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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 ...
Kathryn O'Reilly ...
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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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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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Trivia

The Blade puppet required five puppeteers to operate. 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

Neil Gallagher: I'm the master, and you're the puppet!
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Connections

Followed by Puppet Master II (1990) See more »

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La Chorrito
by Pechula Chuppa
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User Reviews

GREAT!!!
18 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is one great horror movie. The special effects are great. The acting is good. If you have never seen this movie you should run straight to the nearest video store and pick it up. Or just go ahead and buy it!!! The dvd is great. It is about 4 psychics investigating rumors that the secret of life has been discovered by master puppeteer Andre Toulon. But the psychics quickly discover Toulons secret of death in the form of 5 killer puppets. You have to see this movie to believe it. I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 4.


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