I was provided a link/DVD to view the film. Opinions are my own.
If you love suspense shows like The Haunting of Hill House, Puppet Master or The Haunting, Toys of Terror has that same vibe. My teen loves suspense and horror films and this one I approved him to watch. It has the jump scares and the come-to-life terror toys so it is thrilling enough for adults and teens. There is a character that gets a piece of wood stuck in his side and that’s about as gory as it gets. These toys are truly out for death and harm but in the end this film plays it safe. A great beginner ‘horror’ film for those who scare easily. This will not disturb them. It is fun and you get that – ‘old orphanage turns haunted house’ movie you crave.
Synopsis of the movie – 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 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 is a Warner Bros. Home Entertainment film. Here are the release and film details:
Digital Release: October 27, 2020. Blu-ray and DVD Release: January 19, 2021
Blu-ray and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format. Running Time: Feature: Approx. 89 min. Enhanced Content: Approx. 14 min. Rated: R