19 Creepy Doll Movies & TV Episodes To Watch After M3GAN

    These little freaks walked so that M3GAN could dance.

    We've known dolls were creepy way before M3GAN.

    1. Child's Play (1988)

    2. Annabelle (2014)

    3. Poltergeist (1982)

    4. "Living Doll" — The Twilight Zone (1963)

    5. The Boy (2016)

    6. Dolls (1987)

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    Scream Factory

    This is an interesting spin on the creepy doll formula because the story isn't about a seemingly innocent toy that starts acting up. 

    Instead, a couple brings the dolls to life and has them kill adults who become stranded at their home, while children are allowed to live. They also transform some victims into dolls, making for one of the most brutal scenes in the movie.

    7. Saw (2004)

    8. Magic (1978)

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    20th Century Fox

    Starring Anthony Hopkins, Magic is about a man suffering from a mental illness that, at the time, was referred to as split-personality disorder. In the movie, a homicidal part of the character's mind is funneled into his ventriloquist dummy.

    But perhaps the scariest thing of all was how little we knew about dissociative disorders back then.

    9. Dead Silence (2007)

    10. Deep Red (1976)

    11. Puppet Master (1989)

    12. Dolly Dearest (1991)

    13. Demonic Toys (1992)

    14. Dead of Night (1945)

    15. Pin (1988)

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    New World Pictures

    Another movie with an outdated concept of dissociative disorder, Pin is about a boy, Leon, who starts to identify with a medical dummy his father uses to teach his kids about the human body.

    The dummy, who is called Pin, "tells" Leon to kill anyone who goes against what the boy wants. What's unique in this movie is that, towards the end, the dummy actually condemns Leon for his actions. 

    He reminds Leon that he did everything out of his own self-interest. I won't spoil the very end, but it's an interesting twist on the dissociative trope.

    16. "The Doll" — Night Gallery (1971)

    A terrifying doll face in close up

    17. "Night of the Living Dummy II" — Goosebumps (1996)

    18. Tourist Trap (1979)

    19. Finders Keepers (2014)

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    So we've got the same problem in this movie as in "The Doll" episode of Night Gallery...WHO WOULD WANT TO PLAY WITH THAT THING?

    Which other doll movies or episodes belong on this list? Let me know in the comments!

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