I’ve been asking myself this question for a while. Which is scarier: Children or Dolls?
Personally I think kids freak me out the most when it comes to horror films. Here’s why: They’re supposed to be these innocent, sweet, teacup humans. They’re not supposed to run around killing people or causing destruction. But then you have movies where the children are the masterminds of world domination. Anybody remember “Children of the Corn”. These are kids that slaughtered a whole town and didn’t bat an eyelash. Then there’s that creepy kid from Doctor Who. He’s just calmly walking around, in a gas mask, asking unsuspecting victims, “Are you my mummy?” then he turns then into an adult version of himself. Yikes! What about “Village of the Damned” where these half alien/half human kids use their creepy mind-powers to bully their parents into submission. But really the kids that freaks me out the most is from the 1956 film “The Bad Seed”. This movie is about a psychotic little girl who is totally cool with killing a classmate over a cheap medal. This line left me speechless because she was so matter-of-fact about it. “But Mother, he was dead. He didn’t need it anymore.”
Now on to dolls. Dolls are just creepy anyway. I think what makes them creepy is the fake happy smiles and dead eyes forever etched onto their faces. They’re also supposed to be inanimate objects, but when you’re a kid you have this tiny belief that they have feelings. So unless you want to end up like Chucky’s victims, you better treat them right.
Also, How do you kill a doll? It took them forever to kill Chucky and that bastard still manages to come back for another sequel! Did anyone see “Dead Silence”? Spoiler Alert: it didn’t end well for ANYBODY!
Then you hear all kinds of ghost stories involving dolls. For example, anybody hear about the Annabelle doll? You may have heard it from the film “The Conjuring”, but that’s an actual possessed doll that Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated. I repeat….a possessed doll!
Anyway, those are my thoughts about Dolls and Kids. Which do you think are more terrifying?