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Puppet Master (REVIEW)

Growing up in the home video era, there are certain VHS boxes that are vividly emblazoned in my childhood memories. The weird Goatse mouth/skull thing that was the “Dead Alive” box. The creepy smiling monster that adorned “Critters”. The knife stuck into Jason’s hockey mask that was on the cover of “Friday the 13th”: The Final Chapter”. When I think of VHS horror, these are the images that come to mind, clear as day.

Retro Trailer: "Dolls" (1987)

When I was about 10 years old, I watched the film "Dolls," which subsequently led to my porcelain doll collection being packed away and put in the attic. With the tag line "they walk, they talk, they kill," how could I not be terrified? Directed by Stuart Gordon, the film centers around a group of travelers who take shelter from a storm inside of a mansion inhabited by a doll maker, his wife and their collection of creepy dolls. Having just recently watched the film again, I can say that it is not the scarefest I remember from back in the day.

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