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Puppetmaster (1989)

Video  -  Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  11 January 1990 (Mexico)
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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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Matt Roe ...
Frank Forrester
Kathryn O'Reilly ...
Carlissa Stamford
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Theresa (as Merrya Small)
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Woman at Carnival
David Boyd ...
Man at Carnival
Peter Frankland ...
Assassin #1
Andrew Kimbrough ...
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Ed Cook ...
Pinhead (voice)
Linda O. Cook ...
Leech Woman (voice)
Tim Dornberg ...
Tunneler (voice)
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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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Rated R for strong graphic horror/fantasy violence, a strong sex scene with nudity and strong language | See all certifications »

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Charles Band's explanation for how he came up with the title Puppetmaster goes back to his early days working with Empire Pictures. He worked on a film called The Dungeonmaster (aka Ragewar) in 1984 and said that he had many fans coming up to him saying that they loved that title. He's always been fascinated with little dolls/figurines coming to life and when he wanted to make a movie on living puppets he remembered how much positive feedback he received from The Dungeonmaster. He then simply decided to call the film Puppetmaster. See more »

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When Tunneler, the drill-puppet, drills into Gallagher's leg, there's blood visible on his leg and pants. But when Tunneler is taken out, there's no blood, only sawdust, on his drill. See more »

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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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