An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

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Bryant Haliday ...
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Mark English
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Marianne Horn
Sandra Dorne ...
Magda
Nora Nicholson ...
Aunt Eva
Alan Gifford ...
Bob Garrett
Karel Stepanek ...
Dr. Heller
Francis De Wolff ...
Dr. Keisling
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Vorelli is a ventriloquist & hypnotist, with an amazing dummy, Hugo. Vorelli meets and pursues a beautiful heiress (Marianne); he mesmerizes her, and induces a baffling coma. His buxom mistress (Magda) fears he'll dump her for the younger woman, and threatens to expose him. Vorelli tricks Hugo into killing Magda while he's safely elsewhere. Marianne's boyfriend Mark investigates. He discovers another killing in Vorelli's past, of a man called Hugo. The girl wakes from her coma, and announces she will marry the hypnotist. When the triumphant Vorelli tells Hugo his plans for Marianne and a new, female dummy, a final confrontation yields surprising results. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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What Is The Strange, Terrifying Evil Secret Of The Dummy...and why is it locked in a cage every night? See more »

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September 1964 (USA)  »

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De maitresse van de duivel  »

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£25,000 (estimated)
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Sidney J. Furie was originally supposed to direct, but he left for another project before shooting began, and it was assigned to Lindsay Shonteff. Furie, however, was a friend of Shonteff's and helped Shonteff with the direction of the picture when he ran into problems. See more »

Goofs

When Hugo walks toward the audience the back of his jacket is intact. When he walks back to his seat there is a hole in his back jacket for the hand to control him. See more »

Quotes

[talking on the phone]
Mark English: Now get your tail out of bed and get to work.
Bob Garrett: Wilco, Wilco, stay cool and all that jazz--hey, how'd you know I was still in bed?
Mark English: It figures, boy, it figures.
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Followed by Voodoo Blood Death (1965) See more »

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Onslaught
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Music by Robert Farnon
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Must See Horror!!!
3 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If You are into horror this movie is "definitely" worth a watch. There are of course some minor things to take into consideration like ... well, the acting, the dialog, budget, story, and almost everything technical. BUT, but really, that's not why you should watch this "gem" or "hidden gold treasure". You should check this movie out because there is something about the "feel" of this movie that is what "horror" movies are all about. The movie also does not shy away from the sex or what's allowed of it back then, and of course the "Devil Doll" is as creepy as evil dolls get. The filmmakers may not have got everything right, but they definitely nailed the coffin shut with a genuine feel of horror.


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