Dolly Dearest (1991)

Dolly Dearest poster

Dolly Dearest Productions
 Denise Crosby, Sam Bottoms
Directed by: Maria Lease

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: The Wade family moves to Mexico to take over an abandoned doll factory and make a fortune, not figuring on its unfortunate proximity to an evil ancient burial site.

Kitty Cameo: The evil spirit released from the burial site animates the dolls which turn homicidal. Halfway through the film Luis (Will Gotay), one of the workers at the factory, is there late when he hears a noise. He goes to investigate, unaware of the dolls moving behind him. As he approaches some cardboard boxes a spring-loaded gray and white cat pops out and scares him.

Dolly Dearest - gray and white cat jumps out and scares Luis

Luis laughs as the cat scurries away. He’s not laughing a moment later when the dolls attack him. This is the first time the cat is seen in the movie but not the last.

Dolly Dearest - gray and white cat scurries away

Later when the Wade’s son Jimmy (Chris Demetral) is in the factory, he hears a noise and turns to see the same cat, jumping down from a beam to the top of a barrel.

Dolly Dearest - gray and white cat jumping down from catwalk to barrel

Dolly Dearest - gray and white cat on top of barrel

Still later when the father Elliot (Sam Bottoms) is in the plant alone, he is distracted by the same cat.

Dolly Dearest - gray and white cat on wooden catwalk

Final Mewsings: Evil spirits leave cats alone so they can distract unwary victims.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this movie!

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