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‘Puppet Master: The Little Reich’ Blu-ray Review

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Stars: Udo Kier, Thomas Lennon, Alex Beh, Barbara Crampton, Nelson Franklin, Skeeta Jenkins, Michael Paré, Jenny Pellicer, Charlyne Yi | Written by S. Craig Zahler | Directed by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund

[Note: With the film finally getting a physical release in the UK, here's a reposting of my review of Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich from last years festival run]

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 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.

I’m going to be honest, there’s absolutely no way this review is unbiased.
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Rob Galluzzo Named Director Of Acquisitions At Fangoria

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Exclusive: Fangoria said Monday that it has named Rob Galluzzo as the Director of Acquisitions and Distribution. In his new position, he will handle film acquisitions and aid in the development of Fangoria’s and parent company Cinestate’s ever-expanding slate of original and acquired properties.

Since 2018, Fangoria has produced three horror movies including 2018’s Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich which can be viewed on the horror streaming service Shudder. Galluzzo will be part of Fangoria’s effort to expand its genre library.

“As a lifelong fan of Fangoria, I’m beyond thrilled to be working with the amazing team that CEO Dallas Sonnier has put together,” says Galluzzo. “On top of developing and acquiring exciting, unique, and diverse new films, we’re going to be expanding Fangoria and Cinestate in some incredible ways in the coming year, and I’m honored to be a part of that initiative.”

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The 1995 Horror Classic Castle Freak is Getting Remade By Fangoria and Full Moon

Fangoria and Full Moon are producing a remake of the classic 1995 horror film Castle Freak. This movie is considered a cult classic that centered on a horrific creature lurking within the shadows of a castle.

The original film was produced Charles Band, who hired Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon to helm it. Band had a poster created for the film project that didn’t even have a script and told Gordon he could do whatever he wanted with it as long as it had a castle and a freak in the story.

So, Gordon ended up turning it into a loose horror film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Outsider and he cast Re-Animator stars Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton to star in it.

According to Bloody-Disgusting, the story for the new movie follows “recently-blinded Rebecca, her boyfriend John, and their friends as they travel to Albania to manage
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Main Cast Revealed for Castle Freak Reimagining from Fangoria and Full Moon Features

Last year, it was announced that makeup effects guru Tate Steinsiek will direct a reimagining of Castle Freak, and now the main cast has been revealed for Fangoria and Full Moon Features' new take on Stuart Gordon's 1995 horror film.

According to multiple outlets, including Bloody Disgusting, the Castle Freak reimagining will star Clair Catherine, Jake Horowitz (The Vast of Night), Chris Galust (Give Me Liberty), Kika Magalhães (The Eyes of My Mother), Emily Sweet (Syn), Elisha Pratt (True Detective), and Omar Brunson.

A collaboration between Fangoria and Full Moon Features (who teamed up for 2018's Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich), the new Castle Freak is expected to start production in Albania in July. Steinsiek will direct from a screenplay by Kathy Charles, with legendary composer Fabio Frizzi contributing an original score for the film.

According to Bloody Disgusting, the new Castle Freak "follows recently-blinded Rebecca, her boyfriend John, and
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Castle Freak Remake Cast Revealed, Fabio Frizzi to Score Soundtrack

Castle Freak Remake Cast Revealed, Fabio Frizzi to Score Soundtrack
Stuart Gordon's cult horror flick Castle Freak is getting the remake treatment and the reimagining of this tale is getting underway in the very near future. Production on the movie is set to begin next month. Full Moon Features and Fangoria have partnered to bring this new horrific vision to life. The companies have announced the full cast and creative team for the remake, which includes horror icon Barbara Crampton, who starred in the original and serves as a producer here, as well as a score from Italian composer Fabio Frizzi.

