Playing with Dolls
|Playing with Dolls|
|Directed by||Rene Perez|
|Edited by||Rene Perez|
|Music by||The Darkest Machines|
|6 March 2015 (Germany)|
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.
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.
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."
Also known as
- (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 third movie titled Playing with Dolls: Havoc was released on July 18, 2017.
A fourth movie, titled Cry Havoc, was released on May 5, 2020.
- "Playing with Dolls (2015) – Playing with Dolls". Imdb. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
- Squires, John (January 8, 2017). "A Movie Titled 'Leatherface' Was Just Released But Don't Be Fooled". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
- Barton, Steve (January 19, 2017). "Faux Leatherface UK Debacle – The Director Speaks!". Dread Central. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
- "Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust Gets Brutally Unrated this November". cinemachords. 2016-10-24. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
- "Playing With Dolls: Havoc Hits VOD Today: Watch the Super NSFW Trailer". dreadcentral. 2017-07-20. Retrieved June 19, 2019.