new toy. The family's superstitious housekeeper begins to suspect demonic work afoot... and is promptly dispatched by the doll. Another archaeologist (Rip Torn) attempts to further his predecessor's research into the demon's origins and finds that the evil force was conjured centuries ago by a black-magic cult, whose members aspired to breed a hybrid of man and demon. The little girl's parents refuse to accept this theory... until they come face-to-face with an army of the malevolent dolls, all of which are under the man-beast's control. A decent but obvious riff on Child's Play, this also makes a few chilling nods to Trilogy of Terror's rampaging Zuni doll segment, and the dollies are suitably spooky.

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Sam Bottoms
as Eliot Reed
Candy Hutson
as Jessica
Rip Torn
as Dr. Resnick
Ed Gale
as Dolly
Brass Adams
as Bob Larabe
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Critic Reviews for Dolly Dearest

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

The laughs are more prevalent than the chills, but a few death scenes are quite appealing in their ambition and design.

September 11, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Three parts Child's Play, one part The Omen, and eleventy-million parts of plain old terrible.

October 16, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dolly Dearest

Awful! ..and beyond boring. It's not scary or good. Don't waste your time, it's all too predictable.

Alexis Nomm
Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

Never underestimate those Dolls Movies. They can be very creepy. I think Movie was very under rated.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer


This movie scared the crap out of my little sister. She didn't play with her dolls for months.. I thought it was funny...


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