Makeup and VFX artist Tate Steinsiek (Satanic Panic) is set to make his directorial debut. The cast is toplined by newcomer Clair Catherine. The ensemble also includes Jake Horowitz (The Vast of Night), Chris Galust (Give Me Liberty), Kika Magalhaes (The Eyes of My Mother) Emily Sweet (Syn), Elisha Pratt (True Detective) and Omar Brunson (Shadow Fighter). Steinsiek
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‘Child’s Play’ Review (2019)

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Stars: Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Brian Tyree Henry, Tim Matheson, Marlon Kazadi, Ty Consiglio, Beatrice Kitsos, David Lewis, Anantjot S. Aneja | Written by Tyler Burton Smith | Directed by Lars Klevberg

This reboot / remake of 1988′s killer doll movie Child’s Play is in an unusual position because the original franchise is still continuing under creator Don Mancini. Although they now go straight to DVD, the previous Chucky film (Cult of Chucky) was released as recently as 2017, but a complex rights issue means that a rival studio retains the rights to the property, meaning the franchise has effectively branched into two.. Needless to say, there’s a certain amount of controversy surrounding the new reboot’s release and fans of the franchise are already up in arms. However, though die-hard fans may choose to boycott, this is a serviceable reboot that could well end up earning Chucky a whole new fanbase.
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Rlje Films Acquires Fangoria’s Satanic Panic, Coming to Theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on September 6th

Following its international premiere at Overlook Film Festival, Fangoria's Satanic Panic (directed by Chelsea Stardust) has been acquired by Rlje Films, with a theatrical, VOD, and Digital HD release planned for September 6th.

Press Release: Los Angeles, June 4, 2019 –Rlje Films (Nasdaq: Rlje) has acquired the highly anticipated horror film Satanic Panic. The latest in the line-up from the recently re-launched Fangoria, and based on a story by Grady Hendrix (Mohawk) and Ted Geoghegan (We Are Still Here), the film was written by Hendrix and directed by Chelsea Stardust (Hulu’s “Into the Dark”). Satanic Panic stars Hayley Griffith (The Drew), Ruby Modine (Happy Death Day), Michael Polish (Before I Wake), Jerry O’Connell (“Billions”) and Rebecca Romijn (X-Men Franchise). The film will be released in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on September 6, 2019.

“We could not be more excited to be releasing the instant classic, Satanic Panic,
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Fangoria’s ‘Satanic Panic’ Gets Fall Theatrical Release Date In Rlje Films Deal

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Rlje Films has acquired Satanic Panic, the latest pickup for the indie distributor of a pic from the recently relaunched Fangoria horror label. Hayley Griffith, Ruby Modine, Michael Polish, Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn star in the pic, which had its world premiere earlier this year at the Overlook Film Festival. It will now hit big screens and digital day-and-date September 6.

Chelsea Stardust (Hulu’s Into the Dark) directed the film, about a pizza delivery girl (Griffith) at the end of her financial rope who has to fight for her life – and her tips – when her last order of the night turns out to be for high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice. The story is by Grady Hendrix (Mohawk) and Ted Geoghegan (We Are Still Here) and Hendrix penned the script.

The Fangoria label was relaunched by Dallas Sonnier’s Cinestate and previously produced Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
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Rlje Films Nabs Fangoria's Horror Comedy 'Satanic Panic'

Rlje Films has picked up the U.S. rights to Fangoria's Satanic Panic, from the producers of Bone Tomahawk and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.

Directed by Chelsea Stardust, the comedy horror pic stars Hayley Griffith, Ruby Modine, Michael Polish, Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn. Rlje Films plans a theatrical, VOD and digital HD release Sept. 6.

Based on a story by Grady Hendrix and Ted Geoghegan, Satanic Panic was written by Hendrix and portrays a pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope and who has to fight for her life when her last order of ...
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Second Opinion – Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018)

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, 2018.

Directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund.

Starring Thomas Lennon, Jenny Pellicer, Nelson Franklin, Charlyne Yi, Barbara Crampton, Michael Pare and Udo Kier.

Synopsis:

While trying to sell a morbid doll at a slightly distasteful murder anniversary convention, a comic book shop employee finds himself in the midst of an attack by unhinged, anti-Semitic puppets.

