‘Robert’s back… and this time he has company’
Robert Reborn is a 2019 British supernatural horror film written and directed by Andrew Jones (Jurassic Predator; Werewolves of the Third Reich; Robert the Doll and sequels; The Amityville Asylum; and many more).
The North Bank Entertainment production stars Lee Bane (Werewolves of the Third Reich; Cabin 28; The Curse of Robert the Doll; Poltergeist Activity), Rahel Kapsaski, Paris Stangl and Klemens Koehring.
1951, the USSR: as the Cold War intensifies, the infamous dictator Joseph Stalin is suffering from illness and his death is imminent. Meanwhile, KGB agent Stoichkov discovers a mysterious stage show in the Baltic region featuring three creepy dolls – Robert, Kalashnikov and Miss Cyclops.
Spellbound by the lifelike animation displayed by the dolls on stage, Stoichkov investigates the show’s host and discovers he is a German Toymaker who owns a mystical book that holds the key to eternal life. Believing the Toymaker and his book will help Stalin escape death, Stoichkov kidnaps him and they board a plane to Moscow.
However, the Toymaker’s living creations have followed them. When the plane is in mid-air all hell breaks loose as Stoichkov and his team of KGB agents realise the three dolls are on board and will stop at nothing to rescue their puppet master. Fasten your seat belt and prepare for blood-soaked toy terror at 30,000 feet…
” …cheapo B-movies like this should just go full Batman ’66 and get crazy with self-aware corniness. But when the first profile shot of The Toymaker clearly exposes that his horribly fake goatee isn’t fully glued to his face, it feels like the creators obliviously think they’ve done “good enough” work to deserve a rental fee and 80 minutes of your time.” Culture Crypt
“As always, no budget and no creativity. If you like to spend a lot of time waiting for little payoff (pun fully intended), this is for you.” Mondo Bizarro
Free to watch online on the Horror Central YouTube channel
In the UK, 4Digital Media released Robert Reborn on DVD on 24 June 2019.
Cast and characters:
Lee Bane … The Toymaker
Rahel Kapsaski … Olga
Paris Stangl … Romanov
Klemens Koehring … Herzog
Cassandra Hodges … Alberta Crow
John R. Walker … The Pilot
David Lenik … Adler
Dennis Farrin … Stoichkov
Peter Svatik … Petrov
Svend Emil Jacobsen … The Chef
Matt Houlihan … Elias
Andy Evason … Hansen
Alec James … The Coroner
David Lyndon … Landon Fox
Christian Roberts … Troitsky
Christopher Bennett … The Bartender
Oliver Berry … Robert Crow
Brendan Purcell II … Peters
Alastair Armstrong … Sanders
Jon Bard … Doctor Mikhailov
1 hour 25 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1
Principal filming wrapped on 23rd July 2018.