This is the best ventriloquist dummy horror film, and it's ranked as such on many cult classic film review sites.
Hugo is a very creepy little puppet who can walk, talk, and even kill. He is controlled, in more ways than one by his master The Great Vorelli, and the story starts with a bang since the main four characters are introduced right at the beginning, the aforementioned two accompanied by Mr Mark English, a reporter, and the wealthy aristocrat Miss Marianne Horn. There are many unexpected twists, and the secret of the dummy is a huge moment in the film, when a lot of pieces fit together.
I first saw it in 1994 when I was 14 years old, I set a tape for it, since it was on well after midnight, and watched it straight after school the next day, and I have been waiting for the dvd release for years and years.
It was available in America a couple of years ago, and it's about time that this classic, mysterious horror film is released here.
5 Stars all the way.