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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

MANNEQUINS REVIEW



Four friends visit the abandoned Carpenter Hill Hospital but none of them can know the true darkness that waits for them, a force they find themselves inexplicably drawn toward.

Starring: Nicolette McKeown, Alyssa Wininger, and Austin Hayden

Directed and written by: David Malcolm

  Four friends are heading down a road on their way to an abandoned hospital. Obviously this is a bad idea, but they go inside anyway. The guys have one thing on their minds, and that’s some private time with the ladies. That’s a lot easier for Joss (Alyssa Wininger) and Trev (Oliver Timpson) because they are already a couple. Mark (Austin) and Anna (EmmaClaire Brightlyn) investigate another area of the hospital when something apparently takes Anna away. This is only the beginning of the trouble for the remaining three.
  This may seem familiar, but there's something very unique about this film. The four friends aren’t regular actors, they’re mannequins! The mannequins are staged through the scenes with voice overs carrying the conversation. It’s really weird to watch, but keeps enough attention to see where they end up next. Hell, there’s even a staged mannequin sex scene. 
  “Mannequin” is true to it’s title because the characters are mannequins. Credit to the creators for telling a familiar story in a unique way. Also give them credit for not holding back and staging scenes like in the car, and of course the sex scene. They top it off with a nice twist to the story giving a reason for the mannequins. 

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*Shown at the 5th Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival

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