Evil Doll Movie List

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Parodies of humanity? A mockery of childhood innocence? Things that appear human but aren’t? Tiny unnatural monsters that lurk in dark corners of the heart and mind? This is an ongoing list of movies and TV show episodes that feature dolls of various kinds that display unnatural life and (usually) an evil tendency. The list is in alphabetical order (ignoring initial articles).

Sources

Angel (TV series)

“Smile Time” (US; ep. 5.102; 18 Feb. 2004; dir. Ben Edlund)

Annabelle (US-2014; dir. John R. Leonetti)
Asylum
(UK-1972; dir. Roy Ward Baker; sc. Robert Bloch; segment “Manikins of Horror”)

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV series)

“Where the Woodbine Twineth” (US; 11 January 1965; Season 3, Episode 13; dir. Alf Kjellin)

Attack of the Puppet People (US-1958; dir. Bert I. Gordon)
Black Devil Doll from Hell (US-1984; dir. Chester Turner)
Blood Dolls (US-1999; dir. Charles Band)
Buffy (TV series)

“The Puppet Show” (US; ep. 1.09; 5 May 1997; dir. Ellen S. Pressman)

Child’s Play series

Child’s Play (US-1988; dir. Tom Holland)
Child’s Play 2 (US-1990; dir. John Lafia)
Child’s Play 3 [aka Child’s Play 3: Look Who’s Stalking] (US-1991; dir. Jack Bender)
Bride of Chucky (US-1998; dir. Ronny Yu)
Seed of Chucky (US-2004; dir. Don Mancini)
Curse of Chucky (US-2013; dir. Don Mancini)

The Conjuring (US-2013; dir. James Wan)
Curse, Death and Spirit
[aka Honto ni atta kowai hanashi: Jushiryou] (Japan-1992; dir. Hideo Nakata; segment “The Cursed Doll”)
Dangerous Worry Dolls (US-2008; dir. Charles Band)
Das Clown (US-1999; short [8 min]; dir. Tom E. Brown)
Dead of Night (UK-1945; segment “The Ventriloquist’s Dummy” dir. Alberto Cavalcanti)
Dead Silence (US-2007; dir. James Wan)
Death Doll (US-1989; dir. William Mims)
Demonic Toys (US-1992; dir. Peter Manoogian) — review
Demonic Toys: Personal Demons [aka Demonic Toys 2] 2 (US-2010; dir. William Butler)
Demon Island [aka Piñata: Survival Island] (US-2002; dir. David and Scott Hillenbrand)
Der Golem (Germany-1913; dir. Henrik Galeen; co-s. Paul Wegener)
Der Golem: Wie Er in die Welt Kam (Germany-1920; dir. Paul Wegener)
Devil Doll (US-1963; dir. Lindsey Shonteff)
DevilDolls [aka The Haunted Dollhouse] (US-2012; dir. Ted Nicolaou, Peter Manoogian, Charles Band)

Doctor Who (TV series)

“Terror of the Autons” (Season 8, eps 1-4; UK-2 Jan 1971-23 Jan 1971)
“The Talons of Weng-Chiang” (Season 14, eps 1-6; UK-26 Feb 1977-2 April 1977)
“Rose” (New series, Season 1, ep. 1; UK-26 March 2005)
“The Girl in the Fireplace” (New series, Season 2, ep. 4; UK-6 May 2006)

Dollface (US-2008; short [20 min.]; dir. Jon Springer)
Doll from Hell [aka Ikenie; also Sacrifice] (Japan-1996; dir. Shinobu Murata)
Doll Graveyard (US-2005; dir. Charles Band)
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (US-1993; dir. Charles Band)
The Doll Master [aka Inhyeongsa] (South Korea-2004; dir. Yong-ki jeong)
Dolls (US-1987; dir. Stuart Gordon)
Dolly Dearest (US-1991; dir. Maria Lease)
The Dummy (2000; dir. Keith Singleton)
The Fear (US-1995; dir. Vincent Robert)
The Fear: Resurrection [aka The Fear: Halloween Night] (US-1999; dir. Chris Angel)

Friday the 13th (TV series):

“Read My Lips” (Season 2, ep. 8; Canada-21 Nov. 1988; dir. Francis Delia)
“The Playhouse” (Season 2, ep. 12; Canada-28 Jan. 1989; dir. Tom McLoughlin)
“Jack-in-the-Box” (Season 3, ep. 17; Canada-23 Apr 1990; dir. David Winning)

Golem (1936; dir. Julien Duvivier)

Goosebumps (TV series):

