Creepy doll in Victoria window like something out of a horror movie

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WATCH: A rather odd doll that sits in the window of the Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission is catching a lot of people off guard, for all the wrong reasons. Kylie Stanton explains who this boy in the window is and what's on his résumé – Jan 27, 2016

More than a few people walking by the Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission in Victoria have the same question: what’s up with that creepy doll in the window?

Passersby can feel the gaze of the glassy-eyed doll that peers out over Government Street.

So how did it get there? It turns out it was given to them by a producer of a horror film.

“This was a doll that was gifted to us by the production manager from The Boy, a fabulous movie that was filmed exclusively in Victoria,” said Victoria film commissioner Kathleen Gilbert.

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In The Boy, which is in theatres now, an American nanny learns the boy she’s been hired to care for is really a doll his parents treat as a living child. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe the doll is very much alive.

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Gilbert is quick to point out that the doll in the window is not the one featured in the film, but it has taken on a life of its own. He goes by the name Oscar or 25 Cents and his owners have been known to dress him up. He held a box of poppies on Remembrance Day, and dressed up us a Christmas doll during the holidays. Lately, he’s been wearing a Vancouver Canucks sweater.

Now he stands in the window holding a baby doll, a tribute to a film commission employee who recently had a child.

– With files from Kylie Stanton

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