Dolls of Death

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1. Tomorrow at Ten (1963)

80 min | Thriller

It's a race against time for the police when they have to find a kidnapped boy imprisoned with a time bomb, after his abductor dies without revealing the child's whereabouts.

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: John Gregson, Alec Clunes, Robert Shaw, Helen Cherry

Votes: 295

2. Hypnosis (1962)

86 min | Horror, Thriller

A hypnotist is murdered in his dressing room. His ventriloquist dummy seemingly the only witness to the crime. A boxer and part-time delivery boy is blamed for the murder. Soon another ... See full summary »

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Jean Sorel, Götz George, Heinz Drache, Margot Trooger

Votes: 138

3. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Votes: 87,524 | Gross: $33.24M

4. Pin (1988)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O'Quinn, Bronwen Mantel

Votes: 3,898

5. Furcht (1917)

72 min | Horror

After years travelling the world, Count Greven returns home with the art treasures he has collected. But his disposition has altered dramatically and he is a troubled man. Will he suffer ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Bruno Decarli, Bernhard Goetzke, Mechthildis Thein, Conrad Veidt

Votes: 134

6. Dead Silence (2007)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

34 Metascore

A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a deceased ventriloquist.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman

Votes: 85,587 | Gross: $16.81M

7. The Hole (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Fantasy, Thriller

57 Metascore

A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Teri Polo

Votes: 22,404

8. The Dollhouse Murders (1992 TV Movie)

PG | 89 min | Horror

While staying at her Aunt Clare's country home, Amy Treloar discovers a doll-house with a secret only the dolls know.

Director: Dianne Haak-Edson | Stars: Amanda Rowse, Lindsay Jackson, Rebekah Baker, Hillary Brooks

Votes: 172

9. Trilogy of Terror (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes

Votes: 6,263

10. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror

Architect Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) 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.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 10,997

11. The Psychopath (1966)

82 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of World War II are found murdered with tiny dolls left next to their corpses.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Patrick Wymark, Margaret Johnston, John Standing, Alexander Knox

Votes: 771

12. Ghost Story (1974)

89 min | Horror

Several old college friends converge at a mansion, ostensibly for a pleasant reunion. Talbot, the most easygoing of the bunch, comes to the conclusion that all is not well in the old dark ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Marianne Faithfull, Leigh Lawson, Anthony Bate, Larry Dann

Votes: 409

13. Magic (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror

49 Metascore

A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter

Votes: 9,303 | Gross: $25.94M

14. The Devil-Doll (1936)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

An escaped convict uses miniaturized humans to wreak vengeance on those that framed him.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Rafaela Ottiano

Votes: 3,978

15. Curse of Chucky (2013)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

After her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to recent bloodshed and chaos.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Jordan Gavaris, Danielle Bisutti

Votes: 34,516

16. Seed of Chucky (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

46 Metascore

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent gender-confused daughter, Glenda, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, John Waters, Billy Boyd

Votes: 38,811 | Gross: $17.08M

17. International Murder & Mayhem (1999 Video)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

The world's most deadly dolls come to London to wed and honey moon. However, life imitates art as people they have met go missing under suspicious circumstances. Hot on their synthetic ... See full summary »

Directors: Jesse Lawrence, Cristian Solimeno | Star: Cristian Solimeno

Votes: 18

18. Bride of Chucky (1998)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

48 Metascore

Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile

Votes: 52,266 | Gross: $32.38M

19. Child's Play 3 (1991)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

Chucky returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him, and now a teenager living in a military academy.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Jeremy Sylvers, Travis Fine

Votes: 36,004 | Gross: $14.96M

20. Child's Play 2 (1990)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

37 Metascore

While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.

Director: John Lafia | Stars: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise

Votes: 45,205 | Gross: $28.50M

21. Finders Keepers (2014 TV Movie)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A divorced mother of one is thrown into turmoil when her young daughter becomes obsessed with an evil doll left behind by the previous occupants of their new home.

Director: Alexander Yellen | Stars: Jaime Pressly, Patrick Muldoon, Tobin Bell, Marina Sirtis

Votes: 3,031

22. May (2002)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

58 Metascore

A socially awkward veterinary assistant with a lazy eye and obsession with perfection descends into depravity after developing a crush on a boy with perfect hands.

Director: Lucky McKee | Stars: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, James Duval

Votes: 33,120 | Gross: $0.15M

23. Dolls (1987)

R | 77 min | Horror

55 Metascore

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers and their haunted collection of dolls.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine, Guy Rolfe

Votes: 9,626

24. Dolly Dearest (1991)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A toy manufacturer buys the 'Dolly Dearest' factory in Mexico, where the malevolent spirit of Sanzia, a devil child, has taken refuge in one of the porcelain dolls, and eventually takes control of his daughter.

Director: Maria Lease | Stars: Denise Crosby, Sam Bottoms, Rip Torn, Chris Demetral

Votes: 2,715

25. The Great Gabbo (1929)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

An insanely, egocentric ventriloquist, even though he is possessed by his wooden dummy, is in love with a dancer who is in love with another. The dummy gives advice to the ventriloquist.

