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Puppetmaster (1989)

R | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 1990
Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

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Jimmie F. Skaggs ...
Robin Frates ...
Matt Roe ...
Frank Forrester
Kathryn O'Reilly ...
Carissa 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 ...
Assassin #2
Ed Cook ...
Pinhead (voice)
Linda Cook ...
Leech Woman (voice)
Tim Dornberg ...
Tunneler (voice)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Originally intended to be released into theaters in the summer of 1989 and onto home video in September 1989, it was then pushed to 12 October 1989 as a direct-to-video release, as producer Charles Band had stated in an interview that he would make more money in the DTV field than he would in the theatrical market. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Frank Forrester: We also got a call from the white witch.
Alex Whitaker: You mean, Dana?
Frank Forrester: Yes, lovely Dana. She knows the location... it's an old hotel on the California coast.
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Connections

Followed by Retro Puppet Master (1999) See more »

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La Chorrito
by Pechula Chuppa
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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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