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Puppets, Clowns, and Dolls oh my!

What scared you as a child?  

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  1. 1. Sadistic "kid themed" horror movies that traumatized you!

    • Clowns - Think "Poltergeist" possessed clown pulling the kid under the bed, Stephen Kings "IT"
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    • Dummies - The movie below, "Goosebumps" Slappy dummy
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    • Dolls - "Chucky", 'Dolly Dearest", "Puppet Master"
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Oh gosh, how about the Colonel as a doll? He as a doll is even scarier as that "filthy looking thing" as he calls it.

"Night Gallery" aired on Encore Mysteries for a while. That was the first time I had ever seen it. I wish it still came on. There are some good stories in that series.

Not to get off topic because this insn't doll related, but I like the NG episode titled "Brenda". That's the most bizarre piece of TV I've ever seen. Are you familiar with that one? It's about a little girl who falls in love with a bundle of shrubbery, basically. Some nasty hippy probably wrote it.

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Oh gosh, how about the Colonel as a doll? He as a doll is even scarier as that "filthy looking thing" as he calls it.

"Night Gallery" aired on Encore Mysteries for a while. That was the first time I had ever seen it. I wish it still came on. There are some good stories in that series.

Not to get off topic because this insn't doll related, but I like the NG episode titled "Brenda". That's the most bizarre piece of TV I've ever seen. Are you familiar with that one? It's about a little girl who falls in love with a bundle of shrubbery, basically. Some nasty hippy probably wrote it.

Sounds eerily familiar. All my brothers and sisters would gather around the TV as Night Gallery was an event!not to be missed. See there was no VHS to record so if you missed well you missed as all the kids would talk about it the next school day. The theme music was very scary and the show gained big time popularity that even big stars like Joan Crawford were dying to appear in it.

I have searched all over and cannot find anywhere to buy maybe someone on HAIF can help???

There are so many episodes and I do remember most of them. I was only about 12-13 at the time but much scarier things were to follow like Tx Chainsaw Massacre!

These are major classic TV! and rare old Rod Serling passed away shortly after its success.

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Joan Crawford was in the pilot episode of "Night Gallery". It aired as a TV movie in 1969, I think. It was the segment titled "Eyes" and it also starred Tom Bosley of "Happy Days". Stephen Speilberg directed it. One of his earliest. I like the segment from that same episode about the painting.

"Night Gallery" opening sequence:

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KimberlySayWhat, what is this rubbish of an avatar. Are you trying to give me nightmares tonight?. . . .you hate me or something! :blink::P

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Ha! And he's right here in our backyards!

If that scares you you surely won't want to see this:

http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&...ytimg.com/vi/I#

Gah, watch a creepy video, and it did not take much other than an old dummy, poor lighting and scary music.

What's with the avatar, something going on in Houston, like a dummy convention, or you just wanted to creep me out here? :unsure:

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A dummy convention? I don't seem like that big of a dork, do I?

No, I was just looking at dummies on Ebay for fun and I thought that one was funny. I put him downtown just because.

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A dummy convention? I don't seem like that big of a dork, do I?

No, I was just looking at dummies on Ebay for fun and I thought that one was funny. I put him downtown just because.

Did you end up bidding on a dummy? Do you really want that thing in your house. . . at night. . . a stormy night. . . alone just staring at you while you sleep :P

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No, I didn't bid on one. I've always had somewhat of a fascination with them and puppets as well. I had a lot of puppets as a child. But as I stated earlier in the thread I never really wanted a dummy for myself. I wouldn't mind having one but I'd have to have a "special place" for it.

When I was little I had Cabbage Patch Kids and stuffed animals sitting on my closet shelf and I'd have to close the door every night. I can't imagine a ventriloquist doll. They're so sinister looking. Although, as I also said previously in the thread, I do have my Billy Baloney doll in my bedroom closet right now. He stares at me everytime I open the closet door. He's a dummy, but he's small and cute. Not too threatening.

Well ok, he sort of has a creepy face I guess.

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He and I are friends, though.

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Now your avatar is truly horrifying Kimberly! How could you do that to us!

Look !