Sometimes, horror movies designed purely for shock don’t work. Sometimes, they come across like rather desperate and ultimately misguided attempts to push buttons in order to ‘trigger’ the ‘snowflakes’ in the audience. On occasion, though, a movie like Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich comes along – a film so deliciously silly and outrageously inappropriate that it’s impossible not to be carried along by its madness. With a script by S. Craig Zahler – also releasing the dreadful Dragged Across Concrete this week – it’s a movie that revives a cult horror franchise in blood-soaked fashion.
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UK box office preview: 'Red Joan' leads openers; family-friendly holdovers to dominate

UK box office preview: 'Red Joan' leads openers; family-friendly holdovers to dominate
Greta’, ’Dragged Across Concrete’ among new titles.

Holdovers look set to dominate the UK box office this weekend, with Trevor Nunn’s spy drama Red Joan amongst the new openers.

Produced by David Parfitt’s Trademark Films, the Lionsgate-distributed feature is led by Judi Dench and 2014 Screen Star of Tomorrow Sophie Cookson, and based on the novel of the same name by Jennie Rooney. Cookson plays Joan Stanley, a Cambridge physics student in 1938 who falls for a young communist; while Dench takes up the character in 2000 when MI5 come to arrest her.

The film will be aiming to top
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Exclusive Interview – Horror legend Barbara Crampton on Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

Coinciding with its UK theatrical release, Flickering Myth’s Tom Beasley sat down with horror legend Barbara Crampton to discuss her latest film, the Puppet Master reboot Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Check out the interview below in this extract from The Pick of the Flicks Podcast…

See Also: Read our ★★★★★ review of Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich here

See Also: Listen to the full episode of The Pick of the Flicks Podcast with Barbara Crampton here

“Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar (Thomas Lennon) 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 at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders.”

“Girl-next-door Ashley (Jenny Pellicer) and his comic book shop boss, Markowitz (Nelson Franklin), join Edgar for the doomed road trip. All
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with horror legend Barbara Crampton – The Pick of the Flicks Podcast #32

On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite film. This week, horror legend Barbara Crampton stops by to reveal her appreciation for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

On the latest episode of The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, horror legend Barbara Crampton is here to discuss her new role in madcap gorefest Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich and then lift the lid on her favourite film – Tobe Hooper’s iconic, sun-drenched nightmare The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. She reveals exactly what it is that makes the film so terrifying, as well as sharing her unique bond with the late Gunnar Hansen, who became one of horror’s most memorable villains as Leatherface.

See Also: Listen to last week’s episode with director Jack Bryan, discussing Army of Shadows

Fangoria presents Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, in cinemas 19 April 2019. Read our ★★★★★ review here.
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Movie Review – Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018)

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, 2018.

Directed by Sonny Lagula and Tommy Wiklund.

Starring Thomas Lennon, Kennedy Summers, Nelson Franklin, Barbara Crampton, and Udo Kier.

Synopsis:

Edgar and two friends travel to a small town convention marking 30 years since the infamous ‘Toulon Murders’ when an ancient evil possesses all the puppets brought by visitors sparking a brutal massacre.

In its opening, a mysterious stranger rolls into town to kick things off and although it feels stereotypical he’s undeniably unnerving both in his Freddy Krueger-like appearance and intimidating demeanour. While it feels quite disconnected to the rest of the film, it does well at preparing the audience for what’s to come. Which is to say, it’s going to get very weird. It’s worth knowing that Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich is a reboot of the Puppet Master franchise, although it does pay homage to the several entries that
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Stephen Lang Joins Fangoria's V.F.W: It's The Wild Bunch Meets The Living Dead

Stephen Lang Joins Fangoria's V.F.W: It's The Wild Bunch Meets The Living Dead
Joe Begos is one of the top up-and-coming horror directors I keep an eye on. From his debut film Almost Human to his telekinetic follow-up The Mind's Eye it's just a matter of time before Begos hits the mainstream in a big, bad way. And today we have word on his next film which just might be the project that pushes him into a theater near you. This new project comes to us from the twisted minds over at the newly rebooted Fangoria and is called V.F.W.

And, get this, the movie just snagged Avatar and Don't Breathe baddie Stephen Lang as the star. Described as The Wild Bunch meets Night of the Living Dead, it follows, "Fred and his military buddies as they must defend their local Vfw post - and an innocent teen - against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants.
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Critters: A New Binge TV Series to Revive the Horror Franchise on Shudder

Joseph Baxter Feb 28, 2019

The classic Critters horror film franchise is returning in the form of a TV series that’s set for streaming service Shudder.

