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->''And there's a creepy doll\\
That always follows you\\
It's got a ruined eye\\
That's always open''
-->-- '''Music/JonathanCoulton''', "[[TropeNamers Creepy Doll]]"

Dolls are perceived as harmless, and they can be gorgeous and/or adorable, but there's still something scary about dolls. It's probably because many of them fit squarely in UncannyValley territory. The blank gaze and unmoving stare reminds us too much viscerally of [[TheUndead corpses]], perhaps. This goes even more when the doll is damaged in some way, such as missing limbs or eyes, or having holes in its head.

Another way to do it is make it a clockwork toy ([[CymbalBangingMonkey usually an organ-grinder's monkey with cymbals]]); something that moves on its own when someone winds the key, then not have it wound up for years, and have it click its cymbals in a haunted, mechanical rendition of TerribleTicking.

In horror, dolls are often used as part of the scenery to help establish the mood, even providing a theme for TheDollEpisode. They may even [[PerversePuppet be the antagonist]] or [[LivingDollCollector be used by the antagonist]]. Despite how ridiculous a doll trying to kill people ''should'' be, it's still seen as quite frightening. A similar idea lies behind the DemonicDummy and ScaryScarecrows. Can overlap with MonsterClown.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* There's one in ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka]]'s'' MindRape sequence. The truly horrifying part is when the doll is ''hanging from the ceiling spinning on the end of a rope'' [[spoiler: along with Asuka's mother, Kyouko, who has just committed suicide]].
** Scarier still were some of the scenes that were left in the director's cut of that episode. "Do you love me? Do you ''really'' love me?" "BUT YOU'RE '''LYING'''"
*** After [[spoiler: piloting EVA 02, having half of her soul sucked out by it and going ''insane'' because of that]], Kyouko is seen holding the same doll in her arms and talking to it, believing it to be her daughter and refusing to acknowledge the real Asuka as her kid. Now you know where Asuka's hate of the "doll" word and concept comes.
** Asuka possesses one, and plays with it at one point in RebuildOfEvangelion 2.0. Also, according to many, it's by far the creepiest thing to come out of anything Evangelion-related ever.
* Boogie-Kun of ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' is a doll possessed by a serial killer that holds a knife in its hand. And later on Anju mentions that [[http://www.onemanga.com/Karin/13/60/ she collects other creepy dolls]] that all have interesting histories. She then asks Karin if she wants to hear about them but Karin quickly leaves in fear.
* Episodes 11 and 12 of the ''Manga/BlackButler'' anime. Full stop.
** The second opening of the second season has a scene where [[DarkActionGirl Grell]] [[TransSexual Sutcliffe]] is holding a creepy doll version of Sebastian, which she kisses before placing it among doll versions of Ciel and Alois... which she then proceeds to drive her chainsaw through.
* ''Manga/GhostHunt'' has Minnie, a possessed doll.
* Near from ''Manga/DeathNote'' constantly plays with [[CreepyDoll creepy toys]] and uses them to test his various theories.
** Misa Amane wears an ElegantGothicLolita style dress in one instance, [[spoiler:for when she was committing suicide after she thought Light died]]. Overall, the dress combined with her depressed facial expression and her dark make-up makes her look like a life-sized porcelain doll, to an eerie effect.
*** That scene mirrors an earlier scene where Misa, dressed the same and traveling through the same setting, sings ''a capella'' about her devotion and trust to Kira. Though the lyrics are optimistic, her tone, and doll-like dress, makes the scene still quite creepy.
* In one episode of ''Manga/{{Mokke}},'' a bunch of abandoned Hina dolls are possessing a bridge to try to get attention.
* A creepy doll in traditional Japanese dress appears throughout ''Literature/{{Paprika}}''. [[spoiler:It starts out as a sort of dreamscape "avatar" of one character, but later takes on a life of its own.]]
* The episode "Shingo's Innocent Love! A Sorrowful French Doll" in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is all about the Creepy Dolls. Shingo's [[PuppyLove almost girlfriend]] Mika is a ChildProdigy doll maker who takes to working on her latest project nonstop after her and Shingo's friendship goes briefly sour, and once Nephrite targets her she starts making dolls who are REALLY damn creepy...
** Also, more than one MonsterOfTheWeek. [[http://youtu.be/cRdthPO959A?t=1m31s i.e., this sweet dream princess that is a youma under her cute face.]]
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' had a Stand called ''Ebony Devil'', which was this.
* An episode of ''Manga/{{Tactics}}'' featured a doll-maker and a house full of creepy dolls.
* Suigintou, Barashuishou, and Kirakishou, the antagonist dolls from ''Manga/RozenMaiden''. Interestingly, Suigintou is considered [[PerverseSexualLust the most attractive Rozen Maiden]], at least [[PsychoLesbian physically]], and Barasuishou is reasonably popular as well. Both have [[TheWoobie Woobie qualities]] that endear them to fans. Even Kirakishou comes off as somewhat sympathetic in her insanity as she gets more developed in the tales.
** The rows of lifeless dolls in Enzu's shop definitely count. Compared to the living dolls, even Suigintou, they are way ''creepier''.
* In ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'' part of Kazutaka Muraki's general state of madness stemmed from memories of his mother's enormous collection of porcelain dolls. It didn't help that the panels of the manga depicting the dolls copy-pasted four or five of them to horrible heights of creepiness. In the opening of the anime, a child Muraki is seen among dozens of dolls; he then picks up one from the floor and holds it in his arms.
* Dolls are a recurring motif in the ''Manga/CountCain'' series. One chapter featured a girl in a leg-cast who kidnapped other girls to turn their corpses into dolls.
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' has a line of stuffed animals that look like they committed {{Seppuku}} with their intestines sticking out, and two of their names translate to Suicide Tiger and Suicide Black Rabbit. These are FOR KIDS.
** And the girl who looks the most girly of the characters has a room of them. And the main character is expected to sleep in there.
* Season 1 of ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' had Friagne the Hunter, who, while he wasn't a doll himself, was way, ''way'' too attached to his CreepyDoll minion Marianne. The reason he's in town is so he can [[spoiler:dissolve the city to give her real life]].
* Sorta the point for ''Manga/HydeAndCloser'' as dolls are used as curses to attack people. Even Hyde, the protagonist's doll, isn't exempt from this, it has a chainsaw sword in his zipper!
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' had an episode where Jaden and his crew face a creepy doll come to life.
** There's also the card Malice Doll of Demise, which serves as the figurehead for [[spoiler:Jinzo/Psycho Shocker]]'s deck. He even appears on the eyecatch.
*** And the "Rogue Doll" card.
*** ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': IV (Four) uses a Gimmick Puppet Themed deck; his two Numbers cards are Gimmick Puppet - Giant Killer and Gimmick Puppet - Heaven's Strings both of which are uber creepy.
** The [[Anime/YuGiOh original anime]] had one carried by Dark Necrofear--a baby doll with a large piece missing from its head, and a ''really'' creepy laugh. [[{{Bowdlerise}} 4Kids apparently thought it too scary for the English dub, so it was edited out.]]
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} NEXT'', one of the possible locations of the Clair Bible was a tower full of these.
** Actually, the dolls were mostly harmless (aside of just floating around) and people ''thought'' they were creepy due to a legend about the person who used to live there, a lonely dollmaker who supposedly turned the girl he was a StalkerWithACrush to into a creepy doll so she'd stay with him forever. [[spoiler: Except for two of them, and one was a demon in the shape of the cutest doll of them all, making people believe that the ''other'' doll was a the dollmaker from the legend after a DealWithTheDevil.]]
* Road Kamelot from ''Manga/DGrayMan''. As well as possessing a number of creepy dolls, she herself can transform into an extremely creepy doll.
* The episode ''Raindrops'' from ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin''. A bunch of creepy dolls chanting "UNFORGIVABLE!" qualifies as some serious nightmare fuel.
* The Zashiki-Warashi arc of ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'' has a ''lot'' of these, [[spoiler:representing aborted fetuses.]]
* Gillen finds one of these in ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', in relation to a serial killer he is examining.
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'': One of the rooms at Fukiko's summer house is full of creepy dolls and obsessively arranged items of memorabilia from the day she first met her crush [[spoiler: Takehiko Henmi]], which she has since kept completely unchanged for six years and forbids anyone else to enter, save for herself and a maid whom she specifically tasked with its cleaning.
** [[spoiler: Rei Asaka]] also keeps one. It's both one of the dolls seen in the OP and ED, as well as one of the two gifts that [[spoiler: Fukiko]] gave her some time ago (The other being [[spoiler: a gold bracelet]]). [[spoiler: That doll becomes Nanako's TragicKeepsake, though the circumstances vary: in the manga Rei gives it to Nanako before committing suicide, in the anime Fukiko gives it to Nanako after Rei's fatal accident.]]
* Ginger Bread of ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is a CreepyChild and a vice-captain of the Millefiore Family's eighth squad, the enemies of the main protagonists in the future. He is also known as the Magician's Doll, primarily due to his usage of similar looking dolls that are clothed in a wizard's hat and cape, and have stars in their eyes (like he does), to fight. In addition, he uses spiders, summoned by what he calls sorcery. He claims to have had a hand in the death of Colonnello. As such, Lal Mirch engages him in battle, but after he loses, it is revealed that she was only fighting one of his dolls.
** One of the Six Funeral Wreaths, Daisy is the holder of the Sun Mare Ring. He has a rather uncanny appearance with scars on his face, dirty-looking hair, sunken eyes, and carries a creepy plushie in his hands.
* One shows up in the first episode of ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'' while Ichise has sex with a bizarre, bionically augmented woman.
