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Name That Trauma :: Reader Alicia R. on Deadly Dolls

March 6th, 2010 by aunt john · 7 Comments

This is from a movie a saw when I was very young, maybe 5 or 6 years old. I don’t remember the title of the movie or the plot. All I remember is a woman with short, brown (?) hair in a dark room, possibly in a sheriff’s or police station, and possible wearing a (tan?) county sheriff uniform.

The part that terrified me is that when she was in the dark room, there were shelves full of porcelain(?) dolls that came to life and attacked her. I’m pretty positive they killed her.

Does anyone have even a vague clue what this movie is?

UPDATE: NAME THAT TRAUMA SOLVED! Special thanks to cryscantdance for knowing that it was JOANNA CASSIDY‘s doll-centric demise in THE TOMMYKNOCKERS.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cryscantdanceNo Gravatar // Mar 6, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I’d be willing to bet that the movie she’s thinking of is Stephen King’s “Tommyknockers.” I was about 9 when it came out, and that scene completely renewed the doll fear I thought I’d finally licked. I also remember the dolls saying something like, “It’s too late, Ruth” over and over again while they killed her. And there was definitely a creepy scarecrow doll, too. I think it was the leader.
    Anyway, I don’t really remember much of the rest of the movie (except Traci Lords killing someone with a laser shooting tube of lipstick), but that part stuck with me.
    So did the doll fear. ~_~

  • 2 FatherOfTearsNo Gravatar // Mar 6, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Yes, it was from “Tommyknockers” and the policewoman killed by the dolls was played by Joanna Cassidy of “Blade Runner” fame.

  • 3 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Mar 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Though I’m pretty sure cryscantdance & FatherOfTears have this one in the bag, reader steph emailed this:

    The Deadly Dolls sounds vaguely like a scene from the movie Dolls. It wasn’t in a police station, but there was a room full of creepy porcelain dolls that attack and kill a woman. Just a guess.

  • 4 Rev. AustinNo Gravatar // Mar 8, 2010 at 9:58 am

    My vote’s with Tommyknockers!

  • 5 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Mar 8, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Suzanne Somers in SHES THE SHERIFF!

    Anyone else remember THAT rancid show?

  • 6 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Mar 9, 2010 at 9:38 am

    @mama: Yes, yes I do!

  • 7 theresnomrpibbNo Gravatar // Mar 9, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for helping me out, guys. It’s definitely “Tommknockers”.

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