Living Dolls Walk Streets of London, Chilling Commuters
An unnerving pair of twin dolls have been causing commuters some serious distress in the streets of London, with sightings reported at Charing Cross Tube Station, Oxford Street, Regent’s Street and Hamleys. The photos are nothing short of chilling: Victorian in style and the size of real-life children, this macabre duo is roaming the city on their own accord. They bear a striking resemblance to the ill-fated Grady twins from The Shining.
All I know is, if I ran across these eerie fiends on my way to work, I’d turn right back around and hide under my bed!
The creepers are an actual set of 10 year-old twin sisters, but deadpan porcelain masks hide their identity. The dolls are part of a week-long marketing campaign from illusionist Derren Brown to promote his new “psychological attraction” at Thorpe Park (one of the UK’s very first amusement parks). Of his disturbing street-team, Brown explains: “”The theme of Victoriana is ever present in my work. [The dolls] are just a taster of what my new attraction has in store for visitors to Thorpe Park next Spring.”
Of the enigmatic (and ominous) ride nearing completion, Brown told Konbini.com: ““I believe we are moving toward a future where theme park attractions not only give you a physical experience but also play with your mind and the concept of what is real.”
Per Konbini: The attraction will encompass 2,306 square metres, involve a team of over 1,000 specialists from – what Thorpe Park say is – their ‘Magic Making Creative Department’ and external experts for the 13-minute unique journey.
Living dolls and an extended theme park ride designed to distorts one’s perception of reality? Yeah, this is definitely a nightmare in the making!