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16th Jun '16 3:00:38 PM aishwarya
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* An early example is in the 1964 movie ''Film/DevilDoll'', which was featured in an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. The twist here is that the possessed doll itself isn't evil. Rather, the doll (named Hugo) is the hapless assistant of an evil hypnotist/ventriloquist who trapped Hugo's spirit within the doll and then killed off Hugo's human body. The doll spends most of the time under the ventriloquist's control, but eventually gains enough self-awareness to fight back and give the ventriloquist a taste of his own medicine. ''After'' he killed the ventriloquist's assistant, of course.
* Earlier still is the ventriloquist dummy, also named Hugo, from a segment of the 1945 British anthology horror film ''Film/DeadOfNight''.

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* An early Providing the image for this page is Hugo from ''Film/DeadOfNight'' (1945), a puppet whose ventriloquist Maxwell Frere (memorably played by Creator/MichaelRedgrave) believes that he may be genuinely alive ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation or]], as the psychiatrist believes, he may be an embodiment of Frere's SplitPersonality).
* Another
example is in the 1964 movie ''Film/DevilDoll'', which was featured in an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. The twist here is that the possessed doll itself isn't evil. Rather, the doll (named Hugo) is the hapless assistant of an evil hypnotist/ventriloquist who trapped Hugo's spirit within the doll and then killed off Hugo's human body. The doll spends most of the time under the ventriloquist's control, but eventually gains enough self-awareness to fight back and give the ventriloquist a taste of his own medicine. ''After'' he killed the ventriloquist's assistant, of course.
* Earlier still is the ventriloquist dummy, also named Hugo, from a segment of the 1945 British anthology horror film ''Film/DeadOfNight''.
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7th Jun '16 7:32:57 PM PaulA
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* One episode of the German SitCom ''Series/HausmeisterKrause'' features an AxCrazy serial killer, whose ''[[PunchAndJudy Kasperle]]'' hand-puppet urges him to "play [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]".

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* One episode of the German SitCom ''Series/HausmeisterKrause'' features an AxCrazy serial killer, whose ''[[PunchAndJudy ''[[Theatre/PunchAndJudy Kasperle]]'' hand-puppet urges him to "play [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]".
5th Jun '16 1:59:48 PM nombretomado
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* A really strange example is the ''PushingDaisies'' episode 'Dummy', in which a man claims to have been killed by a crash test dummy. As it turns out [[spoiler: it was a CorruptCorporateExecutive disguised as a dummy.]]

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* A really strange example is the ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' episode 'Dummy', "Dummy", in which a man claims to have been killed by a crash test dummy. As it turns out [[spoiler: it was a CorruptCorporateExecutive disguised as a dummy.]]
30th May '16 7:40:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Let's not forget Mr. Marbles, Kramer's dummy that plagues Jerry in one episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}''.

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* Let's not forget Mr. Marbles, Kramer's dummy that plagues Jerry in one episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}''.''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.
26th May '16 11:00:19 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Karin}}'' gives us "Boogey-kun," the most frequently seen of Anju's dummies/{{Imaginary Friend}}s. As the series progresses, it's increasingly implied that Boogey-kun may not be all that imaginary...

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* ''{{Karin}}'' ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' gives us "Boogey-kun," the most frequently seen of Anju's dummies/{{Imaginary Friend}}s. As the series progresses, it's increasingly implied that Boogey-kun may not be all that imaginary...



* In ''PandoraHearts'' Break, while not adverse to insulting people directly himself, seems to do a lot of it and threats through Emily (who is ''probably'' an ordinary doll, though creepy)

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* In ''PandoraHearts'' ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' Break, while not adverse to insulting people directly himself, seems to do a lot of it and threats through Emily (who is ''probably'' an ordinary doll, though creepy)
5th May '16 7:13:49 PM WillBGood
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* A more savage parody of Howdy Doody, "Howdy Dooit!" was done by Creator/{{MAD}} back in its comic book days. Howdy is depicted as manipulating the kids into following the advertising (including a creepy closeup where he demands they get their moms to watch one ad), and [[spoiler: Buffalo Bill is the real puppet.]] Read it [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KLEKYM9sHow/UFadmvpqppI/AAAAAAAAULo/HIvd7mujcxY/s1600/Mad+018+Bill+Elder+003.jpg here.]]
19th Apr '16 5:08:27 PM Pseudoname
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[KillItWithFire They're made from flammable materials for a reason.]]

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19th Apr '16 5:08:10 PM Pseudoname
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[KillItWithFire They're made from flammable materials for a reason.]]
17th Apr '16 12:05:45 AM Mdumas43073
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** From IMDB: Upon seeing Fats for the first time, Anthony Hopkins was allowed to take the doll home to work with it. However, he wound up being so unnerved by it that he called the consulting ventriloquist in the middle of the night, threatening to throw Fats into the canyon if someone didn't come and get the doll immediately. Richard Attenborough ended up going to Hopkins' house to calm him down.

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** From IMDB: Upon seeing Fats for According to the first time, IMDB, Anthony Hopkins was allowed to take the doll Fats dummy home to work with it. between shoots. However, he wound up being so unnerved by it that he called the consulting ventriloquist in the middle of the night, threatening to throw Fats the dummy into the canyon if someone didn't come and get the doll it immediately. Richard Attenborough ended up going to Hopkins' house to calm him down.
3rd Mar '16 10:07:29 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, "Krusty Gets Kancelled", features a dummy named Gabbo that can apparently move and think independently of its "master". In spite of this, it's really more annoying than creepy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
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episode, "Krusty Gets Kancelled", features a dummy named Gabbo that can apparently move and think independently of its "master". (Either that or said "master", ventriloquist Walter Crandall, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane is an eccentric who knows a lot of FX tricks.]]) In spite of this, it's really more annoying than creepy.
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