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Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)

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A renegade scientist and a young woodcarver join forces in an attempt to recapture Puppet Master Rick's magic, but soon find their human experiments spiraling into disaster. As Dr. Magrew's "House of Marvels" echoes with the screams of his unfortunate victims, the puppets sit idly by, awaiting the perfect moment to strike. Only they can stop the Dr. Magrew's diabolical quest for power, but in order to succeed the puppets must act quickly. A renegade scientist and a young woodcarver join forces in an attempt to recapture Puppet Master Rick's magic, but soon find their human experiments spiraling into disaster. As Dr. Magrew's "House of Marvels" echoes with the screams of his unfortunate victims, the puppets sit idly by, awaiting the perfect moment to strike. Only they can stop the Dr. Magrew's diabolical quest for power, but in order to succeed the puppets must act quickly.
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R (violence, language)
Genre:
Cult Movies , Horror
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Full Moon

Cast

George Peck
as Dr. Magrew
Josh Green
as Robert
Robert Donovan
as Sheriff Garvey
Michael Sollenberger
as Station Owner
Jason-Shane Scott
as Deputy Wayburn
Scott Boyer
as Larry
William Knight
as Medical Examiner
Pat Thomas
as Shipping Agent
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69% Love those stockings! Crooked cops get it bad. The franchise returns to gory horror and the puppets return to badassdom as they have become lethal again. Great death scenes but other then that, there's not much going on.

FilmGrinder Stone
FilmGrinder Stone

Finally a new direction for the franchise, a new plot line which isn't stuck within the creepy old hotel. Lets not get too carried away here its still exactly what you come to expect from these films. Its actually a neat little story involving a man who owns a weird carnival freak museum type place and our favourite killer puppets. He is trying to transform living people into puppets/dolls for some reason. He comes across this lonely boy who is great at carving wood (who isn't), hires him, gets him to carve the perfect puppet then tries to transform him into the puppet for some reason...as you do. So despite some plot holes and no real explanations for his motives the plot is still a fresh departure from the last five films. The killer puppets are still on hand to help the museum owner guy and his new worker from bullies, the law and assist in his project but in the end he upsets them and....well you can guess. So the puppets are friendly for the most part again in this film, the effects are just more of the same and as you would expect, nothing mind blowing. Not much blood n gore, maybe a touch at the end, some reasonable acting from the cast and a bleak ending which is a nice change. Overall a better offering and again supersedes the first two films but not quite as fun as the fifth film. Think of this as a 'Twilight Zone' type installment.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Less awful, but still pretty bad, Curse of the Puppet Master is a mess of a film, but compared to future entries, it's not as bad. Still the film is yet another poorly done sequel of which the potential completely wasted on-screen. I don't even know why they filmed a sequel to the alleged final chapter of the series, of which only the first film was good. This is a lazy film with a boring plot, poor acting and poor directing. This film should never have been made in the first place because afterwards, all the sequels in the Puppet Master series took a hefty nose dive and become even worst by each entry. Of the first sequels to be made after the final chapter, this film is pretty poor, but at least isn't as bad as many others that came after it. This film just shows that the series was truly taking a turn for the worst. Although not a bad film compared to others, this sequel still isn't one that I would recommend that you check out. I really hated this one, and it just goes to show that when a series supposedly ends, they'll four other sequels that are made just for the sake of keeping the series going, and it doesn't even matter if the film are good. Well, this series should have ended with the fifth, but never did. An awful film that lacks any style, creativity and a good plot make the Curse of the Puppet Master a horrible film, and a small taste of other even more horrible sequels.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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