* ''Anime/GhostStories'' features a supernatural doll named Mary who stalks the main character Satsuki throughout episode 11. At the end of the episode the Mary doll also commands other dolls to gang up on Satsuki and attempt to kill her all while singing a song about how they plan to do so.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has Will of the Abyss's CreepyDoll form, a rabbit in a dress with black, bleeding pits for eyes.
** The demonic doll that attacks Oz when he falls into the Abyss (anime only).
** The doll that Break keeps on his shoulder.
** The Will of the Abyss's RoomFullOfCrazy is full of these.
* ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'': The doll that Ginshu [[SoulJar keeps his/her soul in]], what with its high pitched voice and jerky movements.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': In his released form, Szayel has the ability to create a small voodoo doll that has his enemy's likeness. Any damage done to the dolls' internal organs, accessed by taking the doll apart (which doesn't happen to the original) removing the organs and then crushing them, is done to the original, debilitating them from the inside. The doll's exterior has some effect on the victim as well, as seen when Ishida felt Szayel scratch and flick his doll's face. And Szayel later makes a voodoo doll of Mayuri who is pretty creepy himself... [[spoiler: but Mayuri is so CrazyPrepared that he manages to out gambit Szayel, as he had replaced his own organs with doll-like substitutes so Szayel's powers had no effect on him.]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Chachazero, who doubles as a sort of [[GreekChorus evil peanut gallery.]]
* In a ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' story, Ranma accidentally breaks a typical Japanese doll during a trip to a hot spring. The doll has magic powers, and it starts to plan her revenge by targeting Akane and [[GrandTheftMe switching bodies with her.]]
* Episode 9 of ''Manga/UragiriWaBokuNoNamaeWoShitteiru'' features a shop full of creepy dolls. And ElegantGothicLolita Ashley always seems to be carrying one around with her and uses them to attack people.
* ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' has dolls as a sort-of theme in both the TV series/OAV:
** In the TV series there is Matsukaze, a doll that WinterRoyalLady Reiha constantly carries around in her arms and seems to be there as a mouthpiece for Reiha's hate towards Miyu.[[spoiler: He ends up pullin an HeroicSacrifice to save Reiha's life.]]
** Also, this is the shinma [[spoiler: Ranka]]'s true form in the second OAV. [[spoiler: And she not only turns people into creepy dolls, but she does this to her love interest Kei. ''On Kei's own request'', since he wants to be with her forever.]]
*** At the beginning of that same OAV, Miyu in a schoolgirl disguise passes by a toy store and sees a very pretty but creepy ''ichimatsu'' traditional doll ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ichimatsu_ningy%C5%8D.jpg like these ones]]), and says "You're frozen in time too, hmmm" while smiling softly. [[spoiler: That's foreshadowing of Miyu's true nature as a Shinma who's [[OlderThanTheyLook Older than she looks]], having been turned into a Shinma at age 13 ''and'' given eternal youth at the same time.]]
*** In the TV series episode 19 "Love of the Dolls" "Ningyōshi no Koi" (人形師の恋)- the episode revolves around a doll-maker, who falls in love with one of her creations... and how things get very creepy from there on in
** In the manga, there's another Shinma that pulls similar stuff on two of Miyu's school friends and a chubby OfficeLady. [[spoiler: His first victims were an antique shop owner and his son Takumi, whom he revived after they died in a fire caused by Miyu when she gave a MercyKill to Takumi's Shinma mother; then, he erased the two's memories and used them as his pawns.]]
* Tsukiyo's doll Luna, from ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''.
* Some of the witches' minions in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' counts, especially Oktavia's Clarissas during episode 10, [[spoiler: which are simply Sayaka's loosely copies of her friend and love rival Hitomi, in horrid colors.]]
** Also, the witch Charlotte looks like a stuffed doll with creepy eyes. [[spoiler: Before evolving into a much bigger form and killing/eating Mami.]]
** As well, Albertine, as revealed in the official PSP game, appears as a giant [[MonsterClown clown-like]] doll.
* ''Manga/OtogiMatsuri'': The giant, eight legged cat/spider demon Kenzoku is accompanied by numerous creepy-looking dolls who refer to it as "Go-shu-jin sama" (meaning "Master of the House"), and who mainly serve to find humans to become the demon's next meal.
--> '''Doll #1''': "Go-shu-jin sama, here."
--> '''Doll #2''': "Over here."
--> '''Doll #3''': "The new offering is here."
* The gynoids in ''Anime/GhostInTheShell: Innocence'' are modelled after Hans Bellmar's UncannyValley doll-sculptures, and are every bit as creepy. There's also the hacker Kim who lives in a (possibly virtual) giant dollhouse, and has his cybernetic body made to resemble a life-sized balljoint doll, and is more than eager to {{lampshade|Hanging}} his creepiness at every opportunity.
* ''Manga/HelenESP'' has a school mannequin that falls in love with is maker, and because [[IfICantHaveYou she can't have him, decides to kill him]], all the while knowing [[TragicVillain just how wrong her actions are.]]
* [[spoiler: Mina]] from ''Anime/HellGirl'', but we don't learn it for a while since [[spoiler: she's a ThirdPersonPerson who manages to fool Hajime and Tsugumi with her speech patterns.]]
** Invoked to great effect in an early episode. A girl from an orphanage, Inori, is picked up by a dollmaker old woman named Kyogotsu, supposedly [[ArrangedMarriage to marry her son]]... [[spoiler: on the condition that she acts like a doll: she should only sit around, looking pretty and quiet, without even interacting with the family or her new husband. Naturally, poor Inori snaps after a while and, despite Hajime's warnings, she sends Mrs. Kyogotsu to Hell; fittingly, the upcoming scenes feature many of these dolls coming to life and attacking Mrs. Kyokotsu, then transforming ''her'' in a CreepyDoll before sending the old woman to Hell as Inori's revenge.]] Even the title of the episode lampshades it: [[spoiler: it's ''Hanayome Ningyo'', which means ''Bride Doll''.]]
* Anime film ''Unico in the Island of Magic'' by Osamu Tezuka, featured the main villain which embodies the creepy doll trope.[[spoiler: the evil Lord Kuruku plans to turn all living creatures, animals and people alike, into "Living Puppets" and he himself is a puppet who was mistreated by his owners and discarded. He washed up at the edge of the world - where all unwanted "junk" ends up eventually - and was brought to life, determined to take revenge on the human race.]]
* A major motif in ''Literature/{{Another}}''. There's a dark and deserted doll store in the series' TownWithADarkSecret, where really really creepy ("laying in coffins, like corpses" creepy) are displayed, including one that looks eerily like [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Misaki]], then there's the deal with her [[spoiler:doll eye under [[EyepatchOfPower her bandage]]]]. Also, in the anime, occasional flashes of dismembered sad eyed dolls dripping with UncannyValley-ness. Brrr.
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', there's a certain Shinto deity named the Kimono Goddess. She doubles as a goddess of revenge, and if a devotee of hers wants to ask her to sponsor their punishment of someone who has wronged them somehow, said person must make a creepy doll in paper and leave it in a box at the Goddess's shrine at midnight. [[spoiler: Conan, Ran and a woman named Eri find two dolls in the local Kimono Goddess Temple, and talks about revenge are had. That same night, another doll is found... and it's wearing a demon mask. Few afterwards, two women named Ema and Asuka are stabbed to death, and in Ema's case there's a fourth paper doll on her pierced chest. And the killer is ''Eri'', since they drove her long-lost sister Sakurako to suicide.]]
* The titular character of ''HiganbanaNoSakuYoruNi'' is a youkai whose original form is that of a doll in the school infirmary. According to her ghost story, those who witness the doll dancing in the night will be cursed. Even in her human form, she is described as looking like a doll.
* In ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', a girl named Shizuka has a traditional Japanese doll that grows its hair and asks Nube to check on it. [[EpicFail He does, but ''all'' of the doll's hair falls out.]] There are other creepy dolls around, like a very detailed "visible human" doll whose left half exposes all its internal organs... and then comes to life and believes itself to be a real boy, forcefully pushing itself into anyone it could think of as a "friend".
* In the Manga/{{X 1999}} TV series, a creepy life-sized doll dressed in a red kimono is seen in [[spoiler: CLAMP]] Campus. [[spoiler: Tokiko gave it to the CanonForeigner Chairman of said Campus and told him that she'd die soon via [[PersonOfHolding giving birth to one of the Shinken]], and in that moment the doll would break and tell him not just what happened to her, but where to find the Shinken itself.]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* One of V's targets in ''Comicbook/VForVendetta'' has a huge doll collection. When V abducts the man, the punishment he devises for the ex-concentration camp official is to populate a mock concentration camp with the dolls, and send them all to the ovens. It successfully breaks the man's mind, and the effect on the reader of all those [[UncannyValley dolls burning]] is none too pleasant either...
* "Scarface," the leering, knife-scored dummy that is an alter ego/tormentor of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGallery The Ventriloquist]]. He's particularly horrifying in scenes where he isn't being operated and his mouth's not moving, but the psychotic Ventriloquist ''still imagines that the puppet is talking to him''! An especially effective scene occurred in the animated "origin" episode "Read My Lips," where Batman - who is one of the smartest and most rational men on the planet - ''had to convince himself that the doll wasn't really alive''.
* It is revealed in her ongoing series that {{Zatanna}} has a deep-seated and crippling phobia towards puppets. Not voodoo dolls or wax effigies, those she can handle with no problem and occasionally uses herself, but normal, garden variety ''puppets''. It all stems from an unpleasant experience in her childhood, but even now, as a grown woman and powerful superhero, her unease is nearly paralyzing. When she tried to guest-star on an episode of ''Series/SesameStreet'', reasoning that helping educate and entertain children was worth any sort of personal discomfort, she did not even make it through her scene before she vomited into an on-set trash can. She is currently in therapy to help her deal with this issue, {{avert|edTrope}}ing ThereAreNoTherapists.
* In an issue of the revamped CREEPY comics there was a story called The Doll Lady. Needless to say, it was creepy.
* The Tails Doll from ''VideoGame/SonicR'' made an appearance in Archie's Sonic series, being guarded by Cream the Rabbit. The issue prior to the Megaman crossover, Team Freedom discovered its true identity as a Badnik and moved to attack it - only for it to transform into an EldritchAbomination. The fight was cut off just after its transformation by the Genesis Wave that started the Megaman crossover, and since the reboot at the end of that arc, [[AbortedArc hasn't been revisited.]]
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* In ''FanFic/AeonNatumEngel'', the cultist suffers a nightmare, where she hears a sobbing of a little girl. When she reaches the source, she finds five dolls, a large one and four smaller ones, laying broken before the large one. And then the larger doll starts screaming while sinking into the void. ItMakesSenseInContext. [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Too much sense]].
* This is Naruto's reaction in the Naruto/Negima crossover [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6260492/1/Happy_Families_Are_All_Alike Happy Families Are All Alike]] when he meets Chachazero. Not that she didn't have plenty of that to begin with...
* In ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'', its side story ''Month of Sundays'' has [[FauxAffablyEvil Damballa]] a Serpent who transforms people into creepy dolls. The people he transforms? [[spoiler: ''Kamen Riders''. He's made Shotaro into a marionette with nails for teeth and Haruto into a cloth doll with gold button eyes. He then transforms Eiji into a porcelain doll before sending them off to be killed by the Cosmic Hunting Dogs.]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9484728/1/Prisoner-of-the-Magic-Kingdom This story]] turns [[DisneyThemeParks It's a Small World]] into an army of these. "You've been a very wicked man, Jacob..."
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[[folder: Film - Animated]]
* In Disney's ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' as Dr. Facilier is being dragged away by his "friends" some of them take the form of voodoo and rag dolls.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' has The Seamstress. It's a giant snake with a porcelain doll's head that [[spoiler: grafts the corpse of 2 onto her tail and uses it to hypnotize 8 into submission, before sewing him inside her body and dragging 7 away and boasts numerous appendages just designed for slashing up the skins of the stitchpunks; thus rendering them immobilized.]]
* The various dolls that the Other Mother makes in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''. All of the Other people invoke this themselves, with their creepy button eyes.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' has one, although it's the face of a doll on top of metal spider legs. It's not exactly evil but it's still fearsome. The other toys can also be this way if they choose, as shown when they rebel against Sid.
** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' has an even scarier doll in "Big Baby", as well as... ''the monkey''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', the walking girl doll that Mike and Sulley use to [[spoiler: creep out the human police.]]
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[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* The 1987 movie ''Film/{{Dolls}}'' has several people taking refuge in an old hotel filled with all sorts of dolls. Turns out that they are inhabitated by "fairies", which start attacking the characters.
* The various mannequins in ''Tourist Trap'', which are controlled by their owner.
* The Zuni Fetish Doll from the last segment of ''Film/TrilogyOfTerror'', which comes alive after a certain necklace is removed from its neck and starts vehemently chasing the main character.
* The razor-toothed killer dolls from ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''.
* The Clown Doll from ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''. For the first half of the movie, it just sits on a rocking chair, doing nothing. Then it disappears....
* ''Film/DeepRed'': the walking ''deformed'' doll provides a JumpScare.
* A dying serial killer Charles "Chucky" Lee Ray transfers his soul into a doll in ''Film/ChildsPlay'', and continues to cause havoc as he searches a proper new body.
** There's also Tiff and Glenn from the same series. Though Glenn is somewhat of a subversion and Tiff is... [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Tiff.]]
* All of the puppets from the ''Film/PuppetMaster'' franchise.
%%* ''TheDollMaster''.
* ''Film/{{Reincarnation}}'' (aka ''Rinne'') features one of the creepiest damn ones you may ever see.
** Parodied in that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwWwfoXDgTI fake French commercial]] under the brand of "Dolls Klaus Barbie." In that time, Klaus Barbie was a former Nazi judged for crimes against humanity.
* The opening of ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' features a group of divers exploring the Titanic wreck. A few shots pan across some of the destroyed trinkets and other such former valuables scattered across the ocean floor. One shot reveals an eerie white face that resembles a child and for a moment you think it's a child's detached head, but it turns out to just be a lone face separated from a doll.
** Based on a RealLife story. Bob Ballard on his first visit to the wreck by manned submersible encountered a disembodied doll's head just like the one in the Cameron film. The sub's crew of three hardened explorers freaked out at this discovery.
* The abandoned baby doll in Johanna's bassinet from ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''. It's decayed with age and probably smoke damage/mildew, and is damn scary. (This scene also serves as an EmpathyDollShot for Johanna's current plight.)
* Subverted in ''{{Pinnochio}}'', a B-slasher film. [[spoiler: The kid had a split personality which she projected onto her doll]].
* ''Black Devil Doll'' is a {{Blaxploitation}} slasher flick with a radical black activist being reincarnated as the eponymous doll.
* How about Casey? Newt's doll in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' was the hollow plastic head that probably used to belong to a baby doll. The girl comforted it when she was nervous.
* The film version of ''Film/RedDragon'' has this, with the dolls of the murdered children. The UncannyValley effect of their eyes actually helps TheProfiler figure out part of the SerialKiller's fantasy.
* That harlequin doll that Jigsaw uses as his mouthpiece in the ''Film/{{Saw}}'' movies.
* In ''Film/ShallowGrave'' there is a perfectly normal laughing doll. It still manages to get a creepy scene.
* [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] often decorates his victims' dreams with mutilated dollies, and is occasionally seen holding one by its legs or hair. A symbolic nod to his past killings of young children, which we never actually see on-screen.
* Subverted in ''Summer School'', where the male lead is seen slicing the head off a Raggedy Andy doll. This could've been creepy, had he not immediately offered the cloth head to his dog, whose favorite doll-head chew toy has been misplaced.
* The titular carnival attraction in ''Film/TheFunhouse'' is filled with them.
* ''Film/{{Maniac}}'''s Frank Zito keeps various mannequins in his apartment as odd trophies that wear the clothes and scalps of his female victims. In the ending, [[spoiler:he has a hallucination where they come to life and rip him into pieces]].
* In ''Film/{{Amusement}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIlG1aobobk there is a scene where]] a babysitter goes to bed in a room filled with creepy clown dolls. She is so disturbed that she complains on the phone to the parents of the kids she's watching, especially about one freaky life-sized clown doll sitting in a chair. [[spoiler:The parents reply that there is no "big" doll. It turns out it's a killer in disguise, which the kids have for some reason let into the house because he said he wanted to play.]]
* In the miniseries for ''TheTommyknockers'', police officer Ruth has a collection of creepy dolls in her office. [[spoiler:After she finds out what's going on with the town, the aliens make the dolls come "alive" and attack her, to prevent her from phoning for help. The scarecrow doll is especially scary.]]
* The ventriloquist's dummy in the 1978 film, ''Film/{{Magic}}''.
* ''Film/DeadSilence'' is a good example of how creepy a doll can really be even when NOT possessed by evil spirits bent on ripping out your tongue and making you into part of its collection.
** There is also the creepiest doll in cinema history in James Wan's other film, ''Film/TheConjuring.'' It is also possessed by a demon.
* In the 1951 version of ''Film/{{Scrooge|1951}}'', Tiny Tim is first seen gazing into a shop window with (authentic Victorian) mechanical toys - including a laughing-man doll that's pure nightmare fuel.
* ''Film/TheWomanInBlack'' just ''loves'' this trope. Everywhere you look in the spooky ole house, there's a doll on a shelf with a truly hideous face. Even the 'normal' kids at the start of the film are playing with some creepy dolls.
* The granddaddy of them all, the British film ''Film/DeadOfNight''. Michael Redgrave is a ventriloquist who is having a nervous breakdown and thinks his dummy is going to abandon him for another performer. He even attempts murder to keep him. [[spoiler: In another man's psychotic breakdown the doll gets up and attempts to strangle him]]. This movie was the direct inspiration for ''Devil Doll'', ''Magic'' and the Twilight Zone episode with Cliff Robertson.
* ''Film/DevilDoll'' (best seen on MST3K) in which the dummy is actually possessed by the spirit of a man and can walk around and demand ham.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* As mentioned before, the various dolls that the Other Mother makes in ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''.
* In Creator/RichardMatheson's short story "Prey", a young woman is terrorized by an African Zuni warrior doll that she brings home as a gift for her boyfriend, and which subsequently comes to life. (The story was memorably adopted as part of the ABC TV movie ''Film/TrilogyOfTerror'' in the '70s.)
* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Pretty Penny, a doll that Aunt Josephine gave Violet in ''The Wide Window''.
** Also the movie adaption of the first three books in the series has a creepy bobble head doll called "the littlest elf'' in the rearview window of Count Olaf's car.
* In the Creator/StephenKing story ''[[Literature/FourPastMidnight The Sun Dog]]'', a character thinks that a toy (not exactly a doll, but a stuffed panda, that talks) that her niece has is very creepy, and imagines that one day, it will say stuff like: "I think tonight after you're asleep, I'll strangle you to death" or "I have a knife".
** He also wrote ''[[Literature/SkeletonCrew The Monkey]]'', about a doll-like toy whose clanging on its cymbals signals someone's death. [[FridgeHorror Even if you]] [[ClingyMacGuffin throw it away]].
* ''Literature/TheRagwitch''. The titular Creepy Ragdoll is an EvilOverlord that takes over the body of the protagonist's sister, turning her into a half-human, half-cloth ''thing'' and [[AndIMustScream forcing her to watch helplessly from inside]] as the Ragwitch resumes Her interrupted reign of terror.
