A defense attorney named
Jennifer Garrick (Rosalind Allen)
acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a
condemned serial killer.
Her preteen daughter named Zoe (Brittney
Smith) is about to celebrate a Birthday
party but is having a hard time making
friends at her school and is always being
bullied by a classmate named Beth (Tara
While she celebrates her Birthday she
spots the Pinocchio doll thinking that
it's her gift and becomes instantly
attached to it.
But suddenly deadly accidents starts to
happen whenever anyone tries to torment
or cross Zoe as Beth is nearly run over
by a bus but says that this was caused by
Pinocchio as Jennifer tries to sympathise
but her shrink Dr. Edwards (Aaron Lustig)
thinks otherwise and tries to suggest
that she gets special treatment but Jen
Pinocchio promises Zoe that he will
behave if his strings are cut and while
she agrees to do so then he goes off on a
killing spree as he wants them to be
together with just her and her mother and
no one else.
There is a good conversation between Jennifer Garrick and a supporting character Vincent Gotto when they have a
discussion between a prison visiting room
with a thick glass as Vincent himself has
this soft like depressed voice and then
acts monstrous by hitting the glass as
well as later on being pulled away with
A great shot on him in the
electric chair and his intense reactions.
We have a nice silent and still speech by David Kaminsky when he explains
Pinocchio's history and later on him, Jennifer and Zoe having fun
laughing and running around as if it
looks like a real family.
There's a good shot on Sophia after she came from the shower and
spotting the Pinocchio doll which shows
nice close up shots on the doll as if it
would leap out at her as well as her
about to touch the doll which makes you
cringe at first.
A perfect suspenseful shot on a supporting character Beth by riding her bike and then her bike wiping
out with a bus charging as there's a
great camera shot zooming towards her.
We have a good discussion between Jennifer and a prisoned biker telling
her his story and then a great intense
moment when he grabs her arm.
There's a good shot on David getting
stern by walking up some stairs in a
cellar and then the door slamming on his
face with him falling down the stairs.
a great camera shot on Zoe standing stiff in her room shrieking as
well as a great shot on Sophia panicking and dropping a glass with a
good shot on the glass falling to the
floor and smashing.
A good shot on Sophia walking
in the hall and then an object from a
fireplace whacks her constantly which
looked believeably brutal.
There's a good battle and struggle
between Jennifer and the
Pinocchio doll during a thunderstorm in
the house as well as good shots on Zoe crying and holding a knife as well as
screaming to get out of the house.
Bottom line is that Pinocchio's
Revenge seemed like it would be
an entertaining and fun film, since I
like Kevin's work in film's such as Night of the Demons and The
Cellar, yet it is very bland on
many occasions as it tries to be scary in
some spots with the doll standing there
but however this film tries way too hard. There are some good performances and nice
family moments though with an obsessed
child who can't get along with kids at
school which looked natural. It's hard to understand though whether
it's the doll committing the murders or
the child doing it and imagining it's the
doll's fault. Plus this film can be categroised as a Child's Play ripoff as that film
was far more better.
The acting is in
fair shape for this low budgeter as Rosalind
Allen (Jennifer Garrick) portrays a great sane
character in her role trying to believe
her daughter for not committing the
murders. She shows nice energy whenever
she needs to. Does well by scolding
and punishing her onscreen daughter as well as
showing good emotions with this.
Todd Allen (David Kaminsky) does a fine job with his
part as a stepdad with his outgoing
attitude as you'd want someone like him
in your family life. He reacts perfectly in
the hospital when the plus is pulled out
of his life system in a hospital room.
Aaron Lustig (Dr. Edwards) brings his part clearly
good as a shrink in the film who shows
great concerns with his words and
I really enjoyed Candace McKenzie (Sophia) the best as a caring caretaker at the
house as she shows a great warmness and
interest to her part and trying to make
things good for everyone. Does a nice and
fine job by trying to cheerher fellow actress up as it looks very comforting.
Brittney Smith (Zoe Garrick) brings her charm
marvellously as well as showing a perfect
bratty attitude and obsessions with the
Pinocchio doll to her part in the flick
as I couldn't see anyone doing a better
job. She shows great
nasty expressions and attitude as well as
being good at attacking her onscreen bully near the beginning and biting
her. A nice ballistic reaction on her in a psychiatrists office with
Pinocchio when she talks to the doll. She has a great intense crying on in bed when her onscreen mother gets
blunt with her and taking away the doll. She totally fit the suit well.
Candace McKenzie is
full nude from top to bottom while taking
Blood is pouring out of a
Some bloody whacks
Otherwise not much gore
Dennis Tenney composes
the music. He has some great hissing
sounds and screechy noises with the odd
chanting and moaning too along with some
classical synthesizer music too but
however, he doesn't beat his score like
he did in Night of the Demons.
Zoe Garrick: Whatre
you doing with my Pinocchio?
Sophia: Whatre you doing in
not crazy lady... The box did talk to me