Monster of the Day #1653

Wow. A knife-wielding killer doll. That’s fresh.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    “That Star Trek gig isn’t looking so bad now, is it!”

  • 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!

  • 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.