* In Elizabeth A. Lynn's ''The Silver Horse'', a world of animate toys includes broken dolls who are very, ''very'' bitter about the wrongs committed upon them by careless children.
* The action figure in the short story [[http://whisperingspirits.dragynspice.com/2009flashissue.pdf "Good Friends and Good Family" (scroll down)]] by Desmond Warzel isn't particularly creepy at first, but [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse]].
* J.R. Lowell's ''DaughterOfDarkness'' is about Willie, a super-intelligent little rich girl who collects dolls -- not the cute kind, either -- from all over the world. The maid refuses to clean Willie's room because she feels like the dolls are "watching" her. She's right.
* There's a short story (the title of which escapes this troper at the moment) about a girl who goes to stay with her aunt for a vacation. While there, she finds her aunt's old china doll, which is described as being very beautiful, except for its orange-ish, creepy eyes. When she keeps the doll in her room at night, she sees the eyes are glowing and freaks out. [[spoiler:The doll becomes less creepy when we find out later why the eyes look the way they did - one of the doll's previous owners died in a fire and the doll, sitting on a mantleplace, had to watch. The orange coloring was the firey scene, replaying in her eyes. After the girl comforts the doll, the eyes turn to a normal grey color.]]
* Terry Berger's ''The Haunted Dollhouse'' may have the dollhouse's owner turning into one of these.
* The young woman in Robert Holdstock's ''{{Lavondyss}}'' has a good reason for making her masks and figurines, but the old caretaker thinks he's on to her. "There's dolls you play with, and dolls you pray with..."
* In an 87th Precinct novel by Ed [=McBain=], a doll has a recording of an actual murder in it.
* The House of Dolls in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' is filled with [[ReplacementGoldfish these]], to the point that even the protagonists find it creepy.
* ''Literature/TheBirthingHouse'' features one of these during one of the first nights Colin spends in the house.
* ''Literature/{{Robopocalypse}}'' Baby Comes Alive turns into this.
* ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheNecromancer'' has one of these as a prize in the title character's demonic carnival.
* In {{Stephen King}}'s ''The Tommyknockers'' Ruth [=McCausland=] had a doll collection which frightened two children and gave her brief uneasy feelings ''before'' the Becoming. After the Becoming first started, they began ''talking'' to her...
* ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. [=McCarthy=] becomes a ParentalSubstitute for several traumatised orphans, one of whom keeps a stuffed bear with its head missing. [=McCarthy=] thinks of sewing another head on the bear, but is warned against it by the other members of the orphanage, who explain the child is likely to freak out if his toy suddenly has unfamiliar features.
* The dolls in M. R. James' "The Haunted Dolls' House," which come alive to reenact a murder and its aftermath.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Drusilla has a plethora of these. Her favorite doll is called Miss Edith. ("Miss Edith speaks out of turn. She's a bad example, and will have no cakes today.")
* On {{Series/CSI}}'s seventh season, the Miniature Killer placed a picture of a creepy bisque doll in each of the crime scene miniatures. It turned out to be a symbol of her dead sister. Or possibly of her?
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' had [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E126LivingDoll Talky Tina]], a surprisingly creepy and murderous doll.
** "Talky Tina" was inspired by a real toy, "Chatty Cathy," a doll produced by Mattel beginning in 1959. JuneForay, who provided the recorded voice Mattel used for Chatty Cathy, also provided CBS with the voice for Talky Tina.
** This was parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' "Treehouse of Horror" with a killer talking Krusty doll. However, unlike Tina, someone had accidentally set it to "evil" instead of "good."
** Also parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' episode "Little Talky Tabitha".
** Ironically in the case of Talky Tina, the creepy doll is more of the good guy of the story, especially considering what a {{jerk|assVictim}} the guy she torments was to his wife and stepdaughter. [[spoiler: At least until the end, anyway, when it's revealed she wasn't just trying to teach him a lesson, but actually made good on her threats to kill him, thus showing that the doll was not only murderous but selfish as well, as her actions had nothing to do with getting him to be nicer to his wife and stepdaughter, it's implied that she would then control the mother with fear and eventually reveal her true form to the daughter.]] At the end of the episode, Rod's closing statement says that while dolls can't really move or talk, children do pretend that they're friends and defenders.
** There was also a creepy ventriloquist's dummy in the episode, "The Dummy" (which was arguably an inspiration for the 1978 AnthonyHopkins film, ''Magic''.)
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' had two creepy dolls in the episode "Tuesday the 17th"
** The first doll was a paper mache' pinata of Rick Astley created by Shawn when he was a kid
** The second was an exact replica of the ''Robert the Haunted Doll'' that was carried around by one of the characters.
** One could also argue that the two wrestling dolls Shawn and Gus played with in "Let's Get Hairy" were creepy
* A doll in ''Series/GhostWhisperer''. To make things worse, the doll was disfigured and its clothes were torn and stained. Ugh!
* Creator/RodSerling must have been a fan of this trope, because ''Series/NightGallery'' had the episode, "The Doll" which had, you guessed it, a creepy doll that was actually part of a revenge curse.
* Episode 12 of ''TheAmandaShow'' had a skit called "Rock-a-bye-Ralph", in which a girl can't sleep so her parents give her a doll named Ralph. It's eerily similar to the Chucky doll, it talks very cheerily, and it won't shut up even after the girl feeds it to her dog. ''It still continues talking in its overly cheery voice from within the dog's stomach.''
* There were a few of these in ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'':
** The episode "The Tale of the Dark Music" had a ''life-sized'' walking and talking doll, with a creepy perpetual grin, dressed in a cute blue party dress acting innocent and nice, when it really had evil intentions and wished to lure the male lead in that episode into the dark cellar behind it.
** The episode "The Tale of the Dollmaker" was essentially about a girl who is distraught over the disappearance of her friend. She finds a mysterious doll house whose front door matches one she uncovers behind wallpaper in the attic. Through the door, she finds her missing friend who is slowly turning into a china doll. She herself almost turns into one as well.
** The episode "The Tale of the Crimson Clown" had a young bratty boy learn a lesson when an [[MonsterClown evil clown doll]] came to life and started to terrorize him.
** Heck, the ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3pBBLN0w7NY#t=12 intro sequence]]'' features one at around 00:12. This show really loved its creepy dolls.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' had a creepy doll called Molly Dolly chase her around her home on a Halloween episode.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Chinga" (written by Creator/StephenKing) had a CreepyDoll that drove people to inflict harm on themselves ("Let's have fun!").
* ''Series/DarkShadows'' featured an episode where two children are turned into dolls.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' explained the backstory of Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket; his parents were turned into two creepy dolls now owned by Rumpelstiltskin.
* ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'': Susie's daughter Sammy has loads of these decorating her room.
* The incredibly creepy (at least, to a 12-year-old) 1985 BBC series ''[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/maelstrom/intro.shtml Maelstrom]]'' featured lots of scary dolls in the darkened attic of an old log cabin.
* Hidden camera show ''Series/ScareTactics'' has a collector of Creepy Dolls-one of which being his "mother"-as one of their favorite setups.
* ''Series/PowerRangersSPD.'' "I"m Cindy Sunshine, and I want to be your friend." Uh... no thanks. (It's not the voice speaking through it - provided by a known character - but more the ''Film/TheExorcist''-like head-turning at one point.)
* The doll that started off the [[GottaCatchEmAll merry cursed antique hunt]] of ''Series/FridayThe13thTheSeries'' even had a name: Vita. She talks, she kills, she has telekinetic powers!
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': A female [=UnSub=] ''made'' creepy dolls out of her victims, which she kidnapped, [[AndIMustScream kept chemically immobilized but conscious]], dressed up and played tea party with until they died from lack of stimulation. In her defense she didn't intend to kill them and had a FreudianExcuse: Her real, er, ''actual'' dolls (American Girls expies) were a gift from her abusive dad after he molested her then electroshocked her to make her forget (he was a [[CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure psychiatrist]]), but when she saw him giving them to his latest victim she snapped.
** The dolls themselves caused some creepiness: a costume and essay contest by the doll company accidentally revealed some disturbed little girls; it turns out they had accidentally stumbled onto an (actual) form of trauma therapy.
* An episode of ''Series/GhostHunters'' had the team visit a woman who claimed her house was haunted. Among other things, she said that the ghost made her doll "perform" for her (something like the face moving). The team recorded the doll, but thank God nothing actually happened. One of the crew members was visibly relieved he didn't have to witness anything.
** An episode of "Destination Truth" had Josh and the group on the Island of The Dolls. A doll's eye actually opens up.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Susan had a doll that looked just like George's mother, Estelle. George couldn't sleep with it in the bed, and he kept imagining it talking to him in Estelle's voice. When Frank saw the doll at the end, he also imagined it talking to him in Estelle's voice, then strangled it and pulled its head off.
** Also, when Jerry and Kramer switched apartments, one of the things that disturbed him the most was a ventriloquist dummy Kramer referred to as "Mr. Marbles."
--> '''Jerry:''' You gotta get rid of this thing! I keep thinking it's gonna come to life at night and kill me!
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': The episode "Playthings" is chock full of 'em.
* One episode of ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' had a murder in a doll hospital. They ended up finding an important piece of evidence: A recording in a doll. To try and figure out how to activate it, the take off the dolls head, with all the wires hanging out of it, like veins and intestines. Then they turn it on and it says in a semi-demonic voice ''"I'm Susie Secret."''
* ''Series/SesameStreet'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Rhm7kp-tk This creepy segment]] has nightmare inducing closeups of several dolls, accompanied by an extremely creepy march.
* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'': The episode "Strung Along" features a marionette puppeteer about to make a comeback and gets the help of a young animatronics engineer, but as he starts suspecting his wife of cheating on him, the doll seems to speak to him, indicating that he is starting to go crazy with stress. [[spoiler: In the final act, the doll does attack his wife, though it turns out to be the work of the animatronics worker, as he and the wife had set up the whole thing to kill him. But when the police arrive, the two of them are dead as well, wires dangling from their limbs and leading up to the old man, now dressed up as his doll, grinning eerily from atop the bed. It's pretty freaky.]]
* Invoked, in a way, on ''Series/MadMen'': Sally is terrified of her baby brother because he was [[DeadGuyJunior named after]] her deceased grandfather, whom she loved dearly, and he now sleeps in his bedroom. Betty tries to give her a barbie doll "from the baby" to make Sally like him, but she throws out in the front yard. Don makes the mistake of bringing the doll in and leaving it on Sally's nightstand, looking right at her. Cut to Sally screaming bloody murder in the middle of the night, staring at that doll in utter terror. Not creepy to the audience, but clearly ''damn'' creepy for the character.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has the Doll Children from "Night Terrors", who [[IronicNurseryRhyme sing nursery rhymes]], [[GigglingVillain laugh like children]] and [[spoiler:can turn you into one of them.]] They aren't as well-put-together as some of the examples here, either, which possibly makes it worse.
** Two episodes later, a banquet hall is filled with living, laughing ventriloquist dummies. "Gottle o' geer! Gottle o' geer!"
* Freaky dolls with frighteningly big eyes appear in several Toei tokusatsu series ranging from ''Series/SpaceSheriffShaider'' to ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger''. Probably the freakiest example is in ''Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban''!
* ''Series/HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'': The episode "House on Possessed Hill" has Joe Hardy walking into a room of a cursed house...with a creepy animated toy doll nodding its head in time to creepy tinkly music box chimes.
* ''Series/TheRiver'' gives us this en mass in an episode based on La Isla de la Munecas (see RealLife section).
* ''Series/WhiteCollar'' has El's parents restoring a doll that they think she loved as a girl and giving it to her as a birthday present. It appears to be a beggar girl with enormous black eyes in an elongated head. El had shoved it into a crawlspace because she hated it so much.
* ''Series/TrueBlood'' has one turn up in Bill's house, while Jessica and Hoyt are living there. The doll is so creepy, they give it to Arlene's baby, which attracts the ghost of a local witch.
* ''TowerPrep'': Senor Guapo appears as one of these during Gabe's dreams.
* ''Series/{{Psychoville}}'' has Freddy Fruitcake, Joy's ReplacementGoldfish for the real baby she lost to cot death. It's unclear whether or not there may be a spark of life in Freddy.
* ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' has Kiyo-chan, the bald, white-suited doll belonging to [[MadScientist Dr. Maki]]. [[spoiler:It originally belonged to his older sister, who he killed in a fire.]] It has a rather unsettling habit of moving apparently on its own.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' had a few of those:
** "Murdoch in Toyland": Detective Murdoch was taunted by a series of dolls with recorded messages as a part of CriminalMindGames scheme. Lampshaded by Inspector Brackenried: "I know it's supposed to be adorable, but to me it just looks bloody creepy."
** In "Me, Myself and Murdoch", the constables found a rag doll without an eye found in a CreepyBasement. It was buried there with a chopped up skeleton.
** "Belly Speaker": The belly speaker's puppet was very disturbing. The fact that it was manufactured to look like its owner, complete with different colored eyes, added to the creepiness factor.
* ''{{Series/Salem}}'': The poppet Mary puts in Anne's room.
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[[folder:Music]]
* As you can see at the top of the page, Music/JonathanCoulton has a song about this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgfklKnOg4w very trope]]. In fact it's the {{Trope Namer|s}}.
* Laura Branigan's song "Self Control" begins and ends with a shot of a rather creepy doll.
* The video to the song "Technologic" by Music/DaftPunk.
** It should be. It's the animatronic Chucky doll used in ''Film/ChildsPlay'' (mentioned above) with its silicone skin removed.
* The video to the song "Music/{{Blue}}" by Music/TheBirthdayMassacre.
** There's another one in the video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Vf9HTgSEg In the Dark]]".
* There's a few of these in the Music/{{Pink}} video "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eocCPDxKq1o Please Don't Leave Me]]" starting at 2:22. Notice all the dolls in the audience and then the close up on them. Brr...
* The video to the song "Clown" by Music/{{Korn}} has both CreepyDoll's ''and'' MonsterClown's. Plus a lot of insanity.
** The MTV special editions for ''Issues'' had one of these.
* The video to the song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU1ANLb4QPY He's My Thing]]" by Babes in Toyland, as well as some of the cover art for their albums.
* Music/{{Rasputina}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWnseq38bhM "Gingerbread Coffin"]]. Kids find an old doll and say a black mass around her. [[BlatantLies Despite the subject matter, neither the music nor the lyrics are at all eerie.]]
* The Dresden Dolls have a song called "Coin Operated Boy" while not wholly about a doll, the boy is a life size puppet of sorts that ran by dropping a quarter into its pay slot.
* The video for Velvet Eden's "..And schism".
* Elise from Music/SoundHorizon's ''Märchen'' is an animated china doll that constantly compels the eponymous Märchen to enact revenge.
* At least [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFVyN8KKrEQ two]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu7ZtNnL1Yo PVs]] for [[CreepyTwins Rin and Len]]'s [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} "Trick and Treat"]] contain creepy dolls. In the second example, [[spoiler: Rin and Len turn out to be [[TheWoobie Miku]]'s old dolls that she threw away in favor of a new Luka doll. At the end of the video, Len rips out her heart.]]
* Another Music/{{Vocaloid}} example: KAITO's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI_W9GA6Ppc "Heartbeat Clocktower"]], composed by mothy, is about a clockwork doll covered in burn marks who apparently [[spoiler: needs (and inevitably gets) a human heart so that she can keep "living."]] Also mentioned is a theatre populated by dolls who are the "vessels" of [[SevenDeadlySins sin]].
* Finnish band [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/Lordi "Lordi"]] have a song called Schizo Doll. Also, their keyboardist Hella acts as a living doll.
* {{Kerli}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXMeZwO2qZ0 Walking on Air]] video.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Rudy from ''Pinball/FunHouse''
* Talky Tina from ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone''
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}} has an entire sub-category of monsters based on this, some examples being [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/ragamuffet.htm a ragdoll stuffed with mind-control parasites]] and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/despire.htm teddy bear that manipulates emotion]]
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting is home to doll golems, animated toys which cause uncontrollable laughter with their bite, and 'carrionettes', sentient puppets that can swap minds with their victims.
* Then there's this little gem, from ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'':
-->'''''The Scripture of the Maiden on the Shelf:'''''
-->''[[ArcWords Once, there was a maiden...]]''
-->''...who sat on a child's shelf and watched the entire world.''
-->''[[UncannyValley Her eyes were made of glass,]]''
-->''[[RedEyesTakeWarning And their pupils were red.]]''
-->''[[UncannyValley Her mouth was sewn on.]]''
-->''For years and years, she did not move.''
-->''[[ParanoiaFuel Then, when necessary, she was gone, and the head of that child with her.]]''
-->''"Survival is control," she said.''
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=116724 Stuffy Doll]], which is apparently a living voodoo doll. Which is completely indestructible. It's a reference to the doll's appearance in (and survival from) previous cards, starting with Black Vise and The Rack.
** And the Innistrad card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Creepy+Doll Creepy Doll]], a reference to the Music/JonathanCoulton song.
* [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Galateids]] often fit this trope.
* ''TabletopGame/BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'' has an event called "Creepy Puppet".
** The description: "You see one of those dolls that gives you the willies. It jumps at you with a tiny spear."
* TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} has [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent Soulbound Dolls]], crafted from a fragment of a creature's soul--either [[SoulJar donated]], or [[ImHavingSoulPains taken forcefully]]. In theory, they're {{Empty Shell}}s, but in practice they [[CloningBlues retain some of the donor's personality]], and it's not predictable ''which'' [[CameBackWrong personality traits will appear]]. On top of that, they're the only construct that's [[WeakWilled vulnerable to mind-affecting effects]], so even if they start out okay, they could still become BrainwashedAndCrazy later.
* Ghostrick Doll, a member of the Ghostrick archetype in ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' is based on a Bisque Doll, a doll made mostly or entirely of bisque porcelain and characterized by their highly realistic features and skin-like texture. These dolls were at their most popular in the late 1800's, and are now considered highly valuable among collectors. In addition, due to their eerie wide-eyed stares and historical nature these dolls have recently become pop culture fixtures in horror movies– often related to the ghosts of young girls.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Alma carries a doll around with her in ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon''. The effect is not really all that childish.
** Especially since she's covered in blood up to her ankles and typically surrounded by hellfire.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', there's a little girl in Ikana Valley whose father lives in the wardrobe in the basement because he's slowly turning into a Gibdo. Later on, if you look inside his wardrobe it's revealed that he had a mummified little doll resting in the corner.
** The skull kid slightly fits this... especially with how Majora plays with him.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'', when you meet the Great Fairy Queen, [[spoiler:she takes the appearance of a child, yet holds a doll that looks like a miniature Great Fairy, all of which look like grown adult women. The effect is rather unsettling, a fact not helped by the background music.]]
* The Brawl Doll, a boss from ''VideoGame/WarioWorld''.
* ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' cannot help but place them in every title.
** The first game had a room filled with long haired, creepy dolls with a little ghost girl wanting to 'play' with you.
** ''Fatal Frame 2'' took that to the next level with the Dollmaker and the lifesized doll of his dead daughter, who was promptly possessed by an evil spirit and convinced her sister to murder her father. Now the pair of them wander around as shuffling ghosts, while the father controls his dolls and convinces them to kill you.
** ''Fatal Frame 3''. The attacking handmaiden ghosts who look like little geisha dolls that will ''kill you'' with their ''hammers'' and ghostly tricks each have their own room. Their choice of decoration? Dolls. A whole ton of them. Skewered on the walls.
