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DEMONIC TOYS (1992) * ½

Tracy Scoggins stars in this dire Charles Band production that manages to rip off Puppet Master, Child’s Play, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 5. She plays this pregnant detective who chases some drug dealers into a low rent toy factory. One of the dying crooks resurrects a vengeful spirit (who takes the form of a little boy) that possesses the toys and makes them kill.

Demonic Toys spends way too much time on the evil spirit who controls the toys and not enough on the toys killing people. Why do we even need this kid? Why can’t the toys just kill people and be done with it? Because then the movie wouldn’t have the padding necessary to get it up to 82 minutes, that’s why. Incredibly enough, Demonic Toys has even more padding than those Puppet Master movies.

And it’s sort of a shame too because the toys themselves are pretty cool. There’s a foul-mouthed baby doll, a killer jack-in-the-box (who sorta resembles a Killer Klown from Outer Space), and a deadly teddy bear. Unfortunately, director Peter (Arena) Manoogian stages the action rather dully and all of the kills are basically the same (the toys just bite people to death). There is one decent decapitation scene though.

Written by David S. Goyer of all people.

AKA: Dangerous Toys.

Tags: d, horror
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