Creepy dolls are a mainstay of the horror genre, from Chucky to Annabelle, not to mention the giant effigy in Squid Game.
Fans of the South Korean Netflix show were shocked to discover the super-sized toy is in fact real. And as we approach Halloween, the National Parks Service decided to share some specimens that could give the towering figure a run for her money.div data-bg="https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1905145/still-squid-game-netflix.jpg?w=300&h=180&f=1c7cace8cad047821c259bde65da46a5"">>'Squid Game's' Creepy Giant Doll Is Real, Resides in Rural Korean MuseumRead more 'Squid Game's' Creepy Giant Doll Is Real, Resides in Rural Korean Museum
These four dolls would be a worthy protagonist in any horror film, with some dating back to the 19th century, which is plenty of time for them to become possessed or haunted.
The government organization shared a post to their Instagram page, @nationalparkservice, on Wednesday, which jokingly started off with: "Feeling cute. May move across the room later."
They explained that they had delved through their stock rooms—which clearly isn't limited to flora and fauna—to share the creepiest dolls in their possession.
"It's #SpookySeason and we're featuring some unique dolls found in park collections. Scroll through to learn more," they said.
The first doll doesn't even need to try and be scary, as the site explained she is literally a "Talking Doll."
Alongside a photo of the toy in a blue dress with ringlets, the post said: "First up, over at @thomasedisonnhp, one of Thomas Edison's early inventions was a Talking Doll (1890) that used a miniature phonograph to give the doll a voice. Only on the market for one month, the phonograph proved to be too fragile for children to play.
"Edison subsequently had the device removed to allow for the remaining dolls to be sold. This doll certainly doesn't wander the shelves each night looking for a new voice box."