Even mannequins used to freak up kids out! What are these display people thinking? Scare you to not buy the clothes? :o

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Now your avatar is truly horrifying Kimberly! How could you do that to us!

Look !

Even mannequins used to freak up kids out! What are these display people thinking? Scare you to not buy the clothes? :o

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Completely horrifying. The girl mannequin looks demented.

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More nightmares!

This really old films were in rerun when we would see as kids but once we saw "It" we ran behind furniture and begged dad to change the station! Here "It" is LIVE! We really thought they would pop out of the screen and chew on our arms! It should have been banned from the movie and TV screens! :(

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Is that what you called Charlie McCarthy? "It"? At first I thought you were referring to "It" the clown.

Charlie's definitely one of the more menacing looking dummies. Once when I was little we went to some friends' house for dinner. The adults stayed downstairs while all the kids went upstairs to play. The attic was actually a room in the middle of the 3rd floor (the father was an architect and he designed it) and there were windows all around it. The two kids' rooms were also on the 3rd floor. Well the light was off in the attic, but the lights from the bedrooms shown through the windows of the attict and sitting there on top of some boxes was Charlie McCarthy. What a frightening sight in the perfect environment for such a thing. I don't remember asking whose doll it was, but I tried to avoid looking at it for the rest of the evening.

You know what's really creepy is to see one of those things in an antique shop. I saw a Charlie McCarthy at the Peanut Butter Factory on the Galveston Strand a few years ago, propped up there amongst all the other antiques.

Antiques in general, especially toys can sometimes be very creepy as well. Many of the toys/dolls/figures of '40s, '50s and '60s had scary looking faces. I commented to my mom the other, again at the Galveston Strand, but in a different shop if children back then realized that at the time.

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The McCarthy monster looks tamed compared to Mr Marbles from the Seinfeld. You got to see the episode.

Jerry tries to sleep and swears he hears the thing running around his apt at night. He covers his head with a blanket to protect himself. Its quite terrifying! :ph34r:

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That dummy looks so familiar! Who is it?

I dunt know but it looks a might sinister! :(

You probably get quite ill after it bites you huh? Time to torch it I say.

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It looks like something you'd see sitting in the corner of a shop at a place like Old Town Spring or somewhere like that.

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It looks like something you'd see sitting in the corner of a shop at a place like Old Town Spring or somewhere like that.

You mean something like something we might see in Hell! :(

I still say Cabbatch Patch was one of the most horrifying animals created.

Evil "Incarnate"

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You mean something like something we might see in Hell! :(

I still say Cabbatch Patch was one of the most horrifying animals created.

Evil "Incarnate"

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Garage sale gold, at least the month before Halloween. What a demented person whom ever created this. :blink:

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What a demented person whom ever created this. :blink:

More than likely a Haif-a-mite?

This should be placed on a bar if you want to ward off unwanted guests. I bet the eyes follow you as you run past? :mellow:

Going back to mannequins...check this thing out. What are they trying to sell again?

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How would you like to see this at your next stay over? :blink: What, at Hotel Hell?

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Vertigo, you're evil!

Please stop! That stuff is going to make me cry.

Puma forgot to add Mime's to this topic...very troubling indeed. :mellow:

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Figured this would go with it...

Kerli - "Walking on Air" music video wait until after the angry old man bangs his cane on the door

I've never seen the video, but I have that song on my iPod. The cover is kind of scary looking.

Edit:

That chicken looks nasty.

She looks like blasted doll that's posted on the top of this page.

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I've never seen the video, but I have that song on my iPod. The cover is kind of scary looking.

Edit:

That chicken looks nasty.

She looks like blasted doll that's posted on the top of this page.

I know, I got it as a free download on iTunes... Then I looked up the music video. I think shes gorgeous!

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Mimes? Dolls? (That midgy Tiki chasing after Karen Black with a knife sounds insanely stupid but man, it was terrifying! ) lol

The Exorcist was the worst. There were people getting placed on medication when that thing was released. People were freaked out. And for a clear reason; turns out it had (has) subliminal messages of a sort embedded into the film.

