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Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)

A scientist attempts to master the art of transferring people's souls into puppets.

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Cast

Cast overview:
George Peck ... Dr. Magrew / Puppet Master
... 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
... Sherrif Garvey
... Deputy Wayburn
... Medical Examiner
... Shipping Agent (as Pat Thomas)
Ariauna Albright ... Operator (voice)
J.R. Bookwalter ... Tommy Berke (voice)
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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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Four Years Ago, the Puppets of Andre Toulon Vanished Without a Trace. Now The Puppets have Found a New Home, And a New Puppet Master. See more »


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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 »

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When the pieces for the new puppet are being carved they are wood, when the puppet is finished it is metal. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Magrew: Robert, I know this may be painful, but try to relax.
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Darker and deeper than the rest...
8 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Curse of the Puppet Master takes a very different turn from the rest of the series, which for many is a bad thing - I have to agree as it does not fit chronologically anywhere in the original story...

Another notable thing that may upset many fans is the amount of footage from previous movies that has been used to cut down on the budget... Sadly, where this is done it is VERY noticeable and it does ruin the immersion in the story.

With that said, it is far from a terrible film but has marked a new direction which has upset long standing fans... My guess is they could not get a good enough script for a true Sequel or the cast were not willing to come back after Puppet Master V.

Either way, this is a new story arc in itself.

A doctor has now taken possession of Andre Toulon's puppets and seeks to recreate the work that his predecessor had done, but the opening scenes suggest all is not well.

While the change of story arc is unwelcome (If you wanted to fit this movie in Chronologically, it would appear somewhere early on as Leech is still alive...) the overall quality is good and the acting is actually better than some of the rest.

Joss Green who pays 'Tank' is brilliant in his role, which makes it surprising that he has not had more roles overall - He has the potential for great things... I could really see him in an Avengers role.

So, yes - if you were expecting a continuing story - Afraid you will be disappointed, but the new story arc has some sufficiently dark turns to get the nerves tingling!


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