starring: Susan Bracken, Larry O'Dwyer and Gene Ross
Well, to be frank, I have no idea what this was. With very little knowledge about the film, I find it to be a little...well, slow. And dull. Despite having some decent suspense later on the film.
|A montage of dolls foreshadows a hint|
behind the mystery
This is when the film starts to slow down, in which we later learn of a certain doll house proprietor living nearby and visits her grandmother from time to time. Much for Mandy's surprise, she discovers a life-sized doll apparently made to honor her late mother, a victim of a home invasion and murder. If that's not odd enough, she also starts to hear weird noises and felt the presence of eyes watching her. When the phone calls start, however, it spirals down to a pretty lengthy finale with an unseen killer preying her.
|The opening murder: Mandy's mother|
While it did have a nice slasher film-inspired opening murder, the rest of the film had more psychodrama. That being said, it took its time creeping us out while engaging us in a psuedo-mystery surrounding the identity and motive of the killer who appears to have returned for Mandy just as he came back to her old home. The finale in which the killer traps Mandy in her own mansion, threatening to murder her grandmother if she fails to meet his demands, actually had its good moments.
1 female knifed to death
1 male beaten to death with hammer
1 male knife to the back
1 male beaten on the head with a figurine and falls off the stairs