Whilst swirling stupidly in the nostalgic soup generated by the Full Moon’s announcement of a new “Puppet Master” film, I almost missed the life-affirming declaration that a new “Demonic Toys” movie was on the verge of release. However, I don’t know if my psyche or my social life could handle another low-budget gem featuring a plethora of pint-sized villains, but I’m certainly willing to give it a shot. I don’t know which otherworldly deity I’ve pleased over the past few years, but I need to figure it out post-haste. If I can get all of my sacrificial ducks in a row, perhaps I can conjure a “Shrunken Heads” sequel before the world comes to a Cusack-sized halt in 2012.
In case you had a life in the early 90’s, “Demonic Toys” was the Peter Manoogian directed, David Goyer scripted horror flick which centered around the inhabitants of a haunted toy warehouse. It was cheap, ugly, and starred Tracy Scoggins — in other words, it was terrible. “Doll Man vs. Demonic Toys,” the only spin-off I was brave enough to endure, was a little disappointing despite the presence of “Trancers” badass Tim Thomerson and the legendary Charles Band. The latest incarnation, “Demonic Toys: Personal Demons,” looks as if it’s attempting to recapture the spirit of the original entry in the long-dormant series. Fine by me.
Here’s the lowdown courtesy of Horror-Movies.ca:
Dr. Lorca from Hideous! (Michael Citrini) is back and is continuing to collect strange odditites, along with the help of Caitlin (Alli Kinzel) and her boyfriend David (Lane Compton). Along the way, they collect the mysterious pieces of the lastDemonic Toys and they continue their search at a mysterious castle in Italy, where there have been rumors of a mysterious, ancient puppet alive and walking around, which is under the control of a mysterious demon, who takes on the human form of a little woman named Lilith (Selene Luna). When not looking, thepuppet brings the Demonic Toys back to life, and now… blood, terror and death counts will rise again.
“Demonic Toys: Personal Demons” should find its way onto DVD towards the beginning of next year. In the meantime, check out the trailer. It’s stupid fun.