Movies that are slightly off.
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.
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....
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…
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).
I am not a cynic, Frank! I like to think of myself as a nasty bitch.
I think Dana is easily the best character in Puppet Master. But saying a character is "the best character" in Puppet Master is like saying which kind of severe and irritating venereal disease you'd rather contract for 90 minutes.
But perhaps that's a tad dramatic. After all, this guy was one of my favorite horror characters as a kid, and the Puppet Master series has always been one of my guiltiest of pleasures. There was always a strange quirky charm to the films and its killer little stars. Blade, Pinhead (lol), Tunneler, the Jester and Mrs Leech all have distinct little trinkety personalities and…
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…
Pretty bad. The opening scene is interesting and then you get about 30 minutes of crap where they don't really explain who anyone is or any plot points until one dialogue scene at the end of it. The final bit of the movie is somewhat fun in the crappy 80s movie way, but the movie overall just can't even be considered good in a "watch while making fun of it with your friends" sort of way.
this movie changed my life when i was younger
Arriving just in time for what will be a very busy Bank Holiday weekend at work, my latest franchise to indulge in; 'Puppet Master'. Or, as I like to call it; 'When Puppets Go Bad'. A hyperactive horror about a bunch of killer toys, and the man pulling their strings, with it's tongue firmly planted in cheek.
You know when you have a group of paranormal investigators turning up to a hotel that is inhabited by a group of possessed puppets, that my expectation levels are going to be sky high, thankfully, Puppet Master delivers virtually everything I wanted from it. There is a neurotic psychic who can feel past sexual energies, some fantastic hair styles, buckets of blood, and…
Usually the pursuit of trashy horror movie watching is justified by any potential craft in its practical effects and the excited 12 year old 'oh boy' effect it has on you, and unintentional comedy if you're with a friend. I was with a friend. We decided the overweight clueless lead was a dream-like amalgam of Val Kilmer and Timothy Spall, and that the rest of the dream-like proceedings were equally clueless as the film's narrative joins a band of psychics whose established relationships and failure to clarify what is going on leave you with the impression you've missed half of the Puppet Master series because why the fuck is any of this happening, and did the writers choose to set…
This movie is completely bonkers. I was expecting more puppet murders, but the kills are gruesome and satisfying. The Leech Woman is the stuff of nightmares and easily my favorite puppet. Aside from the puppets, there is a ridiculous larger plot involving ancient Egyptian rituals and psychics. And yes, at one point a character exclaims, "I'm the master, and you're the puppet!" Featuring Inferno's Irene Miracle and Barbara Crampton.
Unique ass little puppets running around fucking shit up? I'm there.
Im more of an old school Empire fan but i like some Full Moon pictures too. They're kinda like Cannon pictures can make a cheesy little flick but every once in a while they make a good one. While killer dolls had already been done before (Dolls, Childs Play) the Puppet master series crafts an interesting little story & director David Schmoeller maintains an eerie atmosphere. Its cheesy and while may have some bad acting... ah c'mon you're watching for the Puppets. These murderous little guys (and girl) kick ass. The leech woman is the stuff that nightmares are made of. Pinhead and Tunneler are cool but Blade is definitely everyones favorite.
original badd little dudes...
Film #10 of the February 2016 Scavenger Hunt
Item #10: A film that features puppets
This was a pretty hokey movie but I enjoyed it for what it was. The puppet designs were pretty cool actually, even if the puppetry itself was lackluster. The characters were all paper thin and cliched but I didn't care about that. I wanted to see a movie where evil puppets kill people and that's precisely what I got to see. Let's see how many sequels I watch until I give up on the franchise.
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