"Abracadabra I sit on his knees. Presto chango and now he is me. Hocus Pocus, we take her to bed. Magic is fun; were dead."
Before there was "Dead Silence" , or even this months anticipated horror flick "The boy" there was "Magic". This 1987 movie starring Anthony Hopkins aka Dr. Hannibal Lector himself was the beginning of the world's phobia of scary dolls. With the trailer alone anyone is at risk at being freaked out by "Fats" the original creepy puppet that is sure to bring you shivers . Hopkins' performance throughout this movie is fantastic, the way he brings the character, Corky a failed magician, who adopts a new ventriloquist act to life. Although this movie starts off pretty slow this movie does a good job at getting inside your head and making you feel a sense of paranoia throughout the movie. You can clearly see how this movie was a horror masterpiece when it first came out in 1978 bringing the youth to complete terror, even though it probably doesn't have the same effect it had 38 years ago it still managed to create these characters with various layers and surprises. This movie has an interesting way of getting inside your mind, with an interesting plot this movie starts to pick at your mind to decide what is real and what is not. If you enjoy watching psychological thrillers, and the origin of talking puppets this movie is definitely a must see.