Retro Trailer: "Pin" (1988)

Medical dummies are just plain creepy. Even creepier? When said dummy is used by an emotionally distant father, who uses his ventriloquist skills to make his children believe that it's alive, which is the case in the 1988 flick "Pin". A father (Terry O'Quinn) uses a life size medical dummy named Pin to communicate with his children, Leon and Ursula. Ursula knows that it is just a dummy, but Leon believes Pin is real. But when both parents are killed in a car accident, Leon and Ursula must cope with their death. Leon becomes increasingly fixated on Pin and overly protective of his sister in very obsessive and chilling ways. This is a pretty fun low budget creep-fest based on the novel of the same name by Andrew Neiderman. Netflix fans, fear not: it's available on Instant Watch and definitely worth a look.

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