The scary wee bollocks' have had a few go's at the big screen. I watched the most recent one last night...'Dead Silence' by James Wan the same fella who introduced us to the dubious pleasures of the Saw franchise! Wan uses those potent plot devices, the ventriloquist’s dummy(AAAARGH!) and an old nursery rhyme to piece together a gruesome tale of supernatural revenge. Unfortunately the cast are so supernaturally shit that it’s impossible to care about any of them. The dialogue is dire and cliched.."If you go looking for answers you just might find them!"(???)...."I'm not the same person you knew,a stroke will do that to a man"...No shit!!!
But, after saying all that...I really enjoyed it. Its very well shot and has a surreal sorta feel to it, and the flashback scenes are great,and the dummy is the total double of Gary Numan! In one scene there are about 100 of the wee bastards on screen at once(new y-fronts please!) Anyway, any movie that has a scary wee ol' bastard of a puppet in it is always worth a look! Check these pant wetting 3 and half foot horrors---
MAGIC-1978-Dir.Dickie Attenborough-Starring-Anthony Hopkins
Hopkins portrays Corky Withers, a painfully shy but talented magician who overcomes his stage fright when he takes on a sidekick--an extroverted and bawdy ventriloquist's dummy he names Fats. As Corky's act becomes more and more popular and draws the attention of big-time agents and Hollywood brass, introverted and insecure Corky allows the artificial Fats personality to take control.
Quote--"Lets go up those stairs, and kiss that girl goodbye!"
Scary Bastard?--Yeah, would be scarier though if he did'nt wear my Dads jumpers!
DEEP RED-1975-Dir.Dario Argento-Starring-David Hemmings
Dario's masterpiece and the best giallo of all time.Dario consolidated his position as Italy's king of terror with this truly frightening horror thriller.The plot drifts into the world of childhood nightmares, a mother's body decapitated by a lift, a nursery rhyme and a fresco depicting a strange murder. This is one of the best movies ever and the one that brought him to the attention of Hitchcock! Ok, not really a demonoic doll movie, but, one does appear as a distraction before a murder and your mind goes!
Quote--"Hehehhehhehheheh" He does'nt talk...just laughs!
Scary Bastard?--Totally, and hes fully motorised so he could chase you around the house!
DEAD OF NIGHT-1945-Dir.Charles Crichton-Starring-Michael Redgrave
A pioneering horror classic, and still one of the most successful anthologies to date, with five different stories directed by four different directors.'The Ventriloquist's Dummy', featuring Michael Redgrave's unforgettable performance as a ventriloquist whose dummy gets the upper hand. The dummy's name is Hugo and he is without a doubt the scariest wooden wee shit ever...and believe me the films final scene with Hugo will give you nightmares...forever and ever!
Quote--"But it doesn't end there. You see, everybody in this room is part of my dream. Everybody."
Scary Bastard?--Your worst nightmare!!
Ventriloquist Dummies don't have to appear on the big screen to give you the fear check out these little terrors--
WEE WELL DRESSED BASTARD
THE ONLY TIME YOU'LL BE AFRAID OF ANYTHING GINGER!
THE DEMONIC ROGER MOORE
A DEMONIC LITTLE BROTHER