“Night of the Living Dummy II” (US; ep. 10; 12 Jan 1996)
“Night of the Living Dummy III (1)” (US; ep. 43; 20 July 1997)
“Night of the Living Dummy III (2)” (US; ep. 43; 20 July 1997)
“Bride of the Living Dummy” (US; ep. 60; 14 Feb 1998)

The Great Gabbo (US-1929; dir. James Cruze, Eric Stroheim [uncredited])
Gudia (India-1997; dir. Goutam Ghose)
House of Evil (Mexico/US-1968; dir. Jack Hill and Juan Ibáñez)
The iDol (Japan-2006; dir. Norman England)
Íntimo Terror (Spain-1992; dir. Walter Doehner)
It! (UK/US-1966; dir. Herbert J. Leder) — a Golem movie
Jigsaw (US-2002; dir. Don Adams and Harry James Picardo)
Killer Koala (US-1996; dir. Harry Penderecki)

Lights Out (TV series):

“When Widows Weep” (US/Canada, pilot; 15 Jan 1972; creator Arch Oboler, writer Alvin Boretz, producer Herbert Brodkin)

The Living Doll (France-1908; dir. George Méliès)
Living Dolls (US-1980; short [9:36 min]; dir. Todd Coleman)
The Living Idol (US-1957; dir. René Cardona and Albert Lewin)
Los Muñecos Infernales: Devil Doll Men (Spain-1961; dir. Benito Alazrahi) [aka Curse of the Doll People, US, dir. Paul Nagle]
Love Object (US-2003; dir. Robert Parigi)
Macabre Serenade [aka Dance of Death] (US-Spain, 1968; dir. Juan Ibanez, Jack Hill)
Maelström (UK/Norway-1985; TV mini-series [6 episodes, 300 min.]; dir. David Maloney)
Magic (1978; dir. Richard Attenborough)
Malice@Doll (Japan-2000; dir. Keitarou Motonaga)
Marronnier (Japan-2004; dir. Hideyuki Kobayashi)
May (US-2002; dir. Lucky McKee)
The Melancholy Fantastic (US-2010; dir. A.D. Calvo)

Monsters (TV series):

“Holly’s House” (ep. 2; 29 Oct 1988; dir. Ted Gershundy)
“Manniquins of Horror” (ep. 23; 20 May 1989; dir. Ernest Farino, written by Robert Bloch)

Night Gallery (TV series):

“The Doll” (Season 1, ep. 12; 13 January 1971; dir. Rudi Dorn)
“The Doll of Death” (Season 3, ep. 14; 20 May 1973 ; dir. John Badham)

Ooga Booga (US-2013; dir. Charles Band)
Pinocchino’s Revenge
(US-1996; dir. Kevin Tenney)
Pulgasari (North Korea-1985; dir. Sang-Ok Sim and Chong Go Jo)

Puppet Master series

Puppet Master (1989; dir. David Schmoeller)
Puppet Master II (1991: dir. Dave Allen)
Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge (1991; dir. David DeCoteau)
Puppet Master 4 (1993; dir. Jeff Burr)
Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994; dir. Jeff Burr)
Curse of the Puppet Master (1998; dir. David DeCoteau)
Retro Puppet Master (1999; dir. David DeCoteau and Joseph Tennent)
Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003; dir. Charles Band)
Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (Us-2004; dir. Ted Nicolaou)

Puppets Who Kill (TV series. Canada, 2001-2005; dir. Rob Mills and Shawn Thompson)
Ragdoll (US-1999; dir. Ted Nicolaou)
Reincarnation [aka Rinne] (Japan-2005, dir. Takashi Shimizu)
Samurai Princess Gedohime (Japan-2009; dir. Kengo Kaji)
Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework [aka Zona d’ombra: bambole e vudù] (Canada-1997; dir. Stephen Williams)
Shattered Lives (US-2009; dir. Carl Lindbergh)
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (US-1992; dir. Martin Kitrosser)

The Simpsons (TV series)

“Tree House of Horror III: Clown Without Pity” segment (US; ep. 64, 24 Oct. 1992)

Small Soldiers (1998; dir. Joe Dante)
Stitches (US-2000; dir. Neal Marshall Stevens)
Tales From the Hood (US-1995; dir. Rusty Cundieff — “KKK Comeuppance” story)
The Tales of Hoffman (UK-1951; dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger — “The Tale of Olympia” segment)
Tiki (US-2006; dir. Ron Ford)
Totem (US-1999; dir. David DeCoteau)
Tourist Trap (US-1979; dir. David Schmoeller)
Trilogy of Terror (US-1975; dir. Dan Curtis — Part 3 “Amelia”, released separately as a short titled “Terror of the Doll”)
Trilogy of Terror II (US-1996; dir. Dan Curtis)

Twilight Zone (TV series):

