Directed by Rodney Ascher
Why are we simultaneously attracted to and repelled by the things that scare us the most? In this special presentation, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) explores the pop culture that left dark impressions on us as children. Starting from the immortal ventriloquist dummy of MAGIC, Ascher asks real people to look back at pop-culture artifacts that traumatized them in their youth and describe the effect they had on their lives. A singular hybrid of documentary and horror, stare into the Primal Screen.
In this Shudder Original, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher explores the pop culture that left dark impressions on us as children.
Cast: Gregory Burkart, Daniel Ferranti, Gary Holland
Guess i need to watch some doll/robot movies now. interesting doc.
I really enjoyed this was was super gutted to work out it wasn’t a series and just a short one off. It was really refreshing to have some slightly lesser well known horror points of reference discussed in this film and not just ‘the clown doll from poltergeist’. Would love to see more episodes of this added.
very good, could have been alot longer
Lost interest quick in this film....just pass on it.
this is such a refreshing little gem that delves into a fairly common fear, dolls and specifically vetriloquist dummies, going in depth into the history of the artform and the inherently creepy nature of hyperrealism(the uncanny valley) give it a watch, you wont be disappointed