*** At the very beginning of the game, there's a doll in the mansion displayed in a nook. You can look at it through your camera; as you slowly walk towards it, will look up at you.
*** A doll in Miku's room will grow hair throughout the game.
** ''Fatal Frame 4'' takes the cake with Ayaka, a CreepyChild, whose room is littered with dolls and severed doll limbs with a creepy laugh as the BGM. There is also a sidequest to take pictures of dolls littered throughout the game. The downside is you after each one, a creepy image of a little girl alongside a creepy laugh plays to verify your picture was successfully taken.
* ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}} 2'' features an abandoned factory full of creepy baby dolls that run at you and explode. You can also pick them up and throw them like grenades. Ethan even pulls a pin out when he does this.
* Calcobrina from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''.
** To put this in perspective, Calcobrina is actually formed ''via multiple [[CreepyDoll individual Calcos and Brinas.]]''
-->''"Yip-ho-ho!"''
-->''"Guess who?"''
-->''"We're Calcobreana!"''
-->''"We're cute!"''
-->''"And scary!"''
-->''"We love to kill!"''
-->'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0-9h4YV_PU&feature=related "Let's take their heads!"]]'''
* ''Franchise/SilentHill'' seems to LOVE these:
** ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' features the Mannequin, a monster made out of two shiny plasticine womens' lower torsos stacked on top of one another. [[spoiler: Possibly symbolizes the main character's objectification of women.]]
** ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' features [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Ariel]], appearing as a doll that can either break your neck in the air... or run around on its hands to kill you.
** ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming,'' however, cranks it up to Eleven with [[BossBattle Scarlet]]. A giant, elongated mannequin with porcelain armor that, when blown off, reveals that there's inexplicably ''flesh and muscle'' beneath it. Add this to the fact that it came out of a pool of [[spoiler: Doc Finch's blood]] and the OneWomanWail creating SoundtrackDissonance... it is EASILY the most frightening monster in the entire game. [[spoiler: Finding out WHAT and WHY Scarlett is doesn't help. [[IKnewIt Not that you]] ''[[IKnewIt probably]]'' [[IKnewIt hadn't figured it out by now anyway...]]]]
** ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' also contains a slightly more traditional CreepyDoll in the form of the dolls Stanley leaves behind for Heather in the hospital. The protagonist originally thinks of the doll as another child's, and is disgusted when she finds out it's supposed to be for her. [[spoiler: On his last journal entry, the doll is torn to pieces. Creepy...]]
*** And there's the dolls in the Otherworld Hillside Center. One's in a wheelchair, while another- only a few feet away- is held by a humanoid...thing, suspended over a hole. [[FauxSymbolism Symbolism?]]
** ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' has Walter Sullivan's doll, which if picked up and placed in the box, haunts Henry's room permanently ([[GuideDangIt unless you remove it from the box and carry it around with you for the rest of the game]]), making it impossible to get the best ending.
** The Robbie the Rabbit Doll pointing at [[spoiler:YOU]] when you look in a certain hole.
** ''SilentHillDownpour'' has the aptly-named Dolls, which resemble (very creepy-looking) sex dolls. They summon shadows to attack Murphy, preferring to stand (almost) stone-still while they do so.
* ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'''s Quicksilver and Shrieker enemies.
* ''VideoGame/ClockTower: The First Fear'' has a room full of beat up dolls. One gives you a key. After that, another will attack you.
* If you're not careful whilst downloading custom content for ''[[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 3]]'', you can unknowingly download a doll that will slow down your game loading times and crash your games.
** That's probably Dexter The Bear, a stuffed Bear that gives you the ability to kill other sims with either a knife, a poker, or a hammer. The hammer lets you kill toddlers too, which gives way to the creepy toddler behaviors. That is, when Dexter worked properly and didn't crash the game.
** In summer 2010 there was also a custom content girl doll in a dress that attached itself like a virus to any uploaded content you created. It got onto the official exchange and caused a number of crashed games before people found it.
** For actual creepy dolls rather then bugged ones, we have the Imaginary Friend doll from the ''Generations'' expansion pack, which is generally agreed to be extremely creepy, and is delivered in the mail most of the time when your sims have a baby, and to make matters worse, if you let your toddlers play with the thing it will evolve into an animated ''thing'' with a creepy walk that follows your sim kids around everywhere. Also, the developers went out of their way to make the thing [[ClingyMacGuffin hard to get rid of]], you can't even blow it up in an explosion.
** Your child will constantly play with it, ignoring their needs and their homework, along with constantly being interrupted when you tell them to do something. On top of that, if you take the doll away and leave it out, it will act like a gnome, which disappear in the night to show up elsewhere, often turning on [=TV=]s and stereos, or just poofing up beside a bed to stare at the occupant.
* Each game in the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series has a dungeon called the Doll House, which is the home to a demonically possessed doll. In the first game, the spirit possessing the doll is not quite as scary as the doll itself, which sits in the middle of an [[RoomFullOfCrazy extremely disturbing room]], on a rocking horse, creaking slowly back and forth. In the second game, there's a similar dungeon, meant for a character who has a doll of his own. Not quite as scary as the first, but still quite a bit disturbing, given that there are dolls all over the house watching you... In the third game, there are dolls all over the place, and the scariness comes from what you have to ''do'' to them - [[spoiler:plucking out their eyes]].
* The PC kid's game ''I Spy: Spooky Mansion'' has a wardrobe filled with nothing but dusty, antique dolls as a level where you were told a poem (like in the books) to find things. In the game, when you found an object you were told to find, the object would become animated and then the object was checked off the list. In the wardrobe level, nearly every object you were told to find was a doll, and when found would move and talk with high-pitched voices and squeaky joints. Very creepy to a kid playing the game.
* ''GaiaOnline'' has a "joint puppet" feature for avatars to use. If that doesn't fit this trope, then the livid-patchy "dead doll" option will.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' with the character Medicine, a doll youkai, master of poison. Subverted because the character is not really creepy... being a loli, like all the others.
** Played straight in that she does hate humans and is of the very few instances a character is canonically NOT friendly.
** Averted with Alice Margatroid's adorable dolls. Granted, they're (almost) all inanimate. (We aren't sure about Shanghai.)
*** Ironically, Alice herself has been described as creepy.
** [[MeaningfulName Hina]] Kagiyama is head of the Nagashi-bin doll army, which is entirely [[{{Curse}} cursed with misfortune]]. It's possibly a {{subver|tedTrope}}sion, though, since the idea is to ensure the misfortune doesn't affect anyone else.
* There is a mod in ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' called ''[=Unreal4Ever=]'', which has a doll for a weapon. When used, the doll skips around a map making doll-like noises, until an unlucky victim comes too close and detonates the doll, causing a nuclear explosion. Just imagine being chased by a seemingly harmless doll that's really out to kill you.
* Tails Doll, from ''VideoGame/SonicR.'' Can ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou you]]'' feel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9kGZfE3VJY the sunshine?]]
* The ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series has an animate man-size marionette with long-blond hair. It's lying around idly until the hero comes nearby. Then it giggles, twists its neck in a circle, and floats through the air with unnatural movement as if manipulated by invisible strings. There are also variations that emit electricity, said to be possessed by the ghosts of prisoners that died in the electric chair. ''Chronicle'' has small dolls, the walking clowns and hover dolls, though you might find the voiced hover dolls adorable.
* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'', your character has the option of buying a teddy bear for your child in chapter three. And then it turns out that the fucking thing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sNfxOL72YE blinks]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgBvGdnmxQ&feature=related moves]] and your child will hold conversations with it.
* Used very subtly in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}''. They're never in plain sight, but if you go out of your way to poke through the trash or explore the abandoned playgrounds, you can find normal children's dolls... in ruins. Missing an arm. Missing an EYE. Covered in something black. Very creepy.
* One of the hidden-object search scenes in ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Return to Ravenhearst]]'' consists of dozens of creepy, damaged dolls arranged on shelves.
** In the sequel, ''Escape From Ravenhearst'', you interact with dozens of creepy animatronic mannequins.
* ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' has Ayame, a demonic, AxCrazy Genma-doll which will randomly appear in the castle and will try to slash you to pieces with her gigantic claws. Also fiendish puppets and dolls will appear hidden in some chests in ''Onimusha 3''. They'll leave behind the object they're guarding when defeated.
* A creepy doll whose eyes move is part of the antique shop's decor in ''TheLostCrown: A Ghost-Hunting Adventure''. Not exactly a doll, but this game also features [[spoiler: a spooky, headless dressmaker's dummy that inexplicably appears in the bathroom each night, looking like an intruder in the dark]].
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' has the thoroughly creepy Psycho Mantis and Sorrow dolls as unlockable weapons.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has the Misfit Doll accessory. A normal doll with black hair, white skin, and hollow eye sockets. Adds Spooky damage (which is apparently generated by frightening the opponent) to attacks. Also has the Evil Teddy Bear and Cymbal Playing Monkey familiar and Killer Rag Doll and Creepy Marionette off-hands.
** You can get a creepy clockwork monkey as a combat item. The item description is in the quotes page.
** An update to Spookyraven Manor in May 2014 added a "creepy doll" monster to the Manor, as well as the quest reward "Elizabeth's Dollie".
* There's a [[VendorTrash junk item]] in ''VideoGame/ForumWarz'', the Haunted Doll, but it doesn't really do anything... At least, nobody's ''seen'' it do anything.
** You can also wind up stuck with a Burnt Doll by pissing off a certain NPC.
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' had a few moments with creepy dolls:
** First with ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code Veronica]]'' (and its remake level in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles Darkside Chronicles]]'') in which you travel through a house of dolls, filled with Zombies, Bats, Bandersnatches, oh and little dolls and a giant suspended doll, all of which are modeled after the games main antagonist Alexia Ashford. Plus there is also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIyNaHHpmxI the music]], and gets its worse in the games remake in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf587zCG2ec Darkside Chronicles]]''.
