Unpopular Opinion: Dolls in Horror Movies aren't scary

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Rhood, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. Rhood Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    17,101
    Likes Received:
    601
    Location:
    Judge Ito's Courtroom
    I never found these types of movies to be scary.
    It's just a 2 foot tall toy. Take it back to Walmart and get a refund. End of film

    Movies like Child's Play, Annabelle, and The Boy seem to rely on chilling atmospheric music, 5000 year old wooden floors that creak every time someone walks on it, and ridiculous jump scares.

    The point I'm trying to make is something that small could be replaced with anything to make it scary, using the exact same effects.

    For example:

    A scary pack of gum
    A baby diaper
    The Scary Dandruff on your Shoulders
    An Eraser
    Scary Swiss Cheese
    Scary Eggplant
    Scary clipped toenails laying in the bathtub
    Scary lint from the dryer
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2020
  2. NoGoodNamesLeft Red Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    8,920
    Likes Received:
    2,619
    What about sex dolls?
     
  3. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Messages:
    76,351
    Likes Received:
    453
    Evil Dildos
     
  4. HughPhug Plug Tunin'

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Messages:
    17,510
    Likes Received:
    10,958
    Location:
    The D.A.I.S.Y. Age
    Puppet Master movies are great though
     
  5. revoltub Gold Card

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Messages:
    18,355
    Likes Received:
    3,354
    Location:
    parts unknown
  6. gspieler Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    12,534
    Likes Received:
    2,343
    Location:
    In der mittel
    Chucky was a ‘lil evil fucker. What he lacked in size, he made up for with ingenuity and the fact that nobody would expect it coming from a doll.
     
  7. Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Messages:
    15,165
    Likes Received:
    1,867
    [​IMG]

    This scared me as a kid.
     
  8. weed ベルセルク

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    36,357
    Likes Received:
    9,752
    Location:
    ʞɹo⅄ ʍǝN
    my oldest aunt used to have these antique clown dolls that used to FREAK me the fuck out. the old ones where they had elaborate patchwork bodies, stitched to fine detail, with porcelain hands, shoes & heads. one day, I was in their basement drawing Dragonball sketches. the clown that freaked me out the most was on the sofa in front of me. I dozed off for a bit & woke up creeped out, like something eerie was in the air, & when I looked at the sofa, the clown was gone, but instead on the recliner over to my right. I freaked the fuck out & my aunt told me she hadn't come down at all, & was just preparing lunch the entire time. what the fuck man.
     
  9. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Messages:
    30,910
    Likes Received:
    2,057
    Location:
    Colorado
    Yeah well, most horror movies are terrible anyways
     
  10. Roghog Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2020
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    I never took childs play to be horror. The doll always talked too much. Way too gimicky
     
  11. TSO Pink Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    14,887
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Kings Landing
    Sex doll with teeth in it's who haw
     
  12. Halifax Lego

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Messages:
    4,040
    Likes Received:
    1,185
    Location:
    Canada
    Dead Silence was ok.
     
  13. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    106,548
    Likes Received:
    157
    No.

    Chucky was literally called "My Buddy." He was supposed to be an innocent doll and a friend to Andy, not a murderous psychopath. That's what makes it scary.
     
  14. Nimrod Wistfull With A Fist-Full

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    Messages:
    7,650
    Likes Received:
    1,338
    Location:
    Ponderland
    Sorry dude.. but when you watch Poltergeist when your 10 years old.. yes that is my age when I watched it release date.. im an old cunt.. THE DOLL WAS SCARY AS FUCK ....

    Context is need, when I watch Annabelle, i enjoy the movie for what it is.. is the Doll scary ? no .. but if I watched this movie when I was 12, then yeah it might be scary.. Dolls play on the psychological level of life less child .. a dead child.. because that's what a doll is symbolically .. a dead kid.. that scares us .. dead children is scary ..
     
  15. Rhood Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    17,101
    Likes Received:
    601
    Location:
    Judge Ito's Courtroom
    I actually did see Poltergeist when I was a kid.
    I was probably 6 years old when I saw it. The clown doll didn't scare me though.
    What scared me in that film were the trees grabbing people and molesting them and the raw piece of steak that was dancing on the table.

    I'd imagine the steak wouldn't be so scary if it wasn't for the sound effects.
    That somehow turned it up a notch.
     
  16. Nimrod Wistfull With A Fist-Full

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    Messages:
    7,650
    Likes Received:
    1,338
    Location:
    Ponderland
    Ok that is proof that you are scared of Trees and steak, and im scared of dead children.. i think theres serious psychological signifcance is all this .. thanks./.
     
  17. Bacco Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2015
    Messages:
    11,305
    Likes Received:
    1,099
    Location:
    Italy
    Sex dolls with aids
     
  18. dc007 mr. white belt

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2006
    Messages:
    28,575
    Likes Received:
    1,512
    Location:
    NYC
    I don't know dude, my entire generation hates clowns because of that fucking puppet in Poltergeist.
     
  19. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2009
    Messages:
    34,125
    Likes Received:
    1,409
    I've never found a movie to be scary. It's a fucking movie! It's not real!

    There are some real things to be afraid of, like Asian drivers and truck drivers with tools.
     
  20. Phlog Dad Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2012
    Messages:
    15,502
    Likes Received:
    1,651
    In for scary Swiss cheese.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.