While it might have just missed out on the top box office spot this past weekend (that honour belongs David Fincher’s much-talked-about big screen adaptation of “Gone Girl”), “The Conjuring” spin-off “Annabelle” pulled in an impressive $37.2 million in ticket sales. That’s more than enough to make the micro-budget horror movie a big hit and all but guarantees a sequel.
But when “Annabelle” was first announced, many wondered just how the producers would be able to base an entire movie around the titular possessed doll. Sure, her appearance in “The Conjuring” was extremely scary, but how could you possibly sustain that for 90 minutes?
However, those critics obviously forget Hollywood’s long big screen history with terrifying dolls and creepy puppets. Here are five other spine-chilling playthings that were thrilling and frightening movie audiences long before “Annabelle” came along.
Fats the Dummy - "Magic" (1978)
Before he was an on-screen cannibal, a real-life Oscar-winner, and aRead More »from 'Annabelle' is a hit: Hollywood's long history with creepy, killer dolls