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Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)

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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
Josh Green ...
Robert 'Tank' Winsley
Michael Guerin ...
Joey Carp
Michael Sollenberger ...
Station Owner
Marc Newburger ...
Art Cooney
Scott Boyer ...
Jason Dean Booher ...
Sherrif Garvey
Deputy Wayburn
William Knight ...
Medical Examiner
Shipping Agent (as Pat Thomas)
Ariauna Albright ...
Operator (voice)
J.R. Bookwalter ...
Tommy Berke (voice)


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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Dr. Magrew: Robert, I know this may be painful, but try to relax.
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Followed by Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012) See more »


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User Reviews

Little wooden puppets take care of the bad guys.
26 March 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Dr. Magrew (George Peck) strives to give human attributes to expertly crafted wooden puppets. Emily Harrison who plays Jane Magrew is the bright spot of the movie. But the puppets themselves are the real stars. The killer puppets do away with the bad guys. The action scenes are good, but there are too few to get excited about. Even with the finale slamming the door on you; this mild horror movie is still fun to watch.

Peck is less animated than the puppets. Also starring are Michael Guerin, Josh Green and Jason Dean Booher.

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