God bless the 80’s. And God bless 80’s horror movie posters. In the past when I’ve done this feature, I’m usually more in love with the poster art than I am with the actual movie. But this time, there’s equal love going around because it’s all about 1987’s underrated Stuart Gordon classic: Dolls.
I’m not going to gush about the actual movie, which is finally getting a proper Blu-ray release from Scream Factory very soon by the way, but I am going to gush about that poster. To me, all great horror posters have a great tagline. And in this case, “They Walk, They Talk, They Kill” is simple, but very effective. Now let’s talk about the creepy half-skeleton face doll that’s prominent on the print. If you’ve seen the movie, then you know there’s an equally great sight gag with eyeballs involved. And for the poster, it definitely grabs your attention and your eyes (obvious pun intended). Great poster, great movie, and a great way to reminisce about 80’s horror!