- ‘Devilish Doll’ (1988)
What it’s about: Classic for horror lovers in which the director-actor duo (Tom Holland and Chris Sarandon) from the legendary ‘Fright Night’ reunites. On this occasion, the protagonist is little Andy, who is given a doll of a child whom he baptizes Chucky.
The problem is that Chucky has been the victim of a voodoo rite and carries within him the spirit of a serial killer – if you like this topic, don’t miss the Netflix documentary ‘Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer ‘-, so he will not hesitate to kill people to transfer that soul to a human.
The real story: There is no data that the following story actually happened, but the film is inspired by the legend of Otto, a boy who received a gift from his maid, a practitioner of black magic, a doll he called Robert. Apparently, since then, the boy began to talk to himself and the strangest things began to happen in the house. Otto even claimed that the doll was alive and the neighbors even saw Robert looking out the window. The parents locked the doll in the attic and, as an adult, Otto returned for it and supernatural things happened again. After Otto died, Robert came into the hands of another girl and it seems that… he tried to murder her.
- ‘Annabelle’ (2014)
What it’s about: John (Ward Horton) has the perfect gift for Mia, his pregnant wife: an antique doll that she wears for a wedding. But one horrible night, members of a satanic cult invade their home and attack the couple. In addition to spreading terror and spilling blood in their wake, they summon an evil entity that will cause even greater misfortunes and that has possessed the body of… Annabelle.
The real story was: that Annabelle was a doll that a 27-year-old nurse received as a gift from her mother in the 70s. Shortly after, strange things began to happen, like the doll changing position on its own or notes appearing on the ground asking for help. Taking her to a medium, her owner learned that Annabelle was a seven-year-old girl who died in her apartment and that she wanted attention to be loved.
- ‘Psycho’ (1960)
What it’s about: A secretary (Janet Leigh) commits a robbery at the company where she works and flees the city. After driving for a long time, she decides to stop and rest at a strange roadside motel, the Bates Motel, run by a very shy young man, Norman (Anthony Perkins).
The real story was: The character of Norman was inspired by Ed Gein, a man from Wisconsin who, a few years before the filming of the film, in 1957, made the front page of all the newspapers for committing two murders and unearthing women who They remembered their deceased mother. With the decapitated bodies, in short, he made socks, lamps, and even a woman’s outfit. He spent the rest of his life in a psychiatric hospital.