Films: Devil Doll (1964)
Location: Civilized Area
Height/Weight: That of an average human toddler.
Summary: For those of you who think ventriloquist dummies are creepy...don't worry. This one's not that bad. You should hate his master more.
History: The great Vorelli lives for the show and all of its glory. But he has some dark secrets. Out of sheer pettiness, he chooses to use his powers of transferring souls to put those belonging to his rivals into dolls. He's done this once with his ex-assistant, Hugo, who he accidentally killed during an already reckless knife trick. Hugo now remains conscious in the body of a doll frequently abused verbally by Vorelli. The doll isn't entirely thrilled when he also hears of the magician planning to do the same to a girl.
Notable Kills: None.
Final Fate: Hugo manages to get on his feet and fight with his master to prevent the same fate befalling the girl. Vorelli seems to win out, but somehow, Hugo reverses the soul-transfer spell so that he occupies Vorelli's body, while the vile man is stuck in the doll.
Powers/Abilities: Hugo can walk and move normally in his doll form, as well as switch souls with another in the event of enough determination.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 2.5-A slightly unsettling face is all that we hold against him. Aside from that, Hugo has every right to be pissed off. If we knew he was after Vorelli and him alone, we wouldn't lift a finger. At all.
Trivia: -Production for this film started all the way in 1957.
-Ventriloquism actually began as a religious practice about becoming a voice for the dead and/or fortunes, as the sounds produced by the stomach were said to be from spirits. The phrase means "to speak from the stomach" in Latin, while the Greeks called it gastromancy.