Scary dolls, puppets, toys, dummies, mannequins, marionettes, statues, or other anthropomorphic figures, which come alive.

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1. Dead Silence (2007)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

34 Metascore

A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman

Votes: 81,466 | Gross: $16.81M

2. Bride of Chucky (1998)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

48 Metascore

Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile

Votes: 50,154 | Gross: $32.38M

3. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Votes: 82,836 | Gross: $33.24M

4. Seed of Chucky (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

46 Metascore

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent gender confused Daughter, Glenda, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, John Waters, Billy Boyd

Votes: 36,889 | Gross: $17.08M

5. Puppet Master (1989 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Paul Le Mat, William Hickey, Irene Miracle, Jimmie F. Skaggs

Votes: 9,015

6. The Dolls (1987)

R | 77 min | Horror

55 Metascore

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers and their haunted collection of dolls.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine, Guy Rolfe

Votes: 8,827

7. Dolly Dearest (1991)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian grave and the toys come into possession of an old, malicious spirit.

Director: Maria Lease | Stars: Denise Crosby, Sam Bottoms, Rip Torn, Chris Demetral

Votes: 2,450

8. Doll Graveyard (2005)

Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

It's 1911 when 12 year old Sophia plays all by herself in her big, creepy house with only four handmade dolls as friends. When her abusive father has finally had enough, he forces her to ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Jared Kusnitz, Gabrielle Lynn, Kristyn Green, Anna Alicia Brock

Votes: 750

9. Pin (1988)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O'Quinn, Bronwen Mantel

Votes: 3,683

10. Magic (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror

49 Metascore

A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter

Votes: 8,515 | Gross: $25.94M

11. Devil Doll (1964)

81 min | Horror

An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, Yvonne Romain, Sandra Dorne

Votes: 1,708

12. Black Devil Doll (2007)

73 min | Comedy, Horror

A young, moist, buxom teen vixen finds herself hurled into an odyssey of forbidden sex and unspeakable violence after an innocent evening dabbling in the occult. What started as a simple ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Louis Lewis | Stars: Jonathan Louis Lewis, Chris Lewis, Minh Bao, The Brick

Votes: 935

13. Trilogy of Terror (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes

Votes: 5,664

14. Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon

Votes: 1,905

In this movie people are miniaturized; so basically it's not an evil puppet movie.

15. Tourist Trap (1979)

PG | 90 min | Horror

A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekenetic powers to control the attraction's mannequins.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood

Votes: 7,469

16. Triloquist (2008)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

In 1993, in Hollywood, California, a decadent ventriloquist overdoses and dies, leaving her two children to be sent to a foster house with their dummy. Their lives become a nightmare of abuse and murder, to be avenged by a wrathful dummy.

Director: Mark Jones | Stars: Paydin LoPachin, Rocky Marquette, Katie Chonacas, Brian Krause

Votes: 833

17. Demonic Toys (1992 Video)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A pregnant policewoman, her quarry, and an innocent delivery boy become trapped in a haunted toy warehouse.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Tracy Scoggins, Bentley Mitchum, Dano Cerny, Michael Russo

Votes: 3,318

18. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: Night of the Living Dummy II (1996)

Not Rated | 22 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

Amy thinks her father has bought her the perfect gift: a new ventriloquist's dummy. However, it soon becomes apparent that there is more to this dummy than meets the eye.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Maggie Castle, Caterina Scorsone, Gina Clayton, Richard Fitzpatrick

Votes: 724

19. Making Contact (1985)

PG | 98 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Believing to be able to communicate with his deceased father, a young boy develops psychic powers where he uses them to try to stop supernatural forces threatening his family and friends, especially a possessed ventriloquist dummy.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Joshua Morrell, Eva Kryll, Tammy Shields, Jan Zierold

Votes: 1,267

20. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror

Architect Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 10,198

The fifth and final story "The Ventriloquist" is about a ventriloquist who thinks his dummy is out to get him.

21. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Living Doll (1963)

TV-PG | 26 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A frustrated father does battle with his stepdaughter's talking doll, whose vocabulary includes such phrases as "I hate you" and "I'm going to kill you".

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Telly Savalas, Mary LaRoche, Tracy Stratford, June Foray

Votes: 2,282

22. Tales from the Hood (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry, De'aundre Bonds

Votes: 6,370 | Gross: $11.80M

23. Family Matters (1989–1998)
Episode: Stevil (1996)

TV-G | 22 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A ventriloquist's dummy, which looks exactly like Urkel, comes to life and terrorizes the Winslows and Steve must stop it.

Director: Rich Correll | Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jo Marie Payton, Rosetta LeNoire, Darius McCrary

Votes: 67

24. Family Matters (1989–1998)
Episode: Stevil II: This Time He's Not Alone (1997)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Today is Halloween and Steve plans to spend a nice, quiet one with his girlfriend, Laura. Unfortunately Stevil, his evil ventriloquist dummy is back with a vengeance with his ex-girlfriend,... See full summary »

Director: Rich Correll | Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Darius McCrary, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Bryton James

Votes: 64

25. Child's Play 2 (1990)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

37 Metascore

While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.

Director: John Lafia | Stars: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise

Votes: 42,667 | Gross: $28.50M

26. Child's Play 3 (1991)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

Chucky returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him, and now a teenager living in a military academy.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Jeremy Sylvers, Travis Fine

Votes: 34,126 | Gross: $14.96M

27. Curse of Chucky (2013)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

After her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to recent bloodshed and chaos.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Jordan Gavaris, Danielle Bisutti

Votes: 32,187

28. Puppet Master II (1990 Video)

R | 88 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

The puppets return and hunt paranormal researchers in an attempt to take their brain fluid for their master, Andre Toulon.

