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** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilVillage'' has [[PsycohopathicWomanchild Lady Donna Beneviento]] and her puppet, [[PerversePuppet Angie]], who during her section of the game has Ethan have to find Angie in a game of hide and seek with several other puppets and stab her. Not finding her in time will have the other puppets ZergRush him. Once she goes down... [[spoiler: Ethan has also killed Beneviento as well, [[LiterallyShatteredLives reducing her to dust]] and taking her crystal.]]

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* ''Film/ClownMotel'': There are plenty of creepy clown dolls on the property. The camera shows a couple of shots that just show the dolls.


* ''Film/{{Reincarnation}}'' (a.k.a. ''Rinne'') features one of the creepiest damn ones you may ever see. Parodied in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhOhergl8GM fake French commercial]] under the brand of "Dolls Klaus Barbie". At that time, Klaus Barbie was a former Nazi being tried for crimes against humanity.

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* ''Film/{{Reincarnation}}'' (a.k.a. ''Rinne'') features one of the creepiest damn ones you may ever see.
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Parodied in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhOhergl8GM fake French commercial]] under the brand of "Dolls Klaus Barbie". At that time, Klaus Barbie was a former Nazi being tried for crimes against humanity.


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* "Billy", in the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' films, whose image is used to relay to rules of Jigsaw's latest trap.

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* The 2010 remake of ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'' has the boss of Phase 2, aptly titled "The Doll that Bled". This doll has the both the powers of telekinesis and the ability to form fleshy masses of tentacles. It combines these abilities in its boss fight to create a massive golem out of flesh and furniture, which it uses as an armored shell while fighting Rick.


* 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/BatmanRoguesGalleryPart2 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''.

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* 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/BatmanRoguesGalleryPart2 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''.
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* Billy, the ventriloquist doll that Jigsaw uses as his mouthpiece in the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies.



* The ventriloquist's dummy in the 1978 film, ''Film/{{Magic}}''.



* The granddaddy of them all, the British film ''Film/DeadOfNight''. Creator/MichaelRedgrave 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 ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'') in which the dummy is actually possessed by the spirit of a man and can walk around and demand ham.



** There was also a creepy ventriloquist's dummy in the episode "The Dummy" (which was arguably an inspiration for the 1978 Creator/AnthonyHopkins film, ''Magic''.)



** In another episode, Jerry and Kramer switch apartments. One of the things in Kramer's apartment that disturbed Jerry 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!



** Two episodes later, a banquet hall is filled with living, laughing ventriloquist dummies. "Gottle o' geer! Gottle o' geer!"



* The first boss in ''VideoGame/PuLiRuLa'' is a ventriloquist with a living dummy. He and the dummy look silly enough, but as soon as the ventriloquist is beaten (and becomes a parrot again) the dummy shows a demonic face and runs off with the time key the ventriloquist was in the process of stealing. He's confronted as the second-to-last boss and goes all out on his demonic look with wild eyes, unkempt hair, and claws on both hands and feet. Upon defeat, he turns out to have been a monkey all along.


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* ''Theatre/RideTheCyclone'' has the trope pull double duty for the character of Jane Doe, a teenager who lost her head (and [[GhostAmnesia all her memories of her life on Earth]]) in a roller coaster accident. Arriving in the afterlife, Jane carries a headless "dolly" dressed in stuffy, victorian clothing. The makeup used on the actress playing Jane Doe is meant to evoke a creepy doll (with the implication being that Jane Doe is using the doll's head a replacement for her own lost skull). Most productions include porcelain-pale skin, blacked-out contact lenses, and a pale blonde wig styled in tight ringlets.
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* [=YouTuber=] {{WebVideo/Grav3yardgirl}} collects creepy antique dolls, but one case, an eerily humanlike cloth doll she dubbed Robertina in reference to Robert the Doll, seemed to be haunted, giving her extreme anxiety and having a history of returns. It wound up in a creepy museum after she too give it up, and it probably doesn't help that it was theorized to be a stand-in for a deceased child, wearing their clothes.

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* [=YouTuber=] {{WebVideo/Grav3yardgirl}} collects creepy antique dolls, but one case, an eerily humanlike cloth doll she dubbed Robertina in reference to Robert the Doll, seemed to be haunted, giving her extreme anxiety and having a history of returns. It wound up in a creepy museum after she too give gave it up, and it probably doesn't help that it was theorized to be a stand-in for a deceased child, wearing their clothes.





* 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....

