As you might have guessed from my latest avatar, I've always been
a huge fan of any movie or TV show depicting ventriloquist dummies
coming to life. It's the one horror sub-genre that still has the power
to give me the creeps.
I've composed a short list that has every example I could think of
off-hand. If you're aware of any others, please let me know. I haven't
included comedies like STOP! LOOK! AND LAUGH! although I may do
so in the future. Toys, dolls, puppets and mannikins with a mind of
their own have also been excluded.
DEAD OF NIGHT (1945)
DEVIL DOLL (1964)
JOEY (aka MAKING CONTACT) (1985)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, "The Glass Eye" (1957)
THE TWILIGHT ZONE, "The Dummy" (1962)
THE TWILIGHT ZONE, "Caesar and Me" (1964)
TALES FROM THE CRYPT, "The Ventriloquist's Dummy" (1990)
GOOSEBUMPS, "Night of the Living Dummy II" (1995)
GOOSEBUMPS, "Night of the Living Dummy III" (1997)
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, "The Puppet Show" (1997)
Anyone else creeped out by these little guys? Any favorites?