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A creepy take on the psychological horror of a man being "possessed" by a doll/ventriloquists dummy/or his dead mother's corpse. In Pin, the inanimate humanoid in question is a creepy anatomically correct medical dummy, named after Pinocchio. Made at a time when there was a glut of straight-to-video slasher gore-fests being churned out, Pin was a refreshing change of pace. A slow-paced psychological horror, that really gets under your skin.
Leon's father was s doctor, who used Pin to teach his children about anatomy. He'd use his ventriloquist skills to give Pin a voice. Leon becomes obsessed with Pin, believing he is real. And is traumatised when he witnesses a nurse using Pin as a sex aid. When Leon's parent's die in a car accident, Pin moves into his house with him. And thus the weird and creepy and at times disturbing psychological horror begins to unfold. Far better than say, Magic (1978), which it has been compared to. As it doesn't deviate from its mind games with the viewer, by giving them relief from the horror, with some supernatural get-out clause. Intense, creepy and unforgettable, Pin is a little gem of a movie.