One of the most popular posts we’ve ever written here on iHorror is the real-life story of Robert the Doll, who served as the inspiration for the Child’s Play franchise. Allegedly infused with an evil spirit, the three-foot tall doll is the most infamous of all creepy dolls, and now he’s getting his own movie.

In the tradition of Child’s Play and Annabelle comes Robert the Doll, a horror film written and directed by Andrew Jones. In this chilling story based on real life events, a family experiences terrifying supernatural occurrences when their son acquires a vintage doll named Robert.

Robert the Doll

After Paul and Jenny part company with their sinister housekeeper Agatha, the disgruntled former employee gives a vintage doll called Robert to their son Gene. Soon after Agatha’s departure, strange events begin plaguing the household. Furniture is vandalized, objects are thrown around and maniacal giggles echo through the house in the middle of the night.

But nobody believes Gene when he claims Robert is to blame for the disturbances. Paul and Jenny consider the possibility that a supernatural force has taken over their home. But as the occurrences escalate they discover that it’s not the house that’s haunted… it’s the doll.

Watch the iHorror report about Robert the haunted doll below, and check out the film’s DVD art underneath that. It hits UK DVD on August 24th, under the title Robert, and a US date is forthcoming.

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Robert the doll movie