Monster of the Day #1653 Updated on November 1, 2017 By Ken Begg 14 Comments Wow. A knife-wielding killer doll. That’s fresh. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1664 (Nov 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1663 (Nov 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1662 (Nov 15, 2017) Monster of the Day #1661 (Nov 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1660 (Nov 10, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Beckoning Chasm “That Star Trek gig isn’t looking so bad now, is it!” Cullen Waters You’d think that demonic dolls wouldn’t be that hard to pull off. After all, you don’t have to make them THAT realistic, right? Even a regular doll can be creepy looking. Just ask Telly Savalas. This looks like a poorly done Gelfling. Gen in drag. Not scary, in other words. A little off putting, but not scary, bgbear_rnh I think the biting dolls in “Barbarella” scared me the most as a kid. The image stuck in my head almost as much as a naked Jane Fonda. The Rev. I can’t unsee it! Damn you Cullen Waters! Yeah, outside of Talking Tina I’ve not really seen an effective one. Well, a couple of the Puppet Master gang were pretty creepy…until they became the heroes of the franchise, anyway. (Obviously I’m not counting ventriloquist dolls here, mostly because you don’t really need to do anything to make them horrifying.) I’ve never watched Barbarella so I can’t really comment on the dolls there, although the pictures I’ve seen of them make them look pretty spooky. zombiewhacker Ever seen the 70s TV movie Trilogy of Terror? Gamera977 Yeah, Talking Tina was disturbing but the Zuni fetish doll gave me nightmares for a week! Cullen Waters I know, right? Acethepug She DOES looks like an angry Gelfling, Cullen! Spot-on! Rock Baker It’s not the concept, it’s what you do with it that determines freshness. Believe it or not, I have a creepy doll prop waiting to be used in a picture, but I haven’t yet figured out the right fresh approach for it. I have the doll, though, so I really should use it. Eric Hinkle I have /got/ to watch that movie someday. Ken_Begg That is true, people always talk about original ideas, but really it always comes down to execution. The Rev. I KNEW I was forgetting something. Yeah, I finally saw that last year, and damned if it wasn’t creepy as hell. I totally understood why so many kids were traumatized by it. Even its burbling, which should have been silly, came off disturbing. Too bad about the rest of the movie, but that last segment was pretty much flawless. Rodford Smith The doll’s owner is framed for murder and puts a curse on those who betrayed her. :-) zombiewhacker Come to think of it, the knife wielding Krusty doll in the Simpsons treehouse of horror ep was scarier than this.