Here is Part 2 of our post on creepy ventriloquist dummies. Here it is - the film that really started the ball rolling in the evil puppet department - it's a clip from the 1945 film Dead of Night with Michael Redgrave.
EVIL VENTRILOQUIST DUMMIES So.....where did the idea of the murdering ventriloquist dummy come from? First.... a little bit of context. Ventriloquist dummies are really a throwback to another time and place - the days of Music Hall and Vaudeville in the late 1800's and early 1900's. These puppets existed far before Jim Henson