I have been trying to find the title of this made-for-TV movie since forever. I watched it in the late ‘90s although it could be early ‘90s, or late ‘80s even. I asked a friend who said the people at Kindertrauma usually can find ANYTHING. However I think this one might stump you as I have asked on every horror site known to man and nobody recalls it.
It was about a department store that may have been called “Boyles” which sold clothes, beds etc… So anyway these people get trapped inside and the mannequins in the store are trying to kill them! The opening of the movie has a man in the store basement that is impaled through the chest from behind by a CHARLIE CHAPLIN-looking mannequin holding an umbrella which he then opens.
I also remember two other specific scenes. At one point, a girl is tied to a pillar and has a very short amount of time to escape before a mannequin squirts acid onto her face from a crystalline decanter. There’s also a part where the people who are trapped have to jump across a row of double beds because the floor is electrified. There may also have been a back story about the store’s previous owner having a fat son who was bullied.
I can remember a lot of it so vividly but only one person on the entire Internet has described something vaguely similar and he never found out what it was either.
Can you help? This movie freaked the hell out of me.
— Keanu E.
UNK SEZ:: Thanks for the challenging “Name That Trauma” Keanu! I foolishly thought that we had covered every possible mannequin trauma on these pages but this one sounds different! I did notice other folks wondering about this same flick online so I hope one of our readers can help! The mall setting means we can rule out previous mannequin traumas TOURIST TRAP & the short LIVING DOLLS! I hope we can find this one, it sounds cool!