All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets up for auction at a convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that's motivated by an evil as old as time.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Lennon ... Edgar Easton
Jenny Pellicer ... Ashley Summers
Nelson Franklin ... Markowitz
Charlyne Yi ... Nerissa
Michael Paré ... Detective Brown
Barbara Crampton ... Officer Carol Doreski
Udo Kier ... Andre Toulon
Alex Beh ... Howie
Matthias Hues ... Strommelson
Skeeta Jenkins ... Cuddly Bear
Anne Beyer ... Hedwig Wagner
Victoria Hande ... Candace
Betsy Holt ... Nancy
James Healy Jr. ... Tom Easton
Laurie Guzda ... Suzanne Easton


Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother's room, he decides to sell the doll for some quick cash. Girl-next-door Ashley and comic book pal Markowitz join Edgar for a doomed road trip to an auction at a convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that's motivated by an evil as old as time. Written by Cinestate

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Comedy | Horror


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This movie was in production at the same time as Puppet Master: Axis Termination. The only other time two Puppet Master movies have been in production at the same time was when Puppet Master IV & V were being made back-to-back. See more »


Detective Brown: Five puppets? This incident is starting to turn into a happening.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credit there are a scene where Cuddly Bear comes home to his wife. See more »


References Puppet Master II (1990) See more »

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No Holds Barred Good Old Fashioned Horror Film Making
16 October 2018 | by MadMike77See all my reviews

I went into this having not watched any Puppet Master film for at least 5 years and having only seen a handful of the other movies in the massive franchise. I've been thinking about this film for a few days now and I've decided it has heavy influence from the 80s horror era. It's not an 80s throwback or even an homage. It's 80s in the sense that it's writer and directors didn't give a damn about what people were going to think of the film and did it the way they wanted, with it's no nonsense don't give a damn attitude about people being offended, sick hilarity, gore and silliness.

It's a film about Evil Nazi puppets, what were these other reviewers on here expecting? It doesn't take itself seriously at all, but rather pokes fun at itself in a satirical fashion. It's ridiculously funny, even though a lot of people are going to find this movie offensive, you know the type, right?

It's bad taste jokes and gore should leave the seasoned horror fan satisfied. You know the type, those of us that grew up during the 80s that don't get offended by anything and everything. Millennials will probably hate this film.

It's not a thinking man's film, it was never going to be. It doesn't need substance, it doesn't need style, because it's simply good old fashioned fun and gore that will keep you entertained throughout and make you forget about all the crap that goes on in the real world for a couple of hours.

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Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich See more »

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Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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