I swear there’s a Twilight Zone episode out there based on something just like this: When X-Men‘s Famke Janssen returned to her New York City apartment last weekend, nothing seemed to be amiss — except for the inexplicable copy of The Lonely Doll resting on her bedside table. Creepier still, the book has “I’m a possessive stalker” written all over it.
According to Amazon, the 1957 book is about a doll named Edith who needed some company.
She lived in a nice house and had everything she needed except someone to play with. She was lonely! Then one morning Edith looked into the garden and there stood two bears!
Dare Wright, who wrote The Lonely Doll and a series of sequels, illustrated the book with photographs of her favorite childhood doll and two teddy bears. The black and white pictures are now pretty haunting on their own…
But, the actual book gets even worse: When republished in 1998, The Lonely Doll included a scene with one of the bears scolding Edith by bending her over his lap and giving her a spanking.
Obviously unnerved by the presence of the book, which Famke reportedly never owned, she filed a police report. Cops confirmed to TMZ that they are investigating the incident as a burglary, even though there were no signs of forced entry or a break-in — other than the book. No one else should have had access to the Famke’s home, so police are checking out surveillance videos.
Famke, who was a Bond Girl in 1995’s Golden Eye, is yet to comment… Not that you can blame her. I’d probably be huddled up in a corner.