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A group of teens are challenged to spend a night in the Wagner mansion on the edge of town. Little do they know the owner has concocted a monstrosity in the basement. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Steve Rimpici ... Wolfgang Wagner (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessica Daniels ... Gwen (voice)

Bart Flynn ... Iggy / Gramps (voice)
Ethan Holey ... Charlie (voice)
Erica Kisseberth ... Mona
Dustin Mills ... Raimi / Sarge / Hunter / Monster / Squiggums / Soldiers (voice)
Brandon Salkil ... Wilson / Soldiers (voice)

Directed by
Dustin Mills 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dustin Mills 

Produced by
Dustin Mills .... executive producer
Dustin Mills .... producer
Mario Alberto Salcido .... executive producer (as Mario Salcido)
Brandon Salkil .... executive producer
Amanda Smith .... producer
Original Music by
Jared Kaelber (score by)
Film Editing by
Dustin Mills 
Sound Department
Dustin Mills .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Kim Mills .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Dustin Mills .... digital effects
Animation Department
Dustin Mills .... animator
Other crew
Kim Mills .... puppet builder
Guillermo del Toro .... special thanks
Jim Henson .... special thanks
Peter Jackson .... special thanks
Robert Rodriguez .... special thanks
Rob Schrab .... special thanks
Kevin Smith .... special thanks

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70 min

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Gwen:Ugh... Charles Hawkins, where's your sense of adventure?
Charlie:I don't know. Probably just in a dark closet somewhere hanging out with my self esteem.
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
As Strange as Advertised, 7 May 2011
Author: gamskee from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

NOTE: DEFINITELY NOT FOR CHILDREN The Puppet Monster Massacre is pretty crazy, and it's hard to say what audience it would most appeal to, but if you're somebody who likes puppets, gore, and monster movies, there is a pretty good shot this movie will work for you.

The Good: The voice work on most of the puppets is pretty good, with funny, cartoonish voices in most cases. There are some standard but entertaining gags using the puppets- merry chase scenes, jokes about how inarticulate felt puppet hands are, etc. Oddly, the plot itself is kind of cool, involving a Nazi scientists revenge planned over many years, revealed in a cartoon flashback of WWII that is strangely powerful to a film primarily about silly puppets. For the more comical gore enthused, some of the puppets die in particularly hilarious fashions with enough blood effects to keep it interesting.

The Bad: The music of the film is a bit lackluster, which makes some scenes feel very plodding and quiet. A few running gags run so far as to kill the joke. The female voices in the film are a bit under played compared to the goofy male voices around them. Near the end, things take such a dark turn that the comedy of it is nearly destroyed, leading to a somewhat disappointing last few minutes.

Overall: Sometimes it didn't know whether it was a comedic film with a horror movie backdrop or a horror film made with puppets, and the ambiguity can turn some people off. If you really find puppets funny or have some kind of hatred for them and wish to seem them rendered, this is probably a good fit for you. The Puppet Monster Massacre is a one of a kind film thats hard to forget, with some cool plot elements that defy it's silly nature. If nothing else, it was an interesting film that kept me watching until the end.

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