This Saturday we’re getting a head start on Halloween by showing one of the scariest ventriloquist movies around. “Devil Doll” airs at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and if you think Child’s Play was scary (or just hilarious) you’re going to want to tune in. After all, there’s nothing like a possessed doll to give you nightmares for the rest of your life. If that’s your cup of tea — or you just want to terrify your roommates — after you tune in on Saturday you may want to check out the five films featuring these frightening “fun” toys:
1. The Clown in “Poltergeist
The creepy clown doll was scary enough when it was just sitting there on the rocking chair. Then in the dark of night it drags its owner under the bed and one of the most unforgettable horror movie moments is made.
2. Chucky in “Child’s Play”
When a serial killer uses voodoo magic to transfer his soul into an adorable red-headed doll, he quickly realizes he wants to become a real boy. So he sets out to the steal the body of his new owner, a young boy named Andy. It goes about as well as you expect.
3. Fats in “Magic”
Anthony Hopkins stars as a ventriloquist who is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart played by Ann-Margret. Note to self: Do not take up ventriloquism.
4. Hugo in “Dead of Night”
This is the movie that started it all. So when you can’t sleep at night without checking under your bed and in the closet and in the shower and in the living room you can write the director a thank you letter. When just
5. All the dolls in Dolls
This campy cult classic is filled more scary dolls than any of the other movies combined. So many many dolls face down a series of travelers seeking shelter from a storm in an old house. Their bad behavior incites the wrath of the bloodthirsty dolls (who are possessed by immoral souls being forced to pay for their crimes) and their tiny sharp teeth.
And here’s the trailer for “Devil Doll”
Devil Doll airs on IFC on Saturday, Sep. 15 at 1:30 PM ET