Playing with Dolls

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Playing with Dolls
Playing with dolls poster.jpg
Official release poster
Directed byRene Perez
Written by
  • Barry Massoni
  • Rene Perez
Produced by
  • Billy La Traille
  • David A. Lockhart
  • iDiC Entertainment
  • Natasha Blasick
  • Richard Tyson
  • Charlie Glackin
  • Alanna Forte
  • David A. Lockhart
CinematographyRene Perez
Edited byRene Perez
Music byThe Darkest Machines
Distributed by
  • Edel Media & Entertainment
  • Trans World Associates
Release date
6 March 2015 (Germany)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Playing with Dolls is a 2015 American slasher film directed by Rene Perez, co-written by by Perez and Barry Massoni. It starred Natasha Blasick, Richard Tyson, Charlie Glackin, Alanna Forte, David A. Lockhart.[1]


After an unsuccessful run under its original title, in 2017 Lightning Pictures released the DVD in the united Kingdom under the title Leatherface: The Legend Lives On. The new title was criticized as a fraudulent attempt to confuse viewers into thinking that the film was Leatherface, the eighth installment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, also released in 2017.[2]

Perez released a statement to the Dread Central site: "

I am apposed [sic] to this title change but I am powerless to stop it. I made no money from this sale. The sales agency didn’t even inform me that a sale was made to the UK. I was unaware until I saw this article. At the moment I am making a 3rd Playing with Dolls movie. I will be self releasing the new Playing with Dolls online to avoid any issues like this in the future. Apologies to my fellow horror fans for this title change."[3]

Also known as[edit]

  • (original title) Playing with Dolls
  • UK (reissue title) Leatherface: The Legend Lives On
  • USA (alternative title) Metalface


  • Natasha Blasick as Cindy
  • Richard Tyson as The Watcher / Scopophilio
  • Charlie Glackin as Prisoner AYO-886 / the Killer
  • Alanna Forte as Victim Number 1
  • David A. Lockhart as Burnett
  • Allisun Sturges as the Lawyer


A sequel, titled Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust, was released in Germany on January 21, 2016.[4]

A third movie titled Playing with Dolls: Havoc was released on July 18, 2017.[5]

A fourth movie, titled Cry Havoc, was released on May 5, 2020.


  1. ^ "Playing with Dolls (2015) – Playing with Dolls". Imdb. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Squires, John (January 8, 2017). "A Movie Titled 'Leatherface' Was Just Released But Don't Be Fooled". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  3. ^ Barton, Steve (January 19, 2017). "Faux Leatherface UK Debacle – The Director Speaks!". Dread Central. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust Gets Brutally Unrated this November". cinemachords. 2016-10-24. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Playing With Dolls: Havoc Hits VOD Today: Watch the Super NSFW Trailer". dreadcentral. 2017-07-20. Retrieved June 19, 2019.

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