Doll Movies

The top 30 scary doll movies including films with creepy ventriloquist dummies, killer puppets and evil toys. In real life, a doll is a cute plaything and a lovable childhood companion, but in horror movies dolls are always crazed lunatics and blood-thirsty serial killers who are just biding their time until they can murder you in your sleep.

Scary Doll Movies

1. Trilogy of Terror (1975)

Trilogy of Terror

This is a horror anthology film and the final segment, “Amelia” concerns a woman who receives a Zuni Fetish Doll as a present. The doll itself is unforgettable, with wild black hair, razor-sharp teeth and a spear in its hand. It comes with a scroll claiming that the doll contains the actual spirit of a Zuni hunter named “He Who Kills”. When the Zuni doll comes to life and attacks the woman, she is in a life or death struggle. Without question, this is the best scary doll movie ever made. It was based on a short horror story by Richard Matheson called “Prey”.

2. Child’s Play (1988)

Child's Play

The Chucky doll became a horror icon and this is the film that started it all. A young boy receives a doll as a gift, but it is possessed by the ghost of a serial killer nicknamed “The Lakeshore Strangler” and it goes on a slasher-style rampage. The movie spawned several sequels. Bride of Chucky is probably the most fun, but Child’s Play 2 and Curse of Chucky are the scariest.

3. Dead Silence (2007)

Dead Silence

This movie features a downright creepy ventriloquist’s doll named “Billy” that will send shivers down your spine. When it came out in theaters, Dead Silence got bad reviews, but it is actually one of the best horror movies released in recent years. Best bit: The poem. “Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children, only dolls. If you see her in your dreams, make sure you never ever scream, or she’ll cut your tongue out at the seam”

4. Dolly Dearest (1992)

Dolly Dearest

A young girl named Jessica finds a cute doll and it becomes her constant companion. However, the doll is possessed by a malicious evil spirit and before long, all hell breaks loose.

5. Pinocchio’s Revenge (1996)

Pinocchio’s Revenge

A woman accidentally brings a Pinocchio puppet home from work. Her daughter takes a liking to the puppet and wants to keep it. Unfortunately for all concerned, the puppet is possessed by the ghost of a dead boy and it convinces the girl to cut its strings. Finally free, it embarks on a murderous rampage, pushing her friend in front of a bus and trying to kill anyone that knows her.

6. Annabelle (2014)

Annabelle

In this sequel to The Conjuring, Annabelle is a creepy doll that is possessed by a satanic murdering cult member who dies as she is holding it. The doll becomes a portal host for the evil spirit of this deceased maniac. The movie is loosely based on a supposedly true story. However, in real life, the doll was just a normal-looking Raggedy Ann Doll.

7. The Boy

The Boy

An old married couple hire a young woman to babysit their son. However, the woman is shocked to discover that their son is just a life-like porcelain doll, but the couple treat it as if it’s alive.

8. Dolls (1987)

Dolls Movie

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their collection of dolls. The dolls in this movie are possessed by immortal souls cursed by witches and forced to pay for their crimes by being imprisoned in these toys. So, of course, they go around killing people in the most brutal ways.

9. Robert The Doll

Robert the Doll Movie

After Paul and Jenny part company with their sinister housekeeper Agatha, the disgruntled former employee gives a vintage doll called Robert to their son Gene. Soon after Agatha’s departure, strange events begin plaguing the household. Furniture is vandalized, objects are thrown around and maniacal giggles echo through the house in the middle of the night. But nobody believes Gene when he claims Robert is to blame for the disturbances. This is based on the true ghost story of Robert the Doll.

10. Dead of Night (1945)

Dead of Night

The final segment of this British horror anthology movie stars Michael Redgrave as a ventriloquist whose dummy may or may not be alive. The dummy is malevolent and frightening as hell.

11. Tales From the Hood (1995)

Tales From the Hood

This is another horror anthology movie and one of the segments is about a bunch of black voodoo dolls who come to life and take their revenge on a racist old man.

12. The Twilight Zone: Living Doll

Living Doll

This is an episode of the original 1960s Twilight Zone called “Living Doll”. A young girl is eager to show off her new present, a talking doll called “Talky Tina”, which repeats “My name is Talky Tina and I love you very much!” Of course, the doll turns out to be a murderous maniac and tries to kill the little girl’s abusive father.

13. Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy

Night of the Living Dummy

14. Finders Keepers (2014)

Finders Keepers

This is a TV movie, made for the SyFy Channel. A woman and her 9-year old daughter move into a new house. The little girl finds a weird-looking doll under the floorboards and instantly falls in love with it. As time goes on, she becomes obsessed with the doll and dead bodies start turning up. What they don’t realize is that the house was once the scene of a horrible murder in which the 10-year old son of the previous tenants killed his entire family.

15. Night Gallery: The Doll

Night Gallery Doll

A British Colonel receives a hideous-looking doll in the mail and he decides to give it to his adopted daughter.

16. May

May

A lonely young woman is desperate for human interaction and decides to make a doll so it can be her new best friend.

17. Demonic Toys

Demonic Toys

A bunch of evil toys attack people in an abandoned warehouse.

18. Puppet Master (1989)

Puppet Master

19. Attack Of The Beast Creatures (1985)

Attack of the Beast Creatures

A group of people survive a shipwreck only to wash up on an island inhabited by a race of tiny vicious doll creatures who attack them. This is one of my favorite BAD horror movies. The acting is terrible, the direction is even worse and the plot is non-existent, but the dolls are actually seriously creepy. They stalk the people in the jungle, scuttling through the undergrowth and standing in the branches of trees.

20. The Twilight Zone 2002: The Collection

Twilight Zone Collection

A young woman babysits a little girl who has a collection of dolls. She keeps them locked up in her room, but when she opens the cabinet, one of the dolls gets loose.

21. Magic (1978)

Magic Dummy

Magic stars Anthony Hopkins as a ventriloquist with a creepy dummy named Fats.

22. Ragdoll

Ragdoll

A teenage boy uses voodoo to get revenge against those responsible for his grandmother’s death and calls upon a dark spirit that possesses a ragdoll and turns it into a murderous demon.

23. The Twilight Zone: The Dummy

Twilight Zone Dummy

An alcoholic ventriloquist has a dummy named Willie and he is convinced that Willie is coming to life. Is he going out of his mind or is Willie actually trying to do away with him?

24. Doll Graveyard (2005)

Doll Graveyard

Doll Graveyard features four evil dolls – an African warrior, a German soldier, a baby and a samurai. An abusive father forces his daughter, Sophia, to bury the dolls in the backyard. She accidentally falls into the hole and breaks her neck, so the father just buries her with the dolls. Years later, a new family move into the house and discover the dolls in the garden.

25. Monsters: Holly’s House

Monsters Holly's House

A children’s TV show called “Holly’s House” stars a large remote control doll named Holly. The woman who controls Holly starts to believe that the doll has a mind of its own. Needless to say, Holly starts becoming homicidal.

26. Bride of Chucky (1998)

Bride of Chucky

In Bride of Chucky, the murderous little doll gets a girlfriend. After an argument, Chucky kills her and, using a voodoo spell, puts her soul into a female doll.

27. Devil Doll (1964)

Devil Doll

A ventriloquist and hypnotist named The Great Vorelli has an amazing dummy called Hugo.

28. Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist Clown Doll

Although it is only onscreen for a few minutes, the scary clown doll in Poltergeist traumatized a generation of kids when the movie first came out. Whenever the subject of “scary clowns” or “creepy dolls” comes up, this is the one most people remember.

29. SAW (2004)

Saw had a mysterious evil doll by the name of Jigsaw that would appear to captives on video. Even today is still seen as a popular item during Halloween season.

30. The Simpsons

Killer Krusty Doll

In the episode “Treehouse of Horror III”, Homer buys a Krusty Doll from a mysterious shop full of cursed items. When he brings it home, the doll tries to kill him several times. Eventually a repairman discovers that it was all because the switch on the doll’s back was set to Evil.

Baby Button Eyes

In The Simpsons episode, “The Ziff Who Came to Dinner”, there was a parody of killer doll horror movies. A movie called “The Re-Deadening” features a doll named Baby Button-Eyes that tells children to kill their parents. The doll is evil because its buttons came from the trousers of a psychotic killer.

Comments

  1. Cool_Geek13 says

    The picture for number nineteen makes the beasts look like badly-shaved ewoks!

