you've got to be kidding me (spoilers? who cares?)
i rented this movie on the recommendation of the video clerk, the box, and my own intuition. i thought i couldnt lose. boy, did i lose.
this movie sucks on all levels. the acting is third rate. i hated ALL of the characters, especially the son. nobody in the movie did anything realistic. in real life, the sister would NOT have tolerated all of her brother's crap (like letting her boyfriend come over for dinner to meet the dummy. things like that just dont happen. and no, i dont believe she's 15 years old. she clearly looks about 23.)
OH! and the dummy! was i supposed to be scared of the dummy? or was i supposed to like the dummy? ya know what, i kinda liked the dummy. especially when the nurse shags the dummy. that inherently made me like the nurse, too, cause she sure wasnt afraid of the dummy, either. but dummy-shagging a good movie does not make, unless the entire movie is dummy-shagging.
this movie was about as scary as crocodile dundee in l.a., and just as well put together. save your money, please. oh, and it's nothing like psycho. so stop saying that.