Creep Out This Year's Halloweeners In An Annabelle Costume
by Giancarlo Cuevas
Let’s face it, almost everybody is aware of the major creep factor that most dolls possess. Their glossy, inanimate eyes almost seem to follow you across the room, no matter where you are. You can almost imagine them getting up from their shelf, closet, or chair and trying to find you. Their manufactured cores filled with ill intent, just waiting to surprise you in a disturbing fashion. But you probably thought that your fear of dolls would never be exacerbated, or that you would never have a real reason to be afraid of them in the first place. But then, you didn’t know that “Annabelle Comes Home” is creeping into theaters on June 26th. This terrifying movie directed by Gary Dauberman and produced by James Wan and Peter Safran is a continuation of the popular “Annabelle” series, a popular spin off from the frightening, and well-received “The Conjuring” series. Creep out this year's "Halloweeners" in an Annabelle costume, it's sure to play a major role in this annual horror holiday, and here's why.
Annabelle is about a possessed doll that wreaks havoc on the lives of all those that surround it. First appearing in the original “The Conjuring”, audiences have been delightfully terrified by the doll for a few years now. In her newest film, Annabelle’s horrifying powers seem to come to a head when the Warren’s, the family of demonologists who originally captured the demonic toy, lock her in their artifact room, which is filled with other paranormal objects. This was a bad idea, as it looks to be that Annabelle has somehow managed to unleash all the other spirits, meaning that the movie is going to be ghoul galore. Horror dolls costumes have become a Halloween favorite. Check out www.WonderCostumes.com extensive assortment of horror costume dolls that are sure to instill fear in any costume party, and to supplement your diabolical costume doll, here's a little background on why the fear of dolls, otherwise known as Pediophobia, is a thing?
It turns out that having a fear of dolls isn’t something natural for humans. Unlike a fear of animals or fire, a fear of dolls is conditioned into us by external influences. The constant coupling of dolls with scary events teaches our brain that dolls are a source of bad times. www.prevention.com says “Some people are so afraid of dolls, they cross over into phobia territory—but that’s very uncommon. Pediophobia, the fear of dolls, doesn’t really conform to typical types of phobia, such as those involving animals, natural environment, infections, or injuries, according to Wolizky-Taylor. In fact, in years of clinical research, and in her practice, she has never come across it. To meet the criteria of Pediophobia an individual would have to be debilitated by a persistent, excessive, and unreasonable fear or avoidance of dolls to the extent of causing significant distress or impairment to live their day-to-day life. Being simply creeped out by them doesn’t make the cut.”
Dolls in The Media. Let’s go back few years to one of the most famous horror movies, "Chucky," a child’s toy doll possessed by a serial killer so that he could continue his terrifying acts. This movie instilled a fear of dolls into an entire generation of people, children and adults alike. But what was the first movie to use dolls as the main antagonist? The first reported film to use a doll in a creepy way was a film titled “The Great Gabbo”, which was released in 1929. It tells the story of a ventriloquist named Gabbo and his doll Otto, as he battles with his inner demons. The doll itself isn’t actually evil, but you would be forgiven for interpreting as such since Otto seems to have a mind of its own. Otto isn’t possessed by some age-old demon, it’s just Gabbo projecting what he feels through the the puppet. The Otto doll sure is creepy though. Next up in our line of doll horror is “Dead of Night”, released in 1945. Now this film also follows a ventriloquist, named Maxwell Frere, and his doll named Hugo. The major difference here is that unlike “The Great Gabbo”, the ventriloquist in question is not a bad person by any means, but rather, his doll is truly an evil entity. The doll eventually leads his owner to his untimely demise. “Dead of Night” is a pioneer in the creepy doll horror genre, and definitely hits the mark. Many other films follow these founders of the doll horror genre, such as “Devil Doll”, “Asylum”, Dead Silence” and many others. Now that you have the history of dolls in horror media, consider buying a delightfully doll terrifying costume from www.WonderCostumes.com. We have quality costumes at the best prices, with friendly customer service, and quick shipping to wherever you are. We have costumes for Annabelle and many other famous horror movie characters. Don’t waste any time and purchase a spooky costume for your next party, show, or event. Or maybe even get it a little early for Halloween! www.WonderCostumes.com is the best place on the internet for your costumes and accessory needs.