Variety - 03/21/1979
"...Rich Helmer has done a nice job with the special effects....Appropriately menacing music..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Teenagers come across a shut-in psychopath (played by Chuck Connors) with telekinetic powers. He proceeds to use these powers to slay them one by one as well as animate the various mannequins he uses to keep himself company.
"Rifleman" Connors stars as the proprietor of a roadside museum who makes a habit out of kidnapping young women and transforming them into mannequins in order to populate his exhibits. Roberts went on to become one of "Charlie's Angels." This HALLOWEEN-era riff on HOUSE OF WAX was given the endorsement of Stephen King in his book about the horror genre, DANSE MACABRE.
A couple driving through the desert are stranded when one of their tires goes flat. Lured into a gas station, they stumble upon a beautiful oasis. There's only one catch, the hidden retreat is haunted by life-sized killer mannequins.