Puppet Master II (1990)

R  |  Video  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  7 February 1991 (USA)
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The puppets return, this time they hunt some Paranormal Researchers to take their brain fluid for the dead/living puppet master, Andre Toulon.



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Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Maclellan ...
Carolyn Bramwell / Elsa
Collin Bernsen ...
Michael Kenney
Steve Welles ...
Andre Toulon / Eriquee Chaneé
Patrick Bramwell (as Gregory Webb)
Charlie Spradling ...
Lance (as Jeff Weston)
Sage Allen ...
Sean Ryan ...
Billy (as Sean B. Ryan)
Ivan J. Rado ...
Cairo Merchant
Michael Todd ...
Puppet Toulon
Julianne Mazziotti ...
Puppet Camille / Elsa
Taryn Band ...
Cairo Child
Cairo Child


Toulon's puppets help collect brain tissue from human victims for Toulon to create his formula to animate the inanimate. The victims this time include a group of researchers from a US department, responsible for invstigating the paranormal. Written by Rob Hartill

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7 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Puppet Master 2  »

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$780,000 (estimated)

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Mr. Punch, the lead doll from Dolls (1987), is featured in a background self in Andre Toulon's hotel room. See more »


When Andre Toulon is explaining everything to Carolyn, the male dummy has white gloves on, but when Andre is doing the spell, the gloves are gone and remain gone. See more »


References Dolls (1987) See more »

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A retread that manages to retain some of that Puppet Master charm
4 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Puppet master II does not stray far from the setting and basic plot line of the original. It manages to get away with it- the grand hotel at Bodega Bay is after all a fantastic setting, so it is a joy to return there, and though it may initially feel like a complete retread (paranormal investigators returning to the hotel rather than psychics etc etc) it does have a few interesting plot developments to draw the audience in.

Toulon is brought back from the dead, with his own maniacal plan that involves human sacrifices- he is no longer the sweet, paternal toymaker we met in the first film, but a monstrosity wrapped in bandages with his own sinister desires. We get an interesting insight into the origin of the living puppets, and there are also some scenes that will definitely make you smile- for once in a film the annoying kid actually gets it!

So overall it is, for the most part, an enjoyable retread of old territory. But it is territory that is still enjoyable to revisit, right down to the musical score. It still manages to retain its hammy charm, and is guaranteed to make you crack a smile at least a couple of times. I'm hoping though that the future chapters in this series stray a little further away from the formula that seems to be forming right now. It is still fun and endearing right now, but I can imagine it growing very stale.

I do have to mention the Video Zone extras found on the DVDs as well as the original VHS tapes I believe. They're essentially behind the scenes shorts that nicely compliment the movies, giving you some insight into the film-making process. However unlike the promotional work we find for today's bigger blockbusters you do get a sense of genuine enthusiasm from the cast and crew- Charlie Spralding is a lot of fun to watch especially. It just allows the audience to feel a part of things.

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