You are a god if you identify this one...

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  1. Chris Knox

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    Alright,

    I have wrestled with this one for years and years and I know there is no hope of ever identifying this film. When I was very young (somewhere between 4 and 8 so that would be between 76 and 80...ish) I was at the drive in with my mother and father. I suspect I was supposed to be asleep because this wasn't a child's movie at all. Everything is awash in that sepia-toned haze you get when you try to recall childhood memories so I imagine even if I am describing this movie semi-accurately I have either added something or forgotten something important but here goes.

    I recall a scene where a woman is in bed. For some reason the room seems large in my mind and maybe there were even other beds in the room. I remember the sheets being torn from her and I remember her looking up into the eyes of some mannequin thing that might have been red with false eyes and other features. I do not recall anything happening to the woman, but I could be blocking all of that out due to my childhood brain protecting me from a horror. The next thing I recall is the lifeless figure either gliding or rolling away. I remember it was a pivotal moment in the film and I keep thinking that most of this lifeless thing was red. I specifically remember the fact that the thing glided away and that frigged me up good.

    I realize how vague I am being here and I probably haven't given you enough information to solve this riddle, but it is killing me over the last few years that I can't identify it. Maybe if I can something will happen in me, like I might open a door I don't want to or fix a mental problem I have that I'm not aware of but I got to know.

    ...This madness has gone on long enough!

    I thank you in advance,

    Chris
     
  2. Bob Cashill

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    Could be TOURIST TRAP (78), with Chuck Connors turning people into mannequins. It certainly would've played drive-ins at that time. It's on DVD; maybe the Internet Movie Database listing will give you a few more clues.
     
  3. Chris Knox

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    Thanks Bob, I'll give it a try!

    Chris
     
  4. Bob Cashill

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    I gave this some more thought. Other possibilities are BASKET CASE (82) and THE KEEP (83). The latter doesn't have a sepia tone (neither does the former, or TOURIST TRAP) but it has a lot of haze in some sequences; I vaguely remember a scene of the red-eyed monster hovering over the bed-bound heroine...
     
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    Maybe Poltergeist?
    John.
     