“The After Hours” (ep. 34; 10 June 1960; dir. Douglas Heyes)
“The Dummy” (ep. 98; 4 May 1962; dir. Abner Biberman)
“Living Doll” (ep. 126; 1 Nov. 1063; dir. Richard C. Sarafian)

The X-Files (TV Series)

“Chinga” (Season 5, ep. 10; 8 February 1998; dir. Kim Manners; written by Stephen King)

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Sources

Hardy, Phil (ed.) (1993-), Horror: The Aurum Film Encyclopedia, Aurum Press: London
Internet Movie Database
Miscellaneous correspondents, including Michael Prince, Richard Duran and Dennis Pradere

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179 Responses to Evil Doll Movie List

  1. chelsea townes says:

    well Im looking for a movie I think it was called dolls Im not too sure though I remember it being a old women and man living in the middle of nowhere and had al these attic dolls and this one scene these strippers came to the house trying to steal there stuff and the dolls killed them and the little girls parents the only ones who survived were the little girl and the other man because he had a love for the dolls ever since he was a child please tell me the name of that movie

  2. Jason says:

    December-Rose

    It’s R.L. Steins the Haunting Hour

  3. Samantha says:

    Does anyone know what the movie is called where this lady has a devil baby and gives him away on Halloween to some random kids and the he comes back and sucks her in to some doll house? Plz help!!!

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  5. Michael says:

    Its called demonic toys.

  6. Amy says:

    looking for the title of a movie, fairly old , black and white, with a scientist who has an army of dolls that go out and kill people and bring them back to maybe a mausoleum or some sort of basement lab. Their souls are put into the doll, that looks just like them. One is a nurse if I remember correctly, and the dolls are in a house to kill someone and running around hiding behind the furniture and curtains. I saw this movie about 45 years ago so the details are gone but it scared the crap out of me

  7. Glenda Russell says:

    What’s the title of this movie, please. A disturbed young women holds several young women hostage, drugs their tea and dresses them like her dolls. I think her father was a doctor.

  8. Help!!! I remember watching something when I was younger on t.v around 2001, about a family that moved to a mansion with gargoyles and statues on, I remember a grimreaper statue falling from the mansion killing someone I think? Anyway the little girl found a doll on her bed, they became best friends and she would tell her to do things and they played hide and seek and the doll made her hide behind the bricks? My sister remembers watching this with me but was younger than me and doesn’t know what it was calle so at least I know I wasn’t dreaming it! I can’t find ANYTHING online that sounds like this film/ programme?

  9. Debrah Smiles says:

    What is the film that stared a little boy who bought a doll in an antique shop or toy store and things started to get weird and when he came back to the shop, the shop evaporated like it wasn’t there in the first place. Anybody know this film?

  10. Melodie says:

    Please help! My boyfriend remembers this movie where children are looking at a store thru it’s front windows and they see dolls that look just like other kids who disappeared, and when they go into the store, I think the children become the dolls & are trapped? It’s not “Needful Things”, but he did think it was Stephen King, maybe, but I couldn’t come up with anything…

  11. alicia says:

    Melodie, was this an animated film? Look for ALMA on youtube.

  12. haleyl_@hotmail.com says:

    soo.. I have been looking for this forever I remember watching it on the tv about
    a boy who buys a doll from a antique shop, and it almost looks like a school teacher with glasses, and I think black hair and talks to him and such that’s all I can remember but ive been searching please email me!!

  13. Tuesday says:

    I need help finding a movie I watched when I was younger.
    I remember this doll made adults see horrible things. it also talks.
    and I remember at the end the that they have placed the doll in a microwave. And a fisherman finds the doll because he fishes the microwave off the bottom of the lake and as the screen fades out the dolls say something like hi I’m blah blah you wanna play with ne teeeheehee
    and fried her and tew her and the microwave in the lake or something and.

  14. peterscot423 says:

    I have been remembered that I have watched the Movie. Their souls are put into the doll, that looks just like them. One is a nurse if I remember correctly, and the dolls are in a house to kill someone and running around hiding behind the furniture and curtains.

    http://solarmoviesonline.com/watch-little-boy-2015-online/

  15. Suzanne says:

    Hi Robert!
    I hope you can help me figure out an very old question for me. Saw a movie in about 1976 at a drive inn, it was the second feature, in St. John New Brunswick.

    Her’s the plot …loosely. A woman is in Venice searching for her missing sister, she hooks up with a local police officer or P.I. The search the streets of Venice, traversing up and down flights of stairs by canals….other young woman are also going missing….there seems to be a serial abducter on the loose. In a parallel story line we seem a man in an older shop on an older cobblestone street. The shop has a large window which displays large Porcelin dolls, that appear to bear a striking resemblance to some of the missing women.

