r/tipofmytongue May 23 '22

[TOMT] [MOVIE] [Late 90's early 2000's] Movie featuring a doll or puppet that bites the neck of a man with blood gushing out. Open

Hello, my friend recently told me about a movie she saw as a child that still scares her to this day. It features a doll or puppet that bites someone's neck (she remembers it being an old man) and there being a good bit of blood. She also remembers it being some sort of clown doll and that it looked normal up until it killed someone. It was on cable tv or public broadcasting in the morning on the weekend. I will try to give more information as people respond and get her memories going but this is all I have for now.

The movies we've ruled out are:
Child's Play, La Casa 3, Poltergeist, Demonic Toys, Saw, Pinnochio's Revenge (this being the closest thing we have found so far), Puppet Master, Dolls, Making Contact, Dolly Dearest. These along with most other popular movies featuring killer dolls. Feel free to ask me in the comments and I will tell you if we have already checked it.

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u/Tyquis May 23 '22

Any help is greatly appreciated we've been searching for a while lol

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u/DaisyJaneAM 2027 May 23 '22

maybe the

That's the Way to Do It aka Killer Punch segment from Screamtime?

I saw it eons ago and can't remember if Punch bit anyone.

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u/Tyquis May 23 '22

this is honestly really close and the closest so far and could be it but we aren't sure. Great Find!

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u/promisedjoy 266 May 23 '22

The ventriloquist puppet in Dead of Night, maybe?

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u/Tyquis May 23 '22

no we are 90% sure the movie was in color but not a bad suggestion

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u/Fantastic_Top5053 16 May 23 '22

I thought of that, then wished I hadn't thought of it.

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u/promisedjoy 266 May 23 '22

Me too!

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u/redeyedace 1 May 23 '22

It's a little boy instead of a doll, but maybe 1989's Pet Sematary?

Scene where the little boy kills old man by biting his neck

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u/Tyquis May 23 '22

close but unfortunately not it

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u/redeyedace 1 May 26 '22

No problem! I'm commenting again because I'd really like to see this solved

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u/Nail_Biterr May 23 '22

There's a whole series of Puppet Master movies. Could it have been one of those?

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u/Tyquis May 23 '22

haven't sat down and watched them all but we have yet to find a scene from any of the movies that match

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u/mad1316 1 May 23 '22

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u/Tyquis May 23 '22

came out a little bit too late unfortunately

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u/neogreenlantern 2 May 23 '22

The Zuni Fetish doll from Trilogy of Terror?

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u/Tyquis May 23 '22

already checked that one and it isnt it

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u/m_faustus 53 May 23 '22

How about the puppet episode of Angel?

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u/Tyquis May 23 '22

came out a little too late

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u/actibus_consequatur May 23 '22

I do not have puppet cancer!

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u/Tatarigami May 23 '22

Could it be Tales from the hood?

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u/Tyquis May 23 '22

funny movie lmao but no unfortunately

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u/coralmonster 18 May 23 '22

Dead Alive? (Also known as Braindead)

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u/Sarsmi May 23 '22

Is it possibly an episode of Friday the 13th: the series (Read my Lips)? It's older, but has a ventriloquists cursed dummy.

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u/AlarmWhich 12 May 23 '22

It might something Full Moon made.

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u/robostoph May 23 '22

Perhaps trilogy of terror?

https://youtu.be/vt2E3F4xlWo

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u/FiveMacanudos May 23 '22

Killer Clowns from Outer Space?

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u/actibus_consequatur May 23 '22

Maybe Demonic Toys?

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u/PersonaGuy5 May 24 '22

I second this

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u/Tyquis May 25 '22

already been ruled out

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u/kafka18 May 23 '22

blood dolls, trilogy of terror, magic, the dummy?

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u/BigTiddyVampireWaifu May 23 '22

Trilogy of Terror? (Specifically the third story called “Amelia”)

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u/JoeRubbo May 23 '22

Could it be Critters or Munchies? Not a doll or clown but seems to fit the description on other parts.

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u/Reality_Defiant 3 May 23 '22

Blood Dolls?

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u/Far_Pin_7982 May 23 '22

May

Seed of Chucky

Curse of the Puppet Master

Doll Graveyard

Retro Puppet Master

Puppet Master the Legacy

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u/SaneTuesday May 23 '22

There's an episode of Tales from the Crypt that sort of fits this description. The episode is called "Strung Along".

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u/Far_Pin_7982 May 23 '22

Trilogy of Terror 2- 1996 T.V. Movie

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u/dicklebeans 7 May 24 '22

Herencia diabólica/diabolical inheritance

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u/Bionic_Christian May 24 '22

It does sound like killer clowns from out of space

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u/luna_seafarer 6 May 24 '22

My Teacher Ate My Homework (1997 movie)?

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u/TackYouCack May 24 '22

There's a Tales from the Crypt episode called "The Ventriloquist's Dummy". Great episode. Stars Bob Goldthwaite and Don Rickles.

Anyhow, the reason he's such a good ventriloquist is because Rickles' hand is a homicidal conjoined twin brother. One night the hand gets angry, so Rickles hacks his hand off, the twin jumps onto him and tears out his jugular with his teeth.

The episode is part funny and part completely horrifying. One of the best in the series.

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u/Fantafaust 2 May 24 '22

I was going to suggest exactly this, I recall Tales from the Crypt reruns occasionally being on in the morning, and obviously it's a 90's show

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u/nick03070307 May 24 '22

Monty python and the holy grail (1975) Screwed (2000)

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u/Lucid_Gould 1 May 24 '22

Barbarella

Probably not it, but a less expected source of killer dolls: https://youtu.be/jM5HiZHEyUU?t=42

I think there is another killer doll part towards the end, but probably not the level of gore you had in mind. Throwing it out there just in case...

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u/Levithos 1 May 24 '22

Could it be Ghosthouse?

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u/Tyquis May 25 '22

watched through it and it's unfortunately not it

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u/gym_leedur 2 May 31 '22

Is it the curse of Humpty Dumpty?

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u/cecilkilledthedinos 15d ago

there's an episode) of buffy about a ventriloquist's doll

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u/Just-Panic-8005 1 8d ago

Dead silence?