A competent but redundant horror film, DOLLY DEAREST amounts to a gender switch on the CHILD'S PLAY films, only this time it's an ancient evil instead of Brad Dourif that possesses the titular plaything.
The spirit is released when archaeologist Bob Larabe (Brass Adams) digs into what appear to be some ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico; as he tries to pry open a heavy stone door, it suddenly flies off and crushes him to death. The evil force (represented by an animated red doodle) then invades a
nearby abandoned toy factory. But it's not abandoned for long; the Reed family arrives in the area shortly thereafter, with father Eliot (Sam Bottoms) planning to take over ...