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Inanimate objects are the spookiest horror film villains

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In this film, inanimate objects start to develop a murderous life of their own. c/o flickr user vlaaDnet

We know ghosts and chainsaw-wielding lunatics are frightening, but what about when the horror flick villain is an inanimate object? Comedy writer Cole Gamble argues that scenario is more terrifying. He joins the show to discuss five classic horror films with menacing objects at the helm. Move over Freddy Krueger, there's a shirt-folding machine with spooking to do.

Cole's picks:

The Lift, The Refrigerator, Death Bed ... The Bed that Eats!, The Mangler and Maximum Overdrive

Have any additions to this list? Let us know in the comments section.


Cole Gamble is a writer and humorist who has recently written about inanimate horror villains for Mental Floss.

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