Dolls are found in just about every household in the world, whether it is little girls, little boys, or adults who own them. Maybe it’s that fact that makes the concept of these little beings made of stuffing or porcelain so damn scary. Who knows what these little monsters do while their owners are tucked peacefully in their beds… horror movies have an idea! In honor of those frightening little toys we’ve put together 30 Horror Movies with Creepy Dolls. From dirty little teddy bears to seemingly harmless possessed clowns, dolls are the source of much murder and mayhem, given the right circumstances. Perhaps the best thing to do is gather up every doll in the house and set them around the living room in chairs and on couches, and watch a few of these creepy doll horror movies to get in the mood… then burn the lot of them. That’s what I’m going to do. (wait, there are no dolls here because I already did that.)
On then to the HFN list of 30 Creepy Horror Movie Dolls. Let us know in the comments below about the creepiest horror movie doll you’ve ever come across, and any particularly creepy stuffed little tykes we may have missed.
Amityville Dollhouse (1996) A children’s doll house, which is a miniature of the infamous haunted Long Island house, is given to a young girl where the demonic evil soon comes out to cause more terror.
Attack of the Puppet People (1958) Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people.
Asylum (1972) A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment.
Black Devil Doll from Hell (1984) A woman buys a doll at a magic shop. Unbeknownst to her, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit, and it proceeds to take her over.
Blood Dolls (1999) Virgil, an eccentric freak billionaire, spends his days being a “biological inventor.” The “blood dolls,” his newest creation, aid him in getting revenge on those who betrayed him.
Childs Play (1988) A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed with the soul of a serial killer.
The Conjuring (2013) Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Dead of Night (1945) An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.
Dead Silence (2007) A widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife’s murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.
Death Doll (1989) With each terror comes a death, with each death comes a doll. The Death Doll!!!
Demonic Toys (1992) A policewoman, her quarry and an innocent delivery boy become trapped in a haunted toy warehouse
Devil Doll (1964) An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress’ millions.
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (1993) Judith Grey teams with Brick Bardo (Dollman) and his girlfriend Ginger to face the evil Demonic Toys for one final battle.
Dolls (1987) A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.
Dolly Dearest (1991) An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian grave and the toys come into possession of an old, malicious spirit.
Doll Graveyard (2005) It’s 1905 when 12 year old Sophia plays all by herself in her big, creepy house with only four handmade dolls as friends.
The Dummy (2000) A ventriloquist’s dummy with a mind of it’s own can’t resist it’s homicidal impulses and cuts a bloody swath through a peaceful suburb.
The Pit (1981) A young outcast befriends a dirty stuffed bear, who leads him to a pit in a field containing a hungry monster, that he must feed by luring unsuspecting victims to the spot. The Teddy is quite evil, and convinces the younger to do all sorts of unsavory things.
Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong (2013) The Gingerdead Man seeks revenge against Sarah Leigh for causing him to live his life in the body of a gingerbread man. Her only hope is to team up with Larnell who has problems of his own in the form of a magical talking bong named Eebee.
May (2002) Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Magic (1978) A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.
Ooga Booga (2013) Ooga Booga follows an innocent African American boy who is brutally murdered by dirty cops, but his soul is magically transferred into an action figure named Ooga Booga.
PIN (1988) A doctor has a lifelike, anatomically-correct medical dummy, with muscles and organs visible through its clear skin, named Pin (after Pinocchio). Via ventriloquism, Pin explains bodily functions in a way kids can relate to. When the over-strict doctor and his wife are killed in a car crash, his son (Leon) transfers his alter-ego into Pin, whom he always believed was alive. He starts using Pin as an excuse to over-protect his sister (Ursula) from admirers and deflect unwanted intrusions, even to the extent of committing murder.
Pinocchio’s Revenge (1996) Defense attorney Jennifer Garrick acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached to her new doll friend. Suddenly, accidents begin to happen to those who cross Zoe. Zoe claims it’s her Pinocchio doll. Zoe’s therapist thinks otherwise. Soon Pinocchio and Zoe are conversing about his bad behavior. Pinnochio promises he’ll behave if Zoe will cut his strings. Zoe complies, and the mysterious murders begin…
Poltergeist (1982) A family’s home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
PuppetMaster (1989) Neil Gallagher found the secret to Toulon’s puppets who come to life and then killed himself. Alex and his psychic friends come to investigate and are stalked by Toulon’s puppets who have a variety of strange traits including a drill for a head and the ability to spit up leeches.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991) An old toy maker and his son make killer toys designed to kill their owners, kids.
Tales from the Hood (1995) A strange funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.
Twlight Zone (Living Doll) Christie is eager to show off her new present, a talking doll called “Talky Tina”, which repeats “My name is Talky Tina and I love you very much!”