Since its inception in 1989, the "Puppet Master Series" has been our most celebrated, beloved, and enduring franchise. It's the most successful independent direct to video horror franchise ... See full summary »
Set in Berlin during WWII, the Nazi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in order to use in the war effort. Toulon arouses suspicion as a Nazi dissident, and his secret is discovered. During a Nazi raid on his home, Toulon's beautiful wife is murdered. Toulon vows revenge, with the help of his animated puppets. This movie gives a new perspective on Toulon and his "friends". Written by
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Filming was originally set to take place in Romania before moving on to the Universal Studios backlot. See more »
In the beginning when Lt. Stein confronts the Toulons, Tunneler and Jester are featured in a few separate moments watching the confrontation from behind a curtain. In this same scene, Elsa Toulon puts Six-Shooter into the puppet cabinet, and Tunneler and Jester can both be seen already inside the cabinet as well, essentially putting them in two places at once. See more »
The credits begin with the puppet 'six shooter' holstering his guns, laughing, and then text saying "COMING SOON - PUPPET MASTER 4: WHEN BAD PUPPETS TURN GOODS." See more »
Full Moon's attempt at a World War II flick on a low budget is ambitious. Yeah, the acting is a little wooden (what do you expect from puppets? heh), but Lynch, Wolfe, Abercrombie, and Gottell all do okay. Setting up Lynch's character as a puppet is a cute touch since Blade does look like him. This gives some background to the puppets, and sets them up as the potential good guys for subsequent sequels and to take advantage of their popularity. Overall, entertaining.
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