A mystic stage performer called the Great Vorelli attempts to transfer a living soul into a wooden ventriloquist dummy. This classic horror film was produced by the great Richard Gordon and meshes unforgettable imagery with psychological terror.
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The first bit is really strong, with the birth of the puppet and the great perversion of the interactions of the puppeter/puppet and the master being taken over by its constructed slave. Pretty classicla in this sense.
No masterpiece but achieves what it tries, I think.