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Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)

Video  -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  26 May 1998 (USA)
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A scientist attempts to master the art of transferring people's souls into puppets.

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Cast overview:
George Peck ...
Dr. Magrew / Puppet Master
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Jane Magrew
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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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26 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Curse of the Puppet Master: The Human Experiment  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The story originally took place in Egypt, where the puppets face off against a mummy, but the idea was dropped. See more »

Goofs

When Sheriff Garvey meets Tank outside Dr. Magrew's house Garvey says, "Don't you worry". You can clearly see the boom mic at the top of your screen at that time. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Magrew: Robert, I know this may be painful, but try to relax.
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Followed by Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (2004) See more »

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Curse of the Puppet Master
14 June 2014 | by (Waconia, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Curse is probably the loosest movie if you're following the Puppet Master series chronologically being somewhere jumbled up between the original and the second movie. Being a fan of continuity I struggle liking the film as much as I could have. I have a guiltily liking for two of the main leads being Dr. Magrew and his daughter Jane. The movie had a potentially strong story if it remained a little dark and cheesy instead of being flat out silly at points. There weren't enough puppet scenes either seemingly they recycled some old footage they didn't use for previous films in this one to save a few bucks. A lot of fans gripe about the movies end but in my opinion I thought it tied the story together nicely like a bow and it made a legit cool cliffhanger. As far as it goes with the other Puppet Master films I saw it's pretty much on par for the course, not terrible but not good by any means.


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