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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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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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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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Rather slow Cultclassic
5 October 2004 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Being a fan of b-flicks and cultmovies, I was aware of this movie's reputation. So, why not give it a chance? Was I appointed? No, not really ... but was I excited?! Neither! This movie has an original storyline, is shot on a nice location and the special effects are OK (they look sometimes a bit silly, but in movies like this, there's one golden rule: how sillier, how much more fun!) But, in general, this is a rather slow and boring movie. It has some great (and sick) scenes ... but that doesn't cover up for the rest of the movie. This movie constantly repeats itself. I really had the feeling that the director had problems to fill his 90 minutes. So ... is it a waste of time?! No, you'll have fun with it. Just don't expect too much of this 'cultclassic'

PS: Just like Child's Play, this movie is about dolls and puppets ... but that doesn't mean it's suitable for young children. A wise advice to all you babysitters out there!


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