1993 / Director. Charles Band.
Continuing my Charles Band series of write-ups I revisited Dollman Vs Demonic Toys today. This sequel blends 3 of the Full Moon franchises into one. The stories and characters from Dollman, Demonic Toys and Bad Channels all meet up for a pretty lame encounter where the toys, again, attempt to resurrect their demon master and the Dollman and shrunken Ginger (from Bad Channels) must stop them. When discussing Charles Band's movies it's important to approach them on a different level. They're the schlockiest brand of B-movie and a child-like enthusiasm needs to be employed... sadly for this instalment, these far-fetching suspensions of disbelief are put to the ultimate test. The damn movie runs for a measly 55 minutes... that doesn't even constitute a feature. It's a short. Furthermore a large portion of it includes flash-back footage from all three previous films. Each character's back story is re-shown and the movie assumes that the audience is new. What's left is about 40 minutes of new footage thats poorly executed (even for this brand of flick). I'm a glutton for pain because I have admittedly seen this a few times... in hope that one day my mind will change; no luck yet. Its like watching Honey I Shrunk The Kids without the fun and packed with filthy language. The movie gets a real kick out of itself and the leader of the Demonic Toys spurts off a slew of obscenities, which I think we're supposed to find hilarious. It's more cringeworthy, though.