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Why Dolls Are Creepy?

We all know dolls from horror movies. This character has been popular for decades and occurs again and again with less distance. Chucky was the first worldwide popular doll, so Annabelle and Co are following his footsteps. Recently, the evil dolls are playing the leading role in Hollywood and earning huge amounts of money from their fans. Whether Robert, Annabelle, or The Boy they all are famous, scary, ad loved by the audience. The story of the cursed dolls began in 1929. The toy of the same name played the central role in The Great Gabbo. Since then, the motive has returned to the big screen again and again. But there have never been so many movies about the creepy dolls before as there have been in recent years.

Why Dolls Are Creepy
Why Dolls Are Creepy?

Why This Is Scary?

So, the question arises, why do people love to watch movies about those dolls? Why do they look so scary and threatening on the canvas? After all, these are just little toys made of wood or straw. Psychology has analyzed this phenomenon. Those who have automatonophobia are afraid of inanimate human-like forms such as dolls, scarecrows, statues, or robots. People who have this phobia feel observed by these figures and have a feeling that those figures will come to life and wreak havoc. But even if you do not have automatonophobia, you should admit that those dolls look scary. Her rigid faces are also partly responsible for this as they remind of dead people. What could be worse than seeing dead kids?

Anything That Deviates from The Norm Causes Discomfort

If you are interested in cinema, you are probably familiar with the Uncanny Valley phenomenon. That describes the effect of the uncanny on humans. Any interactions between human characters and animated comics have a strange impact on the brains. The best example of this is the clown. He looks like a human but behaves very differently. That does not correspond to the expectations one has of such a figure, as a result, the brain reacts irritated.

Scary doll
Scary doll

If a filmmaker connects these characters with strange human behavior, the fear can be easily caused. There are plenty of famous examples in film history. Just as horror films played with children’s incomprehensible actions and thoughts, the puppeteers also used this phenomenon. Chucky shocked by the spirit of a serial killer in the 1980s and appeared in his film series. In the movies of Annabelle, there is a demon who drives the doll to act in an evil way. By the way, both movies were inspired by historical cases. In 1906, Robert the Doll was allegedly cursed and served as a model for Chucky. Annabelle Higgins, on the other hand, reportedly haunted a doll in the 1970s. She is also immortalized in a film today. A particular genre within the horror of dolls is that of construction dolls. After all, they are not only the extended arm of their owner but also show the hidden second personality of their master when playing.

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