Over the decades, dolls have played a huge role in the movie industry; from fun fantasy-type stories, to iconic dolls, like the infamous Chucky, the killer doll from the movie series Child’s Play. Chucky has such a real personality and affect on movie-goers that many people still fear the Chucky doll, even into adulthood!
There is some indescribable relationship that is formed between us and scary dolls, that has remained through generations of movie-goers. We never forget them, and though they scare us as children, we seem to always want to see the next movie installment. Especially with the Halloween season quickly approaching, it’s fun to take a look at some of the dolls and toys that have been scaring us all for years and don’t plan on stopping any time soon.
Let us revisit some of the scariest dolls in history:
- Chucky from the movie Child’s Play, has to fall at the top of the scary list. How many of us remember seeing this film series, and going home afraid to open our toy chests? A lot of children, not even born during Chuck’s day, know who he is and his way of bringing fear, with that awful smile, is still haunting children today, via DVD.
- Billy from Dead Silence has an eerie look on his face that is unforgettable. Although there were many scary dolls in this movie, as the main character was a doll loving psychopath; Billy was, by far, creepier than the others. Billy was a ventriloquist doll, and they are scary by nature. However, Billy was in a class of his own, leaving death and mayhem everywhere he went.
- The Clown doll in the classic Poltergeist film, scared just about all viewers, but we can only imagine what viewing this horror movie clown did to those who were already afraid of clowns. Clowns are strange characters, though they were primarily designed to bring us laughs, somewhere throughout time, they have rivaled some of the scariest dolls in movie history.
- Blade from the Puppet Master film, modeled after actor Klaus Kinski, who was filmmaker, David Schmoeller’s creative muse, terrified the most practical adult movie-goer. Blade has a goofy, but sinister smile, and a craving for murder. We are positive that this horror movie doll has been the cause of many adult nightmares.
There are many more magnificently scary dolls we could talk about, that oddly enough, scare us to death, but still win us over. We leave the theater with chills, and like scary rollercoaster rides, we get back in line to experience it all over again. Have a spooky and doll-filled Halloween season, collectors!