While many of us have fears about what lurks beneath the veil of the spirit world, sometimes we might forget that objects close to us may actually be the real stuff of nightmares. For example, that abandoned doll that's lurking in your attic.
For decades, cinema has been delving deep into our horrifying fascination with frightfully scary playthings. So much so, that a phobia has been coined to describe the fear of dolls -- Pediophobia!
So, in lieu of this, let's explore 7 of the most terrifying dolls that have the potential to haunt your nightmares tonight:
1. Fats in Magic
Anthony Hopkins stars as a psychologically unstable ventriloquist who is under the command of his own doll. Once you watch this, you'll never see that endearing ventriloquist at the town fair in the same way ever again:
2. The Clown in Poltergeist
If you thought you could deal with clowns before, you might have to rethink that after seeing the terror in this short movie clip:
3. Chucky in Child's Play
Stick away from voodoo, kids, because a slightly wrong move may install the spirit of a psychotic serial killer into one of YOUR dolls.
4. Blade in The Puppet Master
Take a good long hard look at that face because it's likely to be the last thing you see before you drift off tonight.
5. Billy in Dead Silence
“Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children, only dolls. And if you see her, do not scream, or she’ll rip your tongue out at the seam.”
6. Annabelle in The Conjuring
Based on a real haunted doll that actually exists, this portrayal of Annabelle will continue to remain with you way past the movie credits roll. And here's why:
7. Multiple dolls in Dolls
If you still can't get your fill of doll mania, this 1987 movie will definitely do the trick because it has dozens and dozens of them: