Grab a good seat and don't look away from the stage, for the Great Vorelli (Bryant Haliday) is about to dazzle London with his eerie mixture of hypnotism and ventriloquism. However, there may be something a little too lifelike about his dummy, Hugo, who has the ability to walk across the stage all by himself. Now Vorelli has become obsessed with Marianne (Yvonne Romain), an heiress who proves to be the key to the powerful mesmerist's insidious plans. Marianne's boyfriend, reporter Mark English (William Sylvester), suspects evil at work and becomes determined to uncover the secret between Borelli and the wooden Hugo, a creature born from your darkest nightmares!
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DEVIL DOLL is sick & pervy....in a good way. It's a bit like Twilight Zone meets Sexploitation - one has to negotiate both creepy ventriloquist dummy and his "master" a sleazy mesmerist who uses his powers to get women to undress, among other things. His stage act isn't fun for the whole family. It's a stylish, sharp, darkly comedic, truly strange, little gem of a flick. I wholeheartedly recommend the film for fans of classic horror and anyone else who is intrigued by the premise.
Pretty good for that era!
On par with Twilight Zone and Thriller ! Will watch again !
Great classic with a twilight zone feel, love these ventriloquist and dummy creepy black and white films!
so camp, so great! a different take on the master/slave thing...loved it!