Stuart Gordon's disappointing followup to RE-ANIMATOR (1985) and FROM BEYOND (1986) was written by TROLLS screenwriter Ed Naha, author of such genre-film reference works as Horrors from Screen to Scream
and The Science Fictionary
. Beginning on a prototypical dark and stormy night, DOLLS
centers on Judy (Carrie Lorraine), an unhappy little girl traveling through England with her father and hated stepmother. Stranded by the storm, Judy, her parents, and several other strangers seek refuge in a spooky mansion owned by an eccentric old couple (Guy Rolfe and Hilary Mason), who take an
immediate liking to Judy and show her their massive collection of dolls....