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Puppet Master: the Littlest Reich

  • 2018
  • Sonny Laguna
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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

No knowledge of the previous 12 instalments in the surprisingly durable cult series - keystones of veteran budge-horror producer Charles Band's Full Moon brand - is necessary to enjoy the schlocky delights in this litany of silly plotting, grisly gross-outs and bad-taste humour. As collectors of the creepy dolls created by notorious murderer André Toulon converge on a Texas small-town convention celebrating the 30th anniversary of his violent death, an ancient evil animates all their clockwork marionettes to carry out horrific Master Race-inspired hate-crime slaughter. Scripted with genre élan by S Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99), slickly directed by Swedish duo Tommy Wiklund and Sonny Laguna (Wither) and starring a canny mix of American comedians and horror icons (Udo Kier, Barbara Crampton, Michael Paré), it's nonetheless a messy concoction where too many characters indulge in ludicrously gory spectacle with little logic.

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Credits

Cast

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Edgar EastonThomas Lennon (3)
Ashley SummersJenny Pellicer
MarkowitzNelson Franklin
NerissaCharlyne Yi
Detective BrownMichael Paré
Officere Carol DoreskiBarbara Crampton
Andre ToulonUdo Kier
StrommelsonMatthias Hues

Crew

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DirectorSonny Laguna
DirectorTommy Wiklund

Details

Theatrical distributor
Exploitation Films
Released on
2019-04-19
Guidance
Violence
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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