A family are packing their belongings ready to move house. The um, Jill finds an old doll which
she has never seen before and throws it into the bins outside. The daughter named holly this and
decides to keep it, and sneakily picks it out of the rubbish whilst her mum and brother are
arguing. She quickly jumps into the car with doll hidden. Jamie her brother joins her in the car
and starts teasing her. The parents get into the car and the family set off on their journey to their
new house in the countryside.
On their way, Jamie notices holly’s doll and questions her about where she found it. Jill listening
to their conversations see’s the doll next to holly and realises it’s the one she threw out before
they left. Jill asks her why she brought it, but lets her keep it as its causing no harm. Jamie
snatches the doll out of Holly’s hand and makes fun of it, whilst this is happening the car starts to
The car has stopped and broken down, stuck down an old empty lane
surrounded by fields. Dad jumps out the car to check the engine as it starts to
rain. Realising he cannot fix it he gets his phone to call for help, but has no
reception. His wife also checks her phone but still has no reception. As it is
late and there is no where to go for the night, they decide to sleep in their car
and wait till morning to find help.
As they start to sleep, Holly can hear her a strange voice which she knows is not the sound of any
of her family and none of her family can hear the voice. She looks down to find her doll but
realises she has gone, and is not where she left her (sat on her lap.) Looking around she notices
her by Jamie’s feet. Holly presumes Jamie has taken it. She picks it back up and suddenly she feels
out of control and so drops the doll. The same voice she heard earlier becomes clearer as if it is
her own thoughts. She listens in and finds out that the voice is a young girls. It starts telling her to
take one of the kitchen knives lying in one of the boxes in the boot, close to her. Holly knows she
shouldn’t but her hand uncontrollably starts to move towards the box and picks out a knife.
Holly tries to scream but no sound seems to come out. The parents sleeping are unaware of what
is happening as Holly is unable to speak. The little girl’s voice starts singing ‘I shall thread his
mouth to stop his screaming, you cut his throat so he starts bleeding.’ Holly then sees a small
shadowy figure appear opposite her brother’s face. Lightning strikes to show the face of the
shadow and she sees that it’s the doll with a needle and red thread in her hand. Holly watches on
helplessly, not being able to move and stop her. She sees the needle pierce through his mouth as
the doll starts to sew his lips shut with red thread. Jamie’s eyes start to open, but he too cannot
move. He looks over at Holly and a tear falls from his eye as the doll finishes sewing. Then, Holly
starts to move closer to Jamie with the knife poised ready in her hand. Jamie watches in horror as
his sister brings the knife to his neck. She looks away as her hand, which she cannot control slices
her brother Jamie’s neck.
Holly is scared and traumatised at what she has done. She looks over at the doll who is staring
her in the face, smiling as Holly hears a girl laughing in her head. The voice introduces herself to
Holly as Lucy, at the same time the doll’s hand starts to wave and Holly then makes the link that
the doll is Lucy, and is taking control over her body. Lucy explains her story, that she paralyses
people, threads their mouths with red thread and gets their loved one to kill them.
Then Lucy starts singing again ‘I thread his mouth to stop him screaming, you stab his heart to
stop it beating.’ Again she moves towards her dad who is fast asleep and unaware that Lucy is
threading his mouth. Holly’s mum wakes up and sees what she is about to do to her dad. But she
is unable to scream or move due to Lucy. Holly’s hand with the blood covered knife moves closer
and closer to his chest. She stabs him in the heart and he dies.
Next Lucy turns to the mum and sings again ‘I thread her mouth to stop her screaming, you slice
her up so she starts bleeding.’ Lucy starts to thread her mouth, Holly starts to cry as she watches
Lucy. She leans towards her and kills her. Finally Lucy tells Holly she has to kill herself and so Holly
After three days, the police find the car with all the family with stitched mouths and dead. Lucy is
left sat next to Holly with the needle and thread in her hand. Holly is found with the blood
covered knife in her hand.