The last thing I think about around the holidays is horror movies, don’t get me wrong I’m sure there are films that tie in the two before but I’ve just never seen them. This holiday season I have the opportunity to see the new film from Warner Brothers – ‘Toys of Terror,’ that left me on the edge of my seat. Vintage dolls already freak me out and after watching this movie I probably will never buy a vintage toy again. They did a great job of using them to scare the viewer. Well at least it was terrifying to me.
About Toys of Terror
David and Hannah Cashman have promised their family a fun Christmas getaway, but when they arrive at a grand, old house in the snowy woods of Washington and are greeted by a familiar construction foreman, the kids realize their parent’s plan to make it a working vacation; renovating the place in the hopes of flipping it. Alicia, the eldest, is annoyed but the younger kids are soon distracted when, wandering through the creepy mansion, they find a stash of old toys in an abandoned playroom and take to them instantly. Before long, they
seem to be inseparable from their new playthings, much to the consternation of their nanny Rose who, along with Alicia, senses that something in the house is not quite right.
As stranger and stranger things start to happen, Rose and Alicia have a hunch that there may be more to the history of the old house than the Cashman’s are letting on. Can the family escape with their lives – or will they stay forever in the crumbling house, never to celebrate another Christmas again? “Toys of Terror will grip you from beginning to end with its creepily life-like toys and chilling plot twists,” said Mary Ellen Thomas SVP Originals, Animation & Family at WBHE. “Get into the holiday spirit and be prepared to be horrified the same time with this all-new horror classic.”
Bringing the nostalgia of stop motion holiday specials – Toys of Terror stars Kyana Teresa (“Shadowhunters,” “Star Trek: Discovery”) as Hannah Cashman, Georgia Waters (“Siren”) as Rose Mathis, Verity Marks (“The Christmas Club”) as Alicia Cashman, Dayo Ade (“Workin Moms,” “October Faction”) as David Cashman, Saul Elias as Franklin Cashman and Zoe Fish as Zoe Cashman. The film is written and executive produced by Dana Gould (“Stan Against Evil,” “The Simpsons”) and directed by Nicholas Verso (Boys in the Trees, “Nowhere Boys”). The movie is produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros Home Entertainment and SYFY. Toys of Terror already made its broadcast debut on SYFY.
I’m not sure who decides to take their family on a holiday trip to an abandoned children’s clinic in the mountains miles and miles away any help. Even worst when scary things start to happen they don’t even think about how strange any of it seems. If you’re in the mood for something scary around the holidays or all year round then check out Toys of Terror. You’ll be at how much terror some little toys can cause.