** And there was also the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' prototype, which featured Leon going through a castle owned by Umbrella (at least we assume) that is... weirdly enough haunted with hook-wielding ghost demonic dolls and tentacles in a black mist. It was as if he made a wrong turn at Raccoon City and went to Franchise/SilentHill. (Damn it would have been scary.)
* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' has a room full of it, and is, in fact, a puzzle. Doing this incorrectly will prompt spikes coming out of the dolls to give you a game over.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' has some of these in the Sunken Ship dungeon. They aren't exactly creepy on their own right, but combined with the surroundings, occasional chest-monsters and the sound world that at first makes them seem like they're laughing at you, we can't really blame you if you feel like Power Slashing them, just to be sure.
* One made to look like the game's protagonist spooks the player out near the beginning of ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose''. It makes an appearance later on, but its plot-significance is small.
** What makes this doll even ''creepier'' is the fact that it was created specifically to [[spoiler:be slapped around and beaten by a character that ''hates'' Jennifer '''that much''']].
** The Rose Princess also appears to be one. [[spoiler:It turns out that was just a stand-in for when the real one was ill.]]
* Torned out and dirty dolls in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', which you can do a spinning attack on for restorative items. They're even creepier than an eyeless Dumbo ride.
* The second battle in ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} EarthBound Zero]]'' is against a possessed doll which one of your sisters owns.
* These are encountered as late-game enemies in ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns''. They are ''damn'' creepy, to say the least. They represent [[spoiler:the children that Dr. Bumby has brainwashed and broken into child prostitutes.]]
* In ''VideoGame/MonsterGirlQuest'', Gnome can be seen holding a mud doll, a marionette-like doll with hollow eye sockets. She created many of them, animated, to ease boredom. Gnome summons them during her battle to test Luka's strength. [[spoiler:They're even creepier if you lose, for Gnome will have these dolls repeatedly rape Luka.]] There is also a Cursed Doll in the Haunted House sidequest.
* ''VideoGame/{{Ib}}'' not only has a creepy doll that follows Garry around and keeps on asking him to play with it in one scene, but also an ''entire room'' of creepy dolls that lock him inside and force him to "play" with them to find the key to the door before a giant version of them finishes crawling through the window. If he fails to find the key in time, Bad Things happen.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has Banette. Its Dex entry states that it was a doll that came to life as a Pokemon after being abandoned by a child.
* ''The Calling'' has a room filled with bisque dolls. You not only get scared by those but you also [[spoiler:get into that same room later in the game]].
* ''VideoGame/AmbridgeMansion'', an indie horror game, has a room full of dolls in it. In the second game, [[spoiler:the dolls even lock you inside the room for a little while when they're just there staring at you]]. It's [[NightmareFuel creepy as hell]].
* The ''Puppet Show'' series is ''made'' of creepy dolls. Creepy ''mechanical'' dolls ranging from naked sexless automatons to a baby doll head mounted on a giant spider body.
* Near the beginning of ''Strange Cases 4: The Faces of Vengeance'' the main character discovered a doll of herself hanging - literally - inside an old fridge. When first touched, the head fell off. Also, since the game is set in an abandoned mall, it gets a lot of mileage out of old mannequins in various disturbing poses. After solving a particular puzzle involving three child mannequins and a plastic birthday cake, she commented "It looks like someone is turning seven - if he was human and not a creepy doll."
* VideoGame/{{OFF}} has the Secretaries,, who resemble baby dolls. They're huge, they [[DemonicSpiders hit crazy hard]] [[WidgetSeries (with math equations, oddly enough)]], they're [[UncannyValley creepy]], they show up in zones devoid of all life, and they get even uglier as the game goes on. They're also good for EXP grinding, if you're careful.
* Twilight Town in PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor is populated by Twilighters, green creatures resembling shadowy dolls with visible stitching and glowing yellow eyes. Fortunately it's the game's HalloweenTown and they're the ones in need of rescuing.
* ''VideoGame/SoulHackers'' features the shop "Robot Haus" which normally sells these. It is run by a creepy old lady who talks as if the dolls were alive, and when you show her the GUNP, she sells suspicious items to you such as water that attracts demons and molotov cocktails.
* VideoGame/{{Illbleed}} has Cutie Marie/Cuty Mary, a cute little doll who challenges you to a series of deadly games in the "Killer Department Store" level.
* VideoGame/Device6 has many creepy dolls, some more important then others.
* VideoGames/DonkeyKong64 features the MonsterClown jack-in-the-box Mad Jack as the third boss, although for many he's more remembered as ThatOneBoss for the frustrations due to the camera angles than for being scary (unless the player was younger than about 7 or 8).
* The vision of a doll which an evil toymaker, Henry Stauf sees and recreates, is what kicks off the storyline of ''VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest''.
* In ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' there's creepy animatronic sex-dolls in Club Hell, they ''giggle'' when a mook pushes them onto an electrified table.
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[[folder:Web Original & Webcomics]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZWL8WSAETY Very Creepy Doll Commercial From The 60's]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fObkkZf1pzY Extremely Creepy Doll Commercial]]
* ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'' v2 had Vice-Amiral Swasou, who owned a lot of creepy dolls. Even creepier is the fact that they appear to go places when nobody's looking.
* In ''TheSecretLifeOfDolls'', it's particularly bad with [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Tonner Edward Dollen]], but at first when [[Film/VanHelsing Anna Dollerious]] says what she thinks about getting [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/cleoicons/dolls/secret_life/sld_nightterrors.gif The Littlest Edward]]:
-->"[I'm] not so lonely that I wanna go to sleep and have THAT lurking over me when I wake up. And you know he'll, like, imprint on one of us or some shit--knowing your luck, E, he'll imprint on Cleo, and he'll just sit on her pillow all night, rocking back and forth."
-->And we all shudder together. It's a nice feeling, sisterly solidarity.
* ''Webcomic/SilentHillPromise'' has a terrifying kewpie doll.
* ''WebVideo/{{Fred}} [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Finds A Creepy Doll]]'': an [[MerchandiseDriven officially licensed]] Fred doll, which he thinks is a voodoo doll of him. And then it starts talking...
* Inverted in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where Goth undead-phile Tsukiko keeps a doll of Xykon (who ''is'' creepy) in her bedroom. The doll, in contrast to the actual Xykon, is a cuddly plush toy.
* In ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', the [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] doll Jay finds in an abandoned house may or may not count, but the baby doll in totheark's "Indicator" video '' definitely'' does.
* In ''Webcomic/FrankieAndStein'', there's [[http://heavenstomurgatroyd.deviantart.com/art/SUTURE-tm-283254976 SUTURE tm]], this little doll "stitched together out of love, respect for your elders, and the ''remains of other stuffed toys''."
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', CreepyChild Rebecca has a teddy bear that speaks in a demonic voice, worships Satan, and makes death threats to the other characters.
* ''ChadVader'' has Baby Cookie who seems to be trying to the creepiest of creepy dolls. She wears nothing but booties and a zorro mask while making her chosen minion play, dance and kill.
* Any of ''WebAnimation/SaladFingers'' three finger puppets can be this. Hubert Cumberdale can become human-sized, gain red eyes, and scream for no apparent reason, as well as randomly turn into a black liquid that burns at the touch. Marjory Stewart-Baxter jealously watches Salad Fingers have a picnic with a little girl through the window. Jeremy Fisher can also become human-sized, stores a weird green fluid in his plugged-up mouth, and can suddenly transform into [[MindScrew a second Salad Fingers]] [[ImAHumanitarian to get eaten alive]] by the first.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has [[DemonicDummy Lil' Cal]], who appears completely inanimate, if nightmarishly designed... as long as you're looking at him. When you're not looking, he moves around on his own. [[spoiler:Although it's actually Bro moving him. He's also cursed, is the ectobiological father of TheDragon, and contains the soul of the BiggerBad.]]
** [[spoiler: Squiddles]] further in. Some people found them unnerving to begin with, but [[spoiler:finding out they're a subconscious representation of the Horrorterrors]] really cuts it.
* Music/DoctorSteel makes several of these.
* [[Webcomic/WapsiSquare Tina]]'s [[BilingualBonus muñeca para el Dia de los Muertos]] looks outright hideous! Its true nature (assuming it is in fact more than a decoration for the Day of the Dead) has yet to be revealed, although given Tina's backstory, it is easy to [[WMG/WapsiSquare develop some theories about this]].
* [=BitmapWorld=] has a storyline that parodies the Music/JonathanCoulton song, but then swerves off into Creator/EdgarAllanPoe territory. It begins [[http://bitmapworld.com/comic/issue296/ here]].
* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' has Blair, a girl doll possessed by a male spirit. Rather stupid and very, very perverted one, at that. Though he's annoying rather than creepy and ends up as TheChewToy.
* In ''Webcomic/MinionComics'' the protagonists have Tur-Tor - a stuffed turtle with drugged-out eyes that plays tapes of gangster rap songs about children committing domestic violence.
* ''WebVideo/DesertBusForHope'' had a creepy doll which was actually ''named'' [[http://desertbus.org/2011/11/23/creepy-doll-art-contest/ Creepy Doll]].
* The... odd-looking... figurine from ''WebVideo/DoomHouse''. It haunts the protagonist by [[OffScreenTeleportation appearing]] [[ClingyMacGuffin wherever he goes]].
* [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=doll#/d4yydkt Toki's new doll]] The one who owned is looked the similar and was obviously suffering similar to her.
