But oh well. I've been meaning to write this post for about a week anyway. At least it's quiet now, and since I have the time, I'd like to share with whoever is out there two short films and recommend three full length features about killer ventriloquist dummies. The first film is simply called The Dummy (1982) and is only about 7 minutes long. I remember seeing it on HBO when I was probably about the same age as the screaming child who woke me up tonight. It was on around my bed time so I only caught a minute or two of it, but it scared the shit out of me. It was my first encounter with the concept of a dummy walking around on its own, killing people. You can view it here: http://youtu.be/4-8ocnmE0Ts.
The next three recommendations are perfect for Halloween and are available on Netflix, or I'm sure at least two of them are available at your local video store; that's if video stores still exist in your town.