Full Moon Feature has a Demonic Toys spinoff, and it’s bloody! In Jack-Attack, this malevolent trickster spirit is doling out more kills. Elsewhere, foster child Lily (Sofia Castellanos) is having problems nearly everywhere she lives. Not only is she not well liked at the facility where she’s lived at, since becoming an orphan, but also her new parents don’t realise what they’re in for upon adopting her!
At her new homestead at a farm, some of that torment continues as none of her new siblings fully understand her. She’s never been the same since a terrible incident from long ago. As a result, that’s why she’s become a mute. Just why that’s important factors into how Jack somehow finds her and slaughters those who treat her wrong. That’s quite the scary relationship, and the story director and writer William Butler continues has some merit in examining how some foster kids develop. But is that what any parent wants? It’s quite chilling and that’s what keeps this film interesting.
Although I’m not a huge fan of this particular franchise, anything Full Moon pumps out always catches my interest in one way or another. As a B-movie schlock, not all moments are meant to be taken seriously. Butler’s commitment to this franchise and latest story treatment shows promise as the lore is given a Hellraiser-like treatment–other people become aware of these demonic toys’ existence! And as for what pacts can be made, that depends on who accepts this djinni in a bottle. That’s the type of narrative trope I believe this latest entry adapts from, instead of how Full Moon packages this franchise.
While this particular franchise won’t appeal to folks with a clown phobia, others who can’t get enough of watching killer clowns will find this farce enjoyable before turning off the lights. It’ll certainly give you a really weird steroid driven dream like I had.