The Curse of the Dream Doll

All right, campers, time for a Halloween ghost story:

She thought it was just a harmless doll, forlorn and forgotten in the toy store bargain bin. But that night, as she slept, the doll filled her dreams with dark and terrible visions. The skies above her were thick with thousands of winged letter carriers, while legions of zombie dog catchers clutched at her as she ran and ran. And then she saw the most horrifying vision of all…

So, campers… what happens next in our tale of terror?

Via Gawker via The Daily What via Buzzfeed via Fox News via your mom.



  1. Awww, sweet bebeh. Bless your little fast-beating heart.

  2. Attack of the four-eyed bear-child!

    Nightmares of crazy head-to-ear ratios!

    Pup howls that sound eerily like “NOOOOO!!!!”.

    (P.S. Is it just me, or can we actually smell the “new pup smell” if we scratch the comp screen???)

  3. (oooh, my first “first”! How exciting!)

  4. ‘at’s wha’ ‘appnz when ya sleep on yer back.

  5. One Eyed Daruma says:

    … fire hydrants exacting their revenge…

  6. I would have posted earlier, but this vid keeled me DED.
    The trill at 0.20 is soooooo adorabuls!

  7. 260Oakley says:

    Pup is terrified by visions of 101 Doll-mations.

  8. My name is Talky Tina and I don’t like you…

  9. Noelle (the First) says:

    Some one wake that puppy and give him a cuddle, or just give him to me and I’ll do it!

    Also, Young Frankenstien reference for the win! 🙂 “Put…the…candle…back”

  10. I dunno how the person filming didn’t just melt in to a puddle of goo after witnessing that first hand.

  11. nomnomnomnom

    (that’s the sound of me eating up the pup in all it’s freakish adorable-ness)

    Seriously… I can almost smell the puppy breath from here… *twitching at lack of cuteness wtihin reach*

  12. 260Oakley says:

    Scene from the latest production of “Thighs and Dolls”

  13. The most horrifying vision of all, they’ve run out of kibble.

  14. Pup’s having a dream of showing up at the park with no privacy tail.

  15. Are you sure this isn’t a baby polar bear?

  16. This one from Okanoue family is so cute too.

  17. So cute!!

  18. The puppy’s dream was basically the Terminator movies, but instead of machines, they were cats!

  19. A giant octo-vacuum cleaner, with eight serpentine hoses and eight leering power heads attached to a massive, insatiable canister… and it runs without a power cord!

    (Even I am shuddering.)

  20. Bottle Green says:

    Cute Overload: Top website for Young Frankenstein references!

  21. LeAnn (not LeAnna or Lee Ann) says:

    Fred, Beagle of Valor, used to do that. One time he barooo’ed and woke himself up.

  22. @Cath, you mean the Noo-Noo?

  23. @ Theresa: My heavens, that is scary! Yeah, an Octo-noo-noo! SCARY!

  24. Not a tree or hydrant in sight!

  25. I am speechless because of the Qte…

  26. flutterby says:

    Cute li’l pup, but scary dolly dressed in Ewok costume gives me teh shivers… just in time for Halloween!

  27. S.J. Hartsfield says:

    Hey, my girlfriend did this in her sleep the other night!

  28. My unexpected guest boxer dog “woofs” in her sleep. Not sure what she’s woofing at, but it wakes me up!

  29. “BAWOOOO”
    Ohhh myy godd. It’s so cute I can’t think!!!
    Our rescue pup used to have little nightmares about her ordeal. I could tell by how grateful she was when she woke up. This however seems more like a “howl at the moon” dream, thank goodness. Little fluffeh butt deserves good dreams!

  30. Shades of Chucky!

  31. Want.

  32. OMG! Sleep-yipping.

    Falls over ded…

  33. Dreaming cuteness.

  34. Awww :)!

    Tired Baby Cat 🙂

  36. Seems we have another case of Pup or Polar Bear Cub?

    Maybe it is a reoccuring nightmare where Pup on a picnic with her family in a deep dark scary woods when she gets lost, she leaves a kibble trail but the Stinky Bad Kitteh noms them all up. Then when she gets to Grandma’s McHowlerson’s house, the Stinky Bad Kitteh is there in disguise. Then…

  37. 1 part puppy + 1 part polar bear cub = 100% cute!!!!!!!

  38. bob drummond says:

    Goodnight sweetheart well it’s time to go-do do do do do do !
    (as formerly sung by SHANA NA)

  39. What’s UP with the cute little tucked-in ears??!!? I could truly just die! Sleep tight, Smooshie-Pup!!

  40. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    1: CREAM-colored, FUZZY UNDERARM PITS!!!! It seems like it would be such an effort to hold his lil’ arms in that posishe!!
    2: Les Japonais have again slain us w/ Cuteness Supreme.
    [“Coming soon from Duncan HInes…”]
    3: @ Lilith [shiver, shiver, SHAKE] TRULY a creepy creepy moment
    (I STILL get creeped out thinking about that D***** crappin’ doll and I’m an ADULT and I KNOW what’s gonna happen in the episode…)

    4: And finally, @ 21 LeAnn (not LeAnna or Lee Ann) : Seriously??
    How UberCute can a story be?????????? that’s “top of the heap” Cute!!!

