Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday Movie Picks (Halloween Edition): Dolls
For the second week of October 2017 as part of the Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer of Wandering Through the Shelves. It’s the second week of the Halloween edition of the series as the subject is on dolls who either come to life to create a shitload of chaos or be used as something for the protagonist to cope with. Here are my three picks:
1. Child’s Play
An obvious pick as it revolves around a kid who gets a popular doll for his birthday unaware that the doll had been possessed by an infamous serial killer who just wants to kill. It’s a fun horror film that has a kid haunted by this doll as the kid is accused of killing people when it’s really the doll. There’s some fun kills in the film as it would lead to a very popular franchise with a bunch of cool kills and other funny shit.
2. Pinocchio’s Revenge
This straight-to-video film from the 1990s is also about a serial-killing doll but it’s Pinocchio who is given as a present to a young girl. It is a rip-off of Child’s Play but the puppet is wooden and plays innocence. It’s an OK film that is most notable for a scene in which Pinocchio stares at the babysitter who is seen in the nude as she’s taking a shower. That’s the highlight of the film.
Though it’s not really about a doll but rather a portrayal of a troubled young woman trying to connect with other people as well as be fascinated by aspects of their bodies. Still, it is a great film from Lucky McKee that features Angela Bettis in an incredible performance as the titular role as the film is edited by Rian Johnson of Brick fame. Yet, the film does involve a doll that May has which she keeps in a glass case as it’s her only friend as it would play into the film’s third act that relates to May’s desire to find the perfect friend.
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