My brother was obssessed with this film (intensified after his dorm mates raised his bed while he was sleeping) and he arrived on my doorstep during a school break with the VCR copy of The Exorcist in his hand. We sat (for what seemed like days) going through the entire film frame-by-frame.

What I remember are stills of death heads in the movie (skulls and the like) during the most scary scenes. These pictures flash for a second or two but are not visible when watching the film.

Who can actually watch that movie alone?

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The first one on the left! :shivers:

Man did I hate those things! I think they started appearing on US Tv in the mid 60's? They always played a montage of that at Numbers dance club in the 80's to that song by some British band (I'll think of later)

They were hideous alright and then I alway hated this "innovative" cartoon. Thak God it faded into obscurity. The lips were live action but freakish to the maximus gluttimus! Clutch Cargo always was weeeeeeeiiiird!!!!! :blink: Mommy!

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Mimes? Dolls? (That midgy Tiki chasing after Karen Black with a knife sounds insanely stupid but man, it was terrifying! ) lol

Still brings back nigtmare images even 30 plus yrs later!

Take a gander at this sinister thing! :mellow:

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I want to kill that blasted thing. That smug look on its face. It's taunting me.

Isn't it the bomb that this thread is still going on? It's true. People like dummies.

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Hey, I like that TZ episode!

I stumbled across some old dummy pics the other day online, not looking for them. They were super creepy looking, but at the moment I was too lazy to come here and post them. Now for the life of me I can't remember where I saw them.

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Have always hated Nut Crackers. How can any kid want this demon? :(

Bet those teeth could really bite you good! Throw it in the fireplace quickly!

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Vertigo58:

Have always hated Nut Crackers. How can any kid want this demon?

Bet those teeth could really bite you good! Throw it in the fireplace quickly!

Me too! Nutcrackers are the ventriloquist dolls of the holiday season.

Here's one by Jim Shore that they sell at the Hallmark stores:

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Kimberley,

Now, Thats real LIFE trick or treat!

Be sure to watch where you step tonight! Here come them dolls again!

Dolls is a film directed by horror director Stuart Gordon and released in 1987, after Gordon's success with Re-Animator. The movie is about an elderly English couple who live in a spooky mansion and make dolls and other toys that kill people. Judy is a young girl that is traveling by car with her father and stepmother. A businessman named Ralph picks up two female punk rock hitchhikers. :lol: All six potential victims wind up at the dollmaker's mansion. One by one, some of the overnight guests are attacked by countless dolls who turn out to be cursed immoral people that have been killed and imprisoned in toys to pay for their crimes by the owners of the house who claim to be witches. However the dolls like those who are pure at heart (like Judy) or young at heart (like Ralph) and will usually not hurt them. The film was shot in Italy in 1985. Dolls has taken credit for having inspired several similar "killer doll" movies since, most prominently Child's Play.

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Kimberley,

Now, Thats real LIFE trick or treat!

Be sure to watch where you step tonight! Here come them dolls again!

Dolls is a film directed by horror director Stuart Gordon and released in 1987, after Gordon's success with Re-Animator. The movie is about an elderly English couple who live in a spooky mansion and make dolls and other toys that kill people. Judy is a young girl that is traveling by car with her father and stepmother. A businessman named Ralph picks up two female punk rock hitchhikers. :lol: All six potential victims wind up at the dollmaker's mansion. One by one, some of the overnight guests are attacked by countless dolls who turn out to be cursed immoral people that have been killed and imprisoned in toys to pay for their crimes by the owners of the house who claim to be witches. However the dolls like those who are pure at heart (like Judy) or young at heart (like Ralph) and will usually not hurt them. The film was shot in Italy in 1985. Dolls has taken credit for having inspired several similar "killer doll" movies since, most prominently Child's Play.

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I think I remember that movie. Seems I watched it once by myself upstairs at my grandma's house. Being upstairs by yourself at my grandma's house was always serious business. That's where everything went down.

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I think I remember that movie. Seems I watched it once by myself upstairs at my grandma's house. Being upstairs by yourself at my grandma's house was always serious business. That's where everything went down.

These look like they are contemplating murder, plotting schemeing, etc...and dont ask about the juxtaposed hand part. :mellow:

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