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Puppet Master 4 (1993)

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A young scientist and his friends, upon being attacked by demons, are protected by a gang of animated puppets.

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Jeff Burr

Writers:

Todd Henschell (screenplay), Steven E. Carr (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Gordon Currie ... Rick Myers
Chandra West ... Susie
Ash Adams ... Cameron (as Jason Adams)
Teresa Hill ... Lauren
Guy Rolfe ... Toulon
Felton Perry ... Dr. Carl Baker
Stacie Randall ... Dr. Leslie Piper
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Stanley (as Mike Wiles)
Dan Zukovic ... Delivery Man
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Storyline

A young scientist working on an artificial intelligence project is the target of strange gremlin-like creatures, who are out to kill him and thus terminate his research. By coincidence, in one of the rooms he uses, there's a mysterious case containing the puppets of the "puppet master". When the puppets are brought to life, they help destroy the creatures. Written by Rob Hartill

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When Bad Puppets, turn Good

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Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film's trailer features alternate lines of dialogue and a slightly different voice for Sutekh that remained unused in the final cut. See more »

Goofs

The lights are knocked out due to the storm, and Rick explains that his generator is only powering his computers, and hands out flashlights. Despite this fact, there are random rooms still fully lit. See more »

Quotes

Andre Toulon: The magic that gives my puppets life was stolen from a tribe of ancient, Egyptian sorcerers, who pledged their legiance to the demon lord, Zutek.
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Crazy Credits

On only the VHS version, in between the end of the film and the end credits appears the trailer for part 5. See more »

Connections

Followed by Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Jane, Jane (The Hurricane)
Written by Johnny Angel
Performed by Joker
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Puppet Master 4
30 August 2019 | by ryan-10075See all my reviews

A brilliant super-nerd Rick Myers (Gordon Currie) who likes to play laser tag while rocking out to metal is conducting some experiments and doing research in the Bodega Bay Inn while he is caretaker. He feels he works much better in this environment while no one is looking over his shoulder. THE SHINING anyone? Three friends come over including his girlfriend Susie (Chandra West) and they find puppets that have been locked away since maybe some time around 1941. So, forget about parts 1 and 2 now. The puppets are brought back to life, but a demon named Sutekh (whose appearance is like a puppet as well. The biggest problem I had with this character is he wasn't scary and you just wanted to hug him) has sent three servants to get Toulon's secret.

Now, one thing I will say is the effects are getting better by 1993 and are actually getting quite effective in my eye. There is also a new puppet called Decapitron who can have different heads placed on his body. It is also through this puppet that Toulon (Guy Rolfe makes his return) appears to Rick. Strange to say the least and while the effects are getting better, this effect well wasn't a highlight I would say. Also starring Felton Perry in an almost useless role as Dr. Carl Baker.

Anyways, if you do watch it and in fact enjoy it perhaps PUPPET MASTER 5 will be for you as well as Jeff Burr directed it and is a complete sequel to this movie.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Puppet Master 4: The Demon See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Ultra Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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