Ventriloquist dummies

Ventriloquist dummies are an example of the type of life-size model figures that Jentsch sites in his essay on the uncanny, listing “wax-work figures, ingeniously constructed dolls and automata”. Freud and Kelley both quote this passage in their own essays on the uncanny.
The enduring popularity of uncanny ventriloquist dummies is evidenced by the number of horror and thriller movies that include them; There are enough that the ventriloquist dummy movie could be considered a sub-genre in itself.


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