A lonely single woman hides behind a mannequin.



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Mary Jones
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Mary is a professional photographer with extremely artistic and clever skills, but only in her dingy apartment. Around guys, she's shy, reserved and very plain. When a man moves into the apartment across the window from her own, Mary attempts to impress him with one of her blonde photography dolls, but fantasy gets the better of her in the end when her longing to be exactly like the doll becomes a reality. Written by GasmaskProductionsBooks

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4 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Routine rip-off of an episode
24 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

MARY, MARY is an an early episode from season four of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE and never has the low budget of this series been so apparent. It's one of those stories that entirely takes place within an apartment building, where a woman's obsession with a shop mannequin is slowly driving her out of her mind. Her interest in a new neighbour leads to some very unusual events...

I'd describe this as a psychological thriller with a supernatural twist at the climax, and it's a twist that most viewers will see coming in the first couple of minutes. The episode seems to have been based on the film MANNEQUIN. Like a lot of these episodes, it's highly forgettable, with poor acting and a script which doesn't really do much.

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