Wednesday, 13 February 2013

KILLER CLOWNS AND EVIL PUPPETS

 CLOWNS, PUPPETS, DOLLS, WHAT COULD BE SCARIER?


I have had a lifelong hatred of all three,  Puppets, Clowns and Dolls can strike fear into many adults?  Strangely all three are associated with childhood and having fun . How much fun do you think this guy is?


  "I'm every nightmare you've ever had. I'm your worst dream come true. I'm everything you ever were afraid of. "

According to WIKIPEDIA : Coulrophobia is an abnormal or exaggerated fear of clowns. .., i would suggest there is nothing abnormal about it. Pupaphobia and Autonamatonophobia are closely related , the fear of puppets and ventriloquists dummies respectively. Imagine spending a night in a room with a ventriloquists dummy sat in the corner of the room, just staring at you, could you take it? What if you thought it moved? Would you run from a lump of plastic and wood?
Even this little chap would scare the life out of you in the dark!




 I'm going to eat your brains!


Dolls or puppets that come to life have long been a staple horror film favorite, The Puppet Master movies, Demonic Toys and of course Childs Play are well known in the genre. If film makers so often choose to use these subjects as objects of terror, there must be something in the human psyche that holds a long standing fear at the anthropomorphism given to some plastic and wood.
"Hey, I'm Chucky and i'm your friend to the end."




Of all the dolls that have featured in horror movies, my all time favorite is the Zuni Doll that comes from the third section of the film Trilogy of Terror, the doll is bought by Karen Blacks character Amelia as a present for her new boyfriend who has an interest in anthropology, little does she know that the doll contains the spirit of an evil Zuni warrior " He who kills ".  This section of the film   which is written by Richard Matheson ( Incredible Shrinking Man, I am Legend ) has become something of a cult classic.




Sweet dreams











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