Oct. 23, 2010, 6:59 a.m. CST
remember sleepless nights as a kid
Oct. 23, 2010, 7:01 a.m. CST
Oct. 23, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST
Oct. 23, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST
it's like a geekasm... serrrrrrioussssssly
Oct. 23, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST
it's like a geekasm... serrrrrrioussssssly
Oct. 23, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
Every aspect of the film that I enjoyed, you articulated. It's really a film that fired on all cylinders, regardless of how preposterous the concept. <p> I would propose that that extra layer of undefinable "quality" in this film(for lack of a better term) would be credited to Yuzna's involvement. I had a chance to meet the man at DragonCon years ago, and he TRULY loves what he does. I think when he had more involvement in these sorta films in the earlier years(a la Reanimator), you got that extra effort...
Oct. 23, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST
I miss the days when low budget horror films were actually good. Instead of getting quality films like "Re-Animator" or "Evil Dead 2", we get poorly produced garbage. If this was made today, it would be incredibly stupid and unwatchable. It saddens me knowing that true low budget horror films are dead.
Oct. 23, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST
and DOLLS rocks indeed.
Oct. 23, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST
Sure, Sam Niell but guaranteed it's gonna make you feel like you are watching a cable "Movie of the Week".
Oct. 23, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST
Its one I haven't seen, AND its on Netflix! I know what I'm doing tonight! Thanks, brother!
Oct. 23, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST
You're doing Dark Night of the Scarecrow??? My buddy and I got thrown out of church when we were 10 because we couldn't stop chanting "Bubba didn't do it" at each other.
Oct. 23, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST
I'm a fan of that movie, but no one else seems to be!
Oct. 23, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST
by S-Mart shopper
Full Moon had some good titles back in the day. Is there a Full Moon Classics set? Get on that shit Quint!
Oct. 23, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST
by S-Mart shopper
Oct. 23, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...but it contains one of the most glorious scores Jerry Goldsmith has ever written. Seriously, it makes the entire movie worth sitting through.
Oct. 23, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST
Omen III or did he just get credit for the awesome theme from Omen I?
Oct. 23, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST
Maybe it's because I've just been ouy with my brother who has Down Sydrome and saw the abuse he got from some arseholes in the street but that phrase makes you seem like a cunt - and I don't use the world lightly either.
Oct. 23, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST
because I have big problem with dolls, especially porcelain ones, that are essentially effigies. But the movie is fuckin' solid and damn creepy. It's also really cheap right now on Amazonia.
Oct. 23, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST
He did the full score - in fact if I remember Ave Satani doesn't appear in the score for Omen III<p>The film is weird in that it's almost an action adventure and it has the shittiest ending ever.<P>The Score is Great though.
Oct. 23, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST
For me, Dark Night of the Scarecrow was my number one DVD purchase of the year. It is so damn good (especially for being made for tv) and it brings back fond memories of watching it when I was little, only to realize that scarecrows could kill, and kill with wild abandon!<P> It's definitely a headscratcher that you haven't watched it yet, but I certainly do envy you getting to see it for the first time!
Oct. 23, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST
He means Tea Party People and their demon god Sarah Palin, brood mother of all the window-licking mongoloids.
Oct. 23, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST
That's the #1 thing I hate about AICN. All these reviews have stupid fucking details I don't care about. And they're usually gross. "Yeahhhh... Harry here.... so before I put the DVD in I took a big shit and it was one of those big-ass shits that just makes you feel like you accomplished something. I'm not a fag but it felt like I imagine a big black dick coming out of my ass feels like in prison. Relief, you know? It's over. So, after I wiped, examined the toilet paper, and flushed, I hit the Netflix queue. Then I thought, fuck, I just touched my Wiimote without washing my hands. Oh well. Suffice it to say, this movie was off to a great start..." Jesus Christ, dude.
Oct. 23, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST
This movie is a laugh riot. It's creepy as hell, but there's a lot of dark humor throughout(the sounds the dolls make when they come alive to kill are hilarious). Any horror leaning person I ever recommended this to looked at me like I was bugnuts, and then loved it.
Oct. 23, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST
A bunch of man-children thinking they're the next Peter Jackson. Yep, that's gonna happen, fucker. I'm sure Christopher Nolan also got his start trolling message boards and bitching about the fine details of early 90s direct-to-video films. Every single "regular" on this site is that guy in the South Park "World of Warcraft" episode; fatass slouching in a leather chair snacking on Chickin in a Biscuit and masturbating at 90-minute intervals to asian porn. So unoriginal, guys. Grow up, will you? And stop voting Democrat, you're an embarrassment to your white man heritage.
Oct. 23, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST
must be pretty easy to judge others sitting in your parents basement surrounded by empty cans of coke, bags of Cheetos, spent Kleenex, and jergens bottles.
Oct. 23, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST
...just replace it with the "n"-word if you have any balls... Nope, didn't think so.
Oct. 23, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST
" So much more convincing than badly comped in Playstation 1 looking CG." I guess that's what you thought about Toy Story 3? I can't think of any examples of this poor quality you mention except maybe the devil from Spawn that's actually the ps1 quality American werewolf in Paris werewolf model stretched out.
Oct. 23, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST
comfort in knowing UltraTron is ripped and gorgeous. I'm looking for a cute girl who digs playing heavy rain and who can tear me away from my iPad for extreme superhero sex at all times.
Oct. 23, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST
if you don't post here anymore. There is always someone to fill your place. Especially if it's a whiny, cry-baby place.
Oct. 23, 2010, noon CST
The early moment in the movie when he sees his eyes in the scarecrow is classic despite being in such a low budget movie.
Oct. 23, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST
...is our savior. Bow down and respect him.
Oct. 23, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST
An absolute gem. Look, I don't want to convince you of how obnoxious and full of anxieties you are, or how you should work them out...but I would like to tell you that your whole schtick really makes me laugh. AT you though, not with you. You aren't funny, but it really amuses me that a person bothers to stick around a place he hates...that he bothers to read articles he hates...that he bothers to post comments aimed at people he hates. It tells me that as much as you would deny it, and as much as you 'hate' us, that you are dependent upon us for validation. I'm not talking validation in the sense that you want to be liked--you just need to feel we think you matter...at all. You really need to know that we regard you as somehow significant. Well, we do....but only in the sense that you provide amusement for us by engaging in your futile rants. The more you rail against this place and don't leave, the more you affirm this fact. Just keep that in mind. Whatever nasty horrible insult you launch in response...well, the worse the better. It just makes the reality of your sad station more clear. Haha.
Oct. 23, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST
by judge dredds fresh undies
Yeah, it is fucking awful, as is Omen 2. Just buy the scores on CD. Why spoil the music by making your eyes bleed.
Oct. 23, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST
...how much better movie posters and video sleve art used to be, back in the day . Also, i havent seen dolls yet- its one of those films that i would always see on a video shelf as a kid and be creeped out by . I will check it out though.
Oct. 23, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST
TisketMaster has been added to the prestigious list of talkback saviors.
Oct. 23, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST
That scene scared the crap out of me as a kid. As you look around the dark attic you see something in the dark, in the background and only gradually realize what is as it begins to move and... I won't tell the rest but it's just brilliant. Very creepy.
Oct. 23, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST
2 cats tied tail to tail and hung over a clothesline that's being fed into a duck press
Oct. 23, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST
I actually saw this in the theater in NE Philly. My I miss those Full Moon glory days
Oct. 23, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST
You're right. I ripped off Dolls for The Home and I did it in a really sneaky way. I wrote the script before watching the movie! What a sneak I am!<BR><BR>And see the flick before you call it a crapfest. You say I embarrass myself and you're spouting bile about something you have no knowledge of.<BR><BR>But you're right. Sy-Fy doesn't ever use substandard CGI and I'm just a whining fanboy.
Oct. 23, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST
the guy that takes the little girl at the end was also on Dark Angel as the guy Max originally pays to get 411 on her transgenic siblings. fyi
Oct. 23, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST
... tired of mentally handicapped people being used as a punchline. I'm not laughing.
Oct. 23, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST
I first saw this on tv about 5 years ago or so and I was shocked by how awesome it is, was it a DTV movie? because it feels good enough to be theatrical
Oct. 23, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST
it's a perfect mix if humor and creepiness, the dolls themselves are creepy as hell
Oct. 23, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST
That would be THE MEPHISTO WALTZ followed by THE FINAL CONFLICT. Whatever you think of the films, those are two incredible scores right there!
Oct. 24, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST
Stuart Gordon's underappreciated MASTERPIECE. That movie is amazing...and Stuart Gordon is a fantastic director.
Oct. 24, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST
Scout's honor this was my first time ever seeing Dolls. Creepy dolls isn't unique to this movie, believe me, but yeah I understand the thought. If the movie were about Killer Dolls I'd be more worried, but that's just a small part of the story and a tiny fraction of the horror inside the walls.<BR><BR>In regards to the Sy-Fy thing, I specify a comparison to Sy-Fy earlier on and in the paragraph mentioning CGI I'm talking specifically about low budget filmmaking. CGI is amazing if you have the budget for it or a brilliant person willing to spend a year locked up in his room making a short film (calling card) look professional. Other than that, low budget CGI is Sharktopus, dude.
Oct. 24, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST
by Bungion Boy
It's not very good, but there's something about it that I can't get enough of. I find that it's often on cable at like 3:00 in the morning, which is terrible for me because when I stumble across it on tv, I can't help but watch the whole thing.
Oct. 24, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
I like you Quint, you're the goods, but c'mon. How about, "They try to kill him..." I mean, killing is pretty final. I don't know, maybe the sentence is correct.
Oct. 24, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
Stop explaining yourself to the jealous, unsuccessful mouth breathers!
Oct. 25, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST
Had a bad weekend--funeral, et al--but your message fuckin' killed the gloom. Thanks, I really needed the laugh. And I agree with you 100%
Oct. 25, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST
each of Harry's reviews. By the way, DOLLS is a genuine sleeper (Stuart Gordon is a sterling talent and, in real life, a big teddy bear. But fuck Charles Band. What's with his fetish for puppets and oversize heads?).