* From [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/SolsticeTwins Solstice Twins]]. During Kiri's first nightmare, she runs through a hallway with a few of them staring at her.[[http://www.solsticetwins.co.uk/?id=16]]
* Hetty, Reynardine's "friend" in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', who like him, seems to be some kind of spirit or demon trapped in an object.
* In ''Webcomic/NotAVillain'', Bloody Mary uses a pair of them in her special attack.
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* ShiningTimesStation used to have these brief skits where the jukebox had puppets that would play music. Let's just say the puppets were...horrifying and leave it at that.
* A few of these appeared in certain ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episodes. Leading the list is Mr. Fiend.
* The animated short ''[[http://almashortfilm.com/ Alma]]'' has a little girl find a whole toyshop of creepy dolls including one that looks just like her. [[spoiler:[[AndIMustScream Then she becomes that doll by touching it]] and the shop sets up for its next victim]]
* Breach of ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' collects creepy dolls, [[CollectorOfTheStrange among other things]].
* In the ChristmasSpecial of [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Billy & Mandy]], in the room full of defective equipment there is "a creepy doll whose eyes follow you around the room." After it's introduced its eyes fall out and roll across the floor.
* Yoki the TrashTalk spewing doll from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* Played for laughs in a Halloween special of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' where Pops tells a scary story involving a doll named Percy.
* Again played for laughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' with a doll that repeats over and over the word 'KILL'.
** The same episode has another doll that repeats 'DIE'. When the two dolls meet, things [[CargoShip get weird...]]
* [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Baby_Button_Eyes Baby Button Eyes]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons.''
-->'''Lenny''': Baby Button Eyes! What are you doing possessed at this hour?
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The puppeteer's puppets from ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', or at least when he manipulates them to shun Rarity.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* ''Robert the Haunted Doll'' is a doll on display at the Fort East Martello Museum. It is the former doll of painter and author Robert Eugene Otto. When he was a child, Otto was given the doll as a gift from a servant who, according to legend, used black magic to curse it. Through the years, family members reported hearing Otto speaking to the doll, and hearing a strange, inhuman voice answering back. They also reported that the doll seemed, at times, to move. People who visit the doll where it currently resides sometimes claim the doll moves and that, if they want to photograph it, they need permission first otherwise their cameras don't work.
** Even worse is the fact that the doll's owner's wife (who hated the thing...like ''everyone else'') apparently starting haunting their old house. Robert's old room, to be exact. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF7488WHcok&feature=related This Travel Channel clip]] insinuates that [[AndIMustScream she has no choice in the matter]]. Oh, also, Robert ages, apparently. His hair's gone white and he's got liver spots now...
** Related to Robert The Haunted Doll is ''Annabelle the Haunted Doll.'', whose story would become the basis of ''Film/TheConjuring''. Possibly even more terrifying than the former, this Raggedy Anne doll was first owned by a woman by the name of Donna, whose mother purchased the doll from a hobby store in the 1970s. She and her roommate were cool with having the doll at first... until freaky things started happening in their apartment, where the doll not only supposedly moved on its own, but also ''wrote messages.'' When a medium was consulted, she said that the doll was being inhabited by the harmless spirit of a girl named Annabelle who died on the property, and Donna and her roommate felt compassion for the spirit. However, Annabelle the Doll was not what she seemed as she reportedly violently attacked one of Donna's friends. After two incidents, the famous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were consulted, and eventually came to the conclusion that the doll was being haunted not by the spirit of a little girl, but of a demon. The doll was eventually relocated to the Warren Occult Museum in Moodus, Connecticut, where it is reported that the doll still moves and growls at visitors on occasion from behind its glass case.
*** Also related to this story, a skeptical man came in one day, and in TooDumbToLive fashion, began to ''taunt'' the [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu reportedly demonic doll.]] Result? He was [[ForegoneConclusion killed in a motorcycle crash mere hours later.]]
* One thing that can make dolls really creepy in real life is the fact that kids aren't gentle with toys. If you ever see a doll in a kid's playroom, stuffed uncomfortably in a toy box, or in the middle of a toy pile, often getting "crushed" under other, heavier-looking toys, and ''still having that smile,'' it becomes a quick way to convince anybody to clean that room.
* How about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqkNPcUMffU this commercial]] for {{P|layStation3}}S3?
* The ''Struts'' fashion doll line. Toy ''ponies'' with big come-hither eyes that can be dressed up Barbie-style. [[http://www.amazon.com/Struts-Fantasy-Fashion-Runway-Sierra/dp/B0014UFCZI No, really.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl6hNj1uOkY Doll Face]] video features a doll face on a jack in the box type contraption that mimics images on the tv screen trying to find the perfect visage for itself. The worst part is the fact that the thing is apparently sentient, and it falls very ''very'' deep into the UncannyValley once it paints its face with makeup to give it such a healthy glow that it ''resembles a human face''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu-8wGbWMro&feature=related This]] might help, although it does increase the tear-jerker quality. If nothing else, the song is amazing.
** If it makes you feel any better, it ''is'' a human actress' face on the doll.
* When author Creator/HRiderHaggard was a boy, his nanny used to own a creepy doll called "She-who-must-be-obeyed" which she used to get him to behave. This was at least partly the inspiration for his novel ''Literature/{{She}}''.
* Surrealist artist Hans Bellmer combined this trope with lolis for maximum creepiness. His dolls inspired the ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' Mannequins. See a Not-Safe-For-Work-Or-Sanity [[http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7426/292020la20poupee2020han.jpg photograph]].
** Allegedly, he developed his "thing" for ball-jointed dolls after meeting his 15-year-old niece. Thankfully he felt his feelings for her weren't appropriate and switched to the "poupee" (puppet) instead. FromBadToWorse after his wife died.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kvenmWEhFE It's Baby Laugh'a'Lot!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/JeepersMedia This Youtube user]] lampshades this trope to its fullest.
* Some ball-jointed doll owners embrace this to the fullest. Onegreyelephant's doll mods are something between art objects and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s... and still more than a little cute.
* Any doll that has a function (most commonly crying) and being given to someone without being warned about it will cause distress and alarm in the unsuspecting recipient.
* Then there's that ghost story...Dolly one step, dolly two step, Dolly's gonna get you...Don't tell me you weren't scared of that as a kid!
* A lot of people find the Doll Room in House on the Rock to be hard to get through.
* Aaron Spelling's mansion had a room especially built to house a huge doll collection; unfortunately the kids it was intended for found it to be a little creepy.
* The marionettes used in the OP of the Chilean SoapOpera [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF6wKNJQGwI "Los Titeres"]]. [[UncannyValley Brrrrr!]]
** The lyrics of the song skyrocket it into scary: "You are not the owner of your life/We are puppets and nothing else/Our threads are Fate/Which moves us at its will"...
*** Not helped by the ''very'' CreepyMonotone singing voices and the just as terrifying background music.
* [[MonsterClown Clown dolls]], invoked by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwXdSH2Co78 this USPS commercial]].
* TruthinTelevision moment about these things, it turns out according to one [[http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/12/dead-or-alive-the-eyes-hold-the-.html?ref=hp "study"]] we perceive what is alive and what is inanimate by the look of the face and eyes more then anything else, so now we know the human truth..dolls are just freaky soulless things!
* Who in Japan came up with [[http://nonstopkarate.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/for-all-your-woody-murders-the-rest-of-the-toy-story-cast-play-scenarios/ this horrifyingly creepy Woody toy]]?! It's so creepy that it's the cover picture for ''MemeticMolester''!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j2xEwEHbrE "My Buddy, My Buddy...wherever I go, he goes..."]]
** ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HAlW9KQyXA shows the other dolls in the toyline.]]
* The Island of the Dolls (“La Isla de la Munecas”) south of Mexico City. Featuring trees decorated with hundreds of mutilated dolls.
* [[http://www.nightmare-fuel.com/saucy-doll-from-mattel/ Mattel's Saucy doll.]] The website is appropriate. ''Look at that face''.
* Deliberately invoked by Imezco with their ''[[http://www.livingdeaddolls.com Living Dead Dolls]]'', and [=BeGoth's=] ''[[http://www.begoths.com Bleeding Edge]]'' dolls-these are dolls that take the idea of Creepy Dolls and run with it. Living Dead Dolls come in coffin-shaped boxes and have dates of death, while the Bleeding Edge dolls are pierced and have odd eyes. Not surprisingly, both of these kinds of dolls are very popular with {{Goth}}s.
* The creepy-weird avatar of the mysterious [[http://www.amazon.com/Parent-Child-Testing-Product-Pack/dp/B002A6HXL6/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_2 Parent Child Testing Product]]. Reviewers are still trying to figure out what it does as well as [[MemeticMutation why it's only sold in a 5-pack]].
* A scary Georgian era mechanical puppet found in Portsmouth Dock's museum. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3r0iZSXNlA&feature=plcp quite unnerving]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laffing_Sal Laughing Sal]]
* Porcelain dolls by Marina Bychkova, a Canadian artist of Russian descent, are beautiful beyond any words - and creepy beyond any words, as well. [[http://www.enchanteddoll.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/salome-052.jpg Here's Salome]], [[http://www.enchanteddoll.com/galleries/snowwhite/images/snowwhite4.jpg here are Snow White and her prince]] (look at Snow White's neck - [[{{Squick}} it's pretty obvious that she is]] ''[[{{Squick}} dead]]'') and here is [[http://www.enchanteddoll.com/galleries/surviving/images/surviving-8.jpg Bychkova's tribute to breast cancer patients]] - beautiful, scary and heartwarming at the same time.
* Some Japanese dolls can be very creepy-looking. The aforementioned [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ichimatsu_ningy%C5%8D.jpg ichimatsu ningyou]] are the most famous examples, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iki-ningy%C5%8D Iki-ningyou]] and some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunraku Bunraku]] puppets aren't slouches on this either.
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