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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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Matt Roe ...
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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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Not too shabby...
11 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

PUPPET MASTER

I am not convinced this can be classed as a horror. Haha

I had seen this film a very long time ago and didn't remember much about it... other than the obvious... a load of puppets go killing people.

It has not dated very well, but I did enjoy it in a weird kind of way.

The acting was awful and the effects were terrible... but I can imagine for the time they were good.

I loved the puppets though... they were horrible.

There were some really funny moments in the movie too... and I am not just talking about the sexy hairstyles they had back then. Haha

There is one puppet that has huge arms and a tiny head, his name was Pinhead, he was great. You could clearly see in some scenes that they were someone's hands poking through the body of a dummy and picking things up etc... it looked so bad that it made it great!

The puppet with a drill on his head, named Tunneler is good and Blade is easily recognisable. Probably the most famous puppet of them all...

One of my favourites though is the lady puppet named Leech Woman... she regurgitates leeches onto her victims... really gross, but cool.

This film has got a cult following and about a million sequels which I have not seen... but after seeing this again and enjoying it I will be looking out for them. J

Not the best horror from its time, but still very enjoyable and funny.

I will give this film 7 out of 10...

I get a feeling though the sequels will probably get worst and worst.

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