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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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Irene Miracle ...
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 ...
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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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A box of little toys has just become a gang of little terrors. This is not child's play... See more »


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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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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 »

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When Toulon puts Blade in the trunk, the hook is his right hand, while every other time it is his left, the knife being right. See more »

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Neil Gallagher: I'm the master, and you're the puppet!
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La Chorrito
by Pechula Chuppa
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Very good horror flick!
20 April 2006 | by (Albuquerque New Mexico) – See all my reviews

Long ago a puppet maker named Andre Toulin ( William Hickey) has discovered the means of bringing puppets and dolls to life thanks to ancient Egyptian techniques and a potion as it makes them alive making them into little devilish killers. Years later, a group of psychics named Alex ( Paul Le Mat), Dana ( Irene Miracle), Frank ( Matt Roe) and Megan ( Robin Frates) are call in with each other as they investigate the hotel only to discovered that Toulin's puppets are on the loose and wants to kill.

One of the most well known killer doll flicks there is out there, this started the "Full Moon" company back in 1989 after Charles Bands's company "Empire Pictures" was bankrupted and this movie was became a genuine cult hit on video since it was released. Barbara Crampton ( "Re-Animator") does a great appearance as a costumer for one of the psychics, the movie is inspired by another Charles Band horror production "Dolls". Alongside the Zuni Doll and Chucky these puppets are just vicious little creatures who gained popularity among horror fans.

Also recommended: "Child's Play Series", " Magic", " Dolls", " Trilogy of Terror", "Tales from The Hood", " Re-Animator", " Nightmare on Elm Street", " Pinocchio's Revenge", "Dolly Dearest", " Pin...", " Stephen King's IT", " Dead of Night", "Devil Doll ( 1964)", " The Shining", " Tourist Trap", "Making Contact ( a.k.a. Joey)", " Pumpkinhead", " Demonic Toys", " Poltergeist".


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