With all the terrifying dolls that have haunted our screens over the years, you’d think that parents would know better than to ever buy them for their kids. However, it’s fair to say that Barbie isn’t quite as threatening as the psychopathic playthings that menace and murder in horror movies. The following 20 big-screen dolls, for example, are all twisted enough to fuel your nightmares for weeks on end…
20. Billy – Dead Silence (2007)
Never trust a ventriloquist’s dummy. After all, not only are those yapping mouths and intense eyes pretty darn creepy, but there’s also a chance that – if 2007’s Dead Silence is anything to go by – they’re haunted. What’s more, that movie’s demonic doll Billy has a penchant for cutting out tongues as penance. And if that doesn’t give you sleepless nights, then nothing will.
19. Zuni doll – Trilogy of Terror (1975)
There’s not much subtlety in the frantic made-for-TV movies that make up 1975’s cult classic Trilogy of Terror, but the raw aggression of the Zuni doll in particular is enough to make even the most fearless want to jump behind their couches. Like a rabid ferret, it scurries around after Karen Black with its teeth bared, looking to shred her with any sharp instrument at its disposal.