Director: David Allen | Stars: Elizabeth Maclellan, Collin Bernsen, Steve Welles, Greg Webb

Votes: 4,371

29. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror III (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

An evil Krusty the Clown doll tries to kill Homer; Marge is captured by a giant ape who falls in love with her; Bart inadvertently raises the dead.

Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,268

In "Clown Without Pity", a Krusty the Clown doll goes berserk in the Simpson home.

30. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Dummy (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Ventriloquist Jerry Etherson is convinced that his dummy, Willie, is alive and evil. He locks Willie in a trunk and makes plans for a new act with a new dummy. Too bad he didn't clear those plans with Willie first.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Frank Sutton, George Murdock, John Harmon

Votes: 1,531

31. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Strung Along (1992)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

An aging puppeteer suspects his much younger wife has a lover.

Director: Kevin Yagher | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Patricia Charbonneau, Zach Galligan, John Kassir

Votes: 488

32. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: Night of the Living Dummy III: Part 1 (1997)

Not Rated | 22 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

When dad brings a new dummy home, Trina and her brother Dan think's its just another puppet, until they notice the puppet is no dummy.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Erica Fairfield, Blair Slater, Hayden Christensen, Martin Doyle

Votes: 585

33. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: Night of the Living Dummy III: Part 2 (1997)

Not Rated | 22 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

Trina and Daniel make up with their cousin and their parents leave the three kids in the house alone - with their father's evil ventriloquist's doll.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Erica Fairfield, Blair Slater, Hayden Christensen, Martin Doyle

Votes: 579

34. Puppet Master 4 (1993 Video)

R | 79 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A young scientist and his friends, upon being attacked by demons, are protected by a gang of animated puppets.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Gordon Currie, Chandra West, Ash Adams, Teresa Hill

Votes: 2,680

35. Puppet Master 5 (1994 Video)

R | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

The puppets battle their most powerful enemy yet as they protect their new master from the demon God that created the Secret of Life.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Gordon Currie, Chandra West, Ian Ogilvy, Teresa Hill

Votes: 2,199

36. Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)

R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror

A suburban defense lawyer mistakenly gives her troubled daughter, Zoe, a wooden puppet belonging to a deceased serial killer. The toy fills the void of friendship in Zoe's life, but Zoe begins to act increasingly strange and violent.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Candace McKenzie, Lewis Van Bergen, Ivan Gueron, Thomas Wagner

Votes: 1,911

37. Retro Puppet Master (1999 Video)

PG-13 | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

In the late nineteenth century, an Ancient Egyptian sorcerer discovers the art of transferring the souls of the dead into inanimate objects.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Greg Sestero, Brigitta Dau, Stephen Blackehart, Jack Donner

Votes: 1,947

38. Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A group of toymakers seek to use Andre Toulon's formula, now in the hands of Toulon's great-nephew Robert, to give life to a line of killer toys that they plan to unleash on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Corey Feldman, Vanessa Angel, Danielle Keaton, Silvia Suvadová

Votes: 1,993

39. Curse of the Puppet Master (1998 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

A scientist attempts to master the art of transferring people's souls into puppets.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: George Peck, Emily Harrison, Josh Green, Michael Guerin

Votes: 2,351

40. Blood Dolls (1999)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

Virgil, an eccentric freak billionaire, spends his days being a "biological inventor." The "blood dolls," his newest creation, aid him in getting revenge on those who betrayed him.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Kristopher Logan, Debra Mayer, William Paul Burns, Warren Draper

Votes: 1,366

41. Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Peter Hertz, who was rescued from the Nazis as a child by Andre Toulon in the 1940's, is now an old man and has inherited the puppets. He is pursued by an assassin who forces him to tell her the entire history of Toulon and the puppets.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Jacob Witkin, Kate Orsini, Ian Abercrombie, Sage Allen

Votes: 1,197

42. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: Bride of the Living Dummy (1998)

Not Rated | 22 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

Slappy wants his bride, Mary-Ellen.

Director: Randy Bradshaw | Stars: Andreanne Benidir, Sophie Bennett, Wayne Robson, Michael Vollans

Votes: 504

43. R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010–2014)
Episode: Really You: Part 1 (2010)

TV-PG | 23 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a young girl's new doll takes on a mysterious new identity, her brother is forced to find out what is going on and to save his sister from the terrifying new reality.

Director: Neill Fearnley | Stars: Bailee Madison, Connor Price, Alisen Down, Casey Dubois

Votes: 201

44. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll (1971)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Jonathan's nagging wife Pamela, whom he killed after years of being pushed around by her, haunts him. / In 1915, Allied ship finds a confused man in a lifeboat from the Titanic. / British Army Colonel Masters fights his niece's evil doll.

Directors: Richard Benedict, Rudi Dorn, Gene Levitt | Stars: Phyllis Diller, John Astin, John Colicos, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 309

45. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Chinga (1998)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Rumors of witchcraft and sorcery surrounding a bizarre murder at a supermarket in a small New England fishing town lead Scully, who's on vacation, to a little girl and a cursed doll that may be hiding a murderous presence.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Susannah Hoffmann, Larry Musser

Votes: 2,801

46. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Caesar and Me (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror