Puppet Master

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"Evil comes in all sizes."
  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.6  (9,975)

Puppet Master is a classic horror film directed by David Schmoeller that was released in 1989. The movie is set in the Bodega Bay Inn, a secluded hotel where a group of psychics has gathered to mourn and pay their respects to their colleague, Andre Toulon, who committed suicide. Soon, they begin to realize that Toulon was not just an ordinary puppeteer but a master puppeteer who has created a set of puppets that are alive and have a will of their own.

The movie opens with a brief history of Andre Toulon, a puppeteer who lived in Berlin at the time of the Nazis. Toulon makes puppets that come alive with the help of an ancient Egyptian formula called "Egyptian elixir". When the Nazis discover Toulon's secret, they chase him through the city leading him to hide in a hotel. Toulon eventually commits suicide, but not before hiding his living puppets in the walls of the hotel.

The story then fast-forwards to the present day, where a group of psychics has gathered at the same hotel to pay their respects to Toulon’s memory. Throughout the film, the puppets are brought out of hiding, and it becomes clear that they have been re-animated. The puppets are led by Blade, who is equipped with a hook hand and a sharp razor. The cast of puppets includes Tunneler, who drills holes into his opponent's head, Leech Woman who can spit up leeches that suck your blood, and Jester, who seems to be the leader's right hand in making sarcastic comments while terrorizing humans.

The psychics soon find themselves at the mercy of the puppets, who are determined to protect Andre Toulon's legacy. The group must fight to survive as the puppets attack them with varying methods of violence. They must also unravel the mystery of why the puppets have come back to life and what they are after.

The cast of Puppet Master is made up of several horror film veterans. Paul Le Mat plays Alex Whitaker, one of the psychics, while William Hickey portrays Andre Toulon in flashbacks. Irene Miracle and Jimmie F. Skaggs round out the cast as Dan Gallagher and Neil Gallagher, respectively.

Puppet Master is a classic horror film that combines elements of the occult with puppetry. The puppets are intricately designed, and their unique methods of attack make for some nail-biting moments.

One of the standout scenes in the movie comes when the psychics use their powers to overpower the puppet, Pinhead. Pinhead is one of the puppets who turns on his own kind, and the scene where the psychics use their powers to control him is a tense moment that will have audiences on the edge of their seats.

Puppet Master is a well-made horror film with a strong cast, great special effects and a compelling storyline that attracts audiences. The movie is filled with tension, suspense, and action that horror fans will love. The puppets are an ingenious idea and have become recognizable characters in their own right, spawning many sequels over the years.

In conclusion, Puppet Master is an excellent horror film, with a great cast and an original storyline. The movie is a must-watch for all horror film fans, especially those who love movies that blend the occult with horror film tropes. The movie is still is popular today, and its enduring legacy is a testament to the creativity and skill of its makers.

Puppet Master is a 1989 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    5.6  (9,975)