MAD MANNEQUINS FROM HELL by August V. Fahren (2012 Broken Star Books / 80 pp / eBook)
Burton's a special effects artist in Portland with his young son Max. A ritual gone out of control causes demons to inhabit mannequins. Burton--with a handy flame thrower--meets up with 3 sexy nuns (one a hermaphrodite) and together they battle possessed mannequins, sex dolls, and even a Satanic nativity set.
Like a bad b-movie, MAD MANNEQUINS FROM HELL is a lot of fun, although much of the dialogue is Saturday morning cartoon-silly and a lot of early filler (that explains scenes from Burton's videos) were unnecessary. Lots of characters show up for no other reason than to become mannequin chow, causing us not to care too much for what little we learn about the main cast.
I like Fahren's imagination and sense of cult-movie fun, and at times this is quite funny. I enjoyed this quick novella despite it being all over the place; I have my eye on Fahren in the hopes his next book is a bit more focused.