The Art of the Doll Maker

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The Art of the Doll Maker Review


I'm sure I don't need to tell you that dolls are creepy. Dolls are totally messed up, especially when people make them to look like real people. Especially when those are deceased people. And especially when they are their deceased children.

Indeed, virtually every dollmaker profiled in this documentary is someone who has lost a child, some of whom make dolls in the images of their children, some of whom make them a bit more experimental (including one who has a naked doll posed with a dragon and standing on a giant pile of prescription drug pill bottles).

Like I said, creepy.

All of this could have been played for nervous laughs a la Trekkies, but it turns out the producer, Lee Hubbard Crowe, lost his child too. So yes, Doll Maker is deadly serious.

So if for some reason you check out this movie, you better damn well be into dolls. As for me, well, here come the nightmares.

Aka The Art of the Dollmaker.



The Art of the Doll Maker

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In Theaters: Sunday 10th October 1999

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