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Puppetmaster (1989)

R  |  Video  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  1990 (Finland)
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Neil Gallagher found the secret to Toulon's puppets who come to life and then killed himself. Alex and his psychic friends come to investigate and are stalked by Toulon's puppets who have a... See full summary »

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Leech Woman (voice)
Tim Dornberg ...
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Neil Gallagher found the secret to Toulon's puppets who come to life and then killed himself. Alex and his psychic friends come to investigate and are stalked by Toulon's puppets who have a variety of strange traits including a drill for a head and the ability to spit up leeches. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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In a 1999 interview with horror movie website The Terror Trap, Schmoeller admitted that the reason he was not involved with the rest of the Puppet Master series aside from a character credit was that it would reveal that someone else besides Full Moon CEO Charles Band shared in the creation of Full Moon's biggest franchise. Schmoeller was never even approached to do a director's commentary for the first Puppet Master movie when it first arrived onto DVD. In the same interview, he also mentioned that Band still owes him residuals. See more »

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(at around 5 mins) When the puppet Blade is racing around the Bodega Bay Inn grounds, he runs towards the street and stops at the curb just when a car nearly runs him over, and we see the side of the tire. But when the door opens and the two assassins walk out, we see nothing near the car where that doll should be, nothing even close to the car. After that overhead shot, the POV shows him running from behind the tree but there was no time to get there. See more »

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Neil Gallagher: I'm tired of experimenting with silly puppets.
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Much Better Than I Would Have Believed
6 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this would be very low-grade horror and dumb with poor special- effects, but I was surprised: it was good.....very entertaining. It inspired me to see the sequels, too, and they - most notably the third one - were good, too.

It's a little slow to start with, but once the puppets begin their attack story gets interesting, concluding with a gruesome ending. William Hickey gets decent billing in here but he's only in the film for a short time in the beginning. After that, it's just Paul LeMat and a bunch of unknown actors.

In all, not super but more-than-decent entertainment for an hour-and-a-half.


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