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    Bob made some solid guesses with Basket Case and Toursit Trap. (When I read 'mannequin' that's the movie I thought of also.)
    Since Chris' clues are a bit vague (not his fault, pesky childhood memories are always annoyingly sketchy), I did an IMDb "power search" for
    1975-1980
    Horror
    USA
    English
    Minimum 25 user votes
    I got 137 results. Good luck!
    Alien Dead (1980) 2.3/10 (69 votes)
    ...aka Alien Dead, The (1980) (UK: video title)
    ...aka It Fell from the Sky (1980)
    ...aka Swamp of the Blood Leeches (1980)
    Alien Factor, The (1977) 4.2/10 (40 votes)
    Alligator (1980) 5.6/10 (570 votes)
    Amityville Horror, The (1979) 5.3/10 (1519 votes)
    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) 3.8/10 (1271 votes)
    Attic, The (1979) 4.7/10 (39 votes)
    Audrey Rose (1977) 5.5/10 (309 votes)
    Barracuda (1978) 3.2/10 (42 votes)
    ...aka Barracuda: The Sea Horror (1978) (Australia: video box title)
    ...aka Lucifer Project, The (1978)
    Bees, The (1978) 3.1/10 (43 votes)
    ...aka Abejas asesinas (1978) (Mexico)
    Blood Sucking Freaks (1976) 4.0/10 (520 votes)
    ...aka Heritage of Caligula (1976)
    ...aka Heritage of Caligula: An Orgy of Sick Minds, The (1976) (USA: video title)
    ...aka House of the Screaming Virgins, The (1976)
    ...aka Incredible Torture Show, The (1976) (USA: alternative title)
    Bloodeaters (1980) 2.0/10 (30 votes)
    ...aka Blood Butchers (1980)
    ...aka Forest of Fear (1980) (UK: video title)
    ...aka Toxic Zombies (1980)
    Bog (1978) 1.9/10 (34 votes)
    Boogeyman, The (1980) 4.9/10 (164 votes)
    ...aka Bogey Man, The (1980) (UK: video title)
    Bug (1975) 3.6/10 (128 votes)
    Burnt Offerings (1976) 5.3/10 (310 votes)
    Car, The (1977) 5.0/10 (477 votes)
    Carrie (1976) 7.1/10 (6428 votes)
    Cheerleaders' Wild Weekend (1979) 2.6/10 (35 votes)
    ...aka Bus 17 Is Missing (1979) (USA)
    ...aka Cheerleader's Naughty Weekend (1979)
    Child, The (1977) 3.3/10 (50 votes)
    ...aka Kill and Go Hide (1977)
    ...aka Zombie Child (1977)
    Children, The (1980) 3.9/10 (87 votes)
    ...aka Children of Ravensback, The (1980)
    Clown Murders, The (1975) 3.7/10 (35 votes)
    Communion (1976) 5.5/10 (231 votes)
    ...aka Alice, Sweet Alice (1978) (USA: reissue title)
    ...aka Holy Terror (1981) (USA: cut version)
    Crater Lake Monster, The (1977) 2.2/10 (38 votes)
    Creature from Black Lake (1976) 3.5/10 (39 votes)
    ...aka Demon of the Lake (1976)
    Criminally Insane (1975) 4.8/10 (31 votes)
    Damien: Omen II (1978) 5.7/10 (1568 votes)
    ...aka Omen II (1978)
    ...aka Omen II: Damien (1978) (reissue title)
    Dark, The (1979) 3.8/10 (63 votes)
    ...aka Mutilator, The (1979)
    Dawn of the Dead (1978) 7.6/10 (5448 votes)
    ...aka Dawn of the Living Dead (1978)
    ...aka Zombi (1978) (Italy)
    ...aka Zombie: Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    ...aka Zombies (1978)
    Day of the Animals (1977) 3.8/10 (91 votes)
    ...aka Something Is Out There (1977)
    Day of the Woman (1978) 4.3/10 (858 votes)
    ...aka I Hate Your Guts (1978)
    ...aka I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
    ...aka Rape and Revenge of Jennifer Hill, The (1978) (USA: poster title)
    Deep, The (1977) 5.8/10 (855 votes)
    Demon Seed (1977) 6.0/10 (456 votes)
    ...aka Proteus Generation (1977)
    Devil's Rain, The (1975) 3.8/10 (169 votes)
    Dogs (1976) 3.3/10 (32 votes)
    ...aka Slaughter (1976)
    Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) 3.6/10 (40 votes)
    ...aka Hollywood Strangler, The (1980)
    Don't Go in the House (1980) 2.6/10 (125 votes)
    Dracula (1979) 5.9/10 (521 votes)
    Dracula Sucks (1979) 2.9/10 (41 votes)
    ...aka Coming of Dracula's Bride, The (1979) (USA)
    ...aka Dracula's Bride (1979) (X-rated version)
    ...aka Lust at First Bite (1979)
    Dracula's Dog (1978) 3.3/10 (80 votes)
    ...aka Zoltan, Hound of Dracula (1978) (UK)
    Dressed to Kill (1980) 6.9/10 (1787 votes)
    Driller Killer, The (1979) 4.0/10 (289 votes)
    Drive-In Massacre (1976) 2.0/10 (51 votes)
    Eaten Alive (1976) 4.9/10 (155 votes)
    ...aka Death Trap (1976) (UK)
    ...aka Horror Hotel (1976)
    ...aka Horror Hotel Massacre (1976)
    ...aka Legend of the Bayou (1976)
    ...aka Murder on the Bayou (1976)
    ...aka Starlight Slaughter (1976)
    Embryo (1976) 4.4/10 (73 votes)
    ...aka Created to Kill (1976) (USA: reissue title)
    Empire of the Ants (1977) 3.3/10 (246 votes)
    ...aka H.G. Wells' Empire of the Ants (1977) (USA: complete title)
    Eraserhead (1977) 6.9/10 (3717 votes)
    Evictors, The (1979) 3.9/10 (32 votes)
    Evil, The (1978) 4.6/10 (74 votes)
    ...aka Cry Demon (1978)
    ...aka House of Evil (1978) (USA: LD title)
    Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) 3.3/10 (1428 votes)
    Faces of Death (1978) 3.5/10 (354 votes)
    Fade to Black (1980) 5.1/10 (182 votes)
    Fog, The (1980) 6.4/10 (2013 votes)
    ...aka John Carpenter's The Fog (1980) (USA: complete title)
    Food of the Gods, The (1976) 3.6/10 (183 votes)
    ...aka H.G. Wells' Food of the Gods (1976)
    Friday the 13th (1980) 5.7/10 (3516 votes)
    Fury, The (1978) 6.0/10 (804 votes)
    Giant Spider Invasion, The (1975) 1.9/10 (476 votes)
    God Told Me To (1976) 6.1/10 (138 votes)
    ...aka Demon (1976)
    Greta - Haus ohne Männer (1977) 4.7/10 (89 votes)
    ...aka Greta the Torturer (1977)
    ...aka Greta, the Mad Butcher (1977)
    ...aka Greta, the Sadist (1977)
    ...aka Ilsa, the Wicked Warden (1977)
    ...aka Ilsa: Absolute Power (1977)
    ...aka Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)
    Grizzly (1976) 3.9/10 (135 votes)
    ...aka Claws (1976) (USA: subtitle)
    ...aka Killer Grizzly (1976) (USA: TV title)
    Halloween (1978) 7.6/10 (10925 votes)
    ...aka John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) (USA: complete title)
    He Knows You're Alone (1980) 3.6/10 (180 votes)
