Possessed objects committing murderous acts are a tale as old as time. But something is fascinating about watching plastic beings come to life that’s hard to turn away from. From Annabelle to Chucky, here’s a list of horror films featuring killer dolls for your next movie marathon.
Gabriel and Hilary Hartwicke are two unsuspecting elderly folks who welcome visitors who are stranded in the storm. When someone like them serves you dinner and offers you a room for the night, how could you resist? Little do the guests know that the homeowners are magical toy manufacturers who use their doll collection to teach cruel people an important lesson.
Child’s Play (1988)
The remake of Child’s Play (2019) doesn’t compare to the 1988 classic. The horror-slasher film follows Andy and his human-like doll, Chucky, who turns out to be a dangerous playmate. He loves anything that’s razor-shape and has a cynical sense of humor his victims can’t escape. Chucky remains so iconic that a remake was made in 2019.
Dead Silence (2007)
From the director and creators of Saw is another psychological horror film. While Billy in Dead Silence is technically a puppet, he has the qualities of a typical killer doll. Don’t let chubby cheeks and charming red bow fool you into thinking he’s innocent because underneath the act is a sinister motive.
The Boy (2016)
If you are a fan of jump-scare horrors, The Boy just might be your cup of tea. Brahms is not the doll one would expect him to be, but his nanny Greta makes sure he’s taken care of while his family is away. She might have thought she got away from her problems in America, only to find she’ll run into more trouble in the United Kingdom.
Annabelle: Creation (2017)
Those who enjoyed Annabelle (2014) must watch this prequel, which is also the fourth installment of The Conjuring franchise. The film narrates the origins of the possessed doll, to which director David Sandberg relied more on tension and suspense rather than jump scares. Even so, knowing it’s based on a true story makes it thrilling to watch.
Art Daniella Sison