– (1964) – A hypnotist/ventriloquist transfers human souls into his stage dummy. Begins as though the dummy will perform his master’s commands, but the more this rolls on the less the dummy becomes involved. Has a few creepy moments, but never raises concern beyond the concept.
– (2005) – A film crew recreates a killing spree at the actual crime scene, allowing the lead actress to see ghosts. The idea has promise, but the story takes far too long to get rolling and never finds a comfortable pace. A better title might be Repetition, as the same things happen over and again. Somewhat creepy, though.
– (2013) – A killer doll is mailed to a dysfunctional family for mysterious reasons. Not only does this bring back the suspense of the original Child’s Play, but it never loses sight of the sequels. Packs in plenty of delirious twists, a satisfying body count, and a fantastic full-circle conclusion.
– (2013) – Paranormal experts help a family overcome a possessive spirit that aims to kill the young. Though nothing particularly unique occurs, this is a relentless grouping of horror’s more successful designs. Hardly a minute goes by that something jarring doesn’t occur, and though emotions are light, the nerve factor runs high.