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* The Clown Doll from ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''.''Film/{{Poltergeist|1982}}''. For the first half of the movie, it just sits on a rocking chair, doing nothing. Then it disappears....


** To be more specific: How they (that is, the string-operated ones) normally work is that pulling on the string winds up an internal clock spring, which when released causes a miniature record disc to revolve at a certain speed. Trouble is, they usually play back too fast, resulting in a screechy, garbled voice that you can only avoid by manually holding the string back. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4N1x0bQ_V4 Case in point]].

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** To be more specific: How they (that is, the string-operated ones) normally work is that pulling on the string winds up an internal clock spring, which when released causes a miniature record disc to revolve at a certain speed. Trouble is, they usually play back too fast, resulting in a screechy, garbled voice that you can only avoid by manually holding the string back. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4N1x0bQ_V4 Case in point]]. Made even worse when the dolls start getting on in years, and the sound units start suffering from the usual age-related degradation, which can result in the voice becoming even more distorted or even skipping between different lines.


** The string-operated ones actually get ''creepier'' as they age due to a quirk of their design. How they normally work is that pulling on the string winds up an internal clock spring, which when released causes a miniature record disc to revolve at a certain speed. When these dolls start getting on in years and their internal mechanisms deteriorate, the system regulating the speed of the record playback is often one of the first things to go (if there even was one to begin with); this often results in the record playing back too fast, resulting in a screechy and garbled voice, or too slow, resulting in a deeper, almost demonic voice. (The latter can be achieved even in a perfectly-functional doll, by manually holding back the string so it reels in slower.) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4N1x0bQ_V4 Case in point]].

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** The To be more specific: How they (that is, the string-operated ones actually get ''creepier'' as they age due to a quirk of their design. How they ones) normally work is that pulling on the string winds up an internal clock spring, which when released causes a miniature record disc to revolve at a certain speed. When these dolls start getting on in years and their internal mechanisms deteriorate, the system regulating the speed of the record playback is often one of the first things to go (if there even was one to begin with); this often results in the record playing Trouble is, they usually play back too fast, resulting in a screechy and screechy, garbled voice, or too slow, resulting in a deeper, almost demonic voice. (The latter voice that you can be achieved even in a perfectly-functional doll, only avoid by manually holding back the string so it reels in slower.) back. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4N1x0bQ_V4 Case in point]].

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** The string-operated ones actually get ''creepier'' as they age due to a quirk of their design. How they normally work is that pulling on the string winds up an internal clock spring, which when released causes a miniature record disc to revolve at a certain speed. When these dolls start getting on in years and their internal mechanisms deteriorate, the system regulating the speed of the record playback is often one of the first things to go (if there even was one to begin with); this often results in the record playing back too fast, resulting in a screechy and garbled voice, or too slow, resulting in a deeper, almost demonic voice. (The latter can be achieved even in a perfectly-functional doll, by manually holding back the string so it reels in slower.) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4N1x0bQ_V4 Case in point]].


* The Tails Doll from ''VideoGame/SonicR'' made an appearance in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', being guarded by Cream the Rabbit. In the issue prior to the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' crossover, Team Freedom discovered its true identity as a Badnik and moved to attack it - only for it to transform into a MechanicalAbomination. The fight was cut off just after its transformation by the Genesis Wave that started the ''Mega Man'' crossover, and since the reboot at the end of that arc, [[AbortedArc hasn't been revisited]].

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* The Tails Doll from ''VideoGame/SonicR'' made an appearance in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogArchieComics'', being guarded by Cream the Rabbit. In the issue prior to the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' crossover, Team Freedom discovered its true identity as a Badnik and moved to attack it - only for it to transform into a MechanicalAbomination. The fight was cut off just after its transformation by the Genesis Wave that started the ''Mega Man'' crossover, and since the reboot at the end of that arc, [[AbortedArc hasn't been revisited]].

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* ''Radio/DimensionX'': In "[[Recap/DimensionX18PerigisWonderfulDolls Perigi's Wonderful Dolls]]", the dolls made by Perigi are capable of independent movement and speech. They're also running a {{blackmail}} scheme by getting the dolls into homes with classified information.
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** Also, more than one MonsterOfTheWeek, such as Murido, a sweet dream princess that is a youma under her cute face.

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** Also, more than one MonsterOfTheWeek, such as Murido, [[https://sailormoon.fandom.com/wiki/Murido Murido]], a sweet dream princess that is a youma under her cute face.

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