Some dolls fit the category, too, with spooky eyes that seem to move or a porcelain pallor. They're not all Chucky, but some of them just don't seem quite right.
Anne McLaughlin grew up with a cabinet full of dolls — including a
pretty dancer doll and a set of wooden nesting dolls. But one, she says,
"One of the dolls in the cabinet was absolutely
terrifying," she says. "Very tall, thin doll, and her face was not a
doll face. It was a grown woman, so she didn't have big eyes she didn't
have a smile. She had tiny little eyes. She always looked like she
stepped out of one of those New Orleans ghost stories."
The lady doll was also a music box, and it spun slowly to music when wound. The doll gave Anne the creeps.
one night, when she was about 10, McLaughlin thought to herself: "I'm
going to take her out of the cabinet just to prove that I'm not scared
of this doll" — even though she was very scared of it.
So she wound up the doll, left it on the bedside table and walked away. Suddenly there was a crash.
right when I turned around, she had just walked to the side of the
bedside table, and fallen to the floor with a big crash, " McLaughlin
can't even finish her sentence. "I went and slept with my parents."
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