We’re about 10 days to one of the most highly anticipated occasions of the year, where ghouls, witches, and vampires alike haunt the streets at night. Yes, it’s none other than Halloween. And because we’re feeling particularly “festive” about it, we thought we’d introduce our readers to some of Hollywood TV’s and film’s creepiest, cursed demon dolls. It’s safe to say that they’re probably the stuff your nightmares were made of. So approach this list at your own risk!
Here goes nothing:
Dolly (Dolly Dearest)
“Dolly Dearest” sees a family move to Mexico to take over the Dolly Dearest factory. Little do they know that the factory is close to a Mayan cult’s tomb and an evil spirit just so happens to take refuge inside the factory dolls. A pretty unoriginal story but when Dolly shows her evil side she is pure nightmare fuel and a rather nasty scene with a sewing machine will leave you wincing.
Although the clown doll is a minor part of “Poltergeist“, his presence is unforgettable. Poor Robbie is already creeped out by the doll as he covers it with a jacket in an earlier scene. Imagine his horror when the doll comes alive and drags him under his bed to try and strangle him. A scene that traumatised many children over the years and one of the most memorable scenes in horror.
Talky Tina (The Twilight Zone)
Sadistic doll Talky Tina is not from the film but from the classic creepy series, “The Twilight Zone”. Originally aired in 1963, Talky Tina featured in the 126th episode, “Living Doll”. Tina is a sweet and innocent looking doll until she speaks. A young Telly Savalas plays the stepfather who begins to suspect that Talky Tina is actually evil. He cuts her head off but she still comes back to finish him. Remember, you better be nice to Talky Tina.
Puppets (Puppet Master)
A now cult film from 1989, “Puppet Master” features an array of killer dolls including leader Blade who slices and dices with a hook, Pinhead who uses his large hands to kill, and Tunneler who uses his drill-like head to dispatch of his victims. A popular series with horror fans, “Puppet Master” went on to spawn many sequels.
What is it with the 80s and killer doll films? “Dolls” is the 1987 horror about a group of people who stop by a mansion to escape a storm. Living at the mansion are 2 eccentric toy makers who have a rather large collection of haunted dolls that like to come alive and punish bad people. Who knew a newborn baby doll could be so creepy?
Chucky (Child’s Play)
The cult horror villain voiced by Brad Dourif is probably the most well known evil doll ever. Although Chucky has now become some kind of loveable anti-hero, the first couple of films from the “Child’s Play” series feature a more evil and creepy version. With a death count of 30, Chucky is a doll you don’t want to mess with.
Tiffany (Bride of Chucky)
No scary dolls list will ever be complete without mentioning Tiffany! Voiced by Jennifer Tilly in “Bride of Chucky”, Tiffany is pure sass and glamour but still pretty deadly especially if you mock her. All she wants in life is to be married and live a sweet housewife life, only she has a short fuse and will likely bash you to death with her rolling pin.
Billy (Dead Silence)
From “Saw” creators Leigh Whannell and James Wan, “Dead Silence” is a great film about a man who returns to his hometown to discover the truth about his wife’s brutal murder and why he was sent a creepy doll named Billy. A dark and creepy film with plenty of twists and turns, “Dead Silence” features several dolls but there is something about Billy’s cold stare and twisted smile that chills you.
Jigsaw made his debut in the first film of the series, “Saw“, and he later appeared in Saw II, III, IV, V, VI, and 3D. He’s described as a mysterious person who kidnaps people he believes take their lives for granted and subjects them to “tests”, usually mechanical devices rigged to maim or kill the subjects if they fail to complete it within a certain time period. Jigsaw didn’t actually do any killings in “Saw”, but he sure was creepy.
Annabelle (The Conjuring, Annabelle)
Annabelle made her first appearance in 2013’s “The Conjuring”. An innocent-looking pigtailed doll at first, she later becomes possessed by a demon that threatens a young couple with a newborn baby.
How about that? Which one was the creepiest for you? Did we leave any spooky dolls of Hollywood out? Let us know in the comments box below.
Also, if you’re still mustering up enough courage to watch Annabelle, allow us to help you with our movie review here. We’ll leave you now with the official trailer of the film. Don’t hold your breaths!: