A Look at the Living Dolls of Horror Films

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My old friend Sigmund Freud claimed that most children fantasise about dolls coming to life, and psychologist Ernst Jentsch theorised that uncanny feelings arise when there is an intellectual uncertainty about whether an object is alive or not, and also when an object that one knows to be inanimate resembles a living being enough to generate confusion about its nature. Robot engineer Masahiro Mori expanded on Freud and Jentsch’s theories to develop the ‘Uncanny Valley’ … Continue reading

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Top 10 Scariest Doll Horror Films

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Horror has never been shy about putting the fear of evil into small playful objects. In our latest list we’ve compiled what we feel is the best of these creepy and often “stay with you long after” type films that used evil and dolls in a most horrific way. The list was complete when the character of “Annabelle” came on to the market not only keeping the horror dolls trend effective, but managing to pull … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dolls (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls. REVIEW: Stop motion is a dying art form, so any time I can see a great old example of it I get pretty excited. I certainly wasn’t expecting to see it in Dolls, which, let’s be honest, from the premise sounds a little silly. Sure large collections of dolls can be … Continue reading

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Scream Factory Announces Ten New Blu-ray Releases

The upcoming months are going to be huge for fans of Scream Factory and their continued series of top notch Blu-ray genre fare. At their SDCC presentation they let loose with an impressive slate of 10 new releases that are sure to have any horror fan jumping for joy. Starting this fall and continuing into 2015 here’s where your money is going to be going. 1. The Dark Half 2. Monkey Shines 3. Candyman II: … Continue reading

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