Halloween Disc-A-Day: Day 14 – The Curse of Robert

For a third year, I’m going to be watching at least one horror DVD per day and writing a short review about them. I’ve acquired a new batch that I haven’t previously seen, so without any further delay. Let’s get to work.

The Curse of Robert the Doll

A cash strapped student who starts working the night shift at a Museum suspects that one of the exhibits, a creepy vintage doll named Robert, is alive and wreaking havoc after hours.

The cover of this looks to be photocopied, but the disc is legitimate.  I didn’t expect this to be a production out of the UK and it really makes a difference.  Their schlock comes across way classier than ours.  Aside from one character with who apparently fell out of another movie, everyone seems to be playing it straight and reasonably well given the subject matter.  I’m not a fan of the design of the doll itself.  It breaks the logic needed to buy in completely.  Your creepy doll can’t be overtly creepy or the effect of when it becomes threatening suddenly has less impact.  It doesn’t ruin the movie.  The general quality level of the rest of the film evens it out well.  This is the second of a series four movies with a spin-off in post-production and if it’s any indication the others might be worth a watch depending on your interests.

For more killer doll action, listen to the Motion Picture Meltdown Episode on Child’s Play and I’ll continue with another DVD tomorrow.

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