Writer/Director Tom Komisar Enters the Found Footage Genre with Night of the Dolls

I’ve been known I take a lot of jabs at “found footage” flicks here at Beyond Hollywood, but that’s only because most people aren’t doing anything original with the genre. It’s the same old thing, time and time again, and, before too long, things tend to get a little dull. If I see one more “Paranormal Activity” knock-off set in someone’s poorly-decorated suburban home, I’m going to lose my mind. Writer/director Tom Komisar attempts to change things up a bit with his upcoming endeavor “Night of the Dolls”, a film which finds a female rock group called “The Lolita Dolls” traipsing through a haunted sanitarium. Bad things eventually ensue.

Here’s a much more informative plot synopsis:

Night of the Dolls is the story about five friends who head out on a weekend road trip from their home state of Texas to Indiana. The four girls; Kari, Lydia, Chloe and Molly play in a Band called The Lolita Dolls. Their best friend Lenny accompanies them on the trip and he also drives the Van.

The main purpose of the trip is to play a live show at the coveted HorrorFest in Indiana that Saturday night. In addition to the gig the band decides to film a video to coincide with the release of their first CD, FALLEN ANGELS.

Kari the lead vocalist, talks the band into making a stop at the infamous Brookhurst Sanitarium. She is obsessed with the murders of four young women that worked there twenty ago by a sick and twisted man that also worked there named Dr. Graves. She feels that the Sanitarium would be the perfect place to film the video for the title track song Fallen Angels, which is about women who stand up against violence and pay the ultimate price.

When trouble with the Van strands them at the Sanitarium, the Band and Lenny reluctantly stay the night. Things go from bad to worse as they realize that the events that happened twenty years ago are far from over.

Produced by HM&M Films, “Night of the Dolls” stars Pretty Poison, Ellie Church, Angela Denton, Cassie “Boom” Guthrie & Eric Reaume. If you’d like to stay up-to-date with the flick — and you know you do — swing by the official Facebook page. If you’d like to learn more about the band, check out The Lolita Dolls site. A sampling of images from the flick, which are understandably centered around the ladies themselves, have been embedded below.