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Evil comes in all sizes!
Toulon, a puppet maker, discovers an ancient Egyptian potion and uses it to bring his creations to life. His puppets become murderous little demons and escape. Distraught, the master takes his life. Years later, psychics tune into the existence of the monstrous marionettes and set off to stop them.
Props to a low budget horror flick that actually produced some horrifically original homicidal maniacs that are height impaired!
The film was slow paced and the script left much to be desired! The acting was sub par as well but dang nabbit when those deranged puppets pop up onscreen I'm grinning from ear to ear!
I'm the master, and you're the puppet!
I've lost count how many times I've caught the last 30 or so minutes of this film on cable, but this is the first time I've ever seen it in it's entirety. Despite it's ridiculously low budget of a reportedly $400,000.00, the film still manages to be quite fun and more ambitious then most of it's bigger budgeted contemporaries of the time.
Don't get me wrong. Most of the acting, if not all, is horrendous. The sets are cheap. The direction is only so-so. The special effects are questionable in most instances. At it's core however, you still have some murderous puppets running around in all their glory. Some of them…
Viewed on DVD
A couple of months ago I found The Puppet Master Collection on DVD in a bargain bin.
9 movies for 10 bucks. Having never seen these films I took a chance.
I think might have over paid....
Film #27 of my Band-tastic Halloween Season
Much like The Toxic Avenger is for Troma, this is Full Moon's flagship franchise.
When Charlie Band saw that the end was near for Empire he got out and started up Full Moon and Puppet Master was the first of a long line of direct to video cheapos.
I expected to enjoy the movie and then trudge my way through the sequels but I ended up liking this movie a lot. Those little puppets are just so fucking cool. You've got Tunneler, Blade, Pinhead, Mrs. Leech, and the Jester. I had a really hard time picking a favorite while I was watching the movie because they're all pretty rad.
I've noticed the story…
My husband talked me into re-watching the entire Puppet Master series and I'm almost surprised that this re-watch left me somewhat excited for the sequels, only because I really don't remember them at all. It's always fun to recall stuff you haven't seen since you were a kid (and this series actually used to scare me!).
Being a pretty big fan of Stuart Gordon's Dolls, I couldn't help but find this re-watch a bit disappointing in respect to the amount of screen time the puppets receive over the really drawn out middle chunk of the movie (focusing on dreams, psychic activity and sleuthing).
Whoever came up with the concept for the "Leech Woman" puppet is rather brilliant, that thing still…
This movie rules!
Well, the puppets rule. The movie's kind of dumb and a little boring.
But those puppets are so goddamn cool!!
the blurb for this on the letterboxd page is wildly inaccurate isn't it? this is fine and only watchable for the puppets, i can't wait for the day i transcend this useless meat sack and become my true form (puppet barfing up leeches).
Made for about five bucks, and looking every penny, this isn't actually very good at all, but danged if it's not pretty lovable all the same. I can see why the franchise caught on, even if I'm not sure I'd sit through all nine (and counting) sequels.
It started off alright, but got so unbearably cheesy by the end I was just sort of laughing more than anything else, and not exactly in a good way. I hope some of the sequels are a bit better.
How did this film get so many sequels when My bloody valentine didn't get anything? Now keep in mind, i'm not saying this because i dislike the franchise in any way. In fact, this may be one of my favorite guilty pleasure series of all time. The part of my heart that loves campy and badly acted horror movies belonged to Children of the corn for quite some time but lo and behold, suddenly this little flick swept in and stole all of my love.
This movie is everything you want it to be. Awfully acted, tons of creative kills and a confusing as fuck story. What more could you ask for? Of course you spend 75% of the movie…
So, I am back on the B-movies and back with the Charles Band stuff. I've picked up all of this series and will gradually get through them.
This first series is actually pretty good. Some solid practical effects, it's knockabout low budget horror, with all of the things you expect, blood, bad acting and a little nudity.
Quite enjoyable stuff, only about 14 related films in the series to go.
Aside from some pretty cool practical effects towards the end of this film, there is no redeeming value to ever watch this movie again. As a fan of early and late 80's horror movies, this is definitely not as amazing as everyone says it is. I tried very hard to see what everyone else sees but I can't. This was so boring.
I love these films. I can't really explain why. Something about the way the puppets move and their design really sucks me in. It's not a good film technically most likely, but I still love it, and my judgement is possibly clouded by that.
This is low budget b-movie stuff, with acting to match, which I expected, but the puppet effects are actually pretty cool, which I didn't.
Nobody dies until almost an hour into the film. I wanted to see more puppet action and less boring people talking. Those puppets are pretty awesome, though. You kinda feel sorry for them after awhile, always getting double-crossed as they are (I've seen the second one as well). I love the score, too- it's more late-seventies-BBC-children's-fantasy-TV-show than horror movie, but that's what makes it so quaint.
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