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I Wooden Trust Him If I Were You- He's the "Devil Doll"!

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Tonight on MeTV- it’s the eerie tale of a mysterious hypnotist/ ventriloquist whose skills may be more than just an act- and whose “co-star” may be more than a simple dummy ( no, not ME! ) A beautiful young woman becomes the target of the sinister showman- as he demonstrates his power over the “Devil Doll”!

I find it necessary to state- no, this is NOT the 1930s film we ran a few months ago, that featured Lionel Barrymore commanding shrunken human “dolls”! In this British film from 1964- we witness the stage act of the Great Vorelli- a master hypnotist with an obvious streak of cruelty. This becomes even more evident when he moves from hypnosis to ventriloquism-and displays some tension between himself and his dummy Hugo.

An American reporter working in London, Mark English, is rather miffed when he is assigned to cover Vorelli’s act- but decides to try to debunk his “powers”. He enlists his gorgeous girlfriend Marianne, who reluctantly agrees to be a volunteer when Vorelli asks someone from the audience to come forward and be part of the act. She makes a perfect subject- and, later, decides that Vorelli might just be the perfect entertainment for her wealthy aunt’s upcoming charity event. His female assistant does not appreciate her boss’ interest in the beauty when she shows up backstage. Vorelli, who already has recognized that Marianne is a well-known rich girl, agrees readily- and may just be planting some subconscious commands in the young lady’s mind!

Meanwhile, Mark is trying to figure out how Vorelli manages to animate Hugo- is he really just a dummy, or is he mechanical- or even a small person in a suit and mask? And- why does the hypnotist keep Hugo locked in a cage?

Marianne suddenly comes down with a strange illness- that doctors cannot explain- while Mark, as a result of a strange visitation, heads off to Berlin to get clues about Vorelli’s mysterious past. Things take darker and darker turns, between mental powers and murder- as the shocking fate planned for Marianne is revealed. Will Mark be able to save her- and derail Vorelli’s incredible agenda?

Those who appreciate stories with creepy dolls will definitely enjoy this macabre mystery! We’ll introduce the cast- including beautiful Yvonne Romain, last seen on our show as the mute servant who gave birth to future wolf man Oliver Reed  in “Cry of the Werewolf”- and provide a new song, with yet another appearance by that wonderful woodwind woman Anita X. Orcist! Plus, we’ll remember a rare public appearance by a certain prehistoric rubber chicken- as well as presenting an interview that, due to a case of mistaken identity, brings back a classic comedy figure, as well as a vitriolic ventriloquist dummy from Sven’s past.

“Devil Doll” starts tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central time. If you need help finding what station and what time we appear in your area, please consult your local listings or visit www.metv.com . Live-tweeting on Twitter during the show continues- last week, we were among the top trending topics for the entire two hours of the program- so, MeTV invites you to join in, using the hashtag #svengoolie . Our local Chicago viewers get a final look ( is that even possible?) at Vincent Price in “The Invisible Man Returns” at 11 am on our main local station,CW26- home of the new hit series “Superman and Lois”.

Thanks to everyone who participated in MeTV’s #LOVESVEN event during this Valentine month of February! I have been very flattered by all the submissions, and grateful to be honored by our fans. Don’t forget- as the month ends- so does the special 14% discount on a selection of Sven merchandise in our store ( do I really have one? How many times must I ask?!) – just add the promo code LOVESVEN . Use it now, before it’s gone!

Join us tonight for a guy who puts words into someone else’s mouth- and dangerous commands into the minds of others- and- wait- did that dummy just move by itself?!

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Catbat 30 days ago
Fire pit in the middle of the room?
Stoney 1 month ago
I had never seen Devil Doll, and I really enjoyed it. Thank you for finding movies I've never seen before!
AllenStancil 1 month ago
Dear Svengoolie,
I’ve been watching your show faithfully since it began airing nationally. But I have to admit your showing last month of Devil doll was about as low as you could possibly go. It was awful and unwatchable. There are public domain movies dozens of them that were better than this choice. Best wishes
k 1 month ago
Good morning and happy Sven-urday!
My I 🫀Sven mug should arrive today, it’s all very exciting here 😄
CrazyK k 1 month ago
Cool! I got one. It’s sweet!!!
deadringer42 1 month ago
see you all on the other side.......
Berwyn1979 1 month ago
I don't have that much to say, the thing that wouldn't die speaks for it's self. Now lets set the goal for amount of blog comments next week and lets say sorry to the administration in advance.
MADave 1 month ago
Just popping in to say congrats to Mr 4,000 I can’t believe we finally made it so maybe next week a possible 4500? And for those getting up early for cartoons, Catbat and all in the east I wish I can be with you but it’s going to be hard to be up by 7 I’ll talk to Sunday when I get home if I’m not too tired good night gang!
Islander MADave 1 month ago
Night Dave. Safe travels
deadringer42 MADave 1 month ago
have great and safe weekend with the family. remember, family comes first.
Catbat MADave 1 month ago
Good night MADave! Safe journey ❤️
Geo 1 month ago
Been a busy week and can't wait for Saturday.
Catbat Geo 1 month ago
We're almost there 😁
Catbat 1 month ago
Holy Perry Mason it's BATMAN!!!! 🦇🦇🦇
deadringer42 1 month ago
batman on perry mason. smile.
Catbat deadringer42 1 month ago
Ready for cartoons in the morning and Sven at night?
deadringer42 Catbat 1 month ago
Ha. oh, the challenge. watch tonight or up earlier in the morning. will try for both. will see y'all in the morning for some toney fun.
Catbat deadringer42 1 month ago
Just remember you can sleep when you're dead 😂
deadringer42 Catbat 1 month ago
good point. but a deadringer is one who is buried but not dead yet. so I got a long way to go hopefully.
deadringer42 1 month ago
wow, 4013 comments. its been a busy week here.
Drang 1 month ago
Well, that escalated quickly...
Oscar 1 month ago
Wow a lot of blogging this week, it's going to be hard to top this one.
TheKodakKid Oscar 1 month ago
Yeah, only bad thing is MADave is going to be so disappointed that he missed this because he was traveling.
Jack TheKodakKid 1 month ago
For MADave!
Aceman2 1 month ago
TheKodakKid Aceman2 1 month ago
Congrats! You beat me by a hair.
Islander Aceman2 1 month ago
Looks like a Springer crowd.
TheKodakKid 1 month ago
4000!
Jack TheKodakKid 1 month ago
Omagawrsh!
Aceman2 TheKodakKid 1 month ago
I think It was a photo finish
TheKodakKid Aceman2 1 month ago
Hey, I got to be #1 and #4001, so it’s all good.
Aceman2 1 month ago
4000
CrazyK Aceman2 1 month ago
Here’s your prize for 4K. 4 Aces!!!!
Islander 1 month ago


Ok, my phone is dying so this is my last contribution towards 4,000.
Harley the wonder beagle at 2 and 15.
CrazyK Islander 1 month ago
Great looking dog and great name! 👍
Aceman2 Islander 1 month ago
Lookin goodie in the hoodie!
Jack Islander 1 month ago
What a distinguished gentleman!
Oscar Islander 1 month ago
Cool dog!
Catbat Islander 1 month ago
Harley like most men you get better with age 👍
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