Black Devil Doll from Hell (1984)

Genres - Drama, Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Cavett Binion

This amateurish direct-to-video absurdity applies an ill-conceived "blaxploitation" twist to the standard killer-doll theme, with a dose of perverse sex thrown in for good measure. Dan Curtis's chilling TV movie Trilogy of Terror should have been the final word on the subject, but instead we're given this tasteless misogynist mess, which features Shirley L. Jones (not to be confused with Mrs. Partridge!) as a religious fanatic who buys a dreds-sporting wooden dummy and is soon tormented by nightmares about having intimate relations with it. As expected, these dreams all come true: the snarling, ambulatory doll begins assaulting her regularly, and she becomes possessed by its malevolent spirit. Jones is transformed into an evil temptress in cahoots with her wooden pal, and the two join forces to both seduce and murder their enemies (real or imagined). This worthless nonsense is every bit as cheap and disgusting as it sounds, and has mercifully slipped into home-video obscurity.



demon, demonic-possession, doll, murder, possession, rampage, supernatural, toy, voodoo