  41. I just want to stick my face into that warm fuzzy chest and breathe in the puppy smell! X___X

  42. Most amazing hovertext, haha.. I wish my apartment allowed dogs!

  43. What breed? Must…have…puppy…

  44. I’ll guess Siba Inu, or did I miss this in the comments already posted?
    Yes, it could be a polar bear, too….
    What a fuzzball!

    Oh, Oakley, another zinger!

  45. She shivered in fear while still asleep as there, seemingly real and alive, danced NAIL CLIPPERS! Hundreds and hundreds of NAIL CLIPPERS! Nooooooooo! This can’t be happening. Wake up! Wake up! It’s only a dream….

  46. Yes, shiba inu based on the Japanese title. And by the way, I just died….you are talking to a dead girl here. Kaput. No more…I have ceased to exist after watching that video.

  47. Curse you moderation!!

  48. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: I’ve loved the total and outrageously strangeness of The Teletubbies since the first time I laid eyes on that wonderfully, bizarre show. This whole thread is SO perfect for October…which my daughter and I refer to as Scary Movie Month.

  49. My grandma used to collect Kewpie dolls-that’s probably why I never spent the night at her house much!

  50. Queen of Dork says:

    Kate: Speaking of dolls…here’s a scary story. (at least it was to a five year old little girl) When I was five, my mom, sister and I were living in this duplex in Washington State and my dad was deployed. He came back with this… doll creature as a present for my sister and I that was this white-faced horror with these drawn on black eyebrows standing up in this strange and terrifying (to a five year old) “dancing” position and wearing this ornate costume. My parents were like, “Oh, isn’t this lovely?! Let’s put this on the nightstand in your bedroom right between your and your sister’s bed!! Isn’t it beeeootiful?” Well, God bless my parents for the thought but after the lights went out at bed time, that daggon doll used to scare the *$%^$ out of me every night! 🙂

  51. Queen of Dork says:

    P.S. to the previous scary doll story: One day, we all went out somewhere. That doll had a place on the nightstand right next to our little lamp. When we came back from where ever it was we had went, we found that the little lamp had at some point caught on fire and the whole wall behind it was blackened, (the lamp itself was a blackened ember), but the fire mysteriously went out somehow before the house went up in flames. My parents were all, “Oh my gosh!! How the heck did THAT happen?! That lamp was DEFINITELY turned off before we left the house! What on earth could have happened?!” Well, I knew. And I said to myself…”IT WAS THE DOLL. She found some matches after we left and tried to burn down the house.” (it…was…the…doll. *gulp*)”

    (Totally true story)

  52. Arrrrgh … adorabuhl puppeh belleh. Powerless …

  53. …then he heard the sound… over and over… at a distance, at first… but drawing ever nearer… the sound of stark terror … striking like a thunderclap…the sound of…


  54. Queen of Dork: Thanks for sharing the doll stories.

    Reminds me of a “My Size” doll that my Grandpa (married to the same grandma!) gave me as a gift. I wasn’t to cracked about it, but kept it for a few years. My brother (two years younger) swears up and down that thing used to move at night!

    Something about those two and dolls…

  55. omg omg I smelled honest to goodness real puppy brefs today.
    We were eating Icecream and a mom and girl with a pups came up. The pup was darling and they let me pet it. I leaned in and sniffed. Yesssssss the puppeh bref was wonderful. ahhh that new puppy smell. Pup was a whothehellknows from the shelter.

  56. Even cuter than the Tribble sounds on Star Trek.

  57. Awww! Poor pup bebbee is having nightmares. Awwwwwwwww!

  58. OMG I have to nom that little pink tummy now!

  59. “And then she saw the most horrifying vision of all…” …dolls popping out of the toaster! So she goes to Ireland and flocks of dolls are blocking the roads, so she buys a soda and the vending machine only dispenses dolls, so she goes to work and all her co-workers are dolls, she looks in the backseat of her car and it’s full of dolls, so she turns on the tv and Hello Dolly is starring Dolly Parton, and then she went fishing and all she caught was dolls, she called her mother who has just given birth to a baby doll, so she went on the internet and all the posts on Cute Overload were dolls, dolls, dolls! It was Doll Overload!

  60. lol @ pyrit… what then??

  61. O NO He/She/ It Di-unt!!! says:

    ….(*snerk*) “Doll Overload” = 🙂

  62. O NO He/She/ It Di-unt!!! says:

    (pyrit wins)

  63. …and then,… all the dolls’ heads began to spin vewy swoowy, …and the heads got bigger, and spun faster, and grew bigger and bigger until they popped all over the place, and they were full of evil leprechauns!

  64. @ pyrit – I want some of what you’re taking. 🙂

  65. ooo eee ooo ah-ah, ching chang, walla-walla bing bang.

  66. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    (you forgot: ?ba-da-BOOM?!!)

  67. GingerBean says:

    I got my hubby to watch this -Mr. Anti-Cute- and his eyes almost popped out of his head from trying to hold in the SQUEE!

  68. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:


    I just clicked on this post with puppeh and doll and this time, for the first time, I noticed the code in the address bar: ….whatever-you-do-dont-pull-its-string….


  69. Very clever, your Fox News link…made me chuckle…

  70. Becky, Bubba's mum says:

    What IS this darling creature? I must have him.


    That is all.

  72. The brooms from Fantasia come marching in.

  73. I actually do the exact same thing when I’m dreaming. Small world!