• Dolls (1987)


Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: September 20th, 2005

R |1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

A group of motorists, including young Judy Bower (Carrie Lorraine), her horrible father (Ian Patrick Williams), her evil queen of a stepmother (Carolyn Purdy-Gordon) and a meek businessman named Ralph (Stephen Lee), become stranded at a spooky mansion during a nighttime thunderstorm. The house's strange owners (Guy Rolfe, Hilary Mason) offer overnight lodgings, but with the dastardly intentions of making their visitors the playthings of their murderous toy dolls.

Cast: Ian Patrick Williams, Carrie Lorraine, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Guy Rolfe, Hilary Mason, Bunty Bailey, Cassie Stuart, Stephen Lee

Director: Stuart Gordon

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Empire Pictures, Taryn Productions Inc.

Keywords: England, 1980s, Revenge, Father, Escape, Murder

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Dolls isn't a film for everybody, especially the impatient, but Kitano does succeed, I think, in drawing us into his tempo and his world, and slowing us down into the sadness of his characters. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A work both rigorously stylized and deeply personal. Devotees of Kitano and Japanese cinema will admire Dolls. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Dolls soon becomes overloaded with symbolism, and consequently suffocates the audience. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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