Sammy Snyders stars as Jamie, a pre-teen pushed mad by lust and homicide directions from his teddy bear Teddy. To facilitate Jamie’s newly-developed homicidal tendencies, he’s discovered a pit filled with prehistoric monsters he calls “Trogs,” who love nothing greater than to tear aside any one that falls of their manner. Under Teddy’s instruction, Jamie lures hapless victims into the pit, the place they get mauled to loss of life by the Trogs. Yeah, it’s not precisely the purest of killer doll tales, however how will you ignore such a lovable mess?
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker
You most likely know Silent Night, Deadly Night as a seminal killer Santa film, and its sequel Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 as a seminal rubbish day film. But do you know that the third and fourth entries within the franchise don’t have anything to do with Christmas or slashers, and are about witches and bugs? Did you additional know that the fifth entry is a Pinocchio riff starring Mickey Rooney (vocal critic of the unique Silent Night, Deadly Night) as toymaker Joe Petto? And do you know that the fifth entry is co-written by the aforementioned Stuart Gordon collaborator Brian Yuzna, who directed the fourth entry?
The fifth Silent Night, Deadly Night takes a tough flip from the earlier 4 entries, telling a (comparatively) sweeter story a couple of grieving father and his odd son Pino (see the place that is going?). I imply, certain it has a military of killer toys and Pino assaulting a lady whereas begging him to be his mom, however given the place the sequence started, that counts as sweetness.
Once once more, now we have a film that makes use of the Pinocchio story to lend some class to the trashy killer doll trope, however this time… it’s Canadian! Directed by Sandor Stern, Pin stars David Hewlett as Leon, a younger man who was taught by his doctor father (Terry O’Quinn) concerning the human physique by means of a ventriloquist doll referred to as Pin. Even extra bizarre is Leon’s response to watching a nurse take sexual benefit of Pin, triggering within the boy a hatred of ladies and a perception that the doll is actual.
Not in contrast to The Pit, Pin follows a troubled lad whose murderous tendencies get filtered by means of his doll. But Stern strikes a surprisingly compelling combine between psychological complexity and outright trash. Even higher, the film options Jonathan Banks – sure, Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad – because the voice of Pin, making the visually disturbing humanoid much more unsettling.
Maria Leonora Teresa
Given their inextricable affiliation with kids, it is sensible that so many killer doll films threaten children. But the 2014 Filipino film Maria Leonora Teresa goes one step additional by that includes dead children. Lots of dead children. Directed by Wenn V. Deramas, Maria Leonora Teresa stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Iza Calzado, and Zanjoe Marudo as three dad and mom whose kids die in a bus accident seemingly orchestrated by the specter of a burned boy. As a type of radical remedy, a psychologist (Cris Villanueva) presents the dad and mom with dolls made to resemble the dead kids, which they reluctantly settle for.