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Pin (1988)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  27 January 1989 (USA)
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In this low-budget descendant of Psycho, Ursula and Leon are sister and brother, living alone, save for a large wooden puppet they call "Pin" (for Pinocchio). When Ursula starts hanging ... See full summary »

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Leon
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Ursula (as Cyndy Preston)
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Dr. Linden
Bronwen Mantel ...
Mrs. Linden
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Stan Fraker (as John Ferguson)
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Marcia Bateman
Patricia Collins ...
Aunt Dorothy
Steven Bednarski ...
Leon - Age 13
Katie Shingler ...
Ursula - Age 11
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Leon - Age 7
Michelle Anderson ...
Ursula - Age 5
Joan Austen ...
Nurse Spalding
Jamie Stern ...
Eddie Morris (as James Stern)
David Gow ...
Officer Wilson
Terrence Labrosse ...
Dr. Bell
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In this low-budget descendant of Psycho, Ursula and Leon are sister and brother, living alone, save for a large wooden puppet they call "Pin" (for Pinocchio). When Ursula starts hanging around with new boyfriend Stan, Leon and Pin take action. Written by stern <stern@wheels.org>

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The film that Leon (David Hewlett) and Marcia see while on their date is Scanners (1981). David Hewlett would later star in Scanners II: The New Order (1991). See more »

Quotes

PIN: Have you heard from Leon?
Ursula Linden: No.
PIN: I miss him a great deal.
Ursula Linden: So do I.
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Featured in Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) See more »

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Running on Love
Music and Lyrics by Larry Weir
Performed by Pleasant Company
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... a nightmare in Plastic? Not! More like.....
30 January 2002 | by (Rancho Mirage, California) – See all my reviews

OK, this is supposed to be a horror/psychological thriller, right? Well, it fails on both parts - not too horror & not too psycho, either. What you DO get, however, is an overall decent movie with a few twists and turns to make it worth while and compelling.

Filmed in the 80s and it looks it. But, don't let this hinder you. Basic plot - 2 kids grow up with a doctor for a dad and a neat-nik NUT for a mother (opening to the kids - we see them having cookies & milk before going to bed - mom VACUUMS THE KITCHEN FLOOR FOR CRUMBS AFTER THEY'RE DONE!). Dad has a plastic medical model (life size) in his office - called Pin. They give you the way that his name comes around. Papa uses Pin in his practice to help kids feel at ease during the visit - and throws his voice to Pin - ventriloquism for dummies.

Fast forward to the 'present' - kids are grown (Leon & Ursula) and in their teens. I won't spoil the movie and give you the whole thing. Just suffice it to say that this is where the psychological aspect comes in. Suffice it to say that murder & mayhem and some general craziness come to play in this flick...

Parts of this movie are out of place - the nurse's sex party, for example, and parts are right in place - the eventual end of the story, the love interest that grows, etc.

Overall, a good flick with enough in it to keep your interest. Go for it.


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