Morbid fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues or any inanimate object that simulates a sentient being
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I tapped 'Automatonophobia' into Google to see what treatments were available to cure me.
Mum-of-two Lindsay Broom suffers from automatonophobia, which leaves her upset if she even glimpses a puppet.
Jamie Ashen Ryan Kwanten Ella Ashen Amber Valletta Detective Lipton Donnie Wahlberg Henry Walker Michael Fairman Marion Walker Joan Heney Mary Shaw Judith Roberts Automatonophobia" is what we call a fear of ventriloquist dummies, a phobia unlikely to be induced by "Dead Silence," an ostensible exercise in horror from the writing-directing team behind "Saw." What auds are far more likely to contract is a fear of ventriloquist-dummy movies, for which there is no name, and no apparent cure.