‘Don’t play with evil’
Mandy the Haunted Doll aka The Doll from the Attic is a 2018 British supernatural horror feature film directed by Jamie Weston (Fox Trap) from a screenplay by Shannon Holiday (Curse of the Scarecrow; Bride of Scarecrow; House on Elm Lake). The movie stars Phoebe Torrance, Faye Goodwin and Amy Burrows.
In 1910, Mandy, a young girl was lead into an abandoned church and locked in. She froze to death and was found by the priest several weeks later, clutching nothing but an old china doll. Since this fateful day, Mandy’s spirit is said to have latched itself onto the doll – thus dooming her to wonder the earth in the guise of her toy doll for eternity.
We meet a young couple decades later, the young girl complains of a recent baby sitting job where she wasn’t allowed to see the child and felt very uncomfortable all evening. Despite not wanting to return to the house, she is being contacted on a regular basis by her previous employer who appears desperate for her to return.
A doll is found wrapped in a box on her doorstep – once they discover that the doll is in fact alive, it is too late for the couple to save themselves…
“The story and plot for Mandy the Doll starts out with potential but winds up being hindered by the lack of creative direction. Point put, the story is very much similar to other like-minded films it feels like you’ve already seen it and you know how the film will play out.” Stacy Cox, Decay Mag
“The three young leads are actually decent actors, although Torrance does vacillate wildly between good and bad at times. Read is also believable as Mandy’s crazed keeper and she gives her all in the finale where she smacks folks with a hammer. Director Jamie Weston should also get some credit for trying to make it look like a real film.” William S. Wilson, Video Junkie
Cast and characters:
- Phoebe Torrance … Amber Ross
- Faye Goodwin … Mandy
- Amy Burrows … Carly
- Penelope Read … Dorothy
- Manny Jai Montana … Neil
- Kate Lister … Shelby
- Darrell Griggs … Mark
- Cassandra French … Suzanne
- Louisa Warren … Cassie
- Oliver John Lee … John
- Tommy Vilés … Darren
- Vincent Leleu … Bert
- Tara MacGowran … Diane
Released in the USA by Redbox on 19 June 2018.
A British DVD release by Take Five Digital is due on 15 April 2019.
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