Dollface – USA, 2014 – reviews

‘Legends don’t die… They kill’

Dollface is a 2014 American horror film written, edited, produced and directed by Tommy Faircloth (Family Possessions; Generation Ax; Crinoline Head). It stars Debbie Rochon, John Kap and Kirsten Ray.

A group of college students researching Dorchester Stewart, better known as the infamous killer Crinoline Head, return to the scene of the horrific murders that happened in 1996…

In the UK, the film was released on DVD by New Horizon on 6 February 2017 as The Doll.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

” …Dollface is well-photographed, reasonably well-acted, with relatively likable characters but falls short when it comes to the genre’s requisite gore (just as well as a crab-munched severed head is laughable) and is rather uneven in its application of humor…” Eric Cotenas, DVD Beaver

“The scene in which Crinoline Head’s backstory is given is well done, intense, and was the first scene that drew me into the film. Plus, despite every other fault, the kills made the movie worthwhile. Dollface had some of the best kill scenes I’ve ever seen, and that boosts it up as far as I’m concerned. It successfully pulled off suspense a few times, too…” Chassity, Horror Honeys

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“It’s been 20 plus years since a young Tommy Faircloth cranked out Crinoline Head. Since then, he has made a few other films and has gained more filmmaking experience. That is apparent here, as this film is more precisely staged and handled. In terms of technicals, shot selection and the like, everything is much more refined and more competent.” Rick L. Blalock, Terror Hook

 

” …a lazy film that exhibits not a hint of creativity. The killer isn’t memorable, the characters are disgusting human beings, the gore is nonexistent, the bid to introduce a red herring is embarrassing […] and the finale is about as anticlimactic as the wrap of The Matrix Revolutions.” Matt Molgaard, Horrorfreak News

“Bravo to Mr. Faircloth for creating a thoroughly entertaining and extremely polished slasher sequel that features some great deaths, a fantastic little Carrie homage, and some likable (as well as “love to unlike”) characters in a tight 95 minute running time.” Kevin Sommerfield, Slasher Studios

 

Main cast:

  • Debbie Rochon – Death House; She Wolf Rising; Model Hunger; et al
  • John Kap – Slaw and Slaw 2; In the Woods
  • Kirsten Ray – The Endless Whispers
  • Jason Vail
  • Christian James
  • Suzie Haines
  • Elizabeth Mears
  • Patrick G. Keenan
  • Leah Wiseman
  • Nick Alexander
  • Vance Griswold
  • Andrew Wicklum
  • Mary Tabor
  • Gunner Willis
  • Morgan Monnig

Trivia:

The film’s original title was Dorchester’s Revenge: The Return of Crinoline Head

Image credits: DVD Beaver

 

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