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Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)

A scientist attempts to master the art of transferring people's souls into puppets.

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(as Benjamin Carr)
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Peck ...
Dr. Magrew / Puppet Master
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Josh Green ...
Robert 'Tank' Winsley
Michael Guerin ...
Joey Carp
Michael Sollenberger ...
Station Owner
Marc Newburger ...
Art Cooney
Scott Boyer ...
Larry
Jason Dean Booher ...
Pogo
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Sherrif Garvey
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Deputy Wayburn
William Knight ...
Medical Examiner
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Shipping Agent (as Pat Thomas)
Ariauna Albright ...
Operator (voice)
J.R. Bookwalter ...
Tommy Berke (voice)
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Storyline

Robert "Tank" begins to work for Dr. Magrew sculpting a puppet for the Doctor to bring to life using the work of Andre Toulon. Robert begins to fall in love with the Doctors daughter, Jane. Unbeknownst to Robert, the Doctor is trying to create a "perfect race" of puppet humans. Jane discovers a "matt puppet" which is from his first assistant. She comes back just in time to see her father, cut up by the puppets, has succeeded in putting a living human, Robert, into the puppet he carved. Written by Chris Schoettle, B-Movie king

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Four Years Ago, the Puppets of Andre Toulon Vanished Without a Trace. Now The Puppets have Found a New Home, And a New Puppet Master. See more »

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Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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26 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Puppet Master: The Human Experiment  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The first film to not use stop motion animation. Also the first film that didn't have David Allen involved with special effects. See more »

Goofs

When the pieces for the new puppet are being carved they are wood, when the puppet is finished it is metal. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Magrew: Robert, I know this may be painful, but try to relax.
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Connections

Followed by Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Will You Visit Me On Sunday
Written by Charlie Louvin
Produced by Clyde Beavers'
Performed by George Jones
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User Reviews

 
You've Seen It All Before (And I'm Not Just Referring To Stock Footage)
4 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Curse of the Puppet Master is the sixth entry in the low budget horror franchise by producer Charles Band and Full Moon production. It borrows as much special effects footage from previous entries as it does ideas from countless (and better) mad scientist pics from the past. The latest Master; Dr. Magrew attempts to transform unwary assistants into puppets to join his 'House of Marvels' museum and theatre. Josh Green stars as the simpleminded gas station attendant in danger of transformation and Emily Harrison is Jane, Dr Magrew's lovely daughter. This mediocre entry is closely patterned after the largely forgotten horror movie 'sssssss...' from 1973. Watch that instead.


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