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Title:
Toy Death
('Algernon Blackwood story')
Plot:
Like her late mother, a young woman harbors an unusual fascination with dolls. When a voodoo doll arrives from India, her boyfriend and father becomes disturbed- especially when terrible things happen after the doll's arrival.
Episode:
1224
Air Dates:
First Run - July 22, 1981
Repeat - October 21, 1981
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3 Responses to Episode 1224


Good adaption of the story. "The Doll" is also one of my favorite episodes of Sterling's "Night Gallery.

There've been a few RMT stories before dealing with voudoun dolls and whatnot. They weren't bad stories, but this one may be my favorite, and it takes place in the old world, India, rather than the new. A half-indian, half-british woman named Isabella is having nightmares. She lives with her well-to-do father, and has since the mysterious death of her mother. Sometimes, the woman also has the feeling that sometimes her mother is in her room at night with her. To feel better, Isabella plays with her "dollies", her doll collection. The RMT music is very good in this one, as are the sound effects, such as the gentle noise of a rocking chair Isabella is sure is being rocked by her mother's spirit. However, the most interesting sound effects are made by a "fetish(?)", a strange little ugly doll that moves like a beetle or insect, and makes strange melodic noises as it "talks". This was left early in the morning by a strange man who appeared outside Isabella's door then was chased off by a servant. Whoops, I just gave away a bit of the main part of the story so I'll leave it here, but I recommend it for a listen, even as it's slow developing.

The whole time I was listening to this story, i kept being reminded of a movie I'd seen but can't remember it. Was this adapted into a movie?

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