Directors: James Cruze, Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Donald Douglas, Betty Compson, Marjorie Kane

Votes: 709

26. Tourist Trap (1979)

PG | 90 min | Horror

A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekenetic powers to control the attraction's mannequins.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood

Votes: 8,404

27. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 299,689 | Gross: $75.08M

28. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Family

80 Metascore

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 197,340 | Gross: $75.29M

29. Don't Hang Up (1974)

PG | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

In this horror movie, a dutiful grand-daughter goes home to take care of her elderly grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac.

Director: S.F. Brownrigg | Stars: Susan Bracken, Larry O'Dwyer, Gene Ross, James N. Harrell

Votes: 490

30. Black Devil Doll from Hell (1984 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

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.

Director: Chester Novell Turner | Stars: Shirley L. Jones, Ricky Roach, Chester Tankersley, Marie Sainvilvs

Votes: 655

31. Trilogy of Terror II (1996 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Three short tales of terror including: woman's encounter when attempting to rob a grave; the story of a woman who summons her son back from the dead; and tale of an African doll who comes to life.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Lysette Anthony, Geraint Wyn Davies, Matt Clark, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 1,464

32. Poltergeist (1982)

PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller

79 Metascore

A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 144,255 | Gross: $76.61M

Just a few short scenes with a creepy clown doll.

33. Deep Red (1975)

R | 127 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

89 Metascore

A jazz pianist and a wisecracking journalist are pulled into a complex web of mystery after the former witnesses the brutal murder of a psychic.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril

Votes: 32,088

only one little scene one of the best jump scares ever

34. House of Evil (1968)

PG | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

Relatives of a recently deceased man meet at his eerie castle for a reading of the will. They encounter a sinister piano player who turns out to be a toy maker, and his toys are imbued with murderous intentions.

Directors: Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez | Stars: Boris Karloff, Julissa, Andrés García, José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla'

Votes: 286

35. Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)

R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror

A suburban defense lawyer mistakenly gives her troubled daughter, Zoe, a wooden puppet belonging to a deceased serial killer. The toy fills the void of friendship in Zoe's life, but Zoe begins to act increasingly strange and violent.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Candace McKenzie, Lewis Van Bergen, Ivan Gueron, Thomas Wagner

Votes: 1,975

36. Muñecos infernales (1961)

Approved | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Four men are cursed by a voodoo priest for stealing a sacred idol from his temple. Soon a band of murderous "doll men" are after the men and their families.

Director: Benito Alazraki | Stars: Elvira Quintana, Ramón Gay, Roberto G. Rivera, Quintín Bulnes

Votes: 280

37. The Devil's Hand (1961)

Approved | 71 min | Horror

A man is haunted by visions of a beautiful woman. When he finally meets her, he winds up involved in a Satanic cult.

Director: William J. Hole Jr. | Stars: Linda Christian, Robert Alda, Ariadne Welter, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 1,096

38. Devil Doll (1964)

81 min | Horror

An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, Yvonne Romain, Sandra Dorne

Votes: 1,765

39. The Devil's Gift (1984)

90 min | Thriller, Horror

An evil demon that inhabits a monkey doll takes over the mind of a suburban housewife to carry out its plans.

Director: Kenneth J. Berton | Stars: Bob Mendelsohn, Vicki Saputo, Struan Robertson, Bruce Parry

Votes: 429

40. Puppet Master (1989 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Paul Le Mat, William Hickey, Irene Miracle, Jimmie F. Skaggs

Votes: 9,699

41. Curse of the Puppet Master (1998 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

A scientist attempts to master the art of transferring people's souls into puppets.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: George Peck, Emily Harrison, Josh Green, Michael Guerin

Votes: 2,487

42. Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A group of toymakers seek to use Andre Toulon's formula, now in the hands of Toulon's great-nephew Robert, to give life to a line of killer toys that they plan to unleash on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Corey Feldman, Vanessa Angel, Danielle Keaton, Silvia Suvadová

Votes: 2,064

43. No Strings 2: Playtime in Hell (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A clown doll possessed by a demon goes on a bloody rampage of murder after being found and taken into a home.

Director: Robert Noel Gifford | Stars: A.J. Khan, Julie Anne Prescott, Anne Ferrari, Damien Colletti

Votes: 41

44. Puppet Master II (1990 Video)

R | 88 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

The puppets return and hunt paranormal researchers in an attempt to take their brain fluid for their master, Andre Toulon.

Director: David Allen | Stars: Elizabeth Maclellan, Collin Bernsen, Steve Welles, Greg Webb

Votes: 4,643

45. Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991 Video)

R | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A puppeteer's ability to bring inanimate objects to life attracts the attention of the Nazis during World War II.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Richard Lynch, Ian Abercrombie, Kristopher Logan

Votes: 4,106

46. Puppet Master 4 (1993 Video)

R | 79 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3