1992 / Director. Charles Band.
Feeding my recent appetite for shlocky B-movies, its time to visit Demonic Toys. This is another little gem from Charles Band and his Full Moon productions. Like his already-established Puppet Master franchise he has created another bunch of killer toys which terrorise five people trapped in a haunted warehouse. They've been brought to life by an evil entity that's possessed the body of a child. Obviously the movie has a facetious nature about it but it's also quite violent. It's a much nastier movie compared with Puppet Master. These toys talk and their methods of killing are relished. Eyeballs are gouged and flesh is stripped from faces... the toy creations are fun, albeit stupid and the movie strives for something more... respected Hollywood writer/director David S Goyer (Dark Knight, Man Of Steel) penned this one and there's clearly a great talent desperate to break through. He understands the audience and appeals to the gore-hounds. The Demonic Toys franchise continues with a couple of cross over movies (Dollman & Puppet Master) as well as an official part 2. I will no doubt write about them soon too. I love Charles Band and the brand of horror he makes. Its low grade, corny and super fun. I find people's criticisms of his work redundant and ignorant. Watching them is like going to a carnival and eating fairy-floss (cotton candy) and corn dogs. Its rubbish, but yum!