    ...aka Blood Wedding (1980)
    Hearse, The (1980) 3.6/10 (62 votes)
    Hills Have Eyes, The (1977) 5.6/10 (624 votes)
    ...aka Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes (1977) (USA: LD title)
    Howling, The (1980) 6.2/10 (1306 votes)
    Humanoids from the Deep (1980) 4.5/10 (244 votes)
    ...aka Humanoids of the Deep (1980)
    ...aka Monster (1980)
    ...aka Monsters (1980)
    Incredible Melting Man, The (1977) 3.2/10 (236 votes)
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) 7.0/10 (2491 votes)
    Island of Dr. Moreau, The (1977) 5.4/10 (372 votes)
    Island, The (1980) 4.8/10 (222 votes)
    It Lives Again (1978) 4.2/10 (92 votes)
    ...aka It's Alive II (1978)
    It's Murder! (1977) 9.7/10 (36 votes)
    J.D.'s Revenge (1976) 5.6/10 (28 votes)
    Jaws (1975) 8.2/10 (26445 votes)
    Jaws 2 (1978) 5.2/10 (3541 votes)
    Jennifer (1978) 3.8/10 (39 votes)
    ...aka Jennifer the Snake Goddess (1978)
    Killer Fish (1978) 3.6/10 (67 votes)
    ...aka Deadly Treasure of the Piranha (1978)
    ...aka Invasion des piranhas, L' (1978) (France)
    ...aka Killer fish agguato sul fondo (1978) (Italy)
    ...aka Naked Sun, The (1978)
    ...aka Treasure of the Piranha (1978)
    King Kong (1976) 5.2/10 (1727 votes)
    Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) 5.1/10 (247 votes)
    Laserblast (1978) 2.6/10 (345 votes)
    Last House on Dead End Street (1977) 6.5/10 (61 votes)
    ...aka Cuckoo Clocks of Hell, The (1977) (USA: longer version)
    ...aka Fun House, The (1977/I)
    Legacy, The (1979) 4.9/10 (147 votes)
    ...aka Legacy of Maggie Walsh, The (1979)
    Locataire, Le (1976) 7.4/10 (811 votes)
    ...aka Tenant, The (1976) (USA)
    Love at First Bite (1979) 5.7/10 (678 votes)
    Magic (1978) 5.9/10 (428 votes)
    Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976) 5.8/10 (28 votes)
    ...aka Jaws of Death, The (1976)
    Maniac (1980) 5.0/10 (344 votes)
    Manitou, The (1978) 3.3/10 (130 votes)
    Mansion of the Doomed (1977) 4.9/10 (25 votes)
    ...aka Eyes (1977)
    ...aka Eyes of Dr. Chaney (1977)
    ...aka House of Blood (1977)
    ...aka Massacre Mansion (1977) (UK: video title)
    ...aka Terror of Dr. Chaney, The (1977) (UK)
    Martin (1977) 6.7/10 (422 votes)
    Massacre at Central High (1976) 5.6/10 (122 votes)
    ...aka Blackboard Massacre (1976) (UK)
    Milpitas Monster, The (1975) 4.6/10 (26 votes)
    Motel Hell (1980) 5.2/10 (362 votes)
    Mother's Day (1980) 4.4/10 (279 votes)
    Murder by Phone (1980) 4.8/10 (36 votes)
    ...aka Bells (1980) (Europe: English title: video title)
    ...aka Calling, The (1980)
    ...aka Hell's Bells (1980)
    Night of Horror (1978) 1.8/10 (26 votes)
    Night of the Demon (1980) 4.1/10 (42 votes)
    Nightwing (1979) 3.7/10 (88 votes)
    Obsession (1976) 6.9/10 (427 votes)
    Orca (1977) 4.3/10 (604 votes)
    ...aka Killer Whale, The (1977)
    ...aka Orca: Killer Whale (1977)
    Pack, The (1977) 4.3/10 (41 votes)
    ...aka Long Hard Night, The (1977)
    ...aka Long, Dark Night, The (1977)
    Petey Wheatstraw (1978) 5.1/10 (52 votes)
    ...aka Devil's Son-In-Law, The (1978)
    ...aka Petey Wheatstraw, the Devil's Son-In-Law (1978)
    Phantasm (1979) 5.9/10 (1240 votes)
    ...aka Never Dead, The (1979)
    Phobia (1980) 3.1/10 (29 votes)
    Piranha (1978) 5.3/10 (826 votes)
    Prey, The (1980) 3.2/10 (31 votes)
    Prophecy (1979) 4.1/10 (213 votes)
    ...aka Prophecy: The Monster Movie (1979) (USA: video box title)
    Psychic Killer (1975) 3.8/10 (36 votes)
    ...aka Kirlian Effect, The (1975)
    ...aka Kirlian Force, The (1975)
    Race with the Devil (1975) 5.5/10 (187 votes)
    Redeemer: Son of Satan!, The (1978) 2.8/10 (40 votes)
    ...aka Class Reunion Massacre (1978) (video title)
    Reincarnation of Peter Proud, The (1975) 6.3/10 (132 votes)
    Return to Boggy Creek (1977) 2.5/10 (54 votes)
    Rituals (1977) 6.9/10 (25 votes)
    ...aka Creeper (1977)
    ...aka Ils était cinq (1977) (Canada: French title: dubbed version)
    Ruby (1977) 4.9/10 (28 votes)
    ...aka Blood Ruby (1977)
    Satan's Cheerleaders (1977) 3.0/10 (89 votes)
    Savage Weekend (1979) 3.4/10 (38 votes)
    ...aka Upstate Murders, The (1979)
    Schizoid (1980) 3.2/10 (27 votes)
    ...aka Murder by Mail (1980)
    Sentinel, The (1977) 5.5/10 (259 votes)
    Shock Waves (1977) 5.0/10 (177 votes)
    ...aka Almost Human (1977) (UK)
    ...aka Death Corps (1977)
    Silent Scream (1980) 4.8/10 (47 votes)
    Snuff (1976) 1.9/10 (94 votes)
    ...aka American Cannibale (1976) (USA)
    ...aka Ángel de la muerte, El (1976) (Argentina)
    Spawn of the Slithis (1978) 2.4/10 (64 votes)
    ...aka Slithis (1978) (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    Squirm (1976) 3.7/10 (350 votes)
    Swarm, The (1978) 3.6/10 (492 votes)
    Tentacoli (1977) 2.8/10 (138 votes)
    ...aka Tentacles (1977) (USA)
    Terror Train (1980) 4.9/10 (307 votes)
    ...aka Monstre du train, Le (1980) (Canada: French title)
    ...aka Train of Terror (1980)
    Toolbox Murders, The (1978) 3.6/10 (101 votes)
    Tourist Trap (1979) 4.6/10 (182 votes)
    Town That Dreaded Sundown, The (1976) 4.9/10 (134 votes)
    Track of the Moon Beast (1976) 1.7/10 (269 votes)
    Up from the Depths (1979) 2.5/10 (27 votes)
    Vampire Hookers (1979) 1.8/10 (36 votes)
    ...aka Cementary Girls (1979)
    ...aka Cemetery Girls (1979/I)
    ...aka Ladies of the Night (1979)
    ...aka Night of the Bloodsuckers (1979)
    ...aka Sensuous Vampires (1979)
    ...aka Twice Bitten (1979)
    Visitor, The (1979) 3.3/10 (38 votes)
    ...aka Stridulum (1979) (Italy)
    Watcher in the Woods, The (1980) 5.8/10 (302 votes)
    When a Stranger Calls (1979) 5.9/10 (313 votes)
    Within the Woods (1978) 8.4/10 (94 votes)
    Without Warning (1980) 3.8/10 (128 votes)
    ...aka Alien Warning (1980)
    ...aka It Came Without Warning (1980)
    ...aka Warning, The (1980/I)
    You Better Watch Out (1980) 3.1/10 (77 votes)
    ...aka Christmas Evil (1980)
    ...aka Terror in Toyland (1980)
     
