October 16, 2021

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Horror dolls: Artist inundated with orders for Halloween [pics]

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Creepy dolls have been at the centre of many horror and Halloween movie plots: Chucky, Annabelle and Heidi are just a few that spring to mind…

There’s also been many reports of haunted or demon-possessed dolls around the world making porcelain and fabric dolls — like clowns — one of the most feared imagery, and phobias, in the world.

But for one Scottish woman, her “one-of-a-kind hand-painted horror dolls” are in hot demand.

DARKLING MANOR DOLLS IN DEMAND

While a horror doll maybe the last thing you’d ever buy, Nadia Marcella is scrambling to keep up with orders with Halloween just around the corner

The artist and founder of “Darkling Manor Dolls” creates realistic and frightening dolls which she sells to the public.

From baby zombies to ghouls to blood-thirsty creatures, Nadia’s dolls are a sight to behold!

Hallowe’en ideas. These are all still available.

Ashley, the bloody head is now sold.

Posted by Darkling Manor Dolls on Monday, 11 October 2021

Forever Bound £45

A hand-crafted 10 x 10 inch frame featuring a porcelain doll head with her arms wrapped around one…

Posted by Darkling Manor Dolls on Saturday, 9 October 2021

Nikita £45

This is an 18″ hand-painted porcelain doll with long flaming red hair. She has a fixed head and flexible…

Posted by Darkling Manor Dolls on Monday, 11 October 2021

And they’re selling like hot cakes too! Many of her followers commission the dolls to use as Halloween props, however there have been some who’ve bought the terrifying toys as birthday and even wedding gifts…

Her work has even been featured in horror museums featuring creepy artefacts. 

Meet Rosalyn, a commission doll I’ve made for the Haunted Museum in Nottingham.

The museum has loads of macabre…

Posted by Darkling Manor Dolls on Saturday, 25 September 2021

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HORRORFEST GOES VIRTUAL THIS HALLOWEEN  

Meanwhile South Africa’s Horrorfest — the longest running and only event of its kind in the country — will go partially virtual due to the global pandemic, say organisers.

The 17th annual edition of the spooky festival takes place from 28 October to 10 November and features new and classic horror movie screenings, spooky literature and of course Halloween costumes, giveaways and more.

A limited number of screenings will take place at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town.

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