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Puppetmaster (1989)

R | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 1990
Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Whitaker
... Andre Toulon
... Dana Hadley
... Neil Gallagher
Robin Frates ... Megan Gallagher
Matt Roe ... Frank Forrester
Kathryn O'Reilly ... Carissa Stamford
... Theresa (as Merrya Small)
... Woman at Carnival
David Boyd ... Man at Carnival
Peter Frankland ... Assassin #1
Andrew Kimbrough ... Assassin #2
Ed Cook ... Pinhead (voice)
Linda Cook ... Leech Woman (voice)
Tim Dornberg ... Tunneler (voice)
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Neil Gallagher found the secret to Toulon's puppets who come to life and then killed himself. Alex and his psychic friends come to investigate and are stalked by Toulon's puppets who have a variety of strange traits including a drill for a head and the ability to spit up leeches. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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A box of little toys has just become a gang of little terrors. This is not child's play... See more »


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Rated R for strong graphic horror/fantasy violence, a strong sex scene with nudity and strong language | See all certifications »

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Originally intended to be released into theaters in the summer of 1989 and onto home video in September 1989, it was then pushed to 12 October 1989 as a direct-to-video release, as producer Charles Band had stated in an interview that he would make more money in the DTV field than he would in the theatrical market. See more »

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In the scene where Dana cleanses the dead Gallagher's aura he clearly blinks. When she closes his eyes you can see his eyelids flickering. See more »

Quotes

Neil Gallagher: I'm the master, and you're the puppet!
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Referenced in Danza Macabra See more »

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La Chorrito
by Pechula Chuppa
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Entertaining, old fashioned piece of feel-good horror!
29 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Puppet Master" is a wonderful, good-hearted slice of old-fashioned horror nonsense from the imagination of Charles Band. Whilst short on plot, it features a variety of pretty unusual characters, some fiendishly good stop-motion and stunt puppets and a few excellent set-pieces with just enough of the red stuff thrown in for good measure.

There are some fun performances from the cast which includes the rather sexy Irene Miracle ("Inferno") and an appearance from William Hickey ("National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", "Prizzi's Honour", etc.).

It's one of those few feel-good horror movies, ideal for Christmas viewing!


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