From Chucky To Annabelle: 11 Terrifying Horror Movies Dolls
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With Halloween just around the corner, we take a look at the scariest movie dolls of all time.
Chucky wasn't the original haunted doll--especially when you consider that haunted dolls are totally, absolutely, 100% real. The first haunted doll was probably a coconut husk with a face painted on it owned by a neanderthal girl who died tragically millions of years ago, and her soul was sucked into it and she terrorized her cave-neighbors. That's our best guess, anyway.
But Chucky definitely popularized haunted dolls as a horror movie trope, a trend that's continued to this day. Just look at last year's Annabelle: Creation. The creepy, cursed doll Annabelle was first introduced in the 2013 horror smash The Conjuring, before getting her own spinoff the following year. She returned in the prequel Annabelle: Creation, which was pretty great.
But Annabelle is only the latest in a long line of evil dolls that have featured in horror movies over the years. Some walk, some talk, some just sit there--but they are all seriously scary. Let's count down 11 of the most frightening.