It's Friday the Thirteenth. Only seems appropriate to blog today about something creepy. How about your child's creepiest toy?
There really isn't anything that can make a horror movie freakier than having a traditional children's toy turn into some kind of demonic character. You could look at the other side of it all as in Toy Story where the toys actually come to life when 'people' aren't around. I remember being woken up in the middle of the night less than a year ago by one of those beloved toys. I swear we had one of those characters from the Toy Story movies in our house! Literally, as the toy I am talking about was a pull-string Woody doll that belonged to Bean.
We had a terrible thunderstorm one spring night. It was one of those storms that send chills down your spine with each strike of lightning seemingly getting closer to where you are. There was one particular bolt of lightning that seemed so close I swear the house shook. At the same moment as the lightning struck, Woody started talking! Nothing like being woken up in the middle of the night by "Howdy Pardner!" and not living on a ranch!
The strangest thing with this is that after the storm, Woody would start talking just out of the blue! Little freaky to be watching some kind of suspenseful TV show after the kids have gone to bed only to jump out of your skin to have this 'doll' start talking!
By far, this is the creepiest toy my child has had. Happy Friday the Thirteenth! Watch out for black cats, ladders and don't break any mirrors!