Films released through Full Moon Entertainment are not meant to be of the Hollywood blockbuster variety. They are meant to be B-movie entertainment of the most obscure kind. Dangerous Worry Dolls (2008) in one of these films that follows the Full Moon model and will entertain audiences, well, at least for a little while.
Eva (Jessica Morris) just can’t seem to catch a break in the women’s prison system that she finds herself in. She gets beat up and picked on by the “alpha female” of the prison and she’s in danger of losing her daughter to a family member who wants to take her daughter away not to mention the fact that the warden also has it out for her. During the latest visit with her daughter, Eva receives a box of Worry Dolls which are designed to take away all your worries if you whisper to them and place them under your pillow at night. Before you can say, “Take my worries away,” the little miniature dolls come to life and burry themselves into Eva’s brain taking all her worries away and replacing it with a newfound sense of confidence and power. Now, Eva isn’t going to take it any more as she goes through the prison and wreaks vengeance upon all those that have made her life a living hell.
Despite the fact that the title of the film says “dangerous worry dolls” the dolls of the film really don’t do anything other than show up as a demonic presence to the changed Eva. Instead, Eva herself is the conduit through which most of the horror is put on display. This film plays as a modern day WIP (Women in Prison) film except without all the sex and nudity (although there is still rape at least off screen) and is held together through Morris’ performance and director Charles Band, who has always been dependable when it comes to these types of films.
This film may not hit any one’s best of Full Moon List but it is entertaining and engaging despite having no real “dolls” that menace people (i.e. the Puppet Master and Demonic Toys franchise).