Monday, November 23, 2020

Tag: dolls

Home
As I've pointed out previously, haunted house movies (especially major releases) rarely feature black families because, well, black families are rarely shown as embodying the suburban ideal that is inevitably shattered by a haunting. Home bucks that trend...to an extent. The family in question is half black -- that...
Ragdoll horror movie
Ragdoll's plot feels like a cross between two fellow Full Moon/Big City films, Killjoy and The Horrible Doctor Bones (granted, it came out before both). Like the latter, a hip-hop group (whose performances inspire vehement fast-forwarding) is strong-armed into signing a contract with a crooked producer. Like the former,...
Saw IV horror movie poster
Amazingly, black SWAT team commander Lt. Rigg (Lyriq Bent) appeared in two straight Saw films without so much as a scratch, and as such, he was rewarded by a co-starring role in Saw IV -- because really, everyone else is dead. Even though Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) died in Saw III,...
Tales from the Hood horror movie poster
Of all the all-black horror movies to receive a theatrical release since the Blaxploitation era (let's say, four), Tales from the Hood is probably the best. Smarter than Bones, with a grander scale than Def by Temptation, and well, it's not Vampire in Brooklyn, TFTH follows the standard Tales from the Crypt...
Trilogy of Terror horror movie DVD
This relatively tame made-for-TV anthology has achieved cult status amongst even the most hardcore horror fans for three simple words: Zuni...fetish...doll. The little African bugger (I say African because although the Zuni are a Native American tribe, the doll was confirmed in the sequel to be African.) has become...
Trilogy of Terror 2 horror movie
The creators of this long-awaited sequel certainly knew where their bread was buttered, as they chose to feature the ol' Zuni fetish doll on the video artwork with no regard whatsoever to the human stars. As with the original Trilogy of Terror, the first two stories, fine as they...
Rupaul's Trilogy of Terror movie
Almost a decade before he became a household name, RuPaul shot this grainy 12-minute underground ode to the tale "Amelia" from the original Trilogy of Terror. This time, though, the star is black, the doll is white, and the penis quotient is exponentially greater. The film begins with RuPaul...
Urban Evil: A Trilogy of Fear horror movie
Urban Evil is a sneaky re-packaging of three Full Moon titles -- The Horrible Dr. Bones, Ragdoll and The Vault -- presented as a Tales From the Crypt-like anthology, without so much as a character to introduce and tie them together. It's a testament to how thin these movies are...
Black Devil Doll from Hell horror movie poster
The little train wreck that could, Black Devil Doll from Hell has gained a level of underground infamy in horror circles, thanks to its ridiculously low production values and scandalous content. It was filmed -- or rather, "videoed" -- in 1984, long before digital video cameras made low-budget, shot-on-video...
Child's Play 3 horror movie poster
"Chucky's gonna be a bro." With these words, the third film in the then-increasingly stale Child's Play series set up an intriguing scenario. If Chucky were black, would his anatomically incorrect bulge be larger? Would the other dolls accept him or just shove him into oblivion alongside Willie Tyler...