  2. Rachellioes says

    I can’t watch any Child’s Play movies without laughing. I know they’re supposed to be scary but they’re just really funny to me for some reason

  3. FAN OF SFK says

    I had this doll in my house and it creeped me out so bad that i told my mom that the doll walks at midnight.. P. S. I once saw that doll move by itself for real.. We threw it out and it never returned…

  4. DollaBills says

    The Boy was traumatizing on psychological level, not due to its pop-ups, but the lack thereof. The plot as well is not cliche, although it may seem at first, but the ending is unexpected but not too straightforward- it takes a minute for everything to click due to the complexity of the plot, scary movies, in general, do not scare me much- but this one is unique in its ability to terrify me of ever taking care of children (especially alone) whether they are human or not ;)

  5. PurpleGirlTheHorrorFan says

    I really need to watch more horror movies, these all sound really interesting XD

  6. Dark_Destroyer says

    Pinocchio’s revenge still isn’t on here either it was released in 1996 I believe…hey man it might not be the greatest but u would think it would at least beat out the Simpsons haha.

  7. AcidDrop says

    none of these are scary… but doll movies kick ass!!! although poltergeist isn’t a doll movie, it just has the SCARIEST clown doll in the world!!

  8. xXxGrrrrRawrxXx says

    haha you’ve got to have child’s play. pinocchio’s revenge is kinda lame though, well at least to me.

  9. hahaitsme says

    I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone but my friends this, but when I was little, my cousins locked me in a dark room with child’s play on with the volume turned up as loud as it would go, which was pretty darn loud. Possibly the worse experience in my life, other than the day I saw Smile.dog and fear got the best of me, or when I tried to be a cool kid and summon Bloody Mary. Not sure which of the three was the most traumatic.

  10. reTARDIS says

    OMG I LOVE CHILD’S PLAY AND EVERYTHING CHUCKY-RELATED! andy and chucky are sooo cute. i can’t bloody wait for the upcoming movie in 2013. AWW YEAAA~

  11. LovegettingFreakedout says

    O_O .. uhm , i’ve actually stopped arguing a while ago. Everything was calm until you again decided to bring this up. & there’s no need for begging. Writing in Caps isn’t going to change anything. You wanna attack me now? Lemme repeat I’ve stopped. HOURS AGO. So if you are going to keep bringing this up again. Leave me out of it. You are saying to stop arguing… um last time we checked we did. You are the one thats continuing it by saying ”STOP ARGUING PLEASE”. Well thats al i have to say. Dont take this in any wrong way.

  12. DeathBlasted says

    Ok I was trying to act mature now I’m just fed up. This point onwards I’m going to talk in caps. WHY THE HELL DO WE HAVE TO START A WAR OVER THIS. WAIT LET ME GO TO GERMANY AND WAKE UP HITLER AND GO TO BRITAIN AND GET CHUR HILL MAYBE THEY’LL BE ABLE TO HELP US. SERIOUSLY @LOVE GETTING FREAKED OUT

    Don’t please you’ve literLly reduced me to begging can’t we just go to a comment section that’s peaceful and where everyone is chatting about scary things please everyone please stop arguing please

  13. _darkwolf_ says

    Am I the only one that saw and was scared of that Twilight Zone episode? Talky Tina scared the crap outa me. I can’t look at dolls that talk the same way.

  14. LovegettingFreakedout says

    No its three hours later. Idk the time on this website confuses me. O.o

  15. I call myself demented says

    Oh, and is your time 3 hours ahead of the time it says you posted your comments?

  16. I call myself demented says

    Yeah, I just asked because I wanted to comment but I didn’t have anything to say.

  17. LovegettingFreakedout says

    No disrespect , You have no business knowing who my god is :) Just dont worry about it.

  18. I call myself demented says

    Lovegettingfreakedout, you said “My God” and I would like to know who your God is. I don’t mean to offend but I just want to know.

  19. LovegettingFreakedout says

    Peanut Brittle : Your still talking crap? Hahahahaha Do be a favor and stfu. Srry scaryforkids but some people dont know how to ignore stuff. Peanut brittle shut the hell up, its a freaking website my god. I can comment what ever i want dont tell mem to shut up , cause thats not going to change anything. It only makes me want to speak out more.

  20. PeanutBrittle says

    @LovegettingFreakedout
    that includes the owner, so shut your mile-wide trap

  21. XxdeliciosscreamsxX says

    night of the living dummy goosebumps? really? thats a g-rated show. why put it on here?

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