The fear of dolls is known as pediophobia and unsurprisingly, it’s extremely common. Dating back thousands of years, dolls have become a firm family favorite with children all around the world, but the question begs; why as adults do we find dolls so creepy? Perhaps it’s the unseeing glassy eyes or maybe it is because dolls are so much like us and yet they aren’t. From horror movies like Child’s Play and Annabelle, our fear of dolls has entered popular culture and in turn, invaded our deepest nightmares.
Here to help cure (or fuel) your pediophobia, we’ve collected 10 vintage photos of creepy dolls, because even the cutest of them has the potential to be utterly terrifying.
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