The film begins with a vacuous couple arriving at a kooky antique shop where they come across an old gypsy fortune telling machine consisting of a glass case with a gnarled witchlike puppet figurine inside. Once a dime...展开is deposited a sinister voice from the within the puppet demands that you raise your palm to the glass. Once you�ve done that, it mumbles out a couple of sentences usually warning about terrible things to come. When the (pregnant) woman is told about how her baby is going to bring bad luck she is stunned because she had only just got the news of her pregnancy that very afternoon. The husband mocks his wife when she starts to imagine clairvoyant dummies yet when he puts in his own dime and deliberately doesn�t raise his palm to the glass; the dummy stuns him with a reminder to hold his palm up to the glass!