    I have tried to figure out what this movies was, it had great cinematography, really rich colours, great scenes. What I don’t recall is wether the doll maker killed the woman and then made dolls that looked like the women or wether he somehow transformed the women into these porcelin dolls.

    Hoping you can help solve this mystery! :)
    Suzanne

  16. Val says:

    Looking for the name of a movie from around 80-90s. Can not remeber the whole plot but in one scene a little girl is standing in a room where there are glass patio type doors. I believe it’s storming or at least raining and she’s holding her doll which is about as tall as she is. Can’t remeber if the dolls name is Chandler or the little girls name is…the doors blow open and dry leaves blow into the room…I have a hugely bad memory lol. Any of this sound familiar? I’m not even sure if the movie is horror genre or not. Thank ahead of time for any assistance

  17. Joe says:

    a boy who buys a doll from a antique shop, and it almost looks like a school teacher with glasses, and I think black hair and talks to him and such that’s all I can remember please HELP!!!!

  18. Aye says:

    Val, hi. I believe the movie you’re referring to is “Dolly Dearest” (1991) It’s about a man who moves his family to Mexico because he recently bought or inherited a doll factory that he wanted to put back into production. Nearby, an archeologist is excavating an old tomb and ends up unearthing an aincient evil spirit which posses the doll(s). One doll, that the factory owner’s daughter grows especially fond of, has the little girl acting out and getting fresh w her mom. The scene you described is towards the end. The little girl is standing in the house and there’s a storm taking place.The wind blows the doors open all over the house and there’s leaves blowing in. It gets pretty evil. It’s one of my favorites. There’s another that I’ve been searching for lately. I haven’t seen it in a while and I noticed that it didn’t make the list. It’s called “Pinnochio’s Revenge”. It’s not the greatest story but it involves a killer puppet and a little girl.

  19. Adam says:

    I’m trying to figure out the name of the movie or tv show where a ventriloquist doll is in a house or apartment with this woman and the doll appears on a potty chair with its pants down. She puts him up and he appears there again and I remember the doll eventually killing her with a knife. I want to say it was black and white too but I can’t remember.

  20. Adrian says:

    Hey a previous poster – Ian – asked about the movie I’m desperate to find.
    All I can remember is that a doll kills people and there’s a scene where a girl is in the forest and she may be the doll. There’s a scary asylum in the film and it ends with the sole survivor driving away and the suitcase on the back seat opens and the doll’s hand comes out.
    I’ve been trying to find the name of this movie for years.
    I saw it in NZ on a programme called The Sunday Horrors about 30 years ago.
    Please please please help.

  21. Ireen says:

    Hi , I remember watching this movie whre dolls where actually killing people.It was in a shop, I think they would only become alive at night. In the movie, there whre also two boys , twins, am nt sure if they whre living in that shop. At one point though they were playing cards and when the other lost, he tried /killed his brother.Please help.

  22. Naomi says:

    I have been driving myself mad for a good few years trying to remember a scene I vividly remember!!
    All I remember is a girl has a doll which she doesn’t want anyone else to touch, and I remember at some point she stabs her own hand with a pencil and faints.
    I know it’s a long shot but my god I need to find it!!!!

  23. Mimi says:

    I have been searching for this movie my whole life. I was a little girl in the 70s when my mom put some horror movie on which freaked me out. There’s a scene where two little girls sneak a couple of pies to an attic bedroom where a bunch of dolls are hung on the walls. Suddenly the dolls’ eyes light up and their arms and legs start moving while two pies fly across the room and smash into a wall. I don’t remember the name and I didn’t stick around to see more (lol). I’d love to find this movie and rewatch it to banish away that childhood terror. Please help. Thanks!

  24. Summur says:

    I am losing my mind trying to remember the name of this movie. I seen it at the movies, in the early 80’s. I remember this one scene where this doll was ice skating & she kills this lady that was ice skating with her. The doll was killing everyone but she was like a killer on the down low….. PLEASE HELP!!!

  25. Nicole says:

    Hey Joe. It seems that we both searched for it:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128473/

  26. Joe says:

    Thank you nicole, i figured it was something like teachers pet but couldn’t remember but thank you so much. now i know what it is and can download it

  27. Matt says:

    Help if you can please, I remember the plot… kind of, its about this family where i think they rent a movie and when they watch it the dolls/puppets come out of the movie and murder some of the people… i remember this scene where the puppet does a “magic show” on a woman and puts her in a box and cuts her in half with a saw and at the end some people survive and some how the movie lands in someone elses hands and they watch it and the movie ends… HELP PLEASE thanks c:

  28. Samuele says:

    Hi.
    This is a facebook group about evil dolls movies.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/611958642276153/

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