By Dennison RAMALHO, João ALVES


Horror - Development 2014

Rio de Janeiro. Demons traveling in our wireless network realize they can possess mannequins. Filipe works at a department store. He starts to suspect the mannequins are plotting a massive attack against us. As the attack unfolds, he has to cross the city looking for the ones he loves.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Horror
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dennison RAMALHO, João ALVES
    • Producer(s)
    • Cristóbal ALMAGIÁ (Almagico Films), Paulo LEITE (Bad Behavior)
    • Synopsis
    • What if mannequins, those symbols of superficial beauty, suddenly came to life and took over our world? Rio de Janeiro, Carnaval, today: demonic entities are crossing into our world due to the expansion of bandwidth through a new and more powerful wi-fi network. Not strong enough to possess humans, the entities realize they can instead possess mannequins. They begin to do so on an ever-increasing scale.
      FILIPE is 21 years old and works at a large department store where he manages hundreds of mannequins. But as the security guards keep disappearing during the night, Filipe slowly discovers that the mannequins are planning a massive attack against us. As the attacks escalate, Filipe goes on a journey to rescue his teenage brother LEO, who is trapped inside a dance club that the mannequins turn into a blood bath in a climactic scene. But finding Leo is the easiest part because PAULA, the girl whose love Filipe once had, was last seen walking into an old mannequin warehouse.
      And the thousands of mannequins that are now preying on the innocent have a horrible fate in store for us: they are infecting men and women with their demonic offspring hoping to finally bring Hell on Earth. As Filipe fights to rescue the ones he loves, the mannequins prove to be deadlier than one can imagine. Filipe and the other survivors flee from the mannequin warehouse, leaving behind the city that will soon be swallowed up by Evil.
      MANNEQUINS creates a new monster, a new mythology and a new universe. For that reason, the project has the potential to launch a new horror franchise, a remake, several transmedia products and a new subgenre. It refers to recent box office hits like [REC], INSIDIOUS and THE DESCENT as well as beloved horror classics like CHILD'S PLAY, POLTERGEIST and THE BROOD.
      MANNEQUINS is a powerful social critique dressed as a gory horror film: the mannequins are us! As we abandon our humanity and embrace an obsession with celebrity, youth, sex, gadgets, beautiful bodies and money, we become mannequins – beautiful creatures on the outside, but empty on the inside… and Evil loves our inner emptiness.
    • Partners & financing
    • BAD BEHAVIOR (Main Producer)
      ALMAGICO FILMS (Co-Producer)
    • Production schedule
    • Secure finance plan (1st semester, 2014)
      Enter production (2nd semester, 2014)
      Delivery (Mid 2015)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2014