13 Creepy Movie Puppets and Dolls That Made Us Cry Out In Terror

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13 Creepy Movie Puppets and Dolls That Made Us Cry Out In Terror

By Josh Kurp | Seriously Random Lists | September 6, 2012 | Comments ()

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#1. The Oogieloves from The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure



#2. Skeksis from The Dark Crystal


#3. Crites from Critters


#4. Meet the Feebles


#5. Dolly Dearest


#6. Gmork from The Neverending Story


#7. Jester from Puppet Master


#8. Clown from Poltergeist


#9. Baby Oopsie from Demonic Toys

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#10. Das Clown from Das Clown


#11. The Devil Dolls


#12. Black Devil Doll


#13. Ghost of Christmas Past from The Muppet Christmas Carol

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And just to get all of those terrifying puppets and dolls out of your head:



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  • Bea Pants

    My boyfriend will whine like the Chamberlain Skeksis when he wants to give me the heebie jeebies but really, the Garthim gave me terrible nightmares as a child.

  • Strand

    No Franklin from AD?

  • Also, the worst thing about the Oogie Loves (aside from their name) is that their eyes are always half-shut. Like they're high on all the fucking drugs imaginable, and they're about to have a psychotic moment and rip your heart out while it's still beating.


  • Jezzer

    The commercial for the Oogieloves is one of the few movie commercials that airs on Fox News (which I am exposed to for hours every day due to my work situation), which makes me wonder if it's some conservative propaganda movie, like that horribly unfunny "American Carol" from a few years ago.

  • Jezzer

    (It's entirely possible that movie commercials air on Fox News all the time, and I've only noticed this one because it looks so fucking horrid)

  • Holy shit, just one look at the Critters just brought back the goddamn worst nightmares of my childhood. At one point I had my mom cover up all my stuffed animals with blankets because I was convinced they were critters at night. I think I watched the stupid movie at a friend's house...and I never forgave them.

  • Anthony Hopkins ventriloquist dummy, Fats, from Magic(1978)

  • frank247

    That thing *still* gives me nightmares 30 years after I first saw it.

  • jams

    looks great!

  • duckandcover

    WHY DID I CLICK ON THIS ARTICLE? (Aside from powering the almighty Pajiba hate machine's wallet.)

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Skeksis! They totally remind me of the lady in the cubicle next to me. She even eats like them... Really loudly. And smacky.

    This is giving me some good ideas for Halloween.

  • AudioSuede

    I do NOT have PUPPET CANCER!

  • kuchenanja

    You are also forgetting the Hugga Bunch dolls. They were worse than the Poltergeist clown for me!

  • Kati

    I'd also include all the puppets Tool used in their videos, most notably "Sober" and "Prison Sex.". Gaaah.

  • Margrete

    My mom grew up with these two as the stars of, at the time only, TV-show for kids. And yes, she was scarred for live.

  • dahlia6

    Man, screw those critter assholes. I watched that movie when I was nine, and to this day, I have a thing against small furry creatures with sharp teeth. My friend had a dog that I swear looked like one of them, and whenever I stayed at her house, that dog would sit in the doorway in the dark and just stare at me. All I could see was the outline of a small hairy thing in the door, and even though it had a cute pomeranian face in the daytime, I know that asshole morphed into a critter at night.

  • Carlito

    E. Mother Frakking T.: The Extra Terrorestrial.

  • Three_nineteen

    My grandmother took me and some of my cousins to ET in the theater. When ET came on screen my 7 year old sister started screaming hysterically. My grandmother had to spend the rest of the movie with her out in the lobby.

  • spektaytor

    Anything by Sid and Marty Krofft. HR Puff n Stuff. Seriously, f*** those guys.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    It's der Clown, for fuck's sake.

    Also, the Critters were hilarious.

  • Cara

    The fieries from Labyrinth really creeped me out when I was a kid!

  • man, they still creep the hell out of me

  • BWeaves

    No Chuckie?
    No Yoda?
    No Jabba the Hutt?

  • Wormer

    How could you be scared of this little guy?

  • Or Salacious Crumb, for that matter.

  • Adrienne Marie

    No Talky Tina? That doll scarred me for life!

  • Ok...scrolling down...some of these...downright scary. But then...screeching car noise... "Black Devil Doll" ....wait, what? Ok, part of me is distracted by nice legs, the rest of me is wondering about the crocheted nighty and kneesocks. (What the what??!?) Finally I get around to noticing the puppet/doll, but it's too late, my mind is already otherwise occupied.
    But if you want my vote, it's a close one - either Dolly Dearest or Baby Oopsie.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Having never heard of that movie, I looked it up on IMDB and read the following synopsis:

    "A young, moist, buxom teen vixen finds herself hurled into an odyssey of
    forbidden sex and unspeakable violence after an innocent evening
    dabbling in the occult."

    Now I kinda want to see it.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • Uriah_Creep

    Not to be uncouth, Mrs. J., but in this kind of situation, "moist" may be the mot juste.

  • BWeaves

    You're a wee, little, puppet man!

  • JenVegas

    it's so wrong how much i love that episode.

  • but it feels so right

  • Groundloop

    Nothing wrong at all with loving it.

    Embrace the felt, and the polyester stuffing.

  • Groundloop

    I can't adequately express how much I love the "Smile Time" episode:

    "I'm made of felt. And my nose comes off."

  • NoPantsMcLane

    That 'The Devil Dolls' doll looks just like Nic Cage.

  • Bandit

    Well that's my nightmares sorted for the next 2 weeks...

  • Snath


    Big, evil eyes like black pools of despair, and giant retarded baby mouths that gave me breastfeeding nightmares for weeks. And I'm a dude.

  • L.O.V.E.

    What? No female gremlin?

  • Green Lantern

    That was no female...that was a male gremlin in drag.

    Or a pre-op transvestigremlin.

  • Wormer

    That was actually Nicki Minaj in gremlin form

  • L.O.V.E.

    Or are they asexual? Or hermaphrodites? Or maybe Stripe had an off camera procedure and is now ... Stripper? Lana?

    Let's have a little sensitivity.

    Let me write Dan Savage and get back to you.

  • Bert_McGurt

    "You know what the kids LOVE? Vaccuums! We should have a puppet that's a giant vaccuum!"
    "Can we make him a 'nerdy' vaccuum, like with glasses and stuff?."
    "Ok, but I'm in charge of coming up with the incredibly stupid title!"
    - said some future employees of 'Michael Bay's Terrible Ideas' Corporation.

  • No Pin?

  • I started looking at these, and then IMMEDIATELY REGRETTED MY DECISION, scrolling furiously down while looking at the wall.
    I may never sleep again.

  • bleujayone

    No killer Zuni warrior doll from Trilogy of Terror?

  • ashipper

    I just told my 10 year old about that story and she refused to sleep in her room that night.

  • stryker1121

    The yammering of that thing was scary by itself.

  • latvianluck

    I love you.

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