Critters may be but one of several campy horror franchises from the 1980s to – akin to the soon-to-be-animated Gremlins – feature diminutive multiplying mini-monsters, but the imagery of its eponymous alien invaders – resembling demonic bipedal versions of Star Trek Tribbles with shark teeth and T-Rex arms – make them especially memorable, even if the poster image of the toilet monster from Ghoulies was more memorable in its ability to make tense experiences out of nature’s call for a generation. Regardless, Critters is getting a long-overdue return.

AMC Networks’ horror-centric Shudder streaming service will be the platform for a revival television series bearing the meta-minded title, Critters: A New Binge. Moreover, the series is arriving a lot sooner than you might have thought, since the announcement reveals
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‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Trailer: Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn Are Morally Dubious Cops Trying To Get Paid

After penning the surprisingly well-received “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich,” S. Craig Zahler returns with what could be his most controversial work to date. The evocatively titled “Dragged Across Concrete” sees the “Bone Tomahawk” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99” director take on the timely and contentious topic of police brutality, though early signs indicated that there could be less emphasis on the “brutality” part of this equation than his previous work might suggest.

Continue reading ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Trailer: Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn Are Morally Dubious Cops Trying To Get Paid at The Playlist.
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Berlin Flashback: In 1974, Udo Kier Stalked Virgins in 'Blood for Dracula'

Berlin Flashback: In 1974, Udo Kier Stalked Virgins in 'Blood for Dracula'
Udo Kier has forged a singular career as a cult-movie staple. All told, the Cologne, Germany-born actor, 74, has appeared in more than 200 films, spanning everything from art house fare (he played a wedding planner in Lars von Trier’s 2011 film Melancholia) to campy, low-budget splatter flicks (like 2018’s Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich) to mainstream Hollywood blockbusters like 1994’s Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and 1998’s Armageddon.

Along the way, he’s been no stranger to the Berlin International Film Festival, having most recently appeared there in 2018 in support of Gus Van Sant’s Don’t ...
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Linden Porco Talks Taking Over a Horror Icon in Leprechaun Returns [Exclusive]

Linden Porco Talks Taking Over a Horror Icon in Leprechaun Returns [Exclusive]
It's been one heck of a year for horror. In particular, it's been a banner year for long-running horror franchises making their very welcomed returns. Halloween is easily the biggest and perhaps best example of this, but Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich also brilliantly (and bloodily) revived the puppet slasher series. And not for nothing, but Robert Englund even returned as Freddy Krueger in an episode of The Goldbergs for the first time in more than a decade. What more could we ask for? How's about a brand new Leprechaun movie that completely reinvents the franchise for a new generation?

That's exactly what we're getting in Leprechaun Returns, which takes a similar approach to the new Halloween. Instead of messing around with the long-standing continuity of the original movies, which saw the horror icon go to the hood (twice) and even to space, director Steven Kostanski (The Void) and SyFy
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S. Craig Zahler-Scripted ‘Puppet Master’ Set To Be First Theatrical Release For UK Distribution Label Unannounced

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Exclusive: Unannounced, the fledgling distribution label of former Works UK CEO Laurence Gornall, has picked up UK rights to the S. Craig Zahler-scripted comedy horror Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.

The reimagining of the 1989 cult film, in which all hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets up for auction at a convention, was written by Zahler (Bone Tomahawk), co-directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund (We Are Monsters), and produced by Dallas Sonnier (Bone Tomahawk).

Pic debuted stateside earlier this year at the Overbrook festival and had its UK premiere at Frightfest, which was attended by star Barbara Crampton. Udo Kier, Thomas Lennon, Jenny Pellicer, Nelson Franklin, Charlyne Yi and Michael Pare also star.

Unannounced, which struck the deal with Cinestate, is planning a multiple-city UK theatrical release in Q2, 2019 and will present the film under the Fangoria banner, which was recently acquired by Cinestate’s Sonnier and Amanda Presmyk.
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