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Puppetmaster (1989)

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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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 ...
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Andrew Kimbrough ...
Assassin #2
Ed Cook ...
Pinhead (voice)
Linda 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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Leech Woman's mouth is made of foam latex which makes the mouth appear to be more flexible whenever Leech Woman "coughs" up a leech. Only three fourths of the leech mechanism comes out of the puppet, and then a simple camera cut creates the illusion that an entire leech came out of Leech Woman's mouth. See more »

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When Frank and Carissa are having sex and Carissa notices the door is open, her hair moves from hanging over her shoulder to behind her shoulder. 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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