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Mannequins

by cmuela
Mannequins and the big or slight appearance in movies, I find them intriguing as they resemble nicely the human figure, and i enjoy the whole theme in horror fiction too. On the other hand I just love these big dolls with pretty human clothes and I want to track them down in movies. In Chihuahua there’s a fascinating legend of a real human-mannequin, “Pascualita and the corpse bride of Mexico” the story says she isn’t just a mannequin; she’s meant to be the embalmed daughter of the shopkeeper Pascualita. Her daughter died in her wedding day and now she’s being kept by her mother in display with a lovely bridal’s dress. A corpse can’t be that… Read more

Mannequins and the big or slight appearance in movies, I find them intriguing as they resemble nicely the human figure, and i enjoy the whole theme in horror fiction too. On the other hand I just love these big dolls with pretty human clothes and I want to track them down in movies.

In Chihuahua there’s a fascinating legend of a real human-mannequin, “Pascualita and the corpse bride of Mexico” the story says she isn’t just a mannequin; she’s meant to be the embalmed daughter of the shopkeeper Pascualita. Her daughter died in her wedding day and now she’s being kept by her mother in display with a lovely bridal’s dress. A corpse can’t be that well preserved after all that time she’s been there, but this is a strong local legend in Chihuahua and a wonderful tale too in my opinion.

NOT IN MUBI.
The After Hours (1960) – The Twilight Zone (Season 1, episode 34)
Still Life (2005) – Jon Knautz
L’artiste et le mannequin (1903) – Georges Méliès
House of Flesh Mannequins (2009)

Special mention:
Kraftwerk – Showroom Dummies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkuUuBt7nrE
Kraftwerk – Die Roboter 1978 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHaZ3UL2oHk

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