From 'Annabelle' to 'Chucky' 9 Of The Creepiest Dolls In Pop Culture

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To the shock of many, Annabelle has performed surprisingly well at the box office, beating the highly anticipated Gone Girl (for a moment) to general surprise. Maybe it's because Annabelle seems like more of a classic horror film to watch in anticipation of Halloween. I also think it has to do with the fact that it features one of the scariest horror tropes: the creepy doll.

Seeing Annabelle reminded me of other dolls that have scared me in movies and television. What is it about the creepy doll that makes it return over and over in pop culture? Perhaps it's the contrast of evil with the innocence of a child's plaything. The doll is what's supposed to comfort you when there's a monster under the bed, not try to kill you in your sleep. There's also something creepy about the lifeless rendering of the human form.

Bustle has already found some of the creepiest real life dolls to haunt your dreams, but that's not good enough for us. To celebrate Annabelle's success and the spooky month of October, here are the spookiest dolls in pop culture.

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