Demonic Toys (1992) Movie Review
Written by: ML
Edited by: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Peter Manoogian
Producers: Charles Band, Anne Kelly
Writers: David S. Goyer
Date Released: March 12, 1992
Tracy Scoggins as Judith Gray
Bentley Mitchum as Mark Wayne
Daniel Cerny as The Demon Kid
Michael Russo as Lincoln
Barry Lynch as Hesse
Ellen Dunning as Anne
Pete Schrum as Charneski
Jeff Weston as Matt Cable
William Thorne as Fair-Haired Boy
Rating = 2/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
The story is about a policewoman who tells his partner that they are going to have a baby in the middle of their mission to arrest gun dealers. This led to his partner shooting one of the guys and the other one killing him. The policewoman, Judith, chased the criminals inside a toy factory. The wounded criminal’s blood was used by the evil toys to open the portal to hell while Judith and the killer got locked up in a storage room. As the security guard and the delivery boy made their way to save the policewoman, strange things started happening. A demon boy showed up and explained his mission to take over Judith’s baby. It is up to the pregnant policewoman to prevent more deaths and finally defeat the evil boy and his demonic toys.
For a toy-related movie, it was surprisingly full of blood and gore. Aside from the toys looking really scary, their attacks were all gruesome. The first attack on the wounded criminal was one of the most notable ones with the jack-in-the-box clown biting the man’s face, the teddy bear biting the fingers off, and the robot shooting the man. In the second attack on the security guard, the clown and teddy bear chewed off parts of him while the baby doll stabbed him. In the third attack on the delivery boy and the runaway girl, the clown bit them both, the doll stabbed the girl’s eye to death, and the clown getting shot with green goo coming out of it. Towards the end, the teddy bear grew to a monster size and the policewoman’s dead partner removed his own eyeballs.
The Grave Review
The title is straight to the point. It’s about demonic toys. But the reason as to why they became demonic was the essence of the movie.
For a toy movie, the only kids present were the demon child and the representation of the policewoman’s unborn baby. The entire film was just adults getting away from the demonic toys which was somewhat weird and led to lame acting from the actors.
One example was the inconsistent character of the delivery boy. He looked tough during the restaurant scene but showed fear and panic during the attack of the toys. He acted tough again towards the end where he was battling with the teddy bear monster.
Also, the sudden inclusion of the runaway girl seemed inserted just to have someone explain the evil that was happening at the toy factory.
The only saving grace of this movie was the great acting from the demon child. Although his voice was dubbed for the entire duration of the film, the way he moves and delivers his lines looked really evil.
Another good thing about this movie was the inclusion of the demon’s backstory. The dead demon baby from the mother’s womb was really scary, especially the scene where the kids threw it away in fear. With this flashback, the audiences get an idea of the demon boy’s purpose for bringing the toys to life.
Overall, this movie is recommended for those who are into demonic possessions.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Demonic Toys (1992) two graves out of five graves.
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