Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Panic Over Possessed Doll

Here's another one of those stories that sounds like a bad, cheesy, and completely implausible horror film waiting to happen. Recently in Singapore a doll was found under a tree by the side of a road. This wouldn't be that unusual, except that the doll was found wearing a blindfold with Arabic writing on it. A picture of the doll was posted to Reddit along with a story about how it was allegedly possessed, and the link went viral from there.

This creepy figurine is apparently keeping Singaporean children (and adults) awake at night after it was found resting against a tree by the side of a busy street. Wearing a stained silk and lace dress, the doll looks as if it has been accidentally left outside for the night.

But it has caused something of a stir online after pictures of it were posted to Reddit, along with a bizarre story about how it is supposedly 'possessed'. According to the post, the doll was found blindfolded with a cloth with the word 'bismillah', an Arabic phrase meaning 'in the name of God', written on it.

The post includes claims that the doll has the ability to move on its own accord and can even be heard talking in a woman's voice. The post reads: 'Original owner found that the only way to get rid of it and make sure it won't come back is to cover its eyesight.

This being the Internet and all, it's not clear whether the panic over the doll extends to the people in Singapore who actually found the thing, or if it's purely an online phenomenon. But whatever the case, there's plenty of inspiration here for anyone who thinks they might want to try their hand at building the next Troma Productions. The tale of a creepy cursed doll that moves on its own practically writes itself, and unfortunately for studio copyright lawyers the doll looks nothing like Chucky of Child's Play fame.

In the immortal words of Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman, "You may love the movie, you may hate the movie, but we never want you to forget the movie." Mission accomplished, Internet!

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