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Taylor M. Graham,
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
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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 »
Toward the end when Alex is being punched by the "Puppet Master" his mouth is bloody. Then Megan smashes a vase on The Puppet Master's head, and in the next shot Alex's face is no longer bloody. In the next close-up of him the blood has returned. See more »
Bad acting, awful hair, horrible plot, cheesy action, hokey characters.
Still reading? Good. My brother picked this movie up for me on DVD, because he knows of my love of horror movies. My first thoughts as I inserted the disc was that it'd be a cheesy, laughable pile of 80's horror rubbish. So I was in for a pleasant surprise. If you can get past the initial presentation of the movie (it feels every bit as low-budget as it is), you'll find it to be creepy, intriguing, and above all, great fun. The puppets themselves could have been a whole lot worse. The effects are hardly Lord Of The Rings, but through a strange combination of live-action and extremely well-animated stop-motion, the puppets don't make you cringe every time they show up on screen. They're probably better actors than some of the live actors even, it's difficult to tell who's more wooden. But it's hardly a character-driven story. It's an unusual story nontheless, and it definitely interested me enough to watch it right through - and then pick up the first sequel!
If you ever saw the movie Child's Play, with which comparisons are inevitable, you'll know already whether you can suspend your disbelief enough to enjoy a movie about killer puppets. If you can, and don't mind horrific 80's haircuts, I'd strongly suggest giving this one a rental, you could do a lot worse.
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