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    From the description, the first thing that came to my mind was "Demon Seed", but it's been probably 20 years since I saw it, so my memory is fuzzy at best...
     
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    the rutles
     
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    The first one that came to my mind was "Magic" with Anthony Hopkins. Did the ventriloquist dummy do anything like this to Ann-Margaret?
     
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    so what was the movie?[​IMG]
     
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    My first guess might be The Entity.

    It was a film about a woman who claimed to have been assualted by demons/ghosts, but I can't remember how they visually depicted the creature if they did at all. At least part of the time her attacker was totally unseen, but perhaps there was one seen in which it looked like you are describing.

    Just a guess.
     
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    They don't show the 'entity' in the film until the end, where they capture it in a fake house and freeze it for a moment with liquid nitrogen I guess... In that scene it's a shapeless huge thing covered with ice. I don't think it's The Entity.
     
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    My first guess is also Tourist Trap. There is a scene in that film where a mannequin in seems to be moving on its own towards a woman but doesn't attack her.
     
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    It sounds like The Keep to me as well.
     
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    A lot of people want to be God here [​IMG].
     
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    Lady in White?
     
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    so what was the movie?[​IMG]
     
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    You are only supposed to bump this thread in September! The world might have to end now.
     
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    oops. didnt even notice that.
    found this by accident looking for something else.
    well no one did in sept '04 or '05.
     

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