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Pediophobia in Pop Culture - MarcyOne - 10-19-2009 12:15 PM

The fear of dolls has been heavily exploited in pop culture settings, ranging from movies to Halloween events.
In most of these occurrences, the premise is that a seemingly harmless doll has become a sentient being bent
on destruction. Whether this happens through magical spells or random chance, the net result is the same:
a child’s plaything has become deadly.

These films tap a primal fear that may be one of the roots of pediophobia — the fear of the silent killer.
In a world filled with threats, ranging from bioterrorism to tainted spinach, it is common to worry that something
we cannot recognize as dangerous could lead to our destruction. This is one of the basic fears present in doomsday
phobias and exploited in Hollywood films, such as Without Warning.


Re: Pediophobia in Pop Culture - Jonnyjonny_uk - 10-24-2009 02:53 PM

Hi Marcyone Wave

It's interesting what you say and I'm sure television has a lot to blame for many peoples phobias. Do you yourself have a phobia of dolls?