Dolls is a film directed by horror director Stuart Gordon and released in 1987, after Gordon's success with Re-Animator. The movie is about an elderly English couple who live in a spooky mansion and make dolls and other toys that kill people. Judy is a young girl that is traveling by car with her father and stepmother. A businessman named Ralph picks up two female punk rock hitchhikers. All six potential victims wind up at the dollmaker's mansion. One by one, some of the overnight guests are attacked by countless dolls who turn out to be cursed immoral people that have been killed and imprisoned in toys to pay for their crimes by the owners of the house who claim to be witches. However the dolls like those who are pure at heart (like Judy) or young at heart (like Ralph) and will usually not hurt them. The film was shot in Italy in 1985. Dolls has taken credit for having inspired several similar "killer doll" movies since, most prominently Child's Play
The six guests realize that the couple are doll makers and have dolls and toys all over their mansion, even in their bedrooms. Judy is given a separate room from her father and stepmother, and is given a toy jester doll named Punch by Hilary and Gabriel. Isabel and Enid, dressed in outrageous black punk rock outfits and otracious green and pink makeup, pull out their stereo, and begin blaring the music. They begin to discuss whether they should rob the couple and sell their antiques for money, Enid doesn't want to, but Isabel goes downstairs while everyone is supposed to be sleeping to stash some of the items. Judy, meanwhile has gotten up to explore with Punch, while Enid keeps watch for the couple and Isabel. Isabel is in the living room and accidentally sets off a music box, upon shutting it off she hears it again, and shuts it off once more. As she is looking around the room, she notices all the creepy dolls and that they all are staring at her, right as the music box turns on! She turns around and sees that all the dolls that were around the ledge have disappeared and hears voices giggling around the room! All of a sudden she is forced to the ground and has her face rammed into the wall over and over, until her nose is broken and her lips split. Then she is dragged out into the hallway, leaving a trail of blood everywhere. Judy is out in the hallway and sees her get dragged away into another room, and runs to go get her father.
Ralph meets Judy first, and she brings him to the bloody trail, where he suddenly goes from disbelieving to completely horrified, and notices that Judy has disappeared. He runs back to the others with a candle, and gets them all to come out, and informs them that Judy has found blood and that there is a missing girl. David begins to suspect Ralph is a pedophile and has done something with his daughter and chases him through the house, while Rosemary stays back in her room to read. Enid however is listening to her stereo when all of a sudden it falls to the ground, shattering, causing her to look and see all the dolls staring at her. She quickly lights a candle and goes to find Isabel. Rosemary gets into her bed to read, when she notices that the sheets are moving, so she pulls them back revealing at least 10 dolls. She screams and quickly climbs out of bed only to be attacked by the dolls waiting with hammers, nails, saws, knives, and other sharp instruments. Dolls begin to hop on her and tear at her head and face, ripping open her wrist, and hitting her in the head with a hammer. She manages to run out into the hall, stepping on the dolls that begin to saw her foot in half, and realizes that there are several more dolls lining the hall. She goes to leap over them, but overjumps them all, going straight through the window to her death.
Ralph has managed to hide from David, who spots Judy, and tries to grab her. She wretches from his hand, leaving behind Punch who bites her father, and springs away out into the house somewhere, leaving a baffled David. Enid meanwhile has come across Hilary wheeling a baby doll like a real baby down the hallway, and quickly blows out her candle. She feels a breeze and goes towards it, finding the attic door and blood leading up the stairs. She flips on her lighter and begins to search for Isabel, who is sitting in the corner, telling her to go away. She goes up to Isabel to ask what's wrong and watches in horror, as Isabel's now plastic eyeballs have fallen out of her now plastic face! Enid begins to freak out and is attacked by several dolls that have found their way into the attic, she fights them off, first setting several of them on fire with her lighter, then with her belt, breaking them open and exposing several miniaturized skeletons and rotting bodies, realizing that the dolls were once people. She runs back downstairs and finds that she has been surrounded by toy soldiers, and as she is about to hit them with her belt, they open fire shooting bullets into her body, killing her. David goes back to his room, knowing that Judy is safe and finds that Rosemary has buried herself under the covers, so he takes a shower, hoping to have sex with her when he's done. Ralph finally meets up with Judy and tells her that they need to get the hell out of there, and begins to take her to their rooms.
After his shower, David sees blood forming on Rosemary's sheet, and uncovers her, and sees that half her face has been exposed, including the brain and parts of skull. In a deathgrip she wraps her arm round his neck, as he pulls her off him. He now assumes that Ralph killed her as well as Isabel, and begins to look for him, and Judy. While Judy and Ralph are making their way back, they spot Gabriel and Hilary and hide in a room, not knowing that it is filled with dolls. Ralph begins to freak out as they move and talk, and Judy tells him not to be afraid, because he is a kid himself, but he tells her he is not, and is attacked by the dolls. Judy stops them from killing him and her innocence and his child like heart make the dolls cease attacking and start looking at each other as if discussing what to do with the pair. As they continue doing this Judy and Ralph see a chance to set themselves free of the room, where they are promptly chased by David. They make it down in the basement and a battle ensues, in which David realizes that the dolls are indeed alive, when he is attacked by Punch, in which he batters with a sledgehammer, smashing it's face before tearing it to pieces. He knocks Ralph out, and is greeted by Gabriel and Hilary who explain that they indeed know sorcery and have the power to turn those who are immoral into dolls, dead or alive and since he destroyed Punch, must now take his place. David brandishing his hammer, carries on destroying Punch, only to suddenly become immobilised, to then be panifully morphed into a new Punch as Judy passes out on the floor.
The next morning, Ralph and Judy awaken to find themselves dressed and on the couch in front of Gabriel and Hilary. They tell them that they were dreaming and can leave, and that David has written a note to Judy telling her that him and Rosemary want her to live with her mother, and that the two girls got a ride. Then Gabriel throws the "note" into the fire, and gives Judy the punch doll, who bids her goodbye and that he loves her in David's voice, scaring Ralph, who quickly takes Judy out to his car which has been brought out in front of the house. Gabriel puts the David doll up on the mantle with the other dolls of Rosemary, Isabel, and Enid who all look at each other in fear. Judy finds Teddy in the front seat and hands it over to the Hartwickes as she and Ralph drive off back to the civilization. During the end credits, we see another car driving near the mansion and gets stuck in the mud. There are three people: a couple and their child. As he is being ranted and raved at by his wife, the husband sees the mansion and tells her they should stay at the mansion until they get help, with his spouse continally berating him as she drags their child out of the car. They get their stuff out of the back, before starting to head towards the mansion, possibly leading to a sequel.