Eldritch wood is used in the construction of a ventriloquist’s dummy. Decades later, the puppet soaks up a puddle of blood.
The murderer begins to hear voices during his act. Disturbing voices. They urge dark deeds.
A few murders later, he is surprised when his arm is paralysed during his act. He numbly feels something gnawing into his flesh from the wood.
The worms inside his skin flex and